European Journal of Ultrasound
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The Use of Handheld Ultrasound Devices – An EFSUMB Position Paper

The miniaturization of ultrasound equipment in the form of tablet- or smartphone-sized ultrasound equipment is a result of the rapid evolution of technology and handheld ultrasound devices (HHUSD). This position paper of the European Federation of Societies in Ultrasound and Medicine (EFSUMB) assesses the current status of HHUSD in abdominal ultrasound, pediatric ultrasound, targeted echocardiography and heart ultrasound, and we will report position comments on the most common clinical applications. Also included is a SWOT (Strength – Weaknesses – Opportunities – Threats) analysis, the use for handheld devices for medical students, educational & training aspects, documentation, storage and safety considerations.


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Cancer Diagnosis

In Germany there are yearly approximately 9000 people developing liver cancer and the numbers rise distinctly. During the last 35 years the number of new cases doubled. Common practice in diagnosing this disease is the ultrasound examination: with the aid of modern sonography a benign growth can accurately be distinguished from malignant tumors. If ultrasound diagnosis is combined with specific blood testing, then liver carcinoma can even be detected at a very early stage. Current meta-analysis research scientists from the US discovered that this way 40 percent more tumors can be detected at an early stage. DEGUM experts in front of this background call attention to the relevance of high-quality diagnosis.
 

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Prof. Dr. M. Bachmann Nielsen, Department of Radiology, Section of Ultrasound, Rigshospitalet, Blegdamsvej 9, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

Prof. Dr. K. Jäger, Chefarzt Angiologie, Universitätsspital Basel, Petersgraben 4, 4031  Basel, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. E. Merz, Krankenhaus Nordwest, Frauenklinik, Steinbacher Hohl 2–26, 60488 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Prof. Dr. G. Mostbeck, Institut für diagnostische und interventionelle Radiologie,  Wilhelminenspital und Röntgeninstitut Otto Wagner Spital, Wien, Montleartstr. 37, A-1160 Vienna, Austria

PD Dr. K. Seitz, Kreiskrankenhaus Sigmaringen, Innere Abteilung, 72481 Sigmaringen,  Germany

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