This package includes powerful multimedia courses for learning heart and lung sounds and their associated pathologies. These courses integrate textual, audio and waveform information, improving the auscultation skills of physicians, nurses, and students in medicine.
- Written by leading specialists on lung and heart sounds: R.L.H.Murphy, MD, DSc, Chairman and Founder, Stethographics, Inc.; Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine; Pulmonologist, Faulkner and Lemuel Shattuck Hospitals, Boston, MA; M.A.Murphy, Ph.D., R.N.C.S., A.N.P., Associate Professor of Nursing, Boston College Schools of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, MA; and G.Brockington, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine; Staff Cardiologist, Faulkner Hospital; Fellow, American College of Cardiology. - Lung and heart sounds are played and displayed simultaneously, allowing quick association of lung and heart sounds with their characteristic visual patterns. - Includes examples of over 200 normal and abnormal lung and heart sounds.
The trial version of STG software also included on the CD is the foremost tool for aiding students and medical professionals in understanding thoracic sounds. This software, with versions available for Windows and Pocket PCs, records and saves sounds, displays waveforms in real time and automatically identifies and quantifies key sound features. The STG software is the only system approved by the FDA for these uses.
Audience: Intended for everyone interested in clinical medicine, particularly students, interns, residents, practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and intensivists. May also be helpful as a referral base of data for the advanced cardiovascular trainee.
“ The use of the 16 channel STG systems for the analysis of acoustic information from the thorax offers a cost effective and very innovative approach to rapid non-invasive diagnostics of diseases of the chest.”
- National Institute of Health after reviewing the research proposal for diagnosis of CHF and Pneumonia.
"I am glad to see that others are thinking beyond the bounds of old models when so much technology has changed. I have a hard time believing that our current stethoscopes based on a more than one hundred year old design are really the best we can do."
- Handheld STG user, M.D.
"...Handheld Stethograph is an excellent medical tool that I use all the time with my patients. During the pre-anesthetic visits, I use the machine with my anesthesioligist, which allows us to hear and record the respiratory patterns and select the best anesthetic drugs to prevent respiratory complications and side effects during and after the surgery..."
- Handheld STG user, Enrique De La Mora Glasker M.D.
"I've been using the STG with the rapid heart rate setting to listen to babies' hearts in the newborn nursery. It works really well and all the doctors and new parents are amazed with the visual display!"
- Handheld STG user, Medical student
“Excellent learning tool. Sounds were very realistic when I used the headphones.”
- Learning Lung Sounds user, Karen Lahive, MD
“Very good. I enjoyed it a lot. I will use it for my students.”
- Learning Lung Soudns user, Sadamu Ishikawa, MD
- Learning Lung Sounds user, Salvatore Manginoe, Pulmonary Professor.
"I have ordered 2 STG systems with the Cardionics E-Scope II. I demonstrated it using the desktop version. It is great and the faculty loves it. Thank you very much for your help and the good news is that we are the only college of pharmacy in the nation that is accredited for cardiology residency and will be using this product. Thanks again to you and to your team."
- STG for PC user, Dr. Sam Mahrous, Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine, Director of Pharmacy Information Technology
Learning Lung Sounds: Interactive Multimedia Course
3/19/2003 - The Journal of the American Medical Association
The sound of Science
7/29/2002 - Mass High Tech
Wellesley Doctor Listens and Learns
7/18/2002 - The Wellesley Townsman
New Stethoscope Lets Docs Hear, See Inside Chest
6/20/2002 - WCVB-TV (BostonChannel 5)
ATS: New Device May Aid Pneumonia Diagnosis
5/24/2002 - DG News