Posts tagged ultrasound

A Fetus Yawns.

A 4D ultrasound scan of a fetus in utero. I think this video speaks for itself. Adorable!

Imagine having a surgery with no knives involved. At TEDMED, Yoav Medan shares a technique that uses MRI to find trouble spots and focused ultrasound to treat such issues as brain lesions, uterine fibroids and several kinds of cancerous growths.

There is some advanced ingenuity at work here. All I could think about was how similar this is to the non-invasive therapies envisioned in the Star Trek universe. Tricorders come next?

The Face of Testicular Pain.
Doctors who took an ultrasound of a man’s testicle to find out what was causing him pain were astounded to find a gaping face staring back at them. I can only imagine the reactions as they looked at the monitor.

The Face of Testicular Pain.

Doctors who took an ultrasound of a man’s testicle to find out what was causing him pain were astounded to find a gaping face staring back at them. I can only imagine the reactions as they looked at the monitor.

Chronic Pancreatitis (Ultrasound and CT of One Patient).

Chronic pancreatitis can lead to permanent structural damage of the parenchyma, leading to impaired exocrine and endocrine function. Over time, the pancreas can begin to develop progressive patchy fibrosis that can eventually progress to calcification as seen in the bright white spots on the CT scan. 

Ultrasound Workshop.
Medicine is an ever evolving field and we are its lifelong students. Doctors are always learning new things, exploring new ideas and finding out concepts they learned when they were students are out of date. In that regard, the road of medical education never has a dull moment.
Yesterday, I participated in an ultrasound workshop along with a few of my classmates as a volunteer patient for a number of doctors in town. An ultrasound technologist was there to work through any concerns the doctors had to improve their practice:
"I’d like to go through a pneumothorax workup."
"Can you run through an ocular ultrasound?"
Even as a patient, it was really interesting just to watch the monitor and see the inside. It was easy to just get lost in the images that were coming up on the monitor. When one of the doctors showed me a beautiful four chamber view of my heart, I had to remind myself this isn’t just another educational video online. This was me.

Ultrasound Workshop.

Medicine is an ever evolving field and we are its lifelong students. Doctors are always learning new things, exploring new ideas and finding out concepts they learned when they were students are out of date. In that regard, the road of medical education never has a dull moment.

Yesterday, I participated in an ultrasound workshop along with a few of my classmates as a volunteer patient for a number of doctors in town. An ultrasound technologist was there to work through any concerns the doctors had to improve their practice:

"I’d like to go through a pneumothorax workup."

"Can you run through an ocular ultrasound?"

Even as a patient, it was really interesting just to watch the monitor and see the inside. It was easy to just get lost in the images that were coming up on the monitor. When one of the doctors showed me a beautiful four chamber view of my heart, I had to remind myself this isn’t just another educational video online. This was me.