A 64 year old man with an extensive history of abdominal surgeries presents to the emergency department with abdominal pain and vomiting. Because you suspect a bowel obstruction, you bring an ultrasound machine to the bedside prior to the completion of any laboratory testing or other imaging. A curvilinear probe in the abdominal mode setting was used to scan in all four quadrants of the abdomen looking in both the sagittal and transverse planes.
About Jessica Whittle, MD, PhD, FACEPDirector of Research and Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga College of Medicine
Attending Physician, Erlanger Hospital