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Imaging Advancements

It was truly an honor to interview Joan P. Baker MSR, RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS. Originally from England, Baker was invited to the United States in the 1960s – due to her sonography passion and practice – and she’s been here ever since. Baker’s eclectic career as a clinical sonographer, educator, and now president of the Keep reading

The Beneficial Uses of Core Ultrasound

Heather Christensen is a Physician’s Assistant and graduate of Northeastern University

Heather Christensen, PA-C, CSS is a Physician’s Assistant and graduate of Northeastern University. In her practice, she uses ultrasound to teach individuals how to exercise properly in order to resolve or prevent problems in their back and other parts of their body’s core. Heather is the founder of UltrasoundCore.com and the creator of two Core Keep reading

Ultrasound Apps

Ultrasound apps

A music mix to keep you moving, a locater of apartments available to rent, an appointment reminder, a health monitoring system, a time manager, a fitness tracker and so many more…As the folks at Apple say, “There’s an app for that!” There are even ultrasound-related apps. Let’s take a look at a few. One Minute Keep reading

Portable medicine

If you’re at all interested in sonographic technology, you know there are numerous reports of  ultrasound devices becoming smaller, more portable and mobile. That’s not so different from the evolution of the computer, which originally took up the space of a whole room. Portable ultrasound technology is, naturally, extremely important—simply put, it extends the scope Keep reading

Sonography equipment

X-rays and ultrasounds are both examples of medical imaging procedures. (Other diagnostic imaging modalities exist too, like CT or CAT scans, MRIs, PET scans, among others.) Both ultrasound and X-ray technology tend to be readily or widely available, and relatively inexpensive compared to other modalities. So what is the difference between the two? Each imaging Keep reading

Tom Whelan

In Part 1 of our interview with diagnostic medical sonographer, echocardiographer and vascular technologist,  Tom Whelan (RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FASE), we learned how he started his sonography career over three decades ago and how he has been a pioneer in the field.  In this second part, he shares some of his professional highlights as well Keep reading

The brain is the most elaborate of human organs. Physicist Roger Penrose once described the brain as being more complex than a galaxy; and the Human Brain Project states, “Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest challenges facing 21st century science.” Taking this into consideration, the work of neuroscientist William “Jamie” Tyler, PhD Keep reading

Medical Imaging with Holograms

Holograms may conjure up thoughts of science fiction or fantastical worlds, like when Princess Leia pled “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi” in the original Star Wars film. But holography does in fact exist; and it is being pioneered in the medical imaging world. “There is no doubt that medical holography will play an important role in Keep reading

When we think of cardiovascular ultrasound technology, we might tend to equate this with imaging the heart and blood vessels for diagnostic purposes. As far as treating cardiovascular disease and conditions, we might think about interventional ultrasound where ultrasound guides the therapeutic procedures through providing a visual, such as during an angioplasty. However if you’ve Keep reading