Venous congestion (VExUS) webinar

There has been a lot of interest in venous congestion assessment (using POCUS) lately, thanks to the landmark paper by Beaubien-Souligny et al. and efforts of the FOAMed educators campaigning against […]

How to get certified in POCUS?

This is one of the commonest questions I get. First, as previously mentioned, the American College of Emergency Physicians policy statement on emergency ultrasound recommends that a trainee should perform […]

Renal infarction

These images were obtained from a patient with no known co-morbidities, who presented with acute right flank pain. There was no history of fever, hematuria, or other symptoms suggestive of […]

Pulmonary veins on cardiac ultrasound

In a recent twitter poll showing this parasternal long axis (PLAX) image, only 36% (N = 301) were able to identify the pulmonary vein. Even though the purpose of POCUS […]

Strange things around the IVC

A medical student is looking for inferior vena cava in a nephrology clinic patient and finds something ‘weird’ adjacent to the IVC.  He/she calls the nephrology fellow for help. Here […]

Multiple cysts in the kidneys

We have previously talked about autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). It is important to distinguish it from acquired cystic kidney disease (ACKD), seen in patients with chronic kidney disease. […]

Prominent renal vascular calcifications

These kidney ultrasound images were obtained from a patient with end-stage kidney disease likely secondary to diabetic nephropathy and hypertensive nephrosclerosis. The patient also had cirrhosis and you can see […]