From primary assessment to disease management, the patient’s journey involves several actors. Resources availability creates a bottleneck in patient workflow and implies delays as well as additional costs. These add to the burden of disease management, which becomes highly critical in chronic diseases. As an example, 80% of 65+ yo adults have at least 1 chronic disease.
Ultrasound is the only real-time non-ionizing assessment modality that can be used outside of radiology practice. It has already been adopted by several clinical specialties to enhance clinical exam and patient management. This has been illustrated by the continuous growth of ultrasound use in emergency medicine and anesthesiology.