As of September 2018 SonoSkills took over the realm of UltrasoundCases.info. This is the largest ultrasound case library in the world with over 7.000 cases, over 100.000 ultrasound images and 2.500 clips. It was started in 2004 by Dr. Taco Geertsma and was supported in his effort by Hitachi-Aloka. In 2019 we have completely revamped the website and opened this platform for anyone who'd like to share interesting cases: for the community, by the community.
The site is developed as a teaching file. It contains a large number of general ultrasound cases from the teaching files from Dr. Taco Geertsma who worked for many years at the Gelderse Vallei Hospital in Ede, the Netherlands. The cases are collected over the years by the radiologists and ultrasound technicians of the hospital.
All the cases are presented with images in different projections and annotations to point out specific features. A number of video loops are sometimes added to demonstrate the dynamic aspects of the various types of pathology. When available, relevant images of other imaging modalities, like MRI and X-ray, are also added.
The website has been developed in close co-operation with Hitachi Medical Systems Europe. The Gelderse Vallei Hospital has been using Aloka ultrasound equipment since 1984 and is currently also using Hitachi-Aloka high-end ultrasound systems.
The images can be downloaded easily and may be used freely for educational purposes.