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Montana Health Network Training

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Medicine residency faculty doctors got together to learn about using ultrasound technology in clinic and hospital settings Saturday.

The training exercises in using ultrasounds for invasive procedures like lumbar punctures are meant to help these doctors train residents in their departments. Dr. Roger Bush, Billings Clinic Internal Medicine Residency program director, says the training will bring services to the patient. The primary care doctors are being trained in procedures that can be done locally, which will allow patients to stay close to their family, especially in rural areas.

"It's important to put the tools in the primary care doc's hands to minimize the number, the motion, the expense, the inconvenience of getting care for patients," Dr. Bush said.

Physicians came from Montana, Boise, and Spokane for the two-day exercise.