This article, an excerpt from our eBook “Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia” by Dr. Brandon Winchester, co-founder of blockjocks.com, discusses the approaches and anatomy of an ultrasound-guided axillary block.
Dr. Brian J. Moran is Medical Director at Chicago Prostate Cancer Center in Illinois and an experienced practitioner of prostate brachytherapy, having performed thousands of prostate seed implants. He is a frequent speaker at professional meetings and has authored numerous publications in medical journals and textbooks.
Analogic is proud to announce the BK Sonic Window ultrasound system has won the gold medal for Radiological and Electromechanical Devices at the Medical Design Excellence Awards on June 14, 2016.
PEABODY, Mass., Feb. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Analogic Corporation (Nasdaq:ALOG), enabling the world's medical imaging and aviation security technology, announced today that it has accepted the first order for its BK Ultrasound Sonic Window™vascular access ultrasound system for use in kidney dialysis settings. Southeastern Renal Dialysis L.C. of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, with multiple dialysis clinics located across Iowa, will deploy multiple Sonic Window devices to its clinics to help their staff further improve the ability to deliver safe and effective dialysis services for their patients.
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We recently spoke with Dr. Omer Karim about his urology surgery practice. Dr. Karim is a consultant urologic surgeon in the UK at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough. He also works privately at the Wellington Hospital in London and has specialized in robotic surgery for the last 10 years.
Dr. Patel discusses his pain points in his emergency department and how the bk3500 point of care ultrasound system has helped solve his problems. You may have found yourself in a situation similar to the one described below.
Dr. Hereford discusses how the bk3500 point of care ultrasound system helps him address some of the challenges he faces as an anesthesiologist. You may have found yourself in a situation similar to the one described below.
Professor Hongguang Wang is a hepatobiliary surgeon at the Chinese PLA General Hospital, in Beijing, China, one of the largest hospitals in the country. The facility has five sections in the hepatobiliary surgery department: hepatic surgery, biliary surgery, pancreatic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and liver transplantation surgery. Dr. Wang is in charge of the minimally invasive surgery section. There, he performs laparoscopic hepatectomies, laparoscopic cholecystectomies, and laparoscopic common bile duct exploration.
“When I trained 20-something years ago, ultrasound was not being utilized for therapeutic injections,” recalls Dr. Kevin Ladin of Comprehensive Pain Specialists, Phoenix, Arizona. “We used our knowledge of anatomy to guide our needle to the right location. That was kind of a primitive technique, one that most physicians were using because that’s how we were trained. With the use of ultrasound, there’s no question that the outcomes are much better.”
Anesthesiologists have only been incorporating ultrasound guidance for regional anesthesia into their practice for about 10 years. Using ultrasound allows clinicians to visualize their needle and target structures with confidence, while also avoiding structures in the needle’s path, potentially decreasing complications.