Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives Stephen Aylward will present this invited talk to members of the department of radiology at Johns Hopkins University. The abstract is as follows:
For the full potential of point-of-care ultrasound to be realized, these systems must be approached as if they were new diagnostic modalities, not simply as inexpensive portable ultrasound imaging systems. These systems must incorporate automated data analysis algorithms, rugged hardware, and specialized interfaces to guide novice users to properly place and manipulate an ultrasound probe and interpret its outputs. Furthermore, the outputs of a point-of-care ultrasound system should be quantitative measures and easy-to-understand reformulations of the acquired data, not b-mode images. It should be assumed that the expertise needed to interpret b-mode images will not be readily available at a point of care, e.g., when used by emergency medical service personnel to triage trauma patients or when used in schools to screen for scoliosis. This talk will discuss those applications and others, as ongoing research projects in collaboration with JHU and several other academic and industry partners.