News | May 21, 2008

Majority of Doctors Desire Additional Ultrasound Training

May 22, 2008 - An extensive survey by InMedica on the use of ultrasound equipment in Western European hospitals and imaging centers has shown that 75 percent of doctors specializing in general radiology would like more training in how to get the best use out of their equipment.

The prevalence of obesity is making it very difficult for doctors to obtain high quality ultrasound images with an increasing number of patients, according to the report. The survey showed that doctors felt that further training in image optimization would help improve the quality of care for difficult patients. Training in advanced imaging techniques such as Doppler imaging was commonly requested. The survey showed that the majority of doctors did not know about many features of their equipment and would like to know more about basic system functionality. Doctors would like thorough training courses on the capabilities of their systems to be provided by the manufacturers as part of their purchases, with regular refresher courses offered to cover new techniques, tips and tricks.

For more information: www.in-medica.com

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