Word of the Day – Fibrillation

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Fibrillation

In matters of the heart (cardiology), fibrillation is incoordinate twitching of the heart muscle fibers.

To learn more about Fibrillation, and how to identify it during your evaluations, check out upcoming Adult Echo hands-on training course that will provide hours of hands-on scanning.

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Deep vein thrombosis

Deep-venous-thrombosis-ultrasoundDeep vein thrombosis

A blood clot (thrombus) in a deep vein in the thigh or leg. The clot can break off as an embolus and make its way to the lung, where it can cause respiratory distress and respiratory failure.

To learn more about Deep vein thrombosis, and how to identify it during your evaluations, check out upcoming Vascular hands-on training course that will provide hours of hands-on scanning.

Word of the Day – Tomography

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Tomography

The process for generating a tomogram, a two-dimensional image of a slice or section through a three-dimensional object. Tomography achieves this remarkable result by simply moving an x-ray source in one direction as the x-ray film is moved in the opposite direction during the exposure to sharpen structures in the focal plane, while structures in other planes appear blurred. The tomogram is the picture; the tomograph is the apparatus; and tomography is the process.

To learn more about Tomography, and how to identify it during your evaluations, check out upcoming Vascular hands-on training course that will provide hours of hands-on scanning.

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Word of the Day – Calcium Blocker

Calcium channel blocker (or calcium blocker) – A medicine that lowers blood pressure by regulating calcium-related electrical activity in the heart.

To learn more about Calcium channel blocker (or calcium blocker), and how to identify it during your evaluations, check out upcoming Adult Echo hands-on training course that will provide hours of hands-on scanning.