Ultrasound Scanners – Articles

August 23, 2019
Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC)

PICC : Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter

Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) offer the ability to have long-term central venous access without the need to have a surgically or radiologically-inserted tunnelled central venous […]
August 23, 2019
Peripheral nerve block (upper limb)

PNB : Peripheral Nerve Block

Ultrasound has been the primary tool in Peripheral Nerve block (PNB). The utility of ultrasound to facilitate a range regional anesthesia techniques including brachial plexus and […]
August 26, 2019
Brachial plexus blocks

BPB : Brachial Plexus Block

BPB (Brachial plexus block) is a procedure performed by an Anesthesiologist in purpose to deliver regional anesthesia to the targeted area. BPB are commonly achieved via […]
August 26, 2019
IV venipuncture

VP: VeniPuncture

Establishing venous access is critically important and can be technically challenging at times. The use of ultrasound to guide catheter placement reduces the number of access […]
August 27, 2019
chronic pain

CP : Chronic Pain

The use of ultrasound scanner in chronic pain does not only increase the specificity and diagnostic accuracy of procedures. But also, it contributes in reduction in […]
August 27, 2019
Abscesses and other superficial soft tissue infections

Abscesses

Abscesses and other superficial soft tissue infections are common presentations to the Emergency department. So having the appropriate diagnostic tool is a must. A subcutaneous abscess […]
August 28, 2019
Acupuncture

Acupuncture : Evaluating the biomechanical effects of needle manipulation on tissue

Acupuncture is a method for the treatment of acute and chronic disorders. Ultrasound scanning has become a valuable tool for studies of acupuncture’s mechanism of action. […]
August 29, 2019
DN - Dry needling

DN : Dry Needling

Dry needling is a technique Physical Therapists use for the treatment of pain and movement impairs. It is basically the use of short, thin, stainless steel […]
August 30, 2019
Insertion of percutaneous hemodialysis catheter

Hemodialysis Catheters

Insertion of percutaneous hemodialysis catheters is an invasive procedure with a small but definite risk of morbidity and mortality. Which ultrasound scanner is most suitable for […]
August 30, 2019
seromas and hermatomas

Seromas and Hematomas

Seromas and hematomas are pockets of fluid formed after trauma or damage to tissues. They are named based on the fluid contained within them. A seroma […]
August 30, 2019
Breast Implant

Breast Implant

The number of women undergoing breast implant procedures is increasing rapidly. Especially,  correction of congenital malformations,  reconstruction after mastectomy, and cosmetic augmentation.   It is therefore, imperative […]
August 30, 2019
CVC Central Venous Catheter

CVC : Central Venous Catheter

Central venous catheterization is essential for careful administration of fluids and drugs in cardiac critical care patients. Using a real-time ultrasound device in CVC is as […]
August 30, 2019
The abdominal wall

Abdominal Wall

The abdominal wall encloses the abdominal cavity and consists of different layers. These layers can be divided into five main parts : skin, superficial fascia, muscles, […]
August 30, 2019
Arterial Lines

Arterial Lines

The insertion of the arterial lines catheter by means of a blind palpation technique, without ultrasound guidance, sometimes requires multiple attempts and thus contributes to patient […]
September 2, 2019
Paracentesis, The process of aspirating fluid from the abdomen

Ultrasound-Guided Paracentesis

The process of aspirating fluid from the abdomen is called paracentesis and is commonly done by emergency physicians to relieve symptoms in these patients and to […]
September 2, 2019
BBL Brazilian Butt Lift

BBL : Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian butt lift (BBL) or Gluteal fat grafting is a specialized fat transfer procedure that augments the size and shape of the buttocks without implants. However, […]
September 3, 2019
biopsy

Biopsy

An ultrasound-guided biopsy is a medical test used to learn more about a lesion or mass. The goal of a biopsy is to remove a sample […]
September 3, 2019
LUS Lung Ultrasound

LUS : Lung Ultrasound

Lung ultrasound LUS has been successfully used in diagnosing the cause of respiratory failure in the Emergency Department. LUS is the primary tool for imaging the […]
September 4, 2019
GUS Gastric Ultrasound Scanner

GUS : Gastric Ultrasound Scanner

Patients with comorbidities that delay gastric emptying, such as diabetic gastroparesis, neuromuscular disorders, morbid obesity, and advanced hepatic or renal disease, may potentially benefit from additional […]
September 9, 2019
thoracentesis procedure - ultrasound guided - SIFSOF

Thoracentesis

A pleural effusion is an abnormal collection of fluid in the pleural space. Removal of this fluid by needle aspiration is called a thoracentesis. The latter […]
September 9, 2019
FAST - Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma - SIFSOF

FAST: Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma

The Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) is a point-of-care ultrasound examination performed at the time of presentation of a trauma patient. It is an […]
September 15, 2019
Ultrasound of the abdomen

