The Use of Handheld Ultrasound Devices

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  • Vito Cantisani
  • Paul S Sidhu
  • Radu Badea
  • Tomasz Batko
  • Jonathan Carlsen
  • Michel Claudon
  • Carmen Garre
  • Jordan Genov
  • Odd Helge Gilja
  • Roald Havre
  • Mateusz Kosiak
  • Wojciek Kosiak
  • James Pilcher
  • Helmut Prosch
  • Maija Radzina
  • Vasileios Rafailidis
  • Alexander Rykkje
  • Andreas Serra
  • Alexandros Sotiriadis
  • Mia Østergaard
  • Christoph F Dietrich

The miniaturization of ultrasound equipment in the form of tablet- or smartphone-sized ultrasound equipment is a result of the rapid evolution of technology and handheld ultrasound devices (HHUSD). This position paper of the European Federation of Societies in Ultrasound and Medicine (EFSUMB) assesses the current status of HHUSD in abdominal ultrasound, pediatric ultrasound, targeted echocardiography and heart ultrasound, and we will report position comments on the most common clinical applications. Also included is a SWOT (Strength - Weaknesses - Opportunities - Threats) analysis, the use for handheld devices for medical students, educational & training aspects, documentation, storage and safety considerations.

Original languageEnglish
JournalUltraschall in der Medizin
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)30-39
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

Erratum DOI 10.1055/a-0881-5251

    Research areas

  • Child, Echocardiography, Humans, Ultrasonography/instrumentation

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