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Quick Concepts: Fetal Cranial Anatomy

Fetal cranial structures are a bit intimidating to assess if you are not familiar with their sonographic appearance, especially in evaluating fetuses in the 2nd trimester, when structures are very, very small with the cranial diameter ranging from 2cm to … Continue reading

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A Statistical Look at What Students Do and Don’t Know

A STATISTICAL LOOK AT WHAT STUDENTS DO AND DON’T KNOW (follow-up to LEARNING FROM ‘FAILURE’ … ? ) Discussing statistics will generally glaze over more eyes than Krispy Kreme glazes donuts, and is unquestionably less sweet, but it has been a … Continue reading

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New Paradigms for Ultrasound: Alzheimer’s Disease

NEW PARADIGMS FOR ULTRASOUND: ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE Last month, I wrote a guest-blog based on my learning experience attending a program studying neuropsychiatry at Harvard last summer.  Thank you for the kind words of encouragement and support many of you have … Continue reading

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About Frank Miele

Frank graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with a triple major in physics, mathematics, and engineering. While at Dartmouth, he was a Proctor Scholar and received citations for academic excellence in comparative literature, atomic physics and quantum mechanics, and real analysis. After co-teaching a course in digital electronics at Dartmouth, Frank was a research and design engineer and project leader, designing ultrasound equipment and electronics for more than ten years at Hewlett Packard Company. Frank was the vice president of R&D and chief scientist for a non-invasive hemodynamic measurement medical device company in California. As a designer of ultrasound, he has lectured across the country to sonographers, physicians, engineers and students on myriad topics. Frank also served as the chief scientist and Vice President of Research and Development for a small medical company designing non-invasive hemodynamic based measurements. Frank has authored multiple books including Ultrasound & Physics Instrumentation and Essentials of Ultrasound Physics, the Board Review Book. Additionally, Frank has produced multiple educational videos, created Exam Simulation programs, as well as created the patented analysis algorithm method and apparatus for evaluating educational performance. He is a co-editor and author for the ASCeXAM Simulation DVD and the RPVI Exam Simulation CD. Frank has served on the faculty for the Society of Vascular Ultrasound and Society of Vascular Surgery and is credited with several ultrasound and medical device patents, trade secrets, and publications. Frank is also currently on the Board of Advisors for Imaging the World (ITW), a non-profit organization bringing medical imaging capabilities to underserved countries as recognized by the World Health Organization.