We previously reported on AIUM’s Ultrasound First initiative back in March. Since then a number of helpful articles have been published in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, each highlighting the utility of ultrasound as the primary imaging modality.
Thus far, topics include:
Sonography in Postmenopausal Bleeding – Steven R. Goldstein, MD
Think Ultrasound When Evaluating for Pneumothorax – Vicki E. Noble, MD
Sonography Should Be the First Imaging Examination Done to Evaluate Patients With Suspected Endometriosis – Beryl R. Benacerraf, MD, and Yvette Groszmann, MD
Sonography of Adenomyosis – Khaled Sakhel, MD, and Alfred Abuhamad, MD
Lung Ultrasound in Evaluation of Pneumonia – Michael Blaivas, MD
Ultrasound-Guided Interscalene Blocks – Andrew Gorlin, MD, and Lisa Warren, MD
Sonography for Surveillance of Patients With Crohn Disease – Kerri L. Novak, MSc, MD, FRCPC, and Stephanie R. Wilson, MD, FRCPC
Sonography as the First Line of Evaluation in Children With Suspected Acute Appendicitis – Leann E. Linam, MD, and Martha Munden, MD
Shoulder Sonography: Why We Do It – Sharlene A. Teefey, MD
Sonographically Guided Enema for Intussusception Reduction: A Safer Alternative to Fluoroscopy – Thomas Ray S. Sanchez, MD, Aaron Potnick, MD, Joy L. Graf, MD, Lisa P. Abramson, MD and Chirag V. Patel, MD
Sonography First for Subcutaneous Abscess and Cellulitis Evaluation – Srikar Adhikari, MD, RDMS, and Michael Blaivas, MD
Sonography in the Treatment of Calcific Tendinitis of the Rotator Cuff – Gregory R. Saboeiro
More articles on best evidence are forthcoming- please check out Ultrasoundfirst.org for more information!
On November 11-12, AIUM will host its first Ultrasound First Forum in New York City.