Ultrasound Applications by Care Area

September 2, 2015 | Evaluations & Guidance


The diagnostic ultrasound imaging market has seen dramatic growth in recent years. With so many models available, it can be a challenge to determine which ones have the features needed for a particular area. In some cases, making the right ultrasound purchase can save money if the scanner can be used for most or all of the scans performed in a department or specific setting such as an ICU.

Below, we list ultrasound applications by care area (including departments, offices, and other locations). For each area, we have designated applications as either principal (referring to those that are typically performed) or additional (those that are sometimes performed). Generally, the most important features to consider when selecting a unit are those intended for the care area's principal applications.

Note that this article discusses many of the general-use applications of ultrasound scanners. It does not include a number of dedicated ultrasound scanners with transducers and other features...

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