Finding Fluid


Pelvis - Transverse

pelvic ultrasound sensor position


So in addition to the left and right upper quadrants, we can look into the pelvis to see peritoneal fluid. Typically we will start with a transverse view, with the indicator towards the patient’s right and right over the symphysis pubis scanning down and you will see fluid here, but it is the bladder so there’s a full bladder of black fluid and you’ll notice its encapsulated and not tracking into those crevasses that we talk about with free fluid.

? v:2 | onAr:0 | onPs:2 | tLb:2 | tLbJs:0
uStat: False | db:0 | shouldInvoke:True | pu:False | em: | pv:2 | refreshTime: 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM || now: 4/23/2024 4:56:50 PM

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