Monthly Archives: October 2016


27
Oct 2016

Pregnancy complications can occur at any stage of gestation, and it is important that they are identified and dealt with wherever possible to ensure the increased chance of foetal viability and pregnancy success. One such complication, albeit rare, is that of uterine torsion whereby the uterus rotates and which can be fatal. In order to assess whether ultrasound imaging would be a suitable method for practitioners to determine whether uterine torsion had occurred and what resultant impact this could have on pregnancy, a research study published by Devender et al., in Veterinary......

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27
Oct 2016

At this year’s Hammersmith Echocardiography Conference, Professor Petros Nihoyannopoulos (Imperial College, London) spoke of the importance of cooperation and open discussion between sonographers (in this case, echocardiographers), and the pitfalls of ‘echo in isolation’ in the context of the rapidly evolving imaging modality that is ultrasound (Nihoyannopoulos, 2016). These same principles apply to ultrasound technicians across the board: from human to veterinary, from professional to paraprofessional. Indeed, the importance of an association for self-employed lay scanners, who would otherwise practice in isolation, is arguably even more vital. A commitment to continued learning is a responsibility that comes with the......

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