Another beautiful sunny day. Although some people left for early flights back home, there was still some life left in the conference on Saturday.

Notable events included:

Sinai’s own Henrietta Rosenberg, MD, hosting a meet-the-professor session on sonography of the infant hip

EM/Critical Care track session on the ultrasound evaluation of dyspnea, featuring Anthony Dean, Paul Sierzenski, Vicki Noble, David Bahner, and Jim Tsung.

Scientific session on Emergency Sonography research in the afternoon

Just Images- cardiac ultrasound in the ED and ICU, including contributions by Chris Moore, Alexander Levitov, Jim Tsung, and Erika Kube.

San Diego 2010 Final Thoughts:

Bret:

The Transcranial Doppler session was great. The best part of the AIUM conferences for me is learning something new and getting outside of my comfort zone. The faculty for the TCD course made the technique look easy. Although you can’t hope to master a new clinical skill in an afternoon, I was inspired to learn more about this technique and how it could impact care in the ED.

Zsolt Garami, director of the TCD Center at Methodist Hospital in Houston, demonstrated the perfect blend of knowledge, technique, wit, and sarcasm to make for a fantastic experience!

Phil:

The Just Images sessions were really useful. Lots of great cases, and an excellent video of a pupillary reflex from Chris Moore.

Jim:

The coolest thing I saw was in one of the OB sessions- a 4D/3D plus real-time movie of an ultrasound guided needle sampling of fetal blood cells from an umbilical cord floating in the amniotic sac.  That was pretty cool- and the future for ultrasound guided procedures.