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