Category Name: ultrasound

clinical cases

Ultrasound-Guided Thoracentesis

When a young female patient threatens to 'knock you out' for exposing her to CT radiation, you are left with only one option for visualizing and extracting a pleural effusion.

practice updates

Transesophageal Echocardiography in Cardiac Arrest

What if there was a way to better visualize the heart during cardiac arrest? What if you could see something on the ultrasound screen that triggered a specific, critical, and time-sensitive intervention? According to the 2008 ACEP Ultrasound Guidelines, as well as Matt and Mike from the Ultrasound podcast, that emerging emergency ultrasound application is…


Shoulder Ultrasound: Intra-Articular Injection and Reduction

"One systematic review found intra-articular injections to be as safe and effective as procedural sedation for bedside shoulder reductions" Last month Tyler Dschaak, MD told us about using ultrasound to diagnose a septic hip. Today's post is on the utility of ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of shoulder dislocations.