Ultrasound and sepsis groups visited by State Secretary from Ministry of Health and Care Services
11.09.2018 By Kari Williamson
Professor Hans Torp has developed new ultrasound technology, which is being tested for several applications at St. Olavs hospital. The aim is to get it into clinical use. We recently had the opportunity to show two of these to State Secretary for Health and Care Services, Maria Jahrmann Bjerke, when she visited NTNU and St. Olavs hospital:
Sepcease is a project where an ultrasound probe is used to monitor the microcirculation of patients at risk of developing sepsis. The aim is to use it a diagnostic tool for early detection. This is a collaboration with the Mid-Norway Sepsis Research Group at NTNU/St.Olavs Hospital.
She was also shown augmented reality (AR) glasses, which are being used by the Operating Room of the Future as part of a NorMIT project, where you can see a virtual patient with a heart model and ultrasound images of the heart .
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