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Ultrasound on the spot

The ways in which a small, compact device could make diagnoses easier for ER doctors

Freiburg, Oct 10, 2018

When doctors arrive at the scene of a medical emergency, their possibilities are limited: In order to make an exact diagnosis, the patient has to go to the hospital - doctors can use devices there to determine whether, for example, acute internal injuries are present. At the University of Freiburg, medical students work with a small machine that could revolutionize medical care: An ultrasound device the size of a mobile phone makes it possible to obtain crucial information about the patient’s condition right at the scene of an emergency.