Ultrasound has an ever-increasing list of applications that can transform how ambulatory, critical care and emergency physicians diagnose and manage disease.

Growth in this field has resulted in part, by research and exploration conducted here at Stanford, and from collabration between our faculty and experts from around the world.

A list of current applications is included to illustrate the wide-ranging influence of ultrasound, but in truth, the possibilities are limitless.

Emergency Department

E-FAST for Trauma and Shock
Aorta Ultrasound
Gallbladder Ultrasound
Renal Ultrasound
Pelvic Ultrasound - TransAbdominal
Echocardiography and IVC
Thoracic Ultrasound
Procedural Guidance
Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound
Bladder Volume Ultrasound
DVT Ultrasound
Orbital Ultrasound
Soft Tissue Ultrasound


Testicular Ultrasound
Right Lower Quadrant Ultrasound for Appendicitis
Pelvic Ultrasound - EndoVaginal
Bowel Ultrasound - Bowel Obstruction, Intussusception, Pyloric Stenosis


Unexplained Shock: RUSH Exam - Rapid Ultrasound in Shock
Acute Shortness of Breath: RADiUS - Rapid Assessment of Dyspnea with Ultrasound
Acute Chest Pain: See above RADiUS Protocol
Acute Abdominal Pain
Acute Pelvic Pain
Altered Mental Status
Acute Headache
Vision Loss
Extremity swelling/edema