US Study: Medics can do ultrasonography in a moving ambulance

Prehospital ultrasonography being used in parts of Europe, but still in 'early development stage' in United States


Reuters Health Medical News

MINNEAPOLIS — Paramedics can obtain and interpret ultrasonograms in the back of moving ambulances, new research confirms.

Prehospital ultrasonography has been successfully implemented and is being consistently used in Germany, France, Italy, and some Scandinavian countries, but in the U.S. it's "still in the early development stage," according to lead author Dr. William Heegaard of Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and colleagues.

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