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Welcome to Ultrasound.Guide
Basics of Ultrasound


Welcome to Ultrasound.Guide

12 Oct 2017

Basics of Ultrasound

We have created this website to educate the healthcare community about the use of ultrasound (mostly Point of Care Ultrasound) in patient care. We have made this website free to maximize the potential audience that can learn from it. Furthermore, we wanted to make it a resource for those taking the FAST exam. Please feel free to provide us with feedback on what we can do to improve your user experience.

About the Author

We are lucky to have Dr. Chris Moore, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chief, Section of Emergency Ultrasound; Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at Yale University as our lead contributor and author. Dr. Moore has established and directed the Emergency Ultrasound Section over the last thirteen years. He is fellowship trained in emergency ultrasound and founded and directed the Yale Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship over the last twelve years. His research interest are in diagnostic testing in the emergency department setting, particularly imaging tests such as ultrasound and computed tomography. He is currently funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to disseminate the appropriate use of reduced-dose CT scan protocols in renal colic (kidney stone).

In addition to his research, Dr. Moore runs the emergency ultrasound rotation, a required rotation for emergency medicine residents which is also popular as an elective both with Yale residents from other services, medical students and trainees from other institutions. He teaches ultrasound as part of the first year Yale School of Medicine Anatomy Course and is involved in the point-of-care ultrasound education pilot for the Yale School of Medicine, now in its third year. He has established and directed the New England Point-of-care Ultrasound Course, one of the largest courses in the country, which is has also been given in the Caribbean the last four years. He is past-chair of the Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Section at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) where he is a senior member and a former member of the AIUM Board of Governors.

High-Level Outline

We want the site to be as comprehensive as possible. While this will take some time, every lesson produced will build on the prior lesson. Major topics we intend to cover, include:

  • An introduction to ultrasound
  • Finding fluid
  • Aorta and IVC
  • FAST exam
  • Again, these are simply the major topics. For each topic, there will be numerous lessons created. We also intend to add quizzes so you can test your knowledge and prepare for the FAST exam.

    Please feel free to provide us with feedback on what we can do to improve your user experience. Send email to 'comments' at this website.


 

Basics of Ultrasound

16 Oct 2017

Basics of Ultrasound

Our second module in POTUS describes the technical aspects of ultrasound. It was created by Dr. Chris Moore at Yale Medical School.

Participants will learn about the frequency tradeoff between penetration and resolution, the Piezoelectric effect, how images are generated, two-dimensional imaging in a plane, appropriate orientation of the probe, orientation conventions, rules for orientation, and what black and white represent in the image. Upon completion of the lesson, participants should have a solid understanding of the basics of ultrasound.

About the Author

Dr. Chris Moore, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chief, Section of Emergency Ultrasound; Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at Yale University .


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