Published: 1 August 2022
Author(s): Bram Kok, David Wolthuis, Frank Bosch, Hans van der Hoeven, Michiel Blans
Section: Review Article

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is defined as the integration of ultrasound imaging into the physical examination by the treating physician. It has shown to speed up the diagnostic process, and to improve diagnostic accuracy and treatment. POCUS in acute medicine is practiced mostly for reasons of dyspnea, hypotension, and shock, which are also the most common reasons for sudden deterioration of medical patients.


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