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.

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