Monday, May 13, 2013

Fast Scan Gets a Boost With New Software

Nice stuff coming from the computer generation.  Now they have a graphics program to guide the health care provider on how to perform a FAST exam.  I think it is great for the bloody savage generations the liberal media think we should all worry about. The software and hardware machine guides the health care provider to do an assessment of a person abdomen in the case of trauma looking for free fluid using a graphical guide as to where the probe should be pointed.  I would agree this is great, but in the hands of a person who is not trained in ultrasound it could cost money and lives. Take for instance the person with chronic ascites. Ascites is a build up of abdominal fluid which is linked to any kind of liver disease.  I still think people need education when they use any kind of ultrasound machine.  You make the call my friends.  Here is the link.  Nasty font  but here it is:



Under this project an advanced software system will be developed to improve detection of life-threatening internal bleeding after blunt abdominal trauma.
Clifton Park, NY (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
Kitware, a leading-edge medical imaging software provider, today announces new Phase I SBIR funding from the National Institutes of Health for the development of hardware and image analysis algorithms that will allow novice ultrasound operators to perform life-saving Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) procedures.
FAST procedures are rapid ultrasound examinations for identifying abdominal hemorrhaging, which is often associated with blunt abdominal trauma (BAT). Detection of this free fluid is done via ultrasound images of four specific abdominal areas. Patients with positive FAST results are in urgent need of treatment, whereas negative results indicate more stable patients.


Read more: http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2013/05/09/kitware-improve-focused-assessment-sonography-trauma-fast-procedures#ixzz2TDh6N1vT

Read more at http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2013/05/09/kitware-improve-focused-assessment-sonography-trauma-fast-procedures#Ku02LvF8914SJbf1.99 



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