All courses by Genevieve Carbonatto

  • e learning modules

    Accredited by both ASUM (Australasian college for Ultrasound in Medicine) and ACEM (Australian College for Emergency Medicine), used by the University of Sydney for their course on ultrasound in Critical Care, these 13 modules will transform you from being a novice user of ultrasound in your clinical practice to being an expert.

    It  will guide you through your ultrasound learning step by step, to make your clinical practice of ultrasound safe and enjoyable. It is designed to be simple, but complete.


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  • Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome

    Images Chris Harrington text Genevieve Carbonatto A 33 year old lady presents with 10 days of period like crampy lower abdominal pain associated with fevers to 38 degrees, anorexia, nausea, vomiting and urinary frequency. 3 days prior to presentation she developed right flank pain and right shoulder tip pain. She describes malodorous PV discharge. She Read more about Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome[…]

  • Intussusception in a 6 year old

    Images and text Genevieve Carbonatto A 6 year old girl presents to the Emergency department with dysuria and abdominal pain. The symptoms where intermittent until the morning of the presentation when the symptoms were constant and also associated with a left sided limp. She was unwilling to weight bear on her left leg. She had Read more about Intussusception in a 6 year old[…]

  • Pitfall: Ruptured cornual ectopic pregnancy

    Images Nick Sidler, text Genevieve Carbonatto A 32 year old woman presents to the ED with her husband and 5.00 am. The woman is clearly unwell. She is directed straight to the resuscitation bay. Her husband tells you that shortly before 4.00 am she awoke with severe acute abdominal pain. He says she is pregnant Read more about Pitfall: Ruptured cornual ectopic pregnancy[…]

  • Bacterial endocarditis : Tricuspid valve

    Images Sarah Vaughan, Text Genevieve Carbonatto A BAT call arrives. A 42 year old man recently discharged against medical advice from hospital is coming acutely short of breath (SOB). 2 weeks prior  he self discharged despite acute liver failure from hepatitis C and positive blood cultures for strep mitis. He had been on benzylpenicillin and Read more about Bacterial endocarditis : Tricuspid valve[…]

  • ET tube malposition

    Images and text Genevieve Carbonatto. You get a BAT call. A 25-year-old with acute asthma has had a cardiopulmonary arrest. He has been intubated by the paramedics and received 1 mg of adrenaline with return of circulation. He is arriving in 5 minutes. A resus team is organised and you are in charge of the Read more about ET tube malposition[…]

  • Trauma : knife through chest

    Ultrasound images and text Genevieve Carbonatto A 33  year old man presents to the Emergency Department after having stabbed himself in the chest as a suicide attempt. The knife is still in the chest close to and to the left of the sternum  in the 5th intercostal space. He is alert and orientated, he says Read more about Trauma : knife through chest[…]

  • Pericardial Tamponade

    Images : Sarah Vaughan, text Genevieve Carbonatto A 56 year old man presents to the Emergency department short of breath and unwell. He gives a history of 2 hours of shortness of breath and chest pain. He has been recently diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma. These are his vital signs He is hypotensive, his BP arterial Read more about Pericardial Tamponade[…]

  • Oesophageal intubation : Double tract sign

    Images and Text Genevieve Carbonatto Tracheal intubation Ultrasound can be used as an adjunct to directly visualising endotracheal tube placement. The linear probe is placed in the transverse position with the index marker pointing to the right on the neck above the sternal notch. The structures are identified. These include the trachea and the oeseophagus. Read more about Oesophageal intubation : Double tract sign[…]

  • Question 1 : Compare Testicular Torsion, Epididymo-orchitis and Epididymitis

    Question 1  Describe symptoms, historical features and US findings in • Testicular torsion • Epididymoorchitis , epididymitis Ultrasound is an essential tool in differentiating between the different causes of testicular pain however ultrasound alone cannot exclude torsion. Initially ultrasound findings in testicular torsion may be unremarkable and then become heterogeneous or diffusely hypo-echoic, mimicking epididymo-orchitis both Read more about Question 1 : Compare Testicular Torsion, Epididymo-orchitis and Epididymitis[…]