Patients say [or do] the darndest things!

A few days ago a patient was tucking her phone under her arm and moving it around in a weird way. I was performing a foot xray and there wasn't anything usual about the exam. Just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience. If so, would you share your experience and how you handled the situation? Click here to respond.

Ultrasound Tip of the Month

Deep tissue penetration without impacting diagnostic quality has always been the holy grail of ultrasound imaging. DAX (deep abdominal transducer) from Siemens Healthineers is a unique and patented imaging transducer that allows clinicians to confidently image high BMI patients. With DAX, the new ACUSON Sequoia can deliver images at depths never before seen — up to 40cm — without compromising diagnostic quality. Welcome to the new era of ultrasound.

Serena Williams: Women's Healthcare Hero?
Medpage Today

Recently I've been reminiscing about my tennis days. I had the privilege of playing on the varsity team while in high school as well as through college before I started medical school. I had so many people to look up to — Steffi Graf, Billie Jean King, and Martina Hingis. And then came Serena Williams. Little did I know that my tennis hero would become my hero in such a different and more substantial way.


Two Approaches Lowered Opioid Use After Cesarean Deliveries
MD Edge

An individual prescribing plan based on inpatient use for women who delivered by cesarean section was associated with a lower number of unused oxycodone tablets, according to research published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Fujifilm SonsoSite Unveils Full Suite of iViz Point-of-Care Transducers
Imaging Technology News

Fujifilm SonoSite Inc. announced the launch of two new transducers for the SonoSite iViz point-of-care ultrasound, now connecting a total of four to their handheld diagnostic tool. Now with the addition of the L25v and C60v transducers to its portfolio, the iViz enables clinicians to view superficial applications such as ophthalmic, arterial, venous, lung and nerve, as well as deeper applications such as abdominal and obstetrics.

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