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The Cellphone As a Platform in Healthcare for low cost ultrasound scanning by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 31 Dec 2010 6:25am Mobisante is one example of a company that is building a specialized medical device on top of a smartphone. It has developed software that allows a Windows Mobile smartphone to connect to an ultrasound probe via USB, in effect turning it into a fully functional, portable ultrasound system. It uses the computing power of the phone to process and ... Read on »
Infertility Diagnostic FemVue Approved by FDA, Sparks Controversy by Robyn Nazar, RN BSN Posted Tue 03 May 2011 12:00am Infertility Diagnostic FemVue Approved by FDA, Sparks Controversy Women will now be able to avoid costly radiation fertility testing on their fallopian tubes with the use of a new ultrasound device that was approved by the FDA on Monday. However, doctors are already disagreeing about whether or not this new technology will actually be b ... Read on »
President Obama; If You Really Want To Reduce Healthcare Costs, Effectively Reform The Medical Malpractice Tort System: Part 3 by Dr. Stanley F. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 15 Apr 2009 11:34pm   Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP,MACE President Obama, the details of the Massachusetts Medical Society Defensive Medicine survey have profound importance in explaining trends in the delivery of medical care. Unfortunately, only meaningless sound bites have been given by the media. The survey’s significance has not had the impact on policy it sho ... Read on »
Point of Care Diagnostic Testing Sector Trends --- Aarkstore Enterprise by aarks222 Posted Wed 24 Nov 2010 5:34am During the past 35 years, ultrasound and nuclear medicine were introduced into clinical medicine, computed tomography (CT) revolutionized diagnostic procedures and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) emerged, bringing new diagnostic information at the cellular level. X-ray morphed from analog films to digital, and virtually all medical images be ... Read on »
Ultrasound scans for people on dialysis by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 01 Apr 2011 9:14pm I was in the East Marredpally unit of NephroPlus a couple of days back. A patient's son wanted to speak to me. He said his father was advised to undergo a KUB Ultrasound Scan and they went to Apollo Hospital in Secunderabad. There, the assisting nurse asked his father, the patient, to drink a lot of water and make sure his bladder was full. Onl ... Read on »
Scientists to test ultrasound as a male contraceptive by Healthy Solutions Patient Expert Posted Wed 12 May 2010 7:15am BBC News Scientists are beginning tests to see if ultrasound can be used as a reversible contraceptive for men. The ultrasound waves stop sperm production in the testes Based on early work, University of North Carolina experts believe a blast of ultrasound to the testes can safely stop sperm ... Read on »
How IVF doctors misuse ultrasound scanning by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 17 Jun 2010 3:00am A vaginal ultrasound scan has now become a routine part of the work of an infertile woman, because it provide so much useful information. Unfortunately, many IVF specialists misuse this simple technique. I have seen patients who have been advised donor eggs by IVF doctors, because their "ovaries looked small" on the vaginal scan done at th ... Read on »
Huge Rise in CT, MRI, Ultrasound Scan Use by Medline Plus Posted Tue 12 Jun 2012 4:00pm But it's not clear if they're needed or overused Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diagnostic Imaging , Radiation Exposure Read on »
The UCLA Gonda Vascular Center Treats PAD (Peripheral Arterial Disease)-Interview with Dr. Peter Lawrence Chief of Vascular Surg by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 27 Jan 2011 3:46pm This week I had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Peter F. Lawrence, Director of the UCLA Gonda Vascular Center, and get an idea of what’s happening and what new technologies they are using for PAD (peripheral arterial disease). I have had a few posts on the blog in the past relative to how PAD therapy is evolving rapidly and some of the new tr ... Read on »