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An Emergency Department Targeted Ultrasound (EDTU) is an ultrasound examination performed by an emergency department physician, instead of a radiologist or ultrasound technician. EDTU is intended to be a readily assessable test performed at the bedside, to quickly and safely determine the presence of a disease state; it answers a binary question, as compared to formal ultrasound imaging which seeks to determine the cause of a patient's symptoms.
The objective of this study is to determine the accuracy of EDTU in patients suspected of renal colic. By demonstrating excellent test characteristics, these investigators hope that this research will be used to incorporate EDTU for hydronephrosis into standard emergency care in Canada.
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
emergency department targeted ultrasound imaging
Kingston General Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:35:12-0400
This is a prospective observational study evaluating the diagnostic utility of cardiac ultrasound in patients who present to the emergency department with undifferentiated chest pain or sh...
Deep vein thrombosis is a common condition seen in the Emergency Department. Standard of care for diagnosis of DVT includes a combination of a clinical pre-test probability rule known as ...
A randomized trial of the use of ultrasound by emergency physicians in the placement of intravenous catheters in emergency patients who are found to have difficult intravenous access (defi...
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This studies investigates the hypothesis that bedside ultrasound is as accurate as plain x-rays for diagnosing clavicle fractures in children in a pediatric emergency department. Children ...
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As imaging is used for various reasons in children with acute gastrointestinal complaints, we evaluated the indications and diagnostic yield of abdominal imaging, particularly ultrasound at emergency ...
Acute appendicitis is common in the adult emergency department (ED). Computed tomography (CT) scan is frequently used to diagnose this condition, but ultrasound (US)-commonly used in pediatric diagnos...
Emergency department (ED) crowding is associated with negative health outcomes, patient dissatisfaction, and longer length of stay (LOS). The addition of advanced diagnostic imaging (ADI), namely CT, ...
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The use of molecularly targeted imaging probes to localize and/or monitor biochemical and cellular processes via various imaging modalities that include RADIONUCLIDE IMAGING; ULTRASONOGRAPHY; MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING; fluorescence imaging; and MICROSCOPY.
The specialty or practice of nursing in the care of patients admitted to the emergency department.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
The use of ultrasound to guide minimally invasive surgical procedures such as needle ASPIRATION BIOPSY; DRAINAGE; etc. Its widest application is intravascular ultrasound imaging but it is useful also in urology and intra-abdominal conditions.
Services for reporting EMERGENCIES to the police department.
Radiology is the branch of medicine that studies imaging of the body; X-ray (basic, angiography, barium swallows), ultrasound, MRI, CT and PET. These imaging techniques can be used to diagnose, but also to treat a range of conditions, by allowing visuali...
Chronic kidney disease (CKD), also known as chronic renal disease, is a progressive loss in renal function over a period of months or years. The symptoms of worsening kidney function are non-specific, and might include feeling generally unwell and experi...