Point-of-care ultrasounds are becoming more and more common in the medical field. These small, portable ultrasound systems are being used in practically every type of medical facility, including the physician’s office, emergency rooms, the gynecologist’s office, and even in operating rooms. Many medical professionals believe that point-of-care ultrasounds play a vital role in serving their […]
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State Law Demanding Ultrasound Prior to Abortion Struck Down by Oklahoma Supreme Court
A state law requiring women to submit to an ultrasound imaging examination prior to getting an abortion was struck down by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. The court ruled that the state law conflicted with established federal law and violated a woman’s right to make her own choice in reproductive matters. In 1992, the United States […]
Where Do Online Ultrasound Schools Stand with State Registration?
The recent U.S. Department of Education’s decision to no longer enforce online educational registration has caused a stir among online ultrasound technician schools. This federal law required all online educational institutions to obtain permission to operate in every state from which students enrolled in. This new ruling offers wonderful news for online education institutes. However, […]
Not Even a Fetus Can Stifle a Yawn
Researchers at the University of Durham and the University of Lancaster conducted a study that was later published on November 21 on PLOS ONE. In the study, they concluded that even fetuses yawn. It is hoped that this study information can one day be used to understand more on the purpose of yawning in the […]
U.S. Diagnostic Imaging Market Expected to Hit $4.5 Billion by End of 2017
Clear demographic trends that show an aging and less healthy population requiring more medical care and treatment will drive the U.S. diagnostic imaging market to reach sales of approximately $4.5 billion in 2017. Over the next five years, ultrasound and specialized nuclear medicine systems will drive the growth in the diagnostic imaging industry. According to […]