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UCI Health leads the way with point-of-care ultrasound

Acute Appendicitis
Acute Appendicitis Ultrasound

Point-of-care ultrasound has been an integral part of the Emergency Department at UCI Health since 2003.

In the Emergency Department, this technology can help guide resuscitation, monitor critically ill patients and help improve the safety of emergency procedures.

Furthermore, this life-saving imaging modality is radiation free, portable and can provide an instant diagnosis.  

As ultrasound machines have become more compact and portable, UCI Health has become a leader in point-of-care ultrasound.

Currently, all medical students at the UCI School of Medicine have a four-year ultrasound training curriculum that introduces them to basic and advanced ultrasound skills.

The Emergency Department Residency also boasts a three-year ultrasound training curriculum focused on Emergency Medicine ultrasound.

Additionally, all 22 UCI Health Emergency Department faculty are trained and credentialed in point of care ultrasound.

Discovery has been a critical component of Emergency Ultrasound. Over the past decade, nearly 100 peer-reviewed publications have been produced demonstrating novel techniques of ultrasound and validating the latest trends in Emergency Ultrasound.

Currently, there is a Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship and several Ultrasound Fellowship trained faculty that practice Emergency Medicine at UCI Health.   

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