Ultrasound Is Like A Crystal Ball

Why Ultrasound?

Diagnostic ultrasound technology provides safe, dynamic, real-time imaging into the body that can show potential life-threatening conditions — a low-lying placenta, pneumonia, cancer. With advances in engineering, health care providers around the world are realizing the value of ultrasound as an efficient, inexpensive, and portable diagnostic tool. Ultrasound is becoming the 21st century stethoscope!

 
Dr. Arold Scutt, in his clinic just outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti, scanning a new mother after NYAGI skills-training.

Dr. Arold Scutt, in his clinic just outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti, scanning a new mother after NYAGI skills-training.

Ultrasound has been used safely and effectively for over 50 years. The technology uses harmless, reflected sound waves to visualize underlying anatomic structures. It is commonly used for real-time fetal assessment, cardiac function, trauma, and can also be used for things like breast cancer screening and stroke risk assessment.

With improved image quality, miniaturization, and battery power, ultrasound equipment can now be easily carried in a small lightweight bag. Imagine how many people could benefit from the power of diagnostic ultrasound – if they only knew how to use it. NYAGI’s mission is to empower healthcare providers with diagnostic ultrasound skills to efficiently and accurately identify potentially life-threatening conditions. 

 

Why Today?

Every two minutes a woman dies from pregnancy and childbirth, often from preventable complications they were unaware of. That's equal to ten 747 airplanes crashing every week. Yes, ten full planes every week!!!

Many women, especially those in low-income countries and remote, rural areas around the world, can benefit from access to basic diagnostic prenatal ultrasound. And most rural clinics lack the diagnostic tools needed to identify things like breast cancer, tuberculosis, or life-threatening injuries from motor vehicle accidents. Ultrasound is a proven technology that is portable, safe, and immediate—and with NYAGI’s accelerated learning approach—ultrasound can save lives…Today.

Follow-up research has shown that empowering rural clinics with ultrasound attracts new mothers from remote villages to seek out prenatal care, pregnancies that otherwise would have been left to chance. This creates opportunities for important maternal and child health education.

 
The local rural clinic in Melamchi, Nepal, now using diagnostic ultrasound.

The local rural clinic in Melamchi, Nepal, now using diagnostic ultrasound.