MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — ZONARE
Medical Systems, Inc., a developer of high-end ultrasound
solutions, loaned a z.one Ultrasound System to Woodlands Church of
Plover, WI, for use on medical missions to Sumpango, Guatemala.
Over the past year, ZONARE has provided six systems to
Woodlands Church and other organizations for international relief
efforts and medical missions.
Woodlands Church performs annual global relief efforts and
medical missions throughout the world. Recently, more than 30
doctors, nurses, EMTs and medical students traveled to Sumpango to
offer medical examinations and diagnostic imaging services, which
were supported by the z.one Ultrasound System. Over the
course of the trip, Nicholas Wyskoarko, M.D., a cardiologist at
Marshfield Clinic of Weston, WI, and the team saw more than 900
patients and provided general medical, gynecological, cardiac and
“Sumpango is a pretty remote mountain town of Mayan farmers with
very limited access to healthcare. The ZONARE System was incredibly
helpful – the combination of great image quality and versatility
enabled us to identify several significant medical conditions that
could have had tremendous impact on the patients’ lives.
While some of these conditions may be relatively easy to find
in the U.S., they may not have been found until too late in
Guatemala. As a result of this impact, the Woodlands Church
is looking into acquiring a system for future medical missions,”
said Dr. Wyskoarko.
In addition to general clinic services, Dr. Wyskoarko worked
with a local physician to evaluate patients with cardiac concerns,
- A 9-year-old boy presented with a heart murmur and chest pains.
Using the z.one Ultrasound System, Dr. Wyskoarko visualized
turbulence around the pulmonary valve and was able to diagnose a
Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), a congenital defect that results