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Written by Judith Buckland MBA, RDCS, FASE

Ultrasound Awareness Month!

Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month! Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month (MUAM) is held annually in October to create awareness of the role diagnostic medical sonographers play in the medical community and to educate the public about medical ultrasound and its many uses in healthcare....
Written by Judith Buckland MBA, RDCS, FASE and Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS

RIMP to assess RV Function – What is RIMP?

In the past few weeks, we have reviewed different quantitative methods for evaluating the right ventricular function with echocardiography to include: TAPSE S’ Wave FAC This week we will review how to use the RIMP method to assess RV function.  You will learn 4 concepts regarding...
Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE and Andrea Fields, MHA, RDCS

5 Things to Know about Using Fractional Area Change (FAC) to Assess RV Function

Last week, we talked about two methods for quantifying the function of the RV (TAPSE & S’ Wave).   We selected these methods to explain first due to ease, reproducibility and established prognostic value.  As some of our readers pointed out and as we discussed the TAPSE and S' Wave methods...
Written by Angela Mills, BA, RVS

What’s wrong with this vascular image?

What’s wrong with this vascular image? Modality: Carotid Duplex View: Long axis CCA Answer: This image demonstrates prox CCA that was labeled and measured as a distal CCA. Correct Technique: The Proximal CCA placement should be very low on the neck usually close to the collar bone The...
Written by Judith Buckland

Case Study of the Week: Dr Wharton’s Echo Case: Problem Pill or Is There a Pill for This Problem?

Here is a great case from Dr. Wharton on Medscape of a 45 year old patient with hyperlipidemia (high LDL-C and high triglycerides) taking a high-potency statin who presents with pericardial effusion and signs of tamponade. What should be done next? a) CT/MRI b) Pericardiocentesis c) Liver...

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