09 October 2012 | News | By BioSpectrum Bureau
Mindray explores ultrasound for emergency medicine
Singapore: China-based Mindray Medical's American subsidiary has partnered with Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) to underwrite a grant for point-of-care ultrasound, providing insight into ultrasound's benefits in emergency medicine.
EMF will be developing the grant topic in collaboration with Dr Vicki Noble, emergency physician at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital and ultrasound section chair for American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).
While prior research has documented the speed and accuracy of diagnosis when emergency physicians perform ultrasound, there is a paucity of data on patient outcomes and the impact of point of care ultrasound on patient safety, healthcare costs, or the use of additional imaging methods.
Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) has funded innovative clinical and laboratory research and continues to lead the way in emergency medicine education and research. To date, EMF has funded nearly $10 million in grants.
Created to demonstrate and advance the distinctive specialty of emergency medicine through research and education, EMF was founded in 1972 as a 501 (c) 3 charitable research and education foundation and sets its funding priorities from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).