Ultrasound

Our Emergency Department boasts a vibrant Ultrasound Section that is committed to promoting resident excellence in the diagnostic and procedural applications of emergency bedside sonography.

The Ultrasound Section is active in resident education, holding a lecture series as part of the annual conference curriculum and numerous small group sessions that provide hands-on instruction by faculty. Overall, the ultrasound section sponsors more than 250 hours of faculty-taught ultrasound training activities every year.

The BMC ED has seven ultrasound machines available for resident use during clinical shifts.

In addition, we offer an Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship.

Ultrasound College

Residents interested in developing additional expertise in point-of-care emergency sonography can join the Ultrasound College where they will refine their skills in advanced ultrasound image acquisition and interpretation, become clinical educators, engage in ultrasound research projects, and explore the administrative workings of the Ultrasound Section. Contact the Deans of the College, Meera Muruganandan and Megan Leo, with questions. Find additional resources below.

Ultrasound Projects

Check out an example of our monthly ultrasound clinical cases, Ultrasound of the Month.

Sono Saves and Successes recognizes a case where a BMC resident or faculty utilized point-of-care ultrasound to enhance their patient care.

Designed by former ultrasound faculty Mark Byrne, MD, RDMS, Pocket Emergency Ultrasound is a comprehensive atlas of all measurements used in point-of-care sonography. Available for the iPhone and can be downloaded here from the Apple App Store.

Resident Rotations

Interns start their year with a 15-hour introduction to emergency ultrasound during orientation and then complete a one month rotation with frequent one-on-one instruction by ultrasound faculty and weekly image review.

Residents may also participate in advanced ultrasound electives after their intern year. Advanced electives involve self-directed learning in an area of interest for the participating resident.

All graduating residents are expected to meet ACEP’s ultrasound training guidelines as a minimum. Ongoing quality assurance is accomplished by review of recorded studies by US section faculty. Upon graduation, residents receive an “Attestation of Emergency Ultrasound Training at BMC” document outlining their training experience and total studies performed and reviewed.

Ultrasound Resources

Additional ultrasound resources, including educational videos, FOAM resources, and the ultrasound section’s calendar of events, can be found here.

Faculty Leadership