Va. paramedics to test ultrasound use

About 90 Norfolk paramedics will use ultrasound machines on patients to search for health hazards, such as blood in the belly, that they currently have no way to detect


By Patrick Wilson
The Virginian-Pilot

NORFOLK, Va. — Technology that saves lives in hospitals might soon do the same aboard ambulances.

About 90 Norfolk paramedics will use ultrasound machines on patients to search for health hazards, such as blood in the belly, that they currently have no way to detect, said Dr. Barry Knapp, the medical director for Norfolk Fire-Rescue and an emergency room physician.

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