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Semi- Interactive (and partially confusing) Console Questions

SEMI-INTERACTIVE (and partially confusing) CONSOLE QUESTIONS Earlier this year, I discussed a statistical analysis Pegasus Lectures performed, based on anonymized practice-exams collected from individuals and institutions over the past decade.  Of keen interest to students, college instructors and program directors … Continue reading

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Quick Concepts: Acrania vs. Anencephaly

Within protocols for non-invasive prenatal assessment, ultrasound scanning is now considered essential to track normal and potentially abnormal fetal development.  Scanning in the 1st trimester generally involves

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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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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.