Int Urol Nephrol (2017) 49:1513–1518 DOI 10.1007/s11255-017-1641-8 UROLOGY - ORIGINAL PAPER A urologic stethoscope? Urologist performed sonography using a pocket‑size ultrasound device in the point‑of‑care setting 1 1 1 1 Arnon Lavi · Sharon Tzemah · Anan Hussein · Ibrahim Bishara · 1 1 1 1 Nikolay Shcherbakov · Genady Zelichenko · Alon Mashiah · Michael Gross · 2 2 1 Leonid Cherbinski · Ziv Neeman · Michael Cohen Received: 16 March 2017 / Accepted: 19 June 2017 / Published online: 22 June 2017 © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017 Abstract Conclusions Urologist performed pocket ultrasound study Purpose Ultrasound is commonly used in urology. Techni- is valid in evaluating the upper and lower urinary tract and cal advances with reduced size and cost led to diffusion of is practical in many clinical scenarios. The urologic stetho- small ultrasound devices to many clinical settings. Even so, scope is now becoming a reality within reach. most ultrasound studies are performed by non-urologists. We aimed to evaluate the utility of a pocket-size ultrasound Keywords Point-of-care ultrasound scanning (POCUS) · device (Vscan™ GE Healthcare) and the quality of urolo- Urinary tract evaluation · Urologic stethoscope · gist performed study. Urologist performed ultrasound Methods
International Urology and Nephrology – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 22, 2017
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