Point of Care (POC) Ultrasonography

 

POC ultrasonography brings the traditional ultrasound investigations to the patient’s bedside .This method of focused ultrasonography is now widely used by acute care specialists such as in emergency medicine, intensive care and anaesthesiology in the perioperative and pre-hospital settings.

 

The major advantages of this advance in technology using cart-based compact models to hand-held devices are the following:

 

• Considerable reduction in cost as in the case of heavy ultrasonic equipment
• The examination is done real-time, less time consuming and can be easily repeated for verifying the accuracy.
• Enhanced image quality assists the specialists in faster screening, diagnosing and decision making process during clinical examination.