An Ode to Nurses

We all know that crotchety RN with an attitude, but for every Nurse Ratched, there are multiple Florence Nightingales!

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Gallbladder Infographic

References: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/175667-overview http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/171886-overview Liddle, Rodger A., et al. "Cholecystokinin bioactivity in human plasma. Molecular forms, responses to feeding, and relationship to gallbladder contraction." Journal of Clinical Investigation 75.4 (1985): 1144. Stampfer, Meir J., et al. "Risk of symptomatic gallstones in women with severe obesity." The American journal of clinical nutrition 55.3 (1992): 652-658.

Transcranial Doppler

Transcranial Doppler is used to identify and interrogate the intracerebral arterial system. Normally the skull is impenetrable to Ultrasound waves, but using certain windows allows adequate penetration to monitor cerebrovascular hemodynamics.

Technologist vs. Technician, does it matter?

"You the new ultrasound technician"? Technician or technologist, is it really a big deal how they refer to us? After all, according to our licensing society we are "Sonographer's" a very cool term that conjures up images of photographers specializing in capturing snaps with sound waves of internal anatomy. Though the term hasn't quite stuck.