Abdominal Pelvic Scan

An abdominal pelvic scan, is a rather frequent diagnostic procedure, that gynecologists perform on a day to day basis. Using the right ultrasound scanner to assess […]
September 16, 2019
FOCUS Focused Cardiac Ultrasound

Focused Cardiac Ultrasound : FOCUS

Patients with undifferentiated shock, hypotension, chest pain, or dyspnea are ideal candidates for focused cardiac ultrasound (FOCUS). In addition, any patient in whom the diagnosis of […]
September 16, 2019
Transthoracic Echocardiogram TTE

TTE : Transthoracic Echocardiogram

A transthoracic echo TTE is a clinical procedure that’s done to evaluate the structure and function of the heart. It is the most common noninvasive type […]
September 17, 2019
Ultrasound-guided lumbar central neuraxial block

CNB : Central Neuraxial Block

The practice of central neuraxial block (CNB) has traditionally relied on the palpation of bony anatomical landmarks, namely the iliac crests and spinous processes, together with […]
September 17, 2019
Appendicitis Abnormal Appendix

Abnormal Appendix : Appendicitis

Appendicitis : Abnormal Appendix, is an inflammation of the vermiform appendix, a closed tube of tissue attached to the large intestine in the lower right abdomen. […]
September 23, 2019
Deep Vein Thrombosis preview

DVT : Deep Venous Thrombosis

A deep venous thrombosis DVT ultrasound is used to image or see the clot. This examination purpose is to evaluate clot in the femoral and popliteal […]
September 25, 2019
Transrectal Prostate - SIFSOF

Transrectal Prostate Ultrasound (TRUS)

The prostate is found under the base of the bladder in men. It circles the urethra like a napkin ring. The prostate gland produces and secretes […]
September 28, 2019
chronic back pain by facet arthropathy

Ultrasound Guided Facet Nerve Block

Ultrasound-guided facet nerve block is performed by physicians on patients with chronic back pain by facet arthropathy. Ultrasound, is a portable, moderately priced imaging modality and […]
September 28, 2019
Musculoskeletal ultrasound

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSK)

Ultrasound images of the musculoskeletal (MSK) system provide pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves and soft tissues throughout the body. The diagnosis of tissues is […]
November 13, 2019
Platet Rich Plasma - PRP

Platelet-Rich Plasma: PRP

Platelet-Rich Plasma: PRP is an effective pain-management treatment and therapy. It aims in treating lateral epicondylitis through inducing inflammation rather than suppressing it. Although it is considered […]
November 13, 2019
SBG Stellate Ganglion Block

Stellate Ganglion Block: SGB

A Stellate Ganglion Block SGB is a local anesthetic injection to block the neck’s voice box nerves. Ultrasound imaging is an ideal tool for stellate ganglion […]
November 13, 2019
IAC Ultrasound Guided

Insertion Of An Arterial Catheter: IAC

Insertion of an arterial cater is performed in the ICU to facilitate hemodynamic monitoring and frequent blood sampling. Overall, arterial catheterization has high success and low […]
November 14, 2019
Venous Ultrasound Scheme

Venous Ultrasound: VU

Ultrasonography (US) is the most useful and widely used modality for evaluating venous diseases . Venous Ultrasound is a procedure used to produce images of the […]
November 14, 2019
abdominal aortic aneurysm Scheme

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: AAA

An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm is an enlarged area in the lower part of the major vessel that supplies blood to the body (Aorta). The Aorta runs […]
November 14, 2019
Short Axis View Needle Guide

Vascular Access: VA

Cannulation of veins and arteries is an important aspect of patient care for the administration of fluids and medications and for monitoring purposes. The use of […]
November 14, 2019
Fetal Motphology Assessment

Fetal Morphology Assessment: FMA

The Fetal Morphology Assessment (FMA) is a procedure that consists of performing a fetal ultrasound to detect abnormalities in its morphology. This procedure is done in […]
November 14, 2019
Neural Network Illustration

Ultrasound Neuro-Monitoring

The Carotid Artery is the main supply of blood to the brain. The latter is at risk of blockages which may lead to Carotid Stenosis among […]
November 23, 2019
Plexus nerve block (PNB)

Iterscalene Plexus Nerve Blocks (PNB)

The interscalene approach to brachial plexus blockade results in reliable anesthesia of the shoulder and upper arm. The supraclavicular branches of the cervical plexus, supplying the […]
December 7, 2019
Midline Catheter Insertion

Midline Catheter Insertion (MCI)

A Midline Catheter Insertion is an 8 – 12 cm catheter inserted in the upper arm with the tip located just below the axilla. Insertion should […]
December 7, 2019
Jaw Muscle Injection

Jaw Muscle Injection (TMJ)

Due to the complex and dense anatomy of the region, blind injection of the temporalis may result in an unintentional injury. Ultrasound‐guided injection of the temporalis […]
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