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Application and Development of Handheld Ultrasound in Medical Health Field

1. Handheld ultrasound is widely used

Because handheld ultrasound can realize the imaging of human internal organs, such as heart, liver, gallbladder, kidney, bladder, uterus and other organs, as well as the inspection of superficial tissue, small organs, musculoskeletal and peripheral blood tubes.

The advantage of handheld ultrasound is portability and instant examination, which is very convenient to popularize and promote the application of ultrasonic visualization in clinical departments and grassroots, so as to create a characteristic "ultrasonic diagnosis and treatment network", saving the waiting time and cost of patients or transfer treatment, improving doctors' work efficiency, expanding the use and coverage of ultrasound, which is very consistent with the current trend of hierarchical diagnosis and treatment. This is of great significance for improving the efficiency, level and quality of medical and health services and meeting the people's multi-tiered, diversified and low-cost medical and health needs.

2. Clinical verification of handheld ultrasound

Stethoscope is a necessary diagnostic tool for clinicians. It can help doctors judge the abnormality of heart, lung and other organs by amplifying the sound. Today, with sound amplification, image display and remote transmission, handheld ultrasound has gradually become a routine diagnostic tool in the hands of doctors. "Seeing" a doctor, as it is often called, will become true with the help of a doctor's hand ultrasound. In contrast to the "stethoscope" used by doctors, handheld ultrasound is also called an "ultrasound scope".

In the eyes of surgeons, time is life. The faster doctors identify injuries and illnesses, the better the chances of survival. The portability of handheld ultrasound can greatly improve diagnostic efficiency and allow doctors to use it anywhere, from large hospitals with advanced equipment to small clinics in remote villages.

At present, the emergence of handheld ultrasound with affordable price and high quality can only promote the development of medical treatment by relying on the progress of medical science and technology and medical services. The improvement of ultrasound technology will be more reflected in the diagnostic help for clinicians.

3. Hierarchical diagnosis and treatment of handheld ultrasound

Handheld ultrasound can be used at any level of medical care. It is especially suitable for general practitioners, community doctors and family doctors in community hospitals, township hospitals and even village clinics in grass-roots medical units.

Family doctors can conduct ultrasound screening of patients at home in the first time, such as the preliminary diagnosis of common and frequently occurring diseases such as gallstones, hydronephrosis and fatty liver, so as to avoid the situation of a large number of patients gathering in the ultrasound room waiting for treatment. In rural and remote areas and urban communities, doctors can carry a handheld ultrasound to make door-to-door visits, and difficult images can be uploaded to superior hospitals via the Internet for remote consultation. The biggest problem with primary ultrasound is not the hardware, but the serious shortage of ultrasound doctors. Some primary medical institutions cannot recruit ultrasound doctors for a long time. By seeking cooperation with remote diagnosis platform, grassroots medical institutions can complete more medical services and inject more vitality into basic medical ecology.

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