Chest and Lung Ultrasound

Thoracic ultrasound is used to image the lung, pleura and soft tissues. Lung ultrasound is particularly useful in critically ill patients and patients with infectious respiratory conditions like pneumonia. Conditions Readily assessed with lung ultrasound: pleural effusion pneumonia pneumothorax pulmonary edema Protocol Using a linear, sector or small curvilnear transducer, divide the chest into parasternal,… Read More Chest and Lung Ultrasound

Covid-19

Given the pandemic status and constant coverage along with countries closing down, it is certain most of you have heard of Covid-19. As healthcare workers including sonographers, radiographers, physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, phlebotomists etc… We may come in contact or be affected by this pathogen. So what is Covid-19? Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an… Read More Covid-19

Gallbladder and Biliary Pathology

The gallbladder is an oblong pear shaped structure located on the underside of the liver. It is located at the level of the middle hepatic vein aka Cantlie’s line between segments IV and V. The normal distended gallbladder is approximately 7-10 cm in length and 4 cm in diameter. The capacity is usually 50 ml(1.8 fl oz) of bile. The GB is divided into neck, body and fundus, sonographic appearance is anechoic with an echogenic wall.… Read More Gallbladder and Biliary Pathology

Abdomen/General Ultrasound Review

This is a new series I’m starting for registry review. I’m going to be going over ardms registry review questions. I will be doing all specialties beginning with abdomen, 100 questions, divided into four videos, 25 questions each. Feel free to leave comments and any questions or suggestions. Follow Practical Sonography on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/practicalsonography/ Facebook:… Read More Abdomen/General Ultrasound Review