Learning Ultrasound – 3 – The Aorta Scan

All of the posts of the series Learning Ultrasound are excerpts from the book Point-Of-Care Ultrasound for Emergency Physicians — “The EDE Book”. I purchased the e book two years ago. The e book is only available on Apple devices. The e book is only about $15 and it is simply the best there is on learning  to perform point of care ultrasound (POCUS). You need to buy it now.

I have posted these Learning Ultrasound series, temporarily, for a friend who does not currently have access to an Apple device.

The abdominal aorta scan is a great exam to start with as it is very straightforward. So, here we go.

First, watch the YouTube video below and then I’ll review some tips from the very best resource on learning ultrasound scanning: the book, Point-Of-Care Ultrasound for Emergency Physicians — “The EDE Book”; “The clearest and most concise approach to emergency ultrasound.”


How to scan the abdominal aorta to assess for a potential AAA 2:11. July 26, 2017.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms occur most commonly in individuals between 65 and 75 years of age, and rarely cause symptoms.

What follows is thetechnique of abdominal aorta scanning from Point-Of-Care Ultrasound for Emergency Physicians — “The EDE Book”.


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