Apps for Ultrasound
Log your ultrasound and POCUS scans easily with EchoLog, designed specifically for ultrasound logging. EchoLog is made by two Emergency Medicine residents from Montreal, Canada, wanting to improve on the current paper logbook system for Ultrasound certification.
by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Congenital heart defects can be difficult to visualize and explain. Heartpedia, created by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, allows you to interact with 3D models of pediatric heart anomalies and defects. Healthcare providers may use these anatomically-correct models as visual learning tools to help educate patients and families on specific defects and repairs.
by My Case Files, LLC
My Case Files is the first app designed for health care providers to keep track of their interesting cases and procedures in a secure, HIPAA compliant app. The app is simple, easy to navigate, and highly customizable for its use in multiple clinical scenarios. Features of the app:
- Take pictures/video clips of your interesting cases
- Search cases quickly for reference
- Take pictures of your procedures and share them with referring physicians and patients
- Create a procedure log for residents and fellows in training
This app was designed for individuals who are learning how to perform and interpret focused bedside echocardiography. It was created to serve as an efficient bedside assistant to verify what appropriate views and common pathologies look like while one continues to hone their spatial and physiologic understanding of cardiac ultrasound. This app is best used as a reference early on in one’s training and for teaching others at the bedside.
EchoTools is a free iOS educational reference covering point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Additionally, it contains cardiac dimensions, native/prosthetic valve measurements, and lessons ranging from interventional procedures to mechanical circulatory support (MCS).
About Rishi Kumar, MD, FACC (“RK.md”):
I’m an adult cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and intensivist with board certifications in anesthesiology, critical care medicine, advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), and a testamur in critical care ultrasound. I have a passion for teaching and free, open-access medical education over the Internet! Learn more on my site: https://rk.md
Lets students create their own MCQs or practice others, and creates a personal revision plan for them based on what they most need to study each day. There are over 5,000 medical MCQs written by students and doctors and a few thousand medical students using it in the US and UK including some Ultrasound related questions.
by UBC Radiology
Learn radiology anatomy & clinical reasoning using x-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound. This app is designed for medical trainees and medical professionals to increase their confidence in identifying normal anatomic structures, ordering the most appropriate imaging test and identifying common pathology.This app is based on the radiology undergraduate curriculum at the University of British Columbia (UBC), which is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The app content is organized into the pre-clinical (MS1, MS2) and clinical (MS3, MS4, intern) years. The focus of the pre-clinical years is on identifying normal anatomy and acquiring basic ultrasound skills and the focus of the clinical years is to become familiar with ordering appropriateness criteria and to recognize key pathology. The list of clinical cases presented in this app are developed from the UBC third year medical student clerkship “Must See” clinical objectives.
Simulators for Ultrasound
The edus2 is an open source tool that integrates ultrasound into existing simulation suites at a fraction of the cost of commercially available systems. Full details on the wiki. Code, video, and instructions on buliding your own are free. Just add hardware. If you need assistance in completing a system please contact us and we can help you get up and running. We have done most of the work, but tasks remain open to make this project better.
Image Management Utilities for Ultrasound
Logbook Utilities for Ultrasound
Podcasts on ultrasound
Emergency Ultrasound – by J. Christian Fox
These lectures comprise the UCI bedside ultrasound curriculum from the perspective of emergency medicine. Also available:
MS2 – ultrasound in MedEd
The Ultrasound Podcast – by Mike Mallin, Matt Dawson, Mike Stone and Jacob Avila
The seminal ultrasound podcast.