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The Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS) ensures you don't skip a beat by presenting the latest diagnostic techniques and interpretation methods, case reports, research applications, and the newest hardware/software technologies and equipment in a variety of specialty areas, including abdominal, breast, echocardiography, neurosonology, OB/GYN, and vascular sonography.

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Sonography Simulators: Use and Opportunities in CAAHEP-Accredited Programs

Concern for patient safety and increased demands on health professionals have resulted in challenges for the clinical training of sonography students. The purpose of this study was to examine simulation use in Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)–accredited sonography programs. A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted. Program directors were sent a survey that addressed the use of simulation and the perception of simulation’s educational value. Of the 230 sonography programs identified, 137 responded, for a response rate of 60%. Of the respondents, 75% indicated they used simulation and 89% reported that it was a good teaching tool. The programs indicated that 81% recorded a positive student experience using simulation. Simulation was rated most useful for improved anatomic identification (55%) and transducer manipulation (64%). Simulation is commonly used for educational training in CAAHEP-accredited sonography programs and is perceive...

15 MINMAR 9
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Sonography Simulators: Use and Opportunities in CAAHEP-Accredited Programs

Can Teaching Ergonomics to Ultrasound Practitioners Reduce White Knuckles & Transducer Grip Force?

Ergonomic training is necessary to help reduce work-related upper limb disorders (WRULD) in sonographers. This study provided an ergonomic training session for sonographers, to determine whether a teaching intervention changed the grip force used to hold a transducer. Thirteen practitioners participated and were placed into two groups (intervention group n = 7). Participants were asked to scan the same simulated transabdominal early pregnancy case. An ergometer was used, which enabled all participants to hear the effect of holding the transducer tightly. Their matched grip force was measured before and after the intervention using a dynamometer. The intervention group reviewed videos and photographs taken during the scan to see if this affected the matched grip force further. Study findings showed that the short ergonomic training session with the use of an ergometer significantly reduced the matched grip force applied to a transducer (P < .05) for all participants. The video/photo ...

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Can Teaching Ergonomics to Ultrasound Practitioners Reduce White Knuckles & Transducer Grip Force?

Abdominal Adiposity Measured by Sonography as a Tool for Determining Disease Risk

A preexperimental cohort study was conducted with 67 overweight cancer survivors. This cohort of participants was screened for baseline body composition and anthropometrics based on a variety of techniques, including body mass index (BMI), dual X-ray absorptiometry–percentage body fat (DXA-android %BF), diagnostic medical sonography (DMS), and waist circumference (WC). The combination of subcutaneous fat layer at the xyphoid and umbilicus compared with BMI, WC, and DXA-android %BF. These variables demonstrated moderately positive association and were statistically significant. A total maximum mean score of DMS measures of subcutaneous and visceral fat was also compared with BMI, WC, and DXA-android %BF. The aforementioned comparison had a moderately positive association and was statistically significant. The sonographic measure of mesentery fat was compared with WC and demonstrated a strongly positive strength of association and was statistically significant. Sonography may be an i...

10 MIN2018 SEP 25
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Abdominal Adiposity Measured by Sonography as a Tool for Determining Disease Risk

Latest Episodes

Sonography Simulators: Use and Opportunities in CAAHEP-Accredited Programs

Concern for patient safety and increased demands on health professionals have resulted in challenges for the clinical training of sonography students. The purpose of this study was to examine simulation use in Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)–accredited sonography programs. A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted. Program directors were sent a survey that addressed the use of simulation and the perception of simulation’s educational value. Of the 230 sonography programs identified, 137 responded, for a response rate of 60%. Of the respondents, 75% indicated they used simulation and 89% reported that it was a good teaching tool. The programs indicated that 81% recorded a positive student experience using simulation. Simulation was rated most useful for improved anatomic identification (55%) and transducer manipulation (64%). Simulation is commonly used for educational training in CAAHEP-accredited sonography programs and is perceive...

15 MINMAR 9
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Sonography Simulators: Use and Opportunities in CAAHEP-Accredited Programs

Can Teaching Ergonomics to Ultrasound Practitioners Reduce White Knuckles & Transducer Grip Force?

Ergonomic training is necessary to help reduce work-related upper limb disorders (WRULD) in sonographers. This study provided an ergonomic training session for sonographers, to determine whether a teaching intervention changed the grip force used to hold a transducer. Thirteen practitioners participated and were placed into two groups (intervention group n = 7). Participants were asked to scan the same simulated transabdominal early pregnancy case. An ergometer was used, which enabled all participants to hear the effect of holding the transducer tightly. Their matched grip force was measured before and after the intervention using a dynamometer. The intervention group reviewed videos and photographs taken during the scan to see if this affected the matched grip force further. Study findings showed that the short ergonomic training session with the use of an ergometer significantly reduced the matched grip force applied to a transducer (P < .05) for all participants. The video/photo ...

18 MINFEB 5
Comments
Can Teaching Ergonomics to Ultrasound Practitioners Reduce White Knuckles & Transducer Grip Force?

Abdominal Adiposity Measured by Sonography as a Tool for Determining Disease Risk

A preexperimental cohort study was conducted with 67 overweight cancer survivors. This cohort of participants was screened for baseline body composition and anthropometrics based on a variety of techniques, including body mass index (BMI), dual X-ray absorptiometry–percentage body fat (DXA-android %BF), diagnostic medical sonography (DMS), and waist circumference (WC). The combination of subcutaneous fat layer at the xyphoid and umbilicus compared with BMI, WC, and DXA-android %BF. These variables demonstrated moderately positive association and were statistically significant. A total maximum mean score of DMS measures of subcutaneous and visceral fat was also compared with BMI, WC, and DXA-android %BF. The aforementioned comparison had a moderately positive association and was statistically significant. The sonographic measure of mesentery fat was compared with WC and demonstrated a strongly positive strength of association and was statistically significant. Sonography may be an i...

10 MIN2018 SEP 25
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Abdominal Adiposity Measured by Sonography as a Tool for Determining Disease Risk

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