The importance of ultrasound in modern diagnostic and interventional radiology

Imaging in general is an indispensable part of modern medicine, with ultrasound playing a particularly important role. Thanks to continuing technological innovations,

many modern ultrasound systems now contain advanced features which previously were limited to topof- the-range models.This has contributed to the expansion

of applications of the technique, now in routine use in many Point-of Care applications. Other recent advances involve fusion of real-time ultrasound images

with datasets from other 3D imaging modalities such as MRI, CT & PET — an approach which is having a significant impact in interventional radiology.

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