Nearly a year after their first collaborative medical outreach project, the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), Morrisville, NC, and GE Healthcare, Wauwatosa, Wis, are in rural northwest India again to enhance medical education in cardiovascular ultrasound technology for health care providers caring for the underserved populations in India.
??A team of ASE member sonographers and physicians has traveled to New Delhi to train Indian physicians in image acquisition. An additional team of ASE sonographers is assisting in training via the Internet and StatVideo’s EchoBoxes, equipment designed to stream cardiac ultrasound images over the Web. Twenty Indian physicians will receive training on-site.
??After running a similar camp in January 2012, health care providers of this year’s project have included two new corporate sponsors, CoreSound Imaging and StatVideo. Clinicians will leverage GE Healthcare ultrasound technology, including the laptop-sized Vivid i and Vivid q plus the Vscan pocket-sized visualization tool to facilitate the acquisition of the images and provide an educational and awareness vehicle for India-based physicians.