Sunday, April 28, 2013

Congratulation For A Collegue

Congrats to Scott Dulchavsky, M.D., Ph.D From Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit for training many astronauts to do ultrasound on the ISS.  I have met the man myself when I was up in Detroit to deliver an ultrasound lecture at Henry Ford. Nice work.  The picture to the left features the Philips U/S machine (Not working now), and Scott's software in the little window to the left.  GE Medical Systems sent a new device up on the last mission to replace the Philips equipment.  We all still love Phillips ultrasound machines though.  Bless both companies.  Here is the link.

"Dr. Dulchavsky is among seven people to be inducted at the 29th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. The Space Technology Hall of Fame recognizes technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth.
Dr. Dulchavsky is being honored as the principle investigator for the Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity (ADUM) experiment, a collaboration among Henry Ford Hospital, Johnson Space Center and Wyle Laboratories Inc.
He led a team that used small, portable ultrasound devices to train astronauts aboard the International Space Station from 2003-2005 so they could obtain a wide variety of diagnostic-quality medical images transmitted by satellite to the ground where radiologists can read them. The experiment showed the effectiveness of using ultrasound as a remote diagnostic tool and sending image quality scans over long distances.
Since then, Dr. Dulchavsky has worked with the Detroit Red Wings to test the technology. A portable ultrasound device was placed in the team’s locker room and connected to an ultrasound workstation at Henry Ford Hospital, where a radiologist guided Red Wings trainers to perform ultrasound tests on a shoulder, ankle, knee, hand and foot and to send the images for diagnosis."

Thanks Sonoworld and Henry Ford

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