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Rev Med Suisse. 2017 Mai 10;13(562):990-994.

Ultrasonography : an useful diagnostic tool for the general practitioner.

[Article in French; Abstract available in French from the publisher]

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Cursus FOROMEV, Cabinet médical de Miremont, avenue Rollier 21, 1854 Leysin.
Centre de vaccination et médecine des voyages, Service des maladies infectieuses, CHUV, 1011 Lausanne.
Service de radiodiagnostic et radiologie interventionnelle, CHUV, 1011 Lausanne.
Avenue de Lavaux 63, 1009 Pully.
Institut universitaire de médecine de famille, PMU, 1011 Lausanne.


in English, French

The ultrasound has become an increasingly popular tool in the clinical assessment of patients, not least in the field of general medicine. The technical evolution as well as the recent changes of the application of ultrasounds allows for rapid and targeted exams that has the potential to improve the care of patients. With the help of recent articles regarding ultrasound (US) in general medical practice, this article presents several useful indications for the primary care physician as well as shows today's training in Switzerland and demonstrates the need of an adapted training to better respond to today's need.

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