Top 3 Articles – DVT

In this series, we cut to the chase and highlight our choice for the the top three articles on a given topic. Read on for the articles and brief discussion. Three DVT articles that every emergency physician should know. What are they? 1) If there is any “must know” article for DVT or PE, thisRead more

Publication – Bret Nelson on Pelvic Ultrasound in Appendicitis

Visual Diagnosis Case from JEM.  Bret and Ted discuss a case of appendicitis confirmed with ultrasound after CT was not conclusive.Read more

XRS – 1

X-Ray Stinks #1: Finger Injury In this new series we will highlight cases where ultrasound proved more useful than x-ray. A seven year old boy presented with distal phalanx pain, tenderness after a fall. The following x-ray was performed: What is your diagnosis? Can ultrasound help? How would you perform an ultrasound on such aRead more

Gulfcoast ultrasound

Bret Nelson recently filmed a webinar on critical care ultrasound at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute in Florida. He discussed evaluation of the hypotensive patient, incorporating Scott Weingart’s RUSH exam as well as other literature on acute assessment of the heart, IVC, FAST exam, and pleura. Information on the webinar is available at Gulfcoast. References for aRead more

Publication – Jim Tsung on Ultrasound for diagnosis of pediatric fractures

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Critical Ultrasound Journal

The Emergency and Critical Care community will no doubt benefit from this new journal.  The Critical Ultrasound Journal is the official publication of the international ultrasound group WINFOCUS (world interactive network focused on critical  ultrasound) .  It is new this year, but they are already into their third issue.    Headed by Mike Blaivas, the pediatricRead more

Ponte Vedra 2010

We are pleased to present our annual critical care ultrasound pre-conference course at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine symposium in Ponte Vedra, Florida on June 23. Each year this intensive, hands on course features ultrasound faculty from across the country working in small groups with live models and plenty of hands-on scanning time.Read more

NYC Pediatric EM Fellows Ultrasound Conference

This full day course on May 10th saw a packed audience of peds EM fellows from all over New York City. Hosted by the faculty of the emergency ultrasound division from Maimonides Medical Center, as well as renowned guest speakers Dr. Paul Sierzenski and our very own Dr. James Tsung. Participants were treated to aRead more

WINFOCUS Pisa 2010

The second session of the 1st International Consensus Conference on Pleural and Lung Ultrasound was held in Pisa, Italy May 11-12.  Ultrasound leaders from across the globe were present, including Mount Sinai’s Jim Tsung. Thwarting recent Icelandic ash clouds, Dr. Tsung teleconferenced in as the the conferences’ first virtual attendee. Dr. Tsung joined notable facultyRead more

Cell Phone Probes

Wow. Really interesting article from Science Daily. This beats the GE VScan. Looks like it works with Microsoft Windows on smartphones, so not ready for iPhone…yet.Read more