Kidney  Perirenal cyst RMYou are midway through a busy shift when you pick up a chart of a young man with flank pain and vomiting. He was actually seen yesterday in your ED by one of your colleagues who diagnosed renal colic by bedside ultrasound, thus obviating the need for any radiation exposure or even the delays associated with a comprehensive ultrasound by radiology. Unfortunately, now the patient is back with increasing right flank pain...

sound RMA disturbing vital sign can often be worked up quickly with ultrasound… but not always  

foley 1 rmUse ultrasound to diagnose – and quickly remedy – this acute urinary retention

soundings 1 rmThoracic ultrasound can be life saving, but it shouldn’t be taken out of context

Image 1 RMYou’ve got a seemingly straightforward complaint. Should you reach for your Foley or your ultrasound probe?

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