Lock, G. and Zülke, C. and Lerch, K. and Andreesen, Reinhard and Eilles, C. and Jauch, K. W. and Feuerbach, S. and Schölmerich, J. (2000) The ultrasound centre as a medically and economically relevant alternative--a report of the Regensburg experience. Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie 38 (12), pp. 941-4.
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In most medical centres, ultrasonography is performed independently by several departments. In october 1997, the University hospital of Regensburg founded an ultrasound centre, integrating surgical and medical departments as well as the institutes for radiology and nuclear medicine. The aims of this centre were the concentration of organization, machines, financial resources, manpower and know-how, standardized training and quality, and strengthening of interdisciplinary cooperation in clinic, medical education and research. Booking, standardized reports and a joint archiving of reports are assisted by a collective computer system. Most examinations in the centre are performed by three all-day present gastroenterology, surgery and radiology residents who are supported by licensed sonographers of the other departments. Training is standardized, and the certification for ultrasound examinations is acquired after a test with theoretical and practical parts. The integration of various departments in the ultra-sound on-call service has led to significant savings. The pool of ultrasound machines is used jointly, department-specific resources for new machines have been put together. We are convinced that this way of a close interdisciplinary cooperation will result in improvements in quality, utilization of financial resources and clinical research.
|Institutions:||Medicine > Abteilung für Hämatologie und Internistische Onkologie|
|Subjects:||600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||15 Apr 2010 05:18|
|Last Modified:||15 Apr 2010 05:18|