Point-of-care ultrasound is a fundamental part of diagnostic and therapeutic management in emergency and intensive care medicine. The availability of high-resolution mobile ultrasound systems allows high-quality imaging at the bedside of the patient. Point-of-care ultrasound is not a comprehensive differential diagnostic abdominal ultrasound examination. Rather, the aim of the method is to integrate easily detectable sonographic findings into the clinical context. From this, the necessary diagnostic or therapeutic procedures are derived. This article shows opportunities and limitations of this method. The structure of the article is given by the leading clinical symptoms. The focus is on the ultrasound examination and the characteristic sonographic findings with illustrative ultrasound images. This is followed by a short differential diagnostic interpretation. Further diagnostic or therapeutic management is also briefly addressed.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Point-of-care ultrasonography of the abdomen in emergency and intensive care medicine
|Medizinische Klinik - Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
|Number of pages
|Published - 01.11.2018
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)