Navigation Links
Ultrasound more cost efficient than other medical imaging choices
Date:5/21/2009

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (May 21, 2009) In comparing ultrasound with other medical imaging methods such as MRI and CT scans, a literature review of published studies in the May/June issue of Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS) describes the use of ultrasound to provide an accurate diagnosis more cost effectively than the alternatives.

Since its first uses in the 1950s, ultrasound has been utilized mostly in hospital settings. But with the development of less costly, portable equipment, its use has expanded to doctor's offices, trauma settings, and even to outer space. The article compares the use of ultrasound to magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, computed tomography (CT), contrast angiography (CA), and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).

In addition to evaluating the accuracy and cost effectiveness of ultrasound as compared to other medical imaging techniques, the study reviewed the use of ultrasound in the following applications:

  • Obstetric and Gynecological
  • Abdominal
  • Vascular
  • Cardiac
  • Emergency
  • Disease Diagnosis

"Ultrasound provides the ability to rapidly evaluate and diagnose abnormalities throughout the spectrum of clinical medicine," write the authors S. Michelle Bierig, MPH, RDCS, RDMS, FASE, FSDMS and Anne Jones, RN, BSN, RVT, RDMS, FSVU. "Its accuracy and cost-effectiveness in a variety of applications has led to its widespread adoption and use. The utilization of ultrasound compared to the use of alternative imaging methods leads to increased cost efficiency in the diagnosis and management of patients."


'/>"/>

Contact: Jim Gilden
media.inquiries@sagepub.com
SAGE Publications
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Eklin Medical Systems Appoints Juan Thorn as West Coast Ultrasound Sales Representative
2. AIUM releases second edition of Medical Ultrasound Safety
3. Second look ultrasound: Effective MRI correlate for identifying incidental breast lesions
4. Ultrasound changes care of some patients with rheumatic conditions
5. Ultrasound can help low-risk patients avoid invasive thyroid biopsy
6. iVu Imaging Selects BancTecs Multi-Vendor Services Group as Exclusive Service Provider for Intelligent Volumetric Ultrasound Equipment
7. ProSolv CardioVascular and GE Healthcare Ultrasound Division Announce Affiliation
8. Orcas Family Health Center Installs First Ultrasound System on Island
9. MEDRAD Multi Vendor Service Launches TotalRepair(SM) on Select Ultrasound Probes
10. Sonitor to Showcase New Ultrasound High Definition RTLS Receiver Technology at HIMSS 2009
11. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Physician Training Seminar in Mexico City
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to ... a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent ... Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce ... Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... surgery procedures that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state ... procedures, but also many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global ... Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition ... Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its first-ever ... Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding work ... Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we recognize ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  MedSource announced ... as its e-clinical software solution of choice.  This ... best possible value to their clients by offering ... The preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the EDC ... for MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long been ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Calif. , June 23, 2016 Any dentist ... many challenges of the current process. Many of them do ... of the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And ... to offer it at such a high cost that the ... it. Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016  In a startling report released today, ... residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid ... ranking of how states are tackling the worst drug crisis in ... states – Kentucky , New Mexico ... . Of the 28 failing states, three – ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: