Welcome

Welcome to the tropical ultrasound blog!     

Over the past 5 years ultrasound is increasingly being used at the bedside by clinicians.    Machines are smaller, lighter and more affordable then ever.  Uses from critical care to sports medicine have expanded tremendously.  

In  countries were access to imaging services is limited or nonexistent ultrasound has the potential to revolutionize patient care.    Diagnosing and monitoring response to treatment of tropical diseases can be greatly improved with the use of ultrasound.   This website is dedicated to educating clinicians about how ultrasound can be applied in low-resource settings to evaluate patients with tropical infectious diseases