Perioperative Ultrasound: The challenge of applying an old technology in new clinical settings

  • María Fernanda Rojas-Gómez a. Sociedad Especializada de Anestesiología SEA S.A., Floridablanca, Colombia. b. Clínica Carlos Ardila Lülle, Floridablanca, Colombia. c. Ultrasound-guided Regional Anaesthesia WFSA - CLAS-SBA, Floridablanca, Colombia
  • Antonio José Bonilla-R a. Medical School, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia. b. Pain Clinic, Hospital Universitario San Ignacio, Bogotá, Colombia. c. Regional Anaesthesia and Pain, AIPPS University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pennsylvania, United States. d. Ultrasound Applications Committee, Sociedad Cundinamarquesa de Anestesiología, Bogotá, Colombia


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Rojas-Gómez MF, Bonilla-R AJ. Perioperative Ultrasound: The challenge of applying an old technology in new clinical settings. Colomb. j. anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2016Oct.1 [cited 2020Sep.27];44(4):267–269. Available from:


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Rojas-Gómez MF, Bonilla-R AJ. Perioperative Ultrasound: The challenge of applying an old technology in new clinical settings. Colomb. j. anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2016Oct.1 [cited 2020Sep.27];44(4):267–269. Available from: