Browsing: Ultrasound

How important is appropriate imaging in the ED? One father - who's also an emergency physician - shares a firsthand account of repeated trips to the pediatric emergency room before imaging helped corr
Velocity time integral (VTI), also called stroke distance, is an ultrasound measurement that can help the emergency medicine provider guide both differentials and treatment. Here we will focus on its
Emergency physicians have been shown to be accurate at visual estimation of the left ventricular ejection fraction without quantitative measurements. However, there is still value in a quick and easy
Cardiac arrest is one of the most demanding presentations for emergency physicians to manage. Focused transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has emerged as a valuable aid.
Point-of-care ultrasound-guided arthrocentesis performed in the emergency department can expedite the diagnosis and treatment of septic arthritis, potentially averting the need for surgery.
A sick teen held in an ICE detention center was taken to the emergency department with non-specific findings of ascites and lymphadenopathy. Ultrasound helped differentiate omental tuberculosis from o
POCUS for the Win is a case series for ultrasound enthusiasts to showcase the ability of ultrasound in making diagnoses at the bedside, often before formal imaging. In this case POCUS is used to diagn
As SARS-CoV-2 spreads globally, physicians are turning to different imaging modalities to assist in the diagnosis of COVID-19 and risk stratification of patients. Along with clinical suspicion, chest
Transcranial Doppler offers exciting potential - but in what settings? This literature review evaluates its use in trauma, ICU, pediatric, rural, and international settings.
Placement of an ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous line (USPIV) is a common and relatively safe procedure. Don't fall into bad habits that lead to unsuccessful placement. Review the most common