The Future of Medical Imaging, Today



Donald Rainville, RDMS (ABD & OBGYN), RVT, RDCS and RT(R), began his love for medical ultrasound in 1978 as a SSGT Phase II Radiology Program Instructor with the U.S. Air Force. With 42 years of experience in medical ultrasound imaging, Don now serves as the Vice President of Clinical Innovation at EchoNous. His primary areas of interest are ultrasound education, product design, and artificial intelligence related to medical ultrasound devices.

Babajide Ayinde, Ph.D., specializes in deep learning – a subset of artificial intelligence (AI). He currently works with EchoNous as a Principal Machine Learning Scientist where he develops POCUS-focused AI applications for facilitating clinical workflows. Dr. Ayinde received his Master of Science degree in Engineering Systems and Control from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Louisville, USA. Dr. Ayinde is internationally recognized for his research and expertise in the use of A.I for medical and traditional image analysis. He has authored many peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and has published papers in both regional and international conferences


What Medical Schools Should Consider When Developing A Sustainable POCUS Program



Karthik Vadamalai, MD, received his medical degree at Kilpauk Medical College located in Tamilnadu, India. Driven to practice evidence-based medicine, he pursued his internal medicine residency at Rochester General Hospital, New York, and a critical care medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Vadamalai also completed a master’s degree in medical education at the University of Pittsburgh. With support from the UPMC internal medicine team and his critical care medicine mentors, Dr. Vadamalai built a sustainable POCUS curriculum for medical residents. Presently, he is a full-time faculty member at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO, where he serves as an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Missouri, Springfield Campus.

 


POCUS Enhances Healthcare in Remote Regions



Carrie Hayes, MHS, PA-C, RDMS, RVT, is an Interventional Radiology Physician Assistant for Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California and has over fifteen years of experience as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and Vascular Technologist.

Additionally, she currently serves as the Clinical director for RAD-AID International, a radiology non-profit organization whose mission is to improve and optimize access to medical imaging and radiology in low resource regions of the world.

 


POCUS: The Modality for Advanced Nursing



Dr. Thomas Kelly, CRNA is an advanced practice nurse who holds certification as a Nurse Anesthetist and holds a doctorate in Nursing Practice. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in 1978 and has pursued his education to the highest level, serving as an Assistant Professor of Nurse Anesthesia Science and Assistant Director of Nurse Anesthesia in Thomas Jefferson University’s Master’s program. Dr. Kelly now serves as a senior member of the NeuroScience Intervention team. This team has members on call 24 hours a day ready to intervene in acute neurologic stroke attacks, and at times, able to markedly reduce the resultant brain injury caused by thrombotic stroke.


The Importance of Continuing Medical Education



Andrea Funk, has been in the medical education industry since 2011. During her time with the Global Education Group, she’s focused on program management and operations with an emphasis on customer service. Andrea received her degree in business from the University of Denver. When she isn’t managing programs, mentoring employees, or completing outcomes and reconciliations, she likes to spend her time painting, crocheting, or at concerts.


Improving Global Health Through POCUS25



Dr. Victor Rao is a radiologist and POCUS pioneer who first introduced POCUS to future medical professionals at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine (USCSOM). Here, he developed the POCUS curriculum, and the POCUS learning and eLearning content geared towards medical and physician assistant students. Dr. Rao went on to present POCUS to the Arusha Lutheran Medical Center in Tanzania and the University of Santo Thomas in Manila, Philippines. His passions are ultrasound and point-of-care ultrasound.


Using POCUS for Veterinary Care



Richard Markell, DVM, MRCVS, MBA, is a veterinarian, key opinion leader, business and science entrepreneur, and an experienced consultant in the veterinary clinical practice, pharmaceutical, educational, and medical equipment sectors. He has been in his elite equine veterinary practice for 31 years. He has traveled all over the globe as a former veterinarian for the United States Equestrian Team and for international horses and clients. He is currently the Director of the Veterinary Program at Butterfly Network – a disruptive and revolutionary new whole-body ultrasound device. Dr. Markell is a graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Sand Diego Rady School of Management. He lives in Encinitas (San Diego), California, with his wife and two dogs… a good one and a naughty one! He has a son attending the California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo.


How Technology is Changing POCUS



Thomas Baribeault is the founder of the Society for Opioid-Free Anesthesia (SOFA) and is currently serving as President. SOFA is a non-profit organization dedicated to education and research on opioid-free anesthesia and post-operative pain management. Thomas currently practices in Atlanta, Georgia and is responsible for implementing opioid free anesthesia and post-operative pain protocols. He received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Ohio State University, a Master of Science in nursing and anesthesia residency from Case Western Reserve University and a doctorate in nursing practice and pain management fellowship from the University of South Florida.

 

Additional Resources

  1. Don’t miss our blog on how the evolution of POCUS technology continues to advance perioperative care. (need link to blog)
  2. Read the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine’s (ASRA) statement on why POCUS technology continues to be an innovative tool.
  3. Learn about the Top 10 Perioperative Applications of Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Anesthesiologists.
  4. Here are recommendations for Acquiring and maintaining point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) competence for anesthesiologists.
  5. Take a reflective look back at how far we’ve come in POCUS for Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasonography.

Mental Health for Healthcare Professionals



 

 

Katie Wiskar, MD, is an academic general internist working at Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. She recently completed a year of dedicated POCUS fellowship including training in Western University’s prestigious Critical Care Ultrasound program. Her POCUS passions include all things echocardiography, clinical integration of ultrasound findings, and correcting common POCUS myths and misunderstandings.


Tracking COVID-19 with Dr. Yale Tung Chen



Yale Tung Chen, MD, is an emergency medicine physician living with an active COVID-19 infection. He currently serves as the Director of the Ultrasound Division at Hospital Universitario La Paz in Madrid, Spain.