Ultrasound outreach – expanding frontiers
From formal outreach programmes in obstetrics and gynecology, ultrasound has begun extending to new frontiers. The most prominent of these include emergency medicine and mass casualty incidents (natural disasters, terror attacks and large-scale accidents). However, the effectiveness of ultrasound outreach has also been demonstrated in cardiac care, and may provide an answer in the future to glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness in the world.
Roots in ob-gyn
One of the earliest and best known proponents of ultrasound outreach is the London-based International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG). ISUOG