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Portable Ultrasound Devices Use by Non-Radiologists: Clinical Evidence and Guidelines

Published on: March 9, 2016
Project Number: RB0971-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical evidence regarding the use of portable ultrasound by non-radiologists for the assessment and management of patients with musculoskeletal conditions?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of portable ultrasound by non-radiologists?

Key Message

Two non-randomized studies were identified regarding the use of portable ultrasound by non-radiologists for the assessment and management of patients with musculoskeletal conditions.

Tags

emergency medical services, emergency medicine, general practitioners, physician's role, point-of-care systems, ultrasonography, medical devices, musculoskeletal, point of care, ultrasound, bed side, bedside, hand held, handheld, mobile ultrasound, point-of-care