ASM-I

GE Vscan ultrasound deviceMount Sinai is proud to be among the first group of medical schools to incorporate point-of-care ultrasound into into your preclinical medical education. This is part of a study which has been established with GE Healthcare in collaboration with Principal Investigator Jagat Narula and co-PI Bret Nelson.

You’ve had a taste of sonography during Gross Anatomy, and now we will continue to expand your experience during ASM-I using handheld ultrasound devices. This page will serve to highlight the components of the  ultrasound curriculum.

Click below for your final exam (really!):

Ultrasound Competency Assessment-ASM1

Use that sheet to guide your study as we go through each module individually. At the completion of this course you will be able to perform a basic, focused sonographic assessment of the heart, lungs, gallbladder, and aorta, as demonstrated in this video:

Blackboard is your primary source for dates, times, and definitive schedule updates. Please be sure to use that and the ASM-I course director Dr. Joanne Hojsak for definitive course information. For ultrasound-related questions please contact Dr. Bret Nelson, the director of the Emergency Ultrasound Division.

Modules:

Introduction to ultrasound physics and using the machine

Using the Vscan ultrasound device video:

Ultrasound physics lecture:

Cardiac system

We will focus on the following sonographic views and anatomy:

  1. Subxiphoid 4-chamber view
  2. Parasternal long axis view

Resources:

Cardiac tutorial

Subxiphoid 4-chamber (aka subcostal) view anatomy from Yale Atlas of Echo

Parasternal Long axis view anatomy from Yale Atlas of Echo

Online interactive cardiac ultrasound Quiz (10 questions, enter any name you like)

Cardiac ultrasound lecture:

Pulmonary system

We will focus on the following sonographic views and anatomy:

  1. Pleura to assess for pulmonary edema
  2. Costophrenic angle (above diaphragm) to assess for pleural effusion

Resources:

Pulmonary tutorial

Online interactive thoracic ultrasound Quiz (10 questions, enter any name you like)

Thoracic ultrasound lecture:

Hepatobiliary system:

We will focus on the following sonographic views and anatomy:

  1. Assess the gallbladder for stones
  2. Assess a sonographic Murphy sign

Resources:

Gallbladder tutorial

Online interactive gallbladder ultrasound Quiz (10 questions, enter any name you like)

Gallbladder ultrasound lecture:

Arterial system:

We will focus on the following sonographic views and anatomy:

  1. Assess the abdominal aorta for aneurysm

Resources:

Aorta tutorial

Online interactive aorta ultrasound Quiz (10 questions, enter any name you like)

Aorta ultrasound lecture:

3 thoughts on “ASM-I”

  1. The phased array probe is optimized for cardiac or abdominal imaging. It is not the ideal probe for needle visualization or viewing superficial structures such as vessels.

  2. SOY DE MORELIA, MICHOACÁN, MÉXICO MÉDICO INTENSIVISTA Y CARDIÓLOGO, DIRECTOR DE UN HOSPITAL, ME GUSTARÍA OBTENER EL ASM 1Vscan PARA PODER TRABAJAR CON EL EQUIPO EN EL HOSPITAL Y UTILIZARLO PARA MEDIOS ESCOLARES, ME PUEDEN INFORMAR ¿CÓMO OBTENERLO? gaussclinica@yahoo.com.mx Dr. Gualterio Ortiz López