Thursday, November 22, 2012

4-D ultrasound? Took The Media Long Enough To Notice

Happy Thanksgiving all. I have been away for a few days because this is our traditional rush for CME time.  Being a teacher is certainly  fun.  I would like to thank all my students and support staff for a great year.  Here is a post I had to make because we sonographers see it all the time.  A baby yawning on 4-D. It's still cute.

LONDON (Reuters) - Growing into a fully formed human being is a long process, and scientists have found that unborn babies not only hiccup, swallow and stretch in the womb, they yawn too.
Researchers who studied 4D scans of 15 healthy fetuses also said they think yawning is a developmental process which could potentially give doctors a new way to check on a baby's health.
While some scientists have previously suggested that fetuses yawn, others disagree and say it is nothing more than a developing baby opening and stretching its mouth.

Thanks Yahoo Canada


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sonographer Awarded For Doing A Good Job

I just picked this up, and I am in a merry mood for it.  A sonographer has been hailed as a life saver for using the FAST scan for detecting free fluid in the abdomen due to trauma or other reasons.  The media needs to give more attention to ultrasound because we are truly a gift to health care in terms of triage.  I hope to visit New Zealand soon and perhaps meet some sonographers down under.  I teach the FAST and E-FAST at my place of employment.  E-Mail me if you want to learn ultrasound as I do not list my employer on this blog as a courtesy.

Rex de Ryke, charge sonographer, Radiology Service, Canterbury District Health Board, has won two prestigious awards from the Australasian Society of Ultrasound in medicine.
Mr de Ryke received an Honorary Fellowship award for his continuous contributions to the society in ultrasound education and for promoting excellence in diagnostic ultrasound.
He has also been given a special Humanitarian award for the use of ultrasound in a mass trauma event, being the February 22 earthquakes, and for teaching and sharing experiences gained during these events with the wider ultrasound community. 

Thanks Sonoworld