> Aorta and IVC Ultrasound: Initial Visualization
Aorta and IVC Ultrasound

Initial Visualization

Aorta and IVC


  • Good place to start ultrasound
  • Teaches anatomic planes, identification of fluid
  • Can be lifesaving – AAA
  • IVC an help with fluid status, other

Narration

In this module we are going to talk about ultrasound visualization of the aorta and the inferior vena cava or IVC. This is a good place to start with ultrasound for a couple reasons. One, it gives you a sense of two of the primary planes we are going to be using in ultrasound- the transverse and sagittal plane, and also it is quite clinically useful. Visualization of a normal aorta or finding a AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm) can actually be life-saving and visualization of the IVC can help with fluid status and other pathology.


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