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Ultrasound Technology becoming so Advanced It Can be Used in Emergencies Outside a Hospital, Doctor's Office

Medical residents at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix receive training on the use of portable ultrasound devices, which promise to make internal imaging far more efficient and far less expensive. "It's shifting from an optional skill to really a mandatory skill because we've proven it improves outcomes, and it improves our ability to treat patients fast," said Alexis Bailey, MD, an internal medicine resident.

About the College

Founded in 2007, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. By cultivating collaborative research locally and globally, the college accelerates discovery in a number of critical areas — including cancer, stroke, traumatic brain injury and cardiovascular disease. Championed as a student-centric campus, the college has graduated more than 800 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and more than 2,700 diverse faculty members. As the anchor to the Phoenix Bioscience Core, which is projected to have an economic impact of $3.1 billion by 2025, the college prides itself on engaging with the community, fostering education, inclusion, access and advocacy.