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Vol. 16 - Num. 64

Special Articles

Clinical ultrasound: a diagnostic test or a part of the routine exam?

Francisco José Sánchez Ferrera, Rafael González de Caldas Marchalb, Stephan Schneiderc

aServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario de San Juan. Alicante. Profesor colaborador Honorífico de la Universidad Miguel Hernández. Elche. Alicante. España.
bServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía. Córdoba. España.
cEquipo Pediátrico Territorial de la Garrotxa. Olot. Gerona. España.

Correspondence: FJ Sánchez. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Sánchez Ferrer FJ, González de Caldas Marchal R, Schneider S. Clinical ultrasound: a diagnostic test or a part of the routine exam? Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2014;16:361-5.

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Ultrasound has been considered an additional test to be carried out by specialists in image. Since its inception some specialists as obstetricians or cardiologists have used it in its field with great results. Now, the general practitioners and other specialties are approaching this technique which is quick, safe, accessible, inexpensive, and above all allows you to complete real-time exploration of the patient. Many are beginning to be the countries and societies where the non-specialist physicians in the field of radiology ultrasound performed on a daily basis and more and more studies show the utility of the same in normal clinical practice.


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