Ultrasonography in Low Resource Settings
Dr. Panebianco and Dr. Dean have an ongoing interest in global emergency medicine, particularly the promulgation of bedside ultrasonography in resource limited settings. In the developing world, ultrasonography is often the sole imaging modality available, and has special advantages including low cost, low maintenance, transportability, durability and a wide (and expanding) range of clinical applications. Penn Medicine offers a combined Global Health and Ultrasound fellowship in recognition that these fields are naturally married. International training missions in ultrasonography have been undertaken by medical students, residents, and fellows as well as faculty through the Ultrasound Division. Training sites include Guatemala, South Africa, Chile, and Rwanda.