Scientists from the Bonn University Hospital successfully tested a method in mice allowing the morphological and functional sequelae of a myocardial infarction to be reduced. Tiny gas bubbles are made to oscillate within the heart via focused ultrasound - this improves microcirculation and decreases the size of the scar tissue. The results show that the mice, following myocardial infarction, have improved cardiac output as a result of this method, as compared to untreated animals. The study is now being presented in the professional journal PLOS ONE.
(NaturalNews) It is common for a pregnant woman to undergo several routine ultrasounds during her 40-week pregnancy. What many don't know, and despite what popular medical and government websites state, ultrasound scans have never been proven safe for pregnant women or babies and aren't recommended for routine use and non-high risk pregnancies.
An ultrasound is a diagnostic scan that emits ultra-high-frequency sound waves at tissues or bones. As the echo waves return to the machine, a picture is created. In the 1970s it was thought that ultrasounds were safe for pregnant women because of the very low scanning intensities;
Most of us are familiar with ultrasound applications for imaging internal body events, especially with pregnancy. It offers what most consider a safe visual entry into the womb, though some disagree.
Unlike still images from radiation emitting used x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, ultrasound imaging, also known as ultrasonography, uses very high frequency sound waves to capture moving imagery of internal organs as they function, blood as it flows, or the beating heart of a forming fetus. Surgeons can use it to guide their operation.
“IBC Pioneers the use of revolutionary simulator in Ultrasound Training in the GCC region” becomes
the 1st company in the GCC region to acquire the world's most modern & State-of-the-art ultrasound simulator
IBC Medical Services recently conducted the Advanced Obstetrics and Gynaecology Ultrasound and 3D-4D Ultrasound courses launching the World’s most modern and State of the art simulator.
IBC has invested AED 1M to acquire these simulators, becoming the first ever medical training provider in the GCC Region to use such high-tech simulators. The Simulator which facilitates trailblazing ultrasound scanning is a - virtual reality based 'real feel' ultrasound-trainer that enables trainees, of any level, to literally feel what they see on the computer screen in order to develop the complex mix of cognitive skills and eye-hand coordination required to learn all the key ultrasound scanning skills. It helps relieve the pressure on trainers and equipment by expediting skills acquisition and increasing trainees’ competency prior to hands on patient contact.
The realistic scanning experience allows trainees to practice and learn on real patient scans, with expert videos, on-screen guidance and real-time feedback.
According to Dr. Soha, “The Simulator provided an excellent hands on experience with real feel.”
IBC is the only company in the GCC to invest on these simulators that offers teaching, learning and assessment in one comprehensive self-learning package.
Managing Director of IBC, Dr. Ashok Kumar Chaturvedi said, “The Delegates simply loved the simulators. With these revolutionary simulators, IBC will be able to provide wider access in ultrasound training to medical practitioners while maintaining high standards in the GCC region.”