Recognizing the increasing importance of ultrasonography in the evaluation and management of patients across a range of medical disciplines, this guide provides illustrative instruction on the performance and interpretation of ultrasound examinations in emergency, critical care, hospital, and outpatient settings.

chapter 1|16 pages

ABCs of Ultrasound Imaging

ByJames F. Greenleaf

chapter 2|18 pages

Ultrasound Guidance for Central Venous Catheterization

ByMomen M. Wahidi

chapter 3|10 pages

Ultrasound-Guided Thoracentesis

ByDavid Feller–Kopman

chapter 4|18 pages

Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Drainage

ByF. J. F. Herth

chapter 5|12 pages

Ultrasound-Guided Transthoracic Needle Biopsy

ByPeter Doelken

chapter 6|22 pages

The Use of Ultrasound in Trauma

ByCarlo L. Rosen, Carrie D. Tibbles, Jason A. Tracy

chapter 7|24 pages

Emergent Pelvic Ultrasound

ByChris Moore

chapter 8|18 pages

Basic Cardiac Echo

ByPaul Mayo

chapter 9|10 pages


ByMichael J. Simoff

chapter 10|32 pages

Ultrasound: Future Directions

ByChristopher J. Harvey, Martin J. K. Blomley, David O. Cosgrove

chapter 11|8 pages

Ultrasound Competency

ByWilliam Lunn, Armin Ernst