This week, the SHP Department of Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound (DMU) received new equipment. The arrivals included four adjustable height beds and four ergonomic chairs.

The new beds and chairs will not only ensure that patients are comfortable, they will also help prevent musculoskeletal injuries that commonly occur in the sonography profession. Training students to utilize the proper equipment is a critical measure in preventing long-term biomechanical problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis.