Friday, June 5, 2009

In Other News..

WOW, summer is upon us. Where did this year go? I finally have some office time in between catching planes and avoiding catching the swine flu so here are some things I need to post.

First off, this blog has been honored by being listed on "Top 50 Radiology and Sonography Technician Blogs". I am indeed honored. Thank you so much Suzane.

Next I would like to mention that I am a member of the International Contrast Ultrasound Society.
"As the world’s only professional society exclusively devoted to contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) medical imaging technology, we at ICUS hope to bring together professionals from form around the world in the fields of cardiology, radiology, vascular medicine, gastro-intestinal medicine, oncology, and other medical specialties." I would encourage all ultrasound professionals to become a member and support efforts to encourage the American FDA to allow ultrasound contrast agents to be used in applications other than echocardiography. <

Sonoworld has some great new video lectures devoted to ultrasound contrast. William R. Lees, MD "Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound in the Abdomen" is a four part lecture that I watched this morning. It is very well done, and introduces us to CEUS in the abdomen, and other anatomical areas. It includes some discussion regarding the physics of ultrasound contrast, and some of the great applications being used in many other countries. This lecture centers around it's use in categorizing liver lesions, and compares the ultrasound findings to CT and MRI. Certainly the FDA is interested in bringing down the cost of health care without sacrificing quality? Sonoworld has many more lectures on a variety of subjects.

I would also like to announce that The Advanced Health Education Center has started a YOUTUBE channel for health care providors including sonographers. AHEC (my employer) will be posting videos and links in the future of interest to all medical imaging specialists. You can see the channel here:

You can also link up to AHEC for CME's

Peace, Gizz

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