Bedside cardiac ultrasound is useful in the setting of trauma as well as medical illness. The most basic assessments of cardiac activity (or standstill) and the presence of pericardial fluid or tamponade can be made rapidly and alter patient management. Advanced cardiac ultrasound assessments can include a rough estimation of global cardiac contractility (normal vs. hypocontractile), or incorporation of ultrasound into ACLS algorithms (to confirm asystole or detect a possible cause for PEA).
almost 5 years ago
AIUM Initiative Points Out the Diagnostic Benefits and Cost Savings of Using Ultrasound as the Primary Imaging Modality in Many Cases
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over 4 years ago
A short extract from the Head & Neck section of Radiopaedia's Radiology Review Course.
over 1 year ago