Improving your echocardiograms with contrast agents

2016-10-13T18:16:29-05:00October 14th, 2014|Ultrasound|

Echocardiograms can often be limited by poor sonographic windows, but using an echo contrast agent can improve visualization of the left ventricle and detect right-to-left intracardiac shunts. Introduction to the various agents, their principles and use.

Air visualized within IJ after penetrating trauma

2016-10-13T18:16:37-05:00April 25th, 2013|Trauma, Ultrasound|

Take a look at this really remarkable ultrasound image, not so much for it immediate clinical utility, but for its rarity. A patient presented with numerous self-inflicted cuts all over the body including bilateral extremities, torso, and neck. Arrived profusely bleeding, and clear