What About Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Right Upper Quadrant Pain? What Do I Need to Know About Image Interpretation?

  • Mark CollinEmail author
  • Thompson Kehrl


For patients presenting for emergency care with right upper quadrant pain, ultrasound is frequently the most appropriate or first-line imaging modality. Point-of-care ultrasound offers several potential benefits over radiology-performed ultrasound studies. Real and perceived barriers may stand in the way of implementing point-of-care ultrasound; however, these barriers can often be overcome with minimal training and a broader financial outlook. Understanding the findings of right upper quadrant ultrasonography is vital to correct interpretation.


Point-of-care ultrasound Right upper quadrant Gallbladder Cholelithiasis Cholecystitis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Emergency UltrasoundYork Hospital Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, York Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency, York Hospital Department of Emergency MedicineYorkUSA

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