Peritonsillar abscess ultrasound

The Ultrasound for the Win! Series is a clinical case series led by Dr. Jeffrey Shih (@jshihmd) based on real Emergency Department cases where point-of-care ultrasound aided in the diagnosis or changed the management of a patient’s care.

This case series has been developed as a self-learning tool for students or residents that can be used as part of a curriculum in Emergency Medicine. The case-based format begins with a set of Learning Objectives and encourages the reader to develop a differential diagnosis after the presentation of a patient’s chief complaint and physical examination.

As the case progresses, ultrasound cineloops and images that were obtained at the bedside from real patients are showcased, which immerses the learner and brings the case to life. A Quality Assurance (QA) of the ultrasound clips are detailed, providing tips and techniques on improving image acquisition. Alongside the images, a detailed description and review of the current literature is discussed, and the reader learns how point-of-care ultrasound can narrow down the differential or provide a diagnosis, thus improving and expediting patient care. Finally, Take-Home Points are highlighted to reinforce important concepts and refer back to the case’s initial Learning Objectives.

Ultrasound for the Win! Emergency Medicine Cases: Volume 1 Book

The Ultrasound for the Win! book, available now on Amazon and the Apple iBooks Store is a compilation of real ultrasound cases that have been featured on the Ultrasound for the Win! Series. The cases highlight several interesting and often surprising findings seen on point-of-care ultrasound that may have otherwise been missed!

The paperback book and interactive e-book is geared towards anyone interested in learning more about point-of-care ultrasound, including medical students, residents, pre-hospital personnel, and physicians. It features Expert Peer-Review by physician leaders in the field of Point-of-Care Ultrasound including Dr. Chris Moore, Dr. Mike Mallin, Dr. Resa Lewiss, Dr. Mike Stone, and many more!

Follow the hashtag #US4TW.



Michelle Lin, MD
ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Michelle Lin, MD


Professor of Emerg Med at UCSF-Zuckerberg SF General. ALiEM Founder @aliemteam #PostitPearls at Bio:
Michelle Lin, MD