Perspectives

Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Internal Medicine: An International Perspective

Authors: Irene W. Y. Ma, MD, PhD, Chiara Cogliati, MD, Frank H. Bosch, MD, PhD, Ana Claudia Tonelli de Oliveira, MD, PhD, Vincenzo Arienti, MD, Michiel J. Blans, MD, Barry Chan, MB, BCh, Anjali Bhagra, MD

Abstract

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a rapidly evolving diagnostic modality and has been touted as the visual stethoscope of the 21st century. During the past decade, POCUS has emerged as a tool that can be used by internists as a POC extension of physical examinations and for providing high-quality clinical care at the bedside.1

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