X-ray limitations

Diagnostic errors involving imaging include not ordering appropriate imaging, incorrectly reading imaging, and incorrectly applying the results of diagnostic imaging due to its intrinsic limitations. We can order the right image and correctly read it, but if we don’t consider the inherent test characteristics we can still make a diagnostic error. This especially applies to…

approach to POCUS

Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is revolutionizing emergency medicine, providing faster and more accurate diagnosis and safer procedures. It’s a skill in both image generation and interpretation, with each scan involving 5 steps that I’ve summarized as POCUS Probe position: chose probe type and starting position on patient Orientation: generate image, using accoustic windows and…