Navigation Links
School of Medicine, GE Introduce Ultrasound Pilot Study

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine has been chosen by GE Healthcare as the nation’s first medical school to test an ultrasound device that could revolutionize diagnostic medicine. // University of South Carolina medical students are testing GE Healthcare’s LOGIQ E ultrasound equipment as part of a pioneering curriculum that includes the use of ultrasound technology across four years of medical education.

What these future doctors learn – and share with GE Healthcare – could enable a primary care physician to detect a patient’s medical problem sooner.

The portable units, about the size of a laptop computer, weigh 10 pounds and are a sharp contrast to the heavy and cumbersome ultrasound machines that weighed about 300 pounds just five years ago.

Dr. Richard Hoppmann, interim dean of the USC School of Medicine, said, “The School of Medicine Class of 2010 is embarking on a truly novel approach in diagnostic medicine. The goal of our curriculum is to expand the use of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in many areas of medicine, but especially in primary care fields.”

Medical students will learn about the benefits of ultrasound for family and preventive medicine and internal medicine, as well as surgery, obstetrics and gynecology and its uses in emergency medicine.

“The ultrasound curriculum adds an exciting hands-on component with immediate results that show our students the practical applications of technology in medicine," Hoppmann said. "As a result of our enhanced curriculum, we see energy and enthusiasm in the classroom.”

The medical school also has added an ultrasound curriculum for students in their second, third and fourth years of medical education.

GE Healthcare is relying on the medical students’ feedback for the design of the company’s ultrasound equipment. In fact, the ultrasound machine in the near future may well be about the size of a Personal Digital Assista nt (PDA), making the equipment practical for doctors in small towns, rural areas, battlefields or countries without hospitals.

Several times during their education, GE Healthcare will provide USC School of Medicine students with newly designed and newly manufactured ultrasound machines.

Dr. Bob Honigberg of GE Healthcare’s Medical Affairs Group said the students have just begun an amazing four-year journey that will shape the future of healthcare.

“Technologies such as ultrasound can be used to help detect diseases earlier, when they can be more effectively treated,” he said. “These pilot studies may provide support for more primary care physicians to utilize miniaturized ultrasound technology to supplement or potentially replace the stethoscope that is used today.”

Dr. Harris Pastides, the university’s vice president of research and health sciences, said the educational partnership with GE Healthcare fulfills the university’s commitment to teaching, research and outreach.

“With GE Healthcare, the University of South Carolina has embarked on a journey to produce improved technology and better courses of study – both of which will lead to better doctors and better healthcare,” he said. “And it wouldn’t be possible without this public-private partnership with GE Healthcare.”

To a certain extent, School of Medicine students are venturing into uncharted territory, he said.

“That is the heart and soul of research. Each new advance broadens our knowledge and enhances the potential for other discoveries,” he said. “The University of South Carolina School of Medicine and GE Healthcare have the opportunity to change the practice of medicine.”

LOGIQ E is an extra tool that gives doctors a look into the patient’s body without invasive procedures, Hoppmann said.

“This technology will give us an extra check for our patients,” he said. “Doctors will be able to diagnose prob lems sooner or perhaps relieve patients’ fears. These benefits are just around the corner, and I’m proud to say our graduates will have played a key role in improved medical care for people in South Carolina and throughout the worl.”

Source-Newswise
SRM
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Does Success in School Differ From the Real World Success ?
2. Exposure to Pesticides in Schools Produces Illnesses Among Employees, Students
3. Adolescents Who Walk To School Are Fitter, More Active
4. Popularity Among Peers Increases Susceptibility To Smoking Habit Among School Children
5. Vitamin filled nutrition candy for School children
6. A Comparative Study On Dietary Habits In Middle School Students And Increase In Weight
7. Improperly Placed And Heavy Backpacks Lead To Back Pain In School Children
8. School Children Put To Risk Due To Shortage Of Nurses
9. Sex Education, Need Of The Hour In Public Schools
10. Schools and Bars closed in Rwanda due to Cholera outbreak
11. Tuberculosis test for Westminster High School
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Stephanie Hebert Insurance Agency, serving families of ... charity campaign. As part of their ongoing community involvement program, funds are now ... children deserve a voice, and in the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors in ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Brenton Engineering , powered by Pro ... wrapped products at WestPack 2015, February 9-11, in Anaheim, California. This new solution ... or fully-automatic case packing with a small footprint, rugged, highly flexible, and cost-effective ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Hilton Head Island, SC (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... Head and surrounding areas with a vital new community enrichment program, has teamed up ... to local women and children suffering from intimate abuse. To support all those victimized ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... , ... Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies announced today that ... who recently retired as president and CEO of Delta Dental of California and its ... Year , helped lead the effort to raise funds for studies to strengthen pancreatic ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Eating disorders ... significant number of women and men with eating disorders report a history of ... predicts the development of an eating disorder. , At the 2016 iaedp ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/--  Cell Applications, Inc. and ... services are now available in North ... (3D) bioprinting approach called the "Kenzan Method." Utilizing ... a state-of-the-art robotic system that fabricates 3D tissue ... pay-for-service bio-printing model that makes scaffold-free tissue available ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Feb. 8, 2016 ... of the "Label-Free Detection Market by ... 2020" report to their offering. ... addition of the "Label-Free Detection Market ... to 2020" report to their offering. ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016  Astellas Pharma Inc. President and ... promotion of James Robinson as president, Americas Operations, ... in North and South America , effective ... US, representing the commercial organization in the United ... Masao Yoshida , who is retiring in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: