Ultrasound for Venous Access

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Background and Indications for Examination Print Section Listen The expeditious and safe placement of venous catheters is vital to the practice of acute care medicine. Venous access includes the cannulation…

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Ultrasound for Paracentesis

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Background and Indications for Examination Print Section Listen Ascites is the accumulation of free fluid in the peritoneal cavity and is typically caused by portal hypertension due to hepatic failure….

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Hepatobiliary Ultrasound

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Background and Indications for Examination Print Section Listen Biliary tract disease exists as a spectrum that ranges from asymptomatic gallstones to biliary colic, cholecystitis, choledocholithiasis, and cholangitis. The incidence of…

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Ultrasound for Thoracentesis

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Background and Indications for Examination Print Section Listen Pleural effusion is a commonly encountered condition, which may arise as a consequence of a number of disease states including malignancy, infections,…

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Testicular Ultrasound

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Background and Indications for Examination Print Section Listen Bedside testicular sonography may assist with the diagnosis and treatment of any patient presenting with acute testicular pain. It can be performed…

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Ocular Ultrasound

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Background and Indications for Examination Print Section Listen Ophthalmologic complaints comprise 2%–3% of all emergency department (ED) visits. Many of these complaints can be diagnosed by history and physical exam…

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Thoracic Ultrasound

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Background and Indications for Examination Print Section Listen Thoracic ultrasonography is useful for the evaluation of pleural, pulmonary, and chest wall pathologies. The major advantages of thoracic ultrasound include bedside…

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Echocardiography

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Background and Indications for Examination Print Section Listen Ultrasound of the heart, or echocardiography (echo), is among the most challenging sonographic examinations to master. However, with goal-directed training clinicians can…

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Renal and Urinary System Ultrasound

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Background and Indications for Examination Print Section Listen The urinary system is very amenable to imaging with ultrasound. The liver and spleen provide windows through which the kidneys can be…

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