This is a practical and concise introduction to bedside emergency ultrasound. It covers the full spectrum of conditions diagnosed via this modality, both for guiding invasive procedures and for diagnosis in critical-care settings. It introduces the major applications for emergency ultrasound by using focused diagnostic questions and teaching the image acquisition skills needed to answer these questions. Images of positive and negative findings for each application (FAST, ECHO, etc.) are presented, as well as scanning tips for improved image quality. Each section contains a review of the literature supporting each application.
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This is a practical and concise introduction to bedside emergency ultrasound, covering the full spectrum of conditions diagnosed via this modality. It explores new directions and advanced applications for ultrasound and reviews the literature supporting each application. Each section provides tips on scanning techniques for improved image quality while examining images of positive and negative findings.About the Author:
Vicki Noble received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. She completed a fellowship in emergency ultrasound at St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York and became a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in 2004. She is a Fellow of the Amercian College of Emergency Physicians and is the Ultrasound Section subcommittee chair for education and practice standards. She has been awarded the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Excellence Award as well as being nominated for the Harvard University Medical School Teaching award and the Brian McGovern Award for Clinical Excellence at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has taught extensively in emergency ultrasound both in the United States and internationally. She is currently practicing in Boston at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she is the Director of Emergency Ultrasound.
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