IJsetup The Ultrasound Division exists to promote the use of bedside ultrasound in the evaluation and management of patients in the emergency department. 

This companion website serves as an information resource for residents, fellows, and others seeking additional information about point-of-care ultrasound.


Using portable technology and goal-directed exams, assessment of basic cardiac function, abdominal pain, and thoracic disorders can be made at the bedside. Ultrasound is also widely employed to assist in bedside procedures such as central and peripheral venous access, paracentesis, abscess aspiration, and others. Emergency medicine residents undergo a dedicated bedside ultrasound rotation during their intern year, and a course is available for medical students as well.