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

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

Hepatic Steatosis (Fatty Liver)

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)

Gallbladder Infographic

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