Excerpt from: Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) 2006-2007 Annual Report.
In the area of clinical research, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center:
... • Is testing novel systems for the acoustic assessment of resuscitation in hemorrhaging patients, and brain blood flow in victims of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Acoustic Resuscitation Monitor (ARM) and the Brain Acoustic Monitor (BAM) are noninvasive devices capable of measuring blood flow to the body. They are compact, inexpensive, and suitable for continuous use. Utilizing acoustic technology, these systems may represent a revolutionary advance in the diagnosis and care of critically injured patients. As such, the U. S. Air Force has granted the Shock Trauma Center $2.4 million to continue the study and testing of this technology.