Abdominal Ultrasound

Goals and Objectives

Obtain 3 standard abdominal views for peritoneal fluid:

  • Hepatorenal
  • Spleenorenal
  • Pelvic

Recognize intraperitoneal fluid

Understand how to apply the FAST exam to non-trauma cases


  • Ultrasound the both kidenys in the long and short axis
  • Recognize moderate to severe hydronephrosis

Bladder distension

  • Ultrasound bladder in long and short axis
  • Qualitatively and quantitatively identify bladder distension

Required Readings

Optional Readings