This chapter gives information on the use of medical ultrasound with a focus on aspects relevant to the intensive care unit (ICU). A technical overview is given, to improve understanding of the modality. Strengths and limitations are discussed, with particular relevance to the situations encountered on ICU. Factors important for patient preparation and adequate imaging are detailed. Possible indications are provided, with relative cautions and contraindications.


Intensive Care Unit Intensive Care Unit Patient Ultrasound Machine Vascular Cannulation Respiratory Motion Artifact 

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© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyCambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustCambridgeUK

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