Question 4: Pericardial effusion/PE/Sepsis

Question 4.  Describe abnormalities that you could expect to see on a focused ultrasound scan of a heart in Pericardial Effusion PE Sepsis Percardial effusion • Echofree space if effusion anechoic within pericardial space. Effusion may be echoic if it is blood or pus • Effusion may be circumferential or loculated • Effusion may have Read more about Question 4: Pericardial effusion/PE/Sepsis[…]

Question 5 : Early pregnancy

Question 5 What findings on transvaginal ultrasound would indicate ectopic pregnancy should be considered? • Empty uterus – no gestational sac • May have pseudosac – blood collection in uterus • Complex adnexal mass • May see ectopic pregnancy “ bagel sign” +/- Corpus luteal cyst which is often ipsilateral to the ectopic pregnancy • Read more about Question 5 : Early pregnancy[…]

Intussusception: Left upper quadrant mass

Images Genevieve Carbonatto, text Genevieve Carbonatto An 80 year old lady presents to the Emergency Department with a 4 month history of feeling unwell on and off  associated with a  4 kg weight loss during that time. She presented acutely because  the night before she developed mild abdominal pain and vomiting.  She has been investigated Read more about Intussusception: Left upper quadrant mass[…]

Dr Lichtenstein: Whole body ultrasound

  Dr Daniel Lichtenstein spent a weekend in Australia to talk about whole body ultrasound with a special emphasis on lung ultrasound. It was a fabulous weekend and 12 of us had the opportunity of scanning with him on the wards. Lung ultrasound seems at times so simple, yet when an expert is there to Read more about Dr Lichtenstein: Whole body ultrasound[…]