Episode 16: Are you sure you want that scan?

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We have all answered that call from radiology or from our radiology techs.  In this episode, we talk about the myths and truths behind the use of oral contrast in the ED, ED imaging in pregnancy, and contrast induced nephropathy.  

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Episode 15: The Seven Deadly Sins - Common US Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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As a graduate of 12 years of Catholic school, I learned about (and committed most of) the 7 deadly sins.  I spend much of my time now teaching residents ultrasound, and reviewing their images.  In the 7 major US categories (AAA, Biliary, Cardiac, FAST, OB, Renal, and Vascular Access), I have noticed there are common mistakes most novices make.  So what are these 7 Deadly US Sins, and how can we avoid them?

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The Role of the FAST Exam in Trauma Patients

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The FAST exam has limitations and there is contradictory evidence on the role of the FAST exam in the hemodynamically stable trauma patient.  However, it is inexpensive, safe when performed at the proper time during a trauma resuscitation, repeatable, does not subject the patient to additional ionizing radiation, and can provide valuable information about a variety of clinically important traumatic injuries in a very short period of time.

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