Achieving greater occipital nerve (GON) block in patients who suffer from chronic migraines was found to be comparably effective using a proximal or a distal ultrasound (US)-guided technique for easing headache intensity, decreasing the number of headache days, and improving sleep interruption all in the short term, with the proximal GON technique offering more sustained analgesic benefits, according to a study published in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.
Read more … Proximal vs Distal Ultrasound-Guided Method for Greater Occipital Nerve Block for Chronic Migraine
Has your ultrasound machine been a little buggy, is it damaged, or did it just break down? Whether your ultrasound equipment needs a refreshing or repair, it can be a challenge to find a quality ultrasound repair specialist. You could contact the manufacturer directly, but if your system isn’t under warranty, it can be very costly. There is a better way: a proven, high quality OEM-independent ultrasound repair company who can provide speedy, guaranteed repairs to get you back up and running. To source the best ultrasound repair company to repair your particular brand and model of ultrasound equipment, here are a few questions to consider:
Read more … Need Fast Ultrasound Repair? Here’s How to Ensure It Gets Done Right.
A new ultrasound device developed by the University of Colorado measures the amount of muscle glycogen athletes have in real-time to determine muscle depletion. Previously, muscle glycogen was only measurable by an invasive procedure but using an ultrasound wand, the device measures the amount of water content in the muscles and determines the amount of muscle glycogen from that.
Read more … CU Boulder developed a noninvasive way for athletes to measure muscle energy content
About 29% of practitioners don't disinfect ultrasound probes after each patient, 11% of practitioners fail to use a probe cover for transvaginal or transrectal procedures, and 30% don't use sterile gel sachets for endocavity scans, a new survey from the European Society of Radiology (ESR) has found.
Read more … Is infection lurking on your ultrasound probe?
The most important parts of keeping your ultrasound endocavity transducer, or ‘probe’, ready for use is cleaning, disinfection and proper storage. Some might think the terms cleaning and disinfection are synonymous but for making sure your patients and probes are safe, it is a two-phase process, the first of which we’ll outline here. Proper cleaning of the probe will ensure the disinfection process is effective and efficient.
Read more … Ultrasound Endocavity Probe Cleaning 101
MUAM is held annually in October to create awareness of the role diagnostic medical sonographers play in the medical community and to educate the public about medical ultrasound and its many uses in healthcare.
Read more … MEDICAL ULTRASOUND AWARENESS MONTH
Alexandra Lebenthal has kept the condition that makes her hands uncontrollably shake a secret throughout her life. Living with essential tremor since she was 3, Lebenthal has struggled to pour drinks, eat food, shake hands and swipe her subway MetroCard. Despite her success as president and CEO of a boutique investment bank, the tremors have made her feel self-conscious at professional and social events.
Read more … Patient Looks To New Ultrasound Treatment To Relieve Tremors
Now through the end summer, SonoDepot is offering customers a chance to save with their seasonal preventive maintenance service promotion. New customers and previous customers who have not had preventive maintenance within the past 12 months are invited to take advantage of the limited time special pricing.
Read more … SonoDepot Rolls Out Summer Ultrasound Service Promotion
The confusion for the public about whether it is ultrasound or sonography, sonographer or ultrasound tech has done the profession a disservice.
Read more … Words are Golden
We are proud to announce that we have relaunched our website. We have completely redesigned the layout with a focus on bringing content to you in a professional and efficient manner.
Read more … New Website Launch!
Getting a Service Contract might feel like buying life insurance—you may not get to experience the benefits, but it’s the safe thing to do, right? Or maybe you’re more of a risk-taker and would rather take your chances. Either way, it’s important to analyze what you may face without one, and what would be the benefits of having one:
Read more … Should I Commit to a Service Contract or Take My Chances?