Clinical Indication

Abscess, cellulitis, joint effusion (Arthrocentesis), suspected cyst

Probe Selection

Linear for soft tissue and MSK, Curvilinear for Abdomen and Thorax


  • Measure fluid collection if present, use transverse and longitudinal views to get a 3-dimensional measurement for total volume. 
  • Use a surgical marking pen to indicate your needle insertion point based on your scan.
  • Use more gel and less pressure when scanning an abscess as these are very painful.