Winfocus 2010 at Policlinico Gemelli WINFOCUS held the 6th world congress on Ultrasound in Emergency and Critical Care at the Policlinico Gemelli in Rome, Italy this year.  Sinai was represented by Jim Tsung and Phil Andrus.  The excitement included sessions devoted to development of consensus on point of care ultrasound for: vascular access and thoracicRead more

Top 3 Articles: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

While an uncommon condition, a leaking abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is deadly if not recognized quickly. How good is the physical examination for excluding AAA? Even if the physical exam is specifically directed to look for AAA, the sensitivity is still not good enough to rule out its presence (Sensitivity of 29% for AAAs of 3.0Read more

Artifacts 3 – Mirror in the wall

This is a longitudinal view of trachea, the air-mucosa interface just beneath the tracheal wall. What are the structures “A” and “B”? Answers: A – Reverberation artifact from air-mucosal interface B – Mirror image of cricoid cartilage. Reflection at the tissue interfaces occur when there is a difference in acoustic impedance between two tissues. The greaterRead more