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Ultrasound 101

Video thumbnail with Nikolaus Frimmel and patient.
Tue, 01/10/2023 - 09:28 Nikolaus Frimmel

This is the last part of our series about the basics of sonography and we will scan the urinary bladder, and put some of the things we learned together!

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Ultrasound image of liver and right kidney with near and far field marked.
Mon, 01/09/2023 - 15:42 Nikolaus Frimmel

Part 10 of the Ultrasound 101-series focuses on vocabulary and how to comprehensively describe your findings or how to understand a description given by someone else.

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Illustration of functionality of color doppler.
Tue, 01/03/2023 - 14:51 Nikolaus Frimmel

In this part of the US 101-series, you will learn about color Doppler, which allows you to depict flow information on your screen and is the first step to discovering hemodynamic measurements.

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Freeze button on an ultrasound machine.
Tue, 12/20/2022 - 09:39 Nikolaus Frimmel

In this part, we have prepared a short video for you about documentation and quantification in ultrasound because, after all, measuring and saving our findings is an essential part of our work as sonographers.

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Acoustic Shadowing Illustration.
Wed, 12/14/2022 - 11:31 Nikolaus Frimmel

In part 8 of the Ultrasound 101-series, we will learn about why not all things on your scanner’s image are as they seem.

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Illustration of how ultrasound image is reflected on transducer.
Mon, 11/07/2022 - 14:13 Nikolaus Frimmel

In part 7 of the Ultrasound 101 series, you will learn more about the background of how the ultrasound image is developed, some basic physics behind it and the "why" behind the image.

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Nikolaus Frimmel with ultrasound patient.
Tue, 10/04/2022 - 13:20 Nikolaus Frimmel

In part 6 of ultrasound 101, you will get a few tips on how to get a better image in a short video.

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Wed, 08/10/2022 - 11:20 Nikolaus Frimmel

This time, we will talk about the second most important setting when imaging your patients - gain and time gain compensation.

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Thu, 06/09/2022 - 21:57 Nikolaus Frimmel

Imaging depth does exactly what it sounds like - it describes how far into the body you can look with your ultrasound machine. It is measured in centimeters and starts at the surface of the transducer, which is usually resting on the patient's skin.

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ultrasound, echo, cardiography, sonography
Mon, 04/04/2022 - 21:34 Nikolaus Frimmel

As sonographers, we try to get an appreciation of a 3D structure in the patient’s body using a 2D screen, which means our hand holding the transducer is constantly moving.

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