Health and Safety

Survey on Sonographer Ergonomics

You are invited to participate in a survey of sonographer ergonomics being conducted by Michael Cursaro from Royal Adelaide Hospital. This is a fantastic project he is working on, which I hope will lead to a cultural change about how we view sonography-related injuries.

Additional information can be found below or click directly to the survey

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Educational events, General

Upcoming Echo Education Events – Australia

Many quality Echo education opportunities are available providing meaningful professional development for both sonographers and physicians all around the globe. The coming months are a particularly exciting time for echo education in my part of the world. Here are just a few of the stand-out events on offer for May – July, 2017.  I hope to see you out there…

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Echo Jobs Newsletter – September

A number of quality echo jobs have been filled this month and several more have been listed.

Listings are free and can include website details, logos and any other images that will help find you the right applicants.

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Opinion

Echo image quality – Does size really matter??

There is no doubt that over the past 10 years the average size of our patients has increased noticeably. It is well recognized that body habitus plays a role in echo image quality, with both unusually small and large patients potentially being difficult to image. There is however considerable variability between individuals and it is near impossible to predict image quality just by “sizing” the patient up. Continue Reading

General

RSE – The fifth acoustic window

Today’s post focuses on the “fifth” acoustic window to the heart, the right sternal edge (RSE). The right sternal edge , or right sternal border, allows improved visualization of the mid to distal ascending aorta and potentially an improved angle of incidence for assessing aortic stenosis. Whilst some consider this a routine component to the scan, other sonographers are quite unsure of how to approach this. Continue Reading