Showing 5 results for "Technology"


Deep Learning for Peripheral IV Anatomy

Expert vs Artificial Intelligence

By Michael Prats on 07/06/20 05:00 AM

Deep learning is a branch of artificial intelligence that holds a lot of promise for point-of-care ultrasound, but we don't have much data on how it performs. The fearless investigators in this fascinating study train a deep learning algorithm to recognize sonographic anatomy of the upper extremity and then pit it against expert POCUS users to see who can interpret the images most accurately! https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/95 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32181922/


Speckle Tracking in Pneumothorax

What?! How? Why?

By Michael Prats on 11/25/19 06:00 AM

Speckle tracking is a relatively new ultrasound technology that lets you graph the movement of tissue over time. We know this can be useful to look at cardiac function, but no one dared to try it out on the lung...until now! The idea here is that by using speckle tracking on the pleural line, there might be a higher accuracy in detecting pneumothorax on ultrasound! It sounds crazy...but maybe it's just crazy enough to work. https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/81 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31359081


WAMAMI! Wall Motion Abnormalities in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Is RWMA a new region of POCUS?

By Michael Prats on 08/05/19 06:00 AM

Theoretically, regional wall motion abnormalities (RWMA) would be really useful in the acute care setting. In the patient with concern for cardiac ischemia, this finding might help push to definitive management. The problem is that this is a nuanced exam - it takes some experience and practice. It hasn't been studied much in the point-of-care world. So can emergency physicians with relatively little training do this accurately? Find out in this next adventure into the world of point-of-care echocardiography! https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30987914


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