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Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Grading MR Severity with Echo

Do we still use Grade I - Grade IV? We recently received a question from one of our readers regarding grading MR severity with echo. The question was, "Are any labs still using stage I-IV for grading mitral regurgitation? I still see some reports using this grading system. Is there a...
Grading MR Severity with Echo
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Echo Accreditation Survey Results

Last month we held a 2-week survey to assess the attitudes and practices related to echo accreditation through the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. 171 individuals from 36 different US states responded. We are still in the process of analyzing the data to better understand the echo...
Echo Accreditation Survey Results
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Sonographer Safety During COVID-19 Coronavirus

Unless you live under a rock, your life and routine has been affected someway due to COVID-19.  Around the nation, we see closed schools, heart-breaking job loss, social distancing, and empty grocery shelves (what’s up with the toilet paper run!!).  While many people worry about losing...
Sonographer Safety During COVID-19 Coronavirus
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

How to Estimate Right Atrial Pressure (RAP)

After our last post on 'how to estimate the right atrial pressure', we received questions from our readers. What do we do if we cannot assess the IVC? What if the patient is on a vent? This week we will answer those questions. Review prior article for information on: Why estimate...
How to Estimate Right Atrial Pressure (RAP)
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Sonographer Musculoskeletal Disorders

October, is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month (MUAM), a time when we stop to recognize and celebrate sonographers. Therefore, this week we are bringing attention to sonographer musculoskeletal disease with a focus on pain free scanning. According to SDMS, 90% of clinical sonogaphers experience...
Sonographer Musculoskeletal Disorders

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