Sunday, March 21, 2010

Aim Abroad volunteers at the ultrasound clinic

Last night two volunteers with Aim Abroad went to the ultrasound clinic. At the clinic, most patients complained of stomach and abdominal region pains. The volunteers learned how to see if a liver is fatty (and what grade), if a prostate is enlarged, and if a kidney stone exists. The volunteers practice these skills every day when they volunteer at this project. In the past, other volunteers have seen gall bladder stones, malignancies, appendicitis, liver masses, cirrhoses, internal infections, among other ailments. Working at the clinic, the volunteers can gain much experience with the ultrasound and color Doppler technology, and are able to help out in the doctor's office when they need assistance.

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