The gastrointestinal system (aka GI Tract, alimentary canal or digestive system) is a series of hollow tubes that begins in the mouth and ends in the anus. The primary function of the GI tract is to break down food into energy for the various metabolic processes involved with life. Digestion begins … Continue reading Gastrointestinal Sonography
Fatty liver is a condition consisting of the accumulation of fat (triglycerides) in the form of vesicles within the livers hepatocytes. Fatty liver is divided into two subcategories; alcoholic fatty liver disease ALFD and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or NAFLD, though the clinical outcomes are nearly the same. The condition is also associated with other diseases … Continue reading Hepatic Steatosis (Fatty Liver)
We all know that crotchety RN with an attitude, but for every Nurse Ratched, there are multiple Florence Nightingales!
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Transcranial Doppler is used to identify and interrogate the intracerebral arterial system. Normally the skull is impenetrable to Ultrasound waves, but using certain windows allows adequate penetration to monitor cerebrovascular hemodynamics.
Spine ultrasound provides a high resolution imaging technique to rule out common and uncommon vertebral column pathologies like tethered cord syndrome and other spinal dysraphisms.
Subgaleal hemorrhage is a rare collection of fluid in the potential space of the galeal or epicranial aponeurosisand cranial periosteum. Birth trauma and forceps use typically cause it (90% of cases), and may also be present in patients with blood clotting disorders. This condition is similar in appearance to a cephalohematoma, though the cephalohematomas are … Continue reading Subgaleal Hematoma