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Book and Media Reviews
July 18, 2012

Atlas of Emergency Ultrasound

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Contributing Editor.

Author Affiliation: Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut (

JAMA. 2012;308(3):297-298. doi:10.1001/jama.308.3.297-b

High-quality, portable (even pocket-sized) ultrasound devices are increasingly available at lower and lower cost, and the adoption of point-of-care clinician-performed bedside ultrasound continues to increase throughout many specialties and around the world. However, ultrasound remains a user-dependent technology in which effective use involves understanding and manipulating equipment to obtain adequate images, correctly interpreting presence or absence of pathology, and integrating interpretations into clinical care.

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