Course Description
From World War I to our current military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, medical imaging technology utilized in battlefield settings has vastly improved and evolved over the years. This has led to the transition of the equipment made available to the Special Operations Combat Medic (SOCM), military radiographer, and radiologist to assist in the triage and diagnosis of battlefield-related injuries. Medical treatment facilities close to the battlefield usually have available the following medical imaging modalities: ultrasound, digital radiography, and teleradiology. Whether it is in the battlefield or an offsite triage facility; one’s first responder exper¬tise from the stateside clinical setting to the combat zone requires intensive training, sharp technical skills, the ability to think outside the box, and, above all, bravery. As advancements have occurred over the decades in military armament and technology, so too have changes in the types of equipment the SOCM has access to, and what additional tools might be available to them in the future.

Learning Objectives
After reading this article, the participant should be able to:

Categories: Ultrasound, Digital Radiography