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
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
Continuing with the series, here’s the videos for RVT. Stay tuned for other specialties coming in the following weeks!
Continuing with the series, here’s the videos for OB GYN. Stay tuned for other specialties coming in the following weeks!
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
OB Ultrasound Second Trimester (The Basics)
The second trimester of pregnancy is from week 13 to week 28 – roughly months four, five and six.
A second trimester sonogram is usually performed between weeks 18-20.… Read More OB Ultrasound Second Trimester (The Basics)
Welcome to a primer on Upper and Lower Extremity duplex sonography.… Read More Arterial Sonography of the Upper and Lower Extremities
Here is a quick video explaining the protocol. Liver Protocol basics. The liver is the largest internal organ, the right lobe is 5-6 times larger than the left. Normally measures about 15 cm at mid clavicular line in adults, there is much variation in pediatric populations by age and size.… Read More Liver Anatomy and Protocol basics
Fatty liver is a condition consisting of the accumulation of fat (triglycerides) in the form of vesicles within the livers hepatocytes. Fatty liver is divided into two subcategories; alcoholic fatty liver disease ALFD and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or NAFLD, though the clinical outcomes are nearly the same. The condition is also associated with other diseases… Read More Hepatic Steatosis (Fatty Liver)
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