Reverberation Artefacts An ultrasound machine assumes a single pulse of ultrasound enters the tissues, is reflected off a structure, and returns directly to the transducer for interpretation. When this does not occur ultrasound artefacts are created. Not infrequently and ultrasound…
A patient with a history of COPD / severe emphysema presents with an exacerbation of their shortness of breath. What does this clip show?
45 year old male presents with left sided chest pain after scuba diving. What does the ultrasound show? Tiny pneumothorax and lung point
A 36 year old woman presents with sharp left sided chest pain. What do these clips of her left chest show?
An elderly patient with a history of mild COPD presents after falling onto a chair and hitting their chest. The presentation is with chest pain and shortness of breath. What does this scan demonstrate?
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Mirror image artefact occur when ultrasound beam is not reflected directly back to the transducer after hitting a reflective surface
Comet tail artefact is a short path reverberation artefact that weakens with each reverberation, resulting in a vertical echogenic artefact that rapidly fades as it continues in to the ultrasound image.
This patient has severe COPD and presents in extreme distress. An initial ultrasound is performed. What does this clip show?
TOE is better than but TTE, but TTE can be performed first; TTE cannot exclude aortic dissection; TOE is comparable to CT and MRI for diagnostic accuracy
Ziro Kaneko (1915 – 1997) Japanese neuropsychiatrist. Pioneer in the field of Geriatric Psychiatry in Japan. Doppler Flowmeter (1960)