Ultrasound: making waves where it has never gone before

by Gus Iversen, Editor in Chief | July 06, 2015
Population Health Primary Care Ultrasound Women's Health
From the July 2015 issue of HealthCare Business News magazine

A couple of years ago an article appeared in an online publication called Ghana Magazine recapping conversations that had taken place on a Ghanaian radio show called Joy FM’s DriveTalk, suggesting many Ghanaian women expressed reluctance to having an ultrasound. The primary reasons cited for pregnant women to forgo imaging were cost concerns and also diminishing the excitement of meeting their babies for the first time when they entered the world.

When asked what is the main roadblock that keeps handheld ultrasound from becoming the stethoscope of tomorrow, Narula says, “What is revolutionary is hard to accept. A new generation has to adapt to that, and the issue here is the gap between what we used to do and what we should be doing. It’s always difficult to cross that gap.”

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