suzuki USEmergency ultrasound is a vital part of the Temple residency curriculum as well as an integral part of the day to day practice in our emergency rooms. All clinical faculty are credentialed in the use of ultrasound and the department, under the guidance of ultrasound director Dr. Thomas Costantino, participates in multiple areas of ultrasound related research. Our comprehensive curriculum is embedded into residency didactics throughout all three years and residents are able to build their skills as interns during a four week rotation where they have the benefit of one-on-one instruction as well as weekly QA sessions and an ultrasound-centric journal club. Temple residents leave training proficient in diagnostic, resuscitative, and procedural modalities as outlined by ACEP’s 2008 credentialing guidelines.

Emergency Ultrasound Core Applications

  • Trauma
  • Intrauterine Pregnancy
  • AAA
  • Cardiac
  • Biliary
  • Urinary Tract
  • DVT
  • Soft-tissue/musculoskeletal
  • Thoracic
  • Ocular
  • Procedural Guidance

Ongoing Ultrasound Related Research

  • Test characteristics of a combined limited trans-thoracic and abdominal approach in the detection of aortic dissection by emergency ultrasound
  • Test characteristics of emergency ultrasound in the detection of retrobulbar hematoma