COVID-19

Confirm COVID-Induced Venous Thromboembolic Disease with Handheld Ultrasound

Watching for venous thromboembolic disease (VTE) in emergency rooms is common practice. With the presence of COVID-19, physicians are now reporting more VTEs, particularly in COVID patients in critical care. “One thing of note is that the clots may form directly in the lung of COVID patients,” said Dr. Shane Arishenkoff, an internal medicine physician at…

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Using Handheld Ultrasound to Diagnose Cardiac Complications in a 99-Year-Old Female

An original member of the Clarius medical advisory board, Dr. Shane Arishenkoff was one of the first physicians to use Clarius ultrasound. He routinely uses point-of-care ultrasound to diagnose difficult cases in his position as a general internist and point-of-care ultrasound lead for Vancouver General Hospital’s clinical teaching unit. We recently asked Dr. Arishenkoff to…

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Diagnosing Lung Complications Due to COVID-19 Using Handheld Ultrasound

There are now literally thousands of studies documenting the efficacy of using ultrasound for diagnosing complications related to COVID-19. Although CT combined with a PCR test is likely the best test for confirming COVID, ultrasound is a suitable alternative especially considering that ultrasound is typically easier and faster to access and does not expose the…

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[VIDEO] Rural Family Doctor Uses Wireless Ultrasound To Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Virginia Robinson, a family physician practicing in Fernie, BC., is at the center of a POCUS project to bring handheld ultrasound to rural communities across British Columbia, Canada. Watch her video to learn how Dr. Robinson is using POCUS for COVID-19 or read her interview. What challenges are rural physicians facing during the COVID-19 pandemic?  “Well,…

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Echocardiography Society’s Perspective on POCUS for COVID-19

We continue to read new journal articles confirming the benefits of point-of-care ultrasound to screen, diagnose and monitor COVID-19 patients. The latest? A statement from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) recognizes the value and prevalence of POCUS on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. ASE confirms that “the rapid, bedside assessment of…

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[VIDEO] Emergency Dr. Oron Frenkel Discusses Handheld Ultrasound for COVID-19

An emergency physician at St. Paul’s Hospital, one of Vancouver’s largest hospitals, Dr. Oron Frenkel was an early advocate of using point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in the fight against COVID-19.   Watch his interview video to learn why Dr. Frenkel thinks Clarius HD is ideal for POCUS, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.   “While we can’t say with a hundred…

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