In recent medical news, an article was posted regarding a research trial involving ultrasound micro-bubbles and cavitation to repair myocardial infarctions in mice. This amazing research opens up so many possibilities for human MI tissue repair and proves that medical ultrasound is beneficial for so much more than it's current use. See the full article at the following link:
Can you identify the pathology in this echocardiography clip?
Ultrasound Accreditation and/or sonographer credentialing requirements are already in effect in many states and soon will be required for reimbursement of exams. Is your ultrasound lab accredited? If not, are the sonographers in your department registered? How is your lab preparing for the upcoming accreditation requirements?
How in depth does your echocardiography department go to classify the grade of LV diastolic dysfunction? Do you perform tissue Doppler? Do you grade by E/e' ratio? Do you sample tissue Doppler at only the lateral wall or also include the septal wall?
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