Ultrasound Research

Emergency Medicine Ultrasound

A commitment to scientific discovery is one of the defining characteristics of Stanford Medicine, thus one of the primary goals of the Emergency Ultrasound Division is to perform high quality and high impact emergency ultrasound research. This page was designed to offer insight to potential resident/fellow applicants, collaborators, donors or other interested individuals on the current emergency ultrasound research and the research resources available at Stanford.


Point-of-care Ultrasonography for Detecting the Etiology of Unexplained Acute Respiratory and Chest Complaints in the Emergency Department: A Prospective Analysis.

Isolated Renal Laceration on Point-of-care Ultrasound.

The Sound Games: Introducing Gamification into Stanford's Orientation on Emergency Ultrasound.

Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Austere Environments: A Complete Review of Its Utilization, Pitfalls, and Technique for Common Applications in Austere Settings.

Caudal Edge of the Liver in the Right Upper Quadrant (RUQ) View Is the Most Sensitive Area for Free Fluid on the FAST Exam.

Thymic Tumor Extension into the Heart, a Rare Finding Found by Point-of-Care Ultrasound.

Integration of Ultrasound in Undergraduate Medical Education at the California Medical Schools: A Discussion of Common Challenges and Strategies From the UMeCali Experience.

Thoracic ultrasonography

Cardiac echocardiography

Left Ventricular Compressions Improve Hemodynamics in a Swine Model of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest.
Highlighted in this online video: We are Doing CPR Wrong

Diagnosing heart failure among acutely dyspneic patients with cardiac, inferior vena cava, and lung ultrasonography.

Integration of Ultrasound in Undergraduate Medical Education at the California Medical Schools: A Discussion of Common Challenges and Strategies From the UMeCali Experience.

Prehospital Evaluation of Effusion, Pneumothorax, and Standstill (PEEPS): Point-of-care Ultrasound in Emergency Medical Services.

The RUSH exam: Rapid Ultrasound in SHock in the evaluation of the critically lll.

Clinical correlation needed: what do emergency physicians do after an equivocal ultrasound for pediatric acute appendicitis?

Sonographic Identification of Tube Thoracostomy Study (SITTS): Confirmation of Intrathoracic Placement.

Use of cadaver models in point-of-care emergency ultrasound education for diagnostic applications.

For more publications: See pubmed

Other: Our Emergency Ultrasound Division is a frequent contributor to the Stanford CUREUS research page

Recent Research and Educational Grants

Department of Defense grants for basic-science CPR research

Stanford mini-grant for annual continuing medical education workshop

Pfizer grant for web-based ultrasound education

Seed grant for integration of point-of-care ultrasound into the Stanford School of Medicine curriculum


Our ultrasound faculty and emergency medicine residents typically present abstracts at the AIUM, AHA, ACEP, and SAEM annual meetings. If you are attending any of these meetings in the near future, look us up - we would love to answer questions about what we are doing at Stanford. We have also presented at other national and international meetings.

Emergency Ultrasound-related Research Resources at Stanford Medicine

Spectrum: “Spectrum is an interdisciplinary center that facilitates health research across the university.”

Biodesign: The biodesign program facilitates the assembly multidisciplinary med-tech teams, provides innovation grants, teaches innovation classes, and more.

For any questions regarding Emergency Ultrasound Research, please contact:

Kenton Anderson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Research

Department of Emergency Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Suite 350, 900 Welch Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
t: (650) 498-5220
f: (650) 723-0121

Areas of ongoing Emergency Medicine Research

  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Ultrasound Education
  • Trauma
  • Resuscitation
  • Pulmonary
  • High Altitude

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