Ultrasound Principles & Instrumentation – Orientation & Imaging Planes

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Ultrasound orientation & imaging planes explained clearly by point-of-care ultrasound expert Joshua Jacquet, MD of https://www.medcram.com

Ultrasound is EXPLODING in popularity among medical professionals & clinicians…and for good reason.

Quite simply, ultrasound often makes diagnosing medical problems & performing procedures faster, safer & more cost effective.

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, technicians & other professionals can benefit from ultrasound in almost every medical setting & specialty

Ultrasound that is performed by the clinician, at the bedside, is called many names: clinical ultrasound, bedside ultrasound, & point of care ultrasound (POCUS).

MedCram.com Instructor & Ultrasound expert Dr. Jacquet illustrates a key skill in this video: How to orient the ultrasound probe with what is seen on screen and understand the associated imaging planes.

Dr. Jacquet recently joined the MedCram team and we’ve launched the first of several “Ultrasound Principles & Instrumentation Explained Clearly” courses.

Master the foundations of bedside ultrasound/point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) with this course available here:


Learn the many advantages and possibilities medical ultrasound offers.

Dr. Jacquet’s course Ultrasound Principles & Instrumentation includes:

– A clear understanding of the physics of ultrasound waves & and how they react in tissue.
– An overview of ultrasound transducers and what they’re used for.
– Key ultrasound terminology, orientation, imaging planes, and biosafety.
– Step by step illustrations of the nobs, dials, and modes of an ultrasound machine (“knobology”).
– Examples of various ultrasound artifacts that impact ultrasound images.
– How to handle an ultrasound transducer and set up the machine for your first ultrasound exam.

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Shiloh Hunte says:

I start scan labs next month. This is so exciting!

Ezekiel Tijjani says:

Had to watch the video twice but i finally got it… Nice video.

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Venkatramudu A says:

Can you please let me know the difference between echogenicity and echotexture sir?

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lyla bash says:

Would you make the translation option available so that those who do not speak English can translate the writing, thereby benefiting more of it?

Cat Middleton says:

You taught everything very clearly thank you

Siphenathi Manyaba says:

What a useful video!!!

Allahverdi Shahveranov says:

Thanks so much!

Blessy Ponnachen says:

Why is that the second part on use and types of transducers is not there . But this video (3rd part ) is starting by saying that it has completed studying about transducers . But I couldn't find any video about ultrasound transducers . Why is it like that ? Straight away this video is explaining about orientation of USG.

VladCodY says:

Thank you!!

Shyam Srivastava says:

sir please let me know how to read a ultrasound, to confirm baby girl or baby boy.

Austin Marshall says:

Thank you for putting this together. It was very helpful!

Ryan Doyle says:

I'm a first semester student in Sonography and this was incredibly useful in visualising the scanning planes, plus I love how you I would guess the planes prior and you would answer for me. Really incredibly helpful thank you for this upload!!

VEANNE says:

This is so helpful! I’m gonna use this when I get accepted into a sonography program :)

nsamba taufeeq says:

who here is reminded of engineering drawings?

Swamy Katragadda says:

excellent teacher.

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