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DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND SAYS MANY URINARY CATHETERS NOW OBSOLETE

DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND SAYS MANY URINARY CATHETERS NOW OBSOLETE
 SEATTLE, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Diagnostic Ultrasound Corp.:
 The BladderScan(TM) BVI 2500, a portable ultrasound instrument, has gained market clearance. It accurately measures bladder volume non-invasively.
 "Cathing solely to check urine volume is obsolete in most cases," claimed Roger Sahm, M.D., director of Clinical Affairs at Diagnostic Ultrasound. "Children and the frail elderly are especially traumatized by catheters. The BladderScan is a kinder alternative."
 The BladderScan has widespread utility. Rehabilitation and incontinence clinics use it as a part of bladder training programs. Before surgery it is used to verify an empty bladder. After surgery and in the intensive care unit it is used for fluid management, often replacing dangerous indwelling catheters. Urologists use it to obtain post-void residual measurements as a key indicator of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
 "The BladderScan is becoming the global standard of care," Sahm added. "Leading medical professionals are giving it their stamp of approval. It's stress-free to use and doesn't introduce bacteria into the body."
 Seattle-based Diagnostic Ultrasound Corp. holds the patent for the BladderScan. The eight-year-old company has a healthy balance sheet. Growth in profits and revenues exceeded 100 percent annually in 1990 and 1991.
 "It's simple. We are committed to human values," explained Gerald McMorrow, founder and president.
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 NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo available upon request.
 /CONTACT: Jane Oleski of Diagnostic Ultrasound, 800-331-2313, or 206-867-1348/ CO: Diagnostic Ultrasound ST: Washington IN: MED SU: PDT


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