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Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

How to Estimate Right Atrial Pressure (RAP)

After our last post on 'how to estimate the right atrial pressure', we received questions from our readers. What do we do if we cannot assess the IVC? What if the patient is on a vent? This week we will answer those questions. Review prior article for information on: Why estimate...
How to Estimate Right Atrial Pressure (RAP)
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Sonographer Musculoskeletal Disorders

October, is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month (MUAM), a time when we stop to recognize and celebrate sonographers. Therefore, this week we are bringing attention to sonographer musculoskeletal disease with a focus on pain free scanning. According to SDMS, 90% of clinical sonogaphers experience...
Sonographer Musculoskeletal Disorders
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Avoid These Diastology Measurement Errors

Now that diastology is a mandated part of the scanning protocol for all of our accreditation clients, we are starting to see more diastology measurement errors. We thought that sharing these errors may help others to avoid them. This week, we will review correct tissue Doppler measurement...
Avoid These Diastology Measurement Errors
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

Prosthetic Aortic Valve Stenosis

We recently reviewed a case during a local hospital quality improvement meeting that required us to assess whether or not there was prosthetic aortic valve stenosis.  It was interesting to touch up on the key parameters that should be assessed.  This week we will review the key points...
Prosthetic Aortic Valve Stenosis
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

60/60 Sign in Echocardiography

60/60 Echo Sign Last month we presented Echo in Pulmonary Embolism.  One of the echo findings associated with acute pulmonary embolism is the echo 60/60 sign.  What is the echo 60/60 sign?  This week we will learn the features of the 60/60 sign in echocardiography and its...
60/60 Sign in Echocardiography

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