Undersea Hyperb Med 2021 First Quarter;48(1):57-58
Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, U.S.S.
Decompression sickness (DCS) remains a major operational concern for diving operations, submarine escape and high-altitude jumps. Aside from DCS symptoms, venous gas emboli (VGE) detected with ultrasound post-dive are often used as a marker of decompression stress in humans, with a specificity of 100% even though the sensitivity is poor . Being non-invasive, portable and non-ionizing, ultrasound is particularly suited to regular and repeated monitoring. Read More