Category: Abdomen

Abdominal ultrasound

Biliary ultrasound – Sonoguide

A great text-based overivew of biliary ultrasound from SonoGuide covering both normal anatomy and pathology. However, the web page needs Flash so choose your device accordingly Biliary ultrasound – Sonoguide

Teach yourself biliary Ultrasound with SonoSite

These three videos from SonoSite give a great overview of the anatomy and scaning of the gallbladder and ducts. The second and third parts cover the common pathology you may encounter.

Bladder ultrasound- ultrasound HD

There’s more to scanning the bladder than just measuring the volume of urine. This video from Ultrasound HD will teach you to spot a range of bladder pathology. It also decribes ultrasound guided suprapubic...

Why won’t the catheter drain? Part 2

If you have read the first of these two posts you can find it here. At first glance the catheter appears to be lying outside the bladder. Flushing the catheter whilst scanning the pelvis...

Bladder volume assessment

Assessing the bladder volume with ultrasound is quick and simple. The video below shows, from Gulfcoast Ultrasound shows you how. Find out how to measure volume on your ultrasound machine, it should have this...

Ultrasound for flank pain

Following on from our previous post, how can PoCUS be incorporated into the assessment of flank pain. In many cases, the default investigation is CT. Whilst this has excellent diagnostic performance it also exposes...

Hydronephrosis – SonoSite

If you can do a FAST exam you already know how to locate the kidneys with ultrasound. Assessing for hydronephrosis is often relatively straightforward and this 8 minute video from SonoSite will show you...

SonoSite AAA resources

SonoSite have published a number of videos on the assessment of the abdominal aorta. The first two videos below are approximately ten minutes long and provide an overview of the techinique and show example...