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1. Abdominal Ultrasound indications and Preparation

Ultrasound Machine Preparation

  • Transducer: Curvilinear Ultrasound Probe (Ideal Choice) or Phased Array Probe.
    • You may need to use a Linear Probe for appendicitis and pediatric applications
  • Preset: Abdomen
  • Machine Placement: Position the ultrasound machine on the right side of the patient with the screen facing you. With this configuration you can face both the patient and the ultrasound screen, scanning with your right hand and manipulating buttons on the machine with the left hand.
Abdominal Ultrasound Preparation - Patient and machine

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