Not only is ultrasound useful for checking the genitals on your developing fetus, but it is also a valuable resource in checking for fluid in the abdomen during trauma situations — the FAST exam. I learned the exam this week. My favorite moment was when I myself revealed a near perfect image of the heart: it looked just like this one, only inverted. And without a hole in the atrial septum (a.k.a. ostium secundum). Maybe the image is upside down because it’s from Germany? Anyway, I just wanted to hold that probe in place for a minute and enjoy my moment of glory. Can you identify the chambers of the heart? Let the septal defect be your guide.

Not only is ultrasound useful for checking the genitals on your developing fetus, but it is also a valuable resource in checking for fluid in the abdomen during trauma situations — the FAST exam. I learned the exam this week. My favorite moment was when I myself revealed a near perfect image of the heart: it looked just like this one, only inverted. And without a hole in the atrial septum (a.k.a. ostium secundum). Maybe the image is upside down because it’s from Germany? Anyway, I just wanted to hold that probe in place for a minute and enjoy my moment of glory. Can you identify the chambers of the heart? Let the septal defect be your guide.


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    It took me a minute, but I could so tell this was a heart! Proud of myself!
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