In this short introductory clip, Prof. Thomas Binder, MD briefly shows different types of transducers and gives a few tips on handling this important piece of equipment.
Prof. Thomas Binder, MD, FESC Cardiologist
How much probe pressure do I need?
The right force of how you press the transducer to the patient's skin is very important to get a good image, but how firm is firm enough?
How can I get the parasternal short-axis view of the left ventricle?
The parasternal short axis view (PSAX) is a very common view in echocardiography and allows you to take a look at the left ventricular function. Here you will learn how to get this view and what structures you can see in it.
What maneuvers are there for handling a transducer?
Echocardiography is an artform of fine movements of the transducer in your hands an fingers. In this clip, Prof. Thomas Binder, MD shows you the very basic movements that allow you to image the heart.
What makes high-end ultrasound machines so expensive?
Prof. Binder discusses several elements that increase the image quality of high-end machines.
How does my patient's body type influence how I use the transducer?
Every patient's body is different, but there are a few characteristics you can use to find the spot for a good image more quickly.