The rise and rise of emergency department point-of-care ultrasound

Author(s): Mr Jim Connolly, Dr David Kung

Hospital: Royal Victoria Infirmary

Reference: RAD Magazine, 46, 545, 19-12


Over the past 30 years point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has proven to be a significant disruptive technology and we stand on the precipice of a paradigm shift in the practice of medicine. With individual handheld units (HHU) costing no more than laptops some American universities have equipped their students with individual machines to integrate POCUS into their practice from an early stage.

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