Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Standard ultrasonography has
been used to supplement traditional methods of instruction in medical school
courses.1,2 Recent advances
in ultrasound technology have made this noninvasive imaging method more readily
available and portable.3,4
Handheld ultrasound devices, weighing less than 4 kg and costing approximately
$12 000, generate high-resolution images. We implemented an echocardiography
training program using handheld ultrasound devices in the core curriculum
of Cardiovascular Gross Anatomy. The program taught first-year medical students
to image and identify cardiovascular structures by using a parasternal long-axis
(PLAX) ultrasound projection.
Wittich CM, Montgomery SC, Neben MA, et al. Teaching Cardiovascular Anatomy to Medical Students by Using a Handheld Ultrasound Device. JAMA. 2002;288(9):1062–1063. doi:10.1001/jama.288.9.1061
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