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I am the founder and CEO of 123sonography. I held the position of director of the echocardiography laboratory at the Medical University of Vienna for over 20 years and I am a well-known cardiologist, scientist, and teacher. I now head the department of Digital Learning at the Teaching Center of the Medical University of Vienna to develop and implement new digital teaching strategies.
For more than a decade I have produced content on echocardiography and cardiology both at the Medical University of Vienna and 123sonography. I am privileged to mentor countless health care professionals all around the world - both online and at live seminars, conferences and courses.
Based on my experience and discussions with many of you I believe it is now time to put together a collection of answers to the most common questions that I encountered over the years.
But this page is more than just a simple Echo“FAQ”, here you will also find practical tips and “my take” on some heavily debated topics in echocardiography. Importantly, this page is not intended as a one-way-street but rather a forum where you can post your questions, which I am happy to answer - to the best of my knowledge... Happy to hear your feedback!"
I graduated in 2016 from the Medical University of Vienna, but already early on as a medical student, I was interested in ultrasound and got to know the basics in extracurricular activities (and many nights scanning in the general hospital of Vienna ). After graduating, ultrasound & especially lung ultrasound and echocardiography were no longer simply a "hobby", but a passion with the goal to optimise patient treatment and also teach fellow young doctors. Finally I arrived at Cardiology. I am the deputy head of the echo laboratory of the state hospital of Steyr performing ultrasound almost daily.
Martin introduced me to ultrasound some years ago and I have been amazed by the images themselves as well as the insights into anatomy and physiology they provide ever since. Sonography has massively impacted my understanding of medicine as well as my daily clinical practice, and I'm looking forward to sharing this enthusiasm with you!
After being a paramedic for 15 years, I am now a resident in anesthesiology at the Medical University of Vienna and will mainly cover the basics of medical ultrasound, emergencies, and anaesthesia/critical care situations.
In this 12-part series, we will talk about the basic principles of medical ultrasound, the equipment you will use, the settings on your machine, and of course, how to use sonography in your patients. Each part will focus on a specific topic and allow you to experiment with the scanner, adjust the settings on your machine, and get the most out of your ultrasound examination.