Posts tagged #abdominal ultrasound

AAA-OK: Approach to Imaging of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Around 30% of symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) are misattributed to non-vascular causes, leading to poor outcomes. This post offers an approach to imaging of symptomatic and ruptured AAA's and presents data demonstrating that bedside ultrasound is a powerful tool when this diagnosis is in the differential. 

Better than a shotgun approach to diagnosis: Ultrasound in Cholangitis

This week we discuss an interesting case and how bedside ultrasound can help you facilitate rapid diagnosis and disposition of patients presenting to the emergency department with right upper quadrant abdominal pain.