Just imagine if you could check a lump, on the spot, to see if it is a cyst or a mass, aspirate fluid accurately under guidance, identify a knee effusion, assess suspicious feeling abdominal structures, look for kidney stones and associated obstruction, gall stones, DVTs, pleural effusions and much more. You won’t need to wait for an ultrasound appointment at the hospital. This will enable you to make more accurate decisions about referral and management.
Ultrasound machines are becoming more portable and cheaper. You can even attach a hand-held ultrasound device to a mobile phone or tablet. With one of the latest hand-held devices, which fits easily in a drawer, you can have an ultrasound machine for a little over £2000.
But you still need the knowledge and skills to be able to obtain appropriate images and interpret them correctly. Our course is designed to help GPs and other primary care clinicians learn the necessary theoretical basics and master practical ultrasound skills.