Procedural Ultrasound

Quick Q&A

Question #1

The clip shown illustrates:

  • A. An in-plane short axis approach
  • B. An in-plane long axis approach
  • C. An out-of-plane short axis approach
  • D. An out-of-plane long axis approach
Show Answer

The correct answer is C, an out-of-plane short axis approach. It shows the “vanishing target” sign – the needle is out of the plane of the ultrasound and perpendicular or in a short axis relative to the vessel.

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