I’m off work today hanging out with a cup of coffee trying to solve world problems in my head. I want to be better at what I do. I want others to be better as well. I live by the motto of “do more good”. I’ve been doing ultrasound for 10 years now and I… Continue reading The Future of Ultrasound in My Mind
Hernias are a bulge of an organ outside of the space in which it is normally contained. Inguinal hernias are the most common type of external hernia. They account for 80% of the external hernias followed by incisional hernias which account for 10%, femoral hernias which account for 5%, and umbilical hernias which account for… Continue reading Inguinal Hernias: The Difference Between Direct vs. Indirect & Why it Matters for Sonographers
Have you ever wondered where you doctors are getting the guidelines for interpretation of your exams? They are not pulling random numbers and studies out of the sky. In fact, many of the radiologists I have worked with refer to http://www.acr.org, American College of Radiology, for the appropriateness criteria. This website does require membership… Continue reading The Guidelines for Ultrasound Interpretation
I have often wished there was a universal protocol for how we take ultrasound images that spanned across all facilities nationwide. This would make it easier for me to compare my exam to the prior images if they are available. It would be easier for the interpreting physician too. If you are working amongst a group… Continue reading Abdomen Ultrasound Protocol & Upper Limits of Normal Cheat Sheet
New Sonography Student, Let me start off by saying welcome and congratulations on getting here! You are about to embark on a difficult journey that may become a rewarding career. I hope that your heart is in the right place as you move forward. There will be blood, sweat, and tears. You will lose sleep.… Continue reading New Sonographers
I’ve been a working sonographer since 2006 and few things surprise me anymore. Today I decided to do a little research on disinfection of transvaginal probe because we recently replaced our Cidex with a Trophon unit. I didn’t think too much about the Cidex method because it is what every hospital & clinic I have… Continue reading Trophon versus Cidex: Why I’m glad we have a Trophon
I love this! Discovered on sonomojo.org! These cheat sheets are written for bedside ultrasound for emergency docs and medical students. They are definitely worth looking at and studying up on. Ultrasound Cheat Sheets.h via Ultrasound Cheat Sheets.
Sonographers are tasked with remembering variations in organ sizes and orientations more than any other modality in medical imaging. Our doctors are our ultimate resources for their infininte knowledge but sometimes they do ask our opinion. I’m certain their memory bank is tasked with everything they need to remember even more than us. We all… Continue reading Ultrasound and The Endometrium
Musculoskeletal ultrasound is one of the hottest topics for sonographers. A couple years ago I was invited to a conference to give a presentation on MSK ultrasound to a group of sonographers. Here is my presentation: MSK Lecture I wish all my cases were as obvious as this supraspinatus tear! Seriously though, if you are… Continue reading MSK Ultrasound for Sonographers
Upcoming CME Events. I get most of my continuing education from SDMS (Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers). In the future I plan on attending more conferences for my own personal growth. AIUM has a great blog called “The Scan” and is well organized for anyone looking to attend conferences or webinars.