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About the Website

The website is a cooperation between SonoSkills and Hitachi Medical Systems Europe. SonoSkills is Europe's leading ultrasound training provider. Hitachi is well known for their high-quality medical imaging products, including ultrasound, MRI and Xray.

As of September 2018 SonoSkills took over the realm of UltrasoundCases.info. It was started in 2004 by Dr. Taco Geertsma and was supported in his effort by Hitachi. In 2019 we completely revamped the website and the goal is to open this platform for anyone who'd like to share interesting cases: for the community, by the community.

The site is developed as a teaching file. It contains a large number of general ultrasound cases from the teaching files from Dr. Taco Geertsma who worked for many years at the Gelderse Vallei Hospital in Ede, the Netherlands. The cases are collected over the years by the radiologists and ultrasound technicians of the hospital.

All the cases are presented with images in different projections and annotations to point out specific features. A number of video loops are sometimes added to demonstrate the dynamic aspects of the various types of pathology. When available, relevant images of other imaging modalities, like MRI and X-ray, are also added.

The website has been developed in close co-operation with Hitachi Medical Systems Europe. The Gelderse Vallei Hospital has been using Hitachi ultrasound equipment since 1984 and is currently also using Hitachi high-end systems.

About the Founder

Taco Geertsma is a retired radiologist and has worked in the Gelderse Vallei hospital from January 1, 1983. till July 1, 2014 He was the head of the ultrasound department for many years. In 2004 he started UltrasoundCases.info in collaboration with Hitachi.

About SonoSkills

Europe's leading MSK ultrasound training provider active in 25+ countries. SonoSkills aims to train first- and second-line healthcare professionals to become highly skilled and critical ultrasound researchers who embrace life long learning. Its vision is to inspire and educate the next generation of healthcare professionals.

About Hitachi Medical Systems Europe

Hitachi Healthcare develops and supplies high-quality medical imaging equipment. Committed to providing proven diagnostic technology which meets the needs of physicians and patients, we invest continually in cutting-edge research.