Category Archives: Ultrasound

Ultrasound for Pneumothorax

Ultrasound (US) is more sensitive than supine chest x-ray for the detection of pneumothorax (PTX) in blunt trauma victims. A supine chest radiograph has an approximate sensitivity for the detection of PTX of 50% and is reported as low as … Continue reading –órophylaktisches Mittel VaricoBooster Creme Balsam

Posted in Trauma, Ultrasound

Ovarian torsion

Ovarian torsion is the twisting of an ovary on its ligamentous supports resulting in compromised blood supply. Symptoms are often non-specific although sudden onset of unilateral pelvic pain is common. Nausea and vomiting, peritoneal signs as well as pyrexia can … Continue reading

Posted in Gynecology, Imaging, Pediatrics, Ultrasound

Ultrasound in SBO

Should we start to use ultrasound for rapid diagnosis of small bowel obstruction? In a study from European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Emergency room residents were compared to radiology residents in their ability to diagnose small bowel obstructions by bedside … Continue reading

Posted in Gastrointestinal, Ultrasound

Ultrasound in Cholecystitis

Focused ultrasound performed by emergency physicians is reported to have a 91% sensitivity. 95-99% of patients with acute cholecystitis have gallstones identified on ultrasound.¬†A combination of gallstones and sonographic Murphy’s has a positive predictive value of 92.2%. A combination of … Continue reading

Posted in Gastrointestinal, Ultrasound