Aorta and IVC Ultrasound

Transverse IVC

IVC Transverse (Flat)

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We can also visualize the IVC in the transverse view, as we see the hepatic veins draining into the IVC, in this case just before its going into the right atrium. This can be helpful to assess anatomy, although it is a little bit tougher to get a full picture of the hydration status of the IVC.

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