Scientific Paper Submitted from Space Focuses on Ultrasound Tests NASA

A scientific manuscript submitted by International Space Station (ISS) astronauts while in space was published today. The research findings show minimally trained operators using remote guidance can perform ultrasound in space. The results of the shoulder ultrasound exams done in space for the first time will advance the care of space travelers on long-duration missions and may find additional uses helping treat medical emergencies on Earth. The article is available today in the on-line version of Radiology and will appear in print in the February 2005 issue.