Published: 2016-12-19

Applications of ultrasound in the low and middle income countries

Poonam Vohra, Kusum Jasuja


With the easy availability, portability and durability of ultrasound, rapid improvement in bedside and Radiologist-performed ultrasound is seeing increasing use in rural, underdeveloped parts of the world. Physicians, and medical officers have demonstrated the ability to perform and interpret a large variety of ultrasound exams, and a growing body of literature supports the use of point-of-care ultrasound in developing nations. We review, by countries, the existing literature in support of ultrasound use in the countries with low and middle income group and training guidelines currently in use, and highlight indications for emergency ultrasound.


Ultrasound, Low and middle, Income

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