Our physical exam has not been updated in 200 years. POCUS offers the opportunity to peel back the epidermis and observe our ecosystem of internal organs functioning in real time. Learn more about 'why POCUS' in The POCUS Manifesto.
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"We are entering the point of care ultrasound (POCUS) era, which does not solely rely on the spectrum of audible noise our aging doctor ears increasingly cannot discern. Gone should be the time when listening to a cellulitis patient’s heart and lungs each day is seen as anything but a futile daily drudgery of medical tradition preservation."
Watch Dr. Istrail's Grand Rounds presentation on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS).