By John Christian Fox

There are already lots of reference texts on how you can practice a bedside ultrasound. Atlas of Emergency Ultrasound is diverse. it's a visually dynamic atlas, packed choked with pictures of a wide spectrum of pathologic entities and emergency stipulations. Over three hundred certain examples of confident ultrasound findings are supplied, masking each organ method and showcasing the total variety of pathology the clinician may possibly stumble upon whilst utilizing ultrasound. each one situation includes a number of pictures with exact captions and minimum textual content, allowing speedy reference in a hectic medical surroundings. either universal and infrequent findings are integrated. A unfastened spouse web site is additionally to be had (, that includes video clips of cardiac, vascular and gastrointestinal ultrasound sequences and a variety of ultrasound-guided systems. Written by way of a number one emergency ultrasound health practitioner and educator, and containing over 800 top of the range photos, Atlas of Emergency Ultrasound is a useful source for any clinician utilizing bedside ultrasound.

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The ribs (arrowheads) are landmarks for locating the parietal pleura (arrow). Below the pleural line, note the absence of the normal motion artifacts, resembling either many planes leaving contrails in the sky or a retail barcode. Pneumothorax, linear, color power Doppler: Power Doppler imaging shows a lack of expected motion artifact along the pleural line (arrow), but rather a diffuse flash artifact as the Doppler gain is increased. 43 Chapter 4: Ultrasound of the lung Subcutaneous air, linear: A common pitfall of beginning sonographers is to mistake subcutaneous air for a pneumothorax.

Subcutaneous air, linear, E-line: The bright line of subcutaneous air (arrowhead) is distinguished from the pleural line by noting that it is even with the superficial surface of the rib shown at right. An E-line (arrow) is seen echoing downward and has similar appearance to a B-line, except that it arises from emphysema rather than from a pleural line. 44 Chapter 4: Ultrasound of the lung Interstitial syndrome Fluid in the interlobular septae extends to the visceral pleura, creating a pathway for sound waves to enter and become reflected repeatedly between adjacent alveoli like a hall of mirrors.

On real-time echocardiography, a severely dyskinetic RV was apparent, and RV function improved after intravenous administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). Valvular dysfunction Using colorflow, one can appreciate the presence and severity of valvular pathology. Mitral valve prolapse: In this apical four-chamber view with zoom on the left heart, abnormal motion of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve (arrow) with prolapse into the left atrium (LA) is apparent. 32 Bicuspid aortic valve: In a zoomed parasternal short-axis view at the base obtained in a patient with chest pain and syncope, a bicuspid aortic valve is visualized (arrows).

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