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EXPERIMENT INFORMATION

Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity (ILSRA-2001-083)
Principal Investigator
Research Area:
Clinical medicine
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Description
OBJECTIVES:
The Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity (ADUM) experiment used ground-based studies and on-orbit sessions to demonstrate the accuracy of ultrasound in potential aerospace medical contingencies (pneumothorax, sinusitis, dental infection, abdominal disorders, orthopedic injury, urologic disorders, and cardiovascular compromise). The experiment also determined optimal training methodologies for advanced ultrasound techniques using both CD-ROM based instruction and remote guidance.


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Publications
Beck G, Melton S, and Dulchavsky SA. Critical care medicine in space. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine. February 2005;76(2):163[pubmed.gov]

Chiao, et al. Ocular examination for trauma; clinical ultrasound aboard the International Space Station. Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care. May 2005; 58(5):885-889.[pubmed.gov]

Fincke et al. Evaluation of shoulder integrity in space: first report of musculoskeletal US on the International Space Station. Radiology. February 2005; 234(2):319-322.[pubmed.gov]

Foale, et al. Diagnostic instrumentation aboard ISS: just-in-time training for non-physician crewmembers. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine. June 2005; 76(6):594-598.[pubmed.gov]

Jones JA, Sargsyan AE, Barr YR, Melton S, Hamilton DR, Dulchavsky SA, Whitson PA. Diagnostic ultrasound at MACH 20: retroperitoneal and pelvic imaging in space. Ultasound Med Biol. Jul 2009; 35(7):1059-67.[pubmed.gov]

Kirkpatrick AW, Jones JA, Sargsyan A, Hamilton DR, Melton S, beck G, Nicolau S, Campbell M, Dulchavsky S. Trauma sonography for use in microgravity. Aviat Space Environ Med. Apr 2007;78(4 Suppl):A38-42.[pubmed.gov]

McFarlin K, Sargsyan AE, Melton S, Hamilton DR, Dulchavsky SA. A surgeon's guide to the universe. Surgery. May 2006; 139(5):587-90.[pubmed.gov]

Melton S, Sargsyan A. Evaluation of the Human Research Facility Ultrasound With the ISS Video System. Houston TX: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center; 2003. NASA Technical Publication. NASA/TP-2003-212056.

Sargsyan AE, Hamilton DR, Melton SL, Young, J. The International Space Station ultrasound imaging capability overview for prospective users. Houston TX: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center; 2006. NASA Technical Publication. NASA/TP-2006-213731.

Sargsyan, et al. FAST at MACH 20: clinical ultrasound aboard the International Space Station. Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care. January 2005; 58(1):35-39.[pubmed.gov]

Keywords
Ultrasonography
Wounds and injuries
Remote consultation
Weightlessness
Technology assessment

Parameters
Ultrasound cardiac
Ultrasound carotid
Ultrasound thoracic

Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
Expedition 10 10/13/2004 04/24/2005 193 days
Expedition 11 04/14/2005 10/10/2005 179 days
Expedition 8 10/18/2003 04/29/2004 195 days
Expedition 9 04/18/2004 10/23/2004 188 days

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Pamela A. Bieri
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Alternate Experiment Name
ILSRA083
ADUM
E083
Proposal Date
01/01/2001
Proposal Source
ILSRA-2001