So as that plane cuts through and you can see that initial still image that we show here with the liver that is close to the probe and is being used as a window to pass through the ultrasound image with the kidney in the farther field.
So we think about taking that image cutting through and then really rotating it up so that we see the image on the screen here with the liver and the kidney. This is really Morison’s pouch view, we’ll talk about a lot in the FAST exam- it’s the most sensitive place to look for intraperitoneal fluid in the abdomen.
So here’s a coronal plane that’s blown-up and labeled a bit. We have the probe placed on the patient’s flank on the right, the indicator towards their head. We see the liver is a nice sonographic window passing through to the kidney, which is in the far field and you’ll see the diaphragm coming in and out, it’s the bright or white, hyperechoic muscular band over the top of the liver, again towards the patient’s head which is where that indicator is directed.