Bedside Sonography in Emergency Departments in Turkey

Girisgin S. A., Cander B., Yurumez Y., COŞKUN F., İKİZCELİ İ., Akkose S.

ULTRASOUND, vol.16, no.2, pp.102-104, 2008 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/174313408x305056
  • Journal Name: ULTRASOUND
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-104
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Emergency departments in Turkey have been steadily improving their services since emergency medicine began as a specialty over 12 years ago, but bedside ultrasound (US) has not been implemented widely. In order to learn the extent of ultrasound usage and training opportunities, a 27-question survey was distributed to emergency medicine-trained physicians working in emergency departments at ten university hospitals (the busiest one in each geographical region, plus three others), which are referral centres covering over half of the country's population.