Ultrasound is used in clinical settings for various purposes, including emergency medicine, cardiology, obstetrics, pediatrics, etc.
Mobile devices can come in handy by providing various mobile apps that could be great tools for medical students and residents, who are learning to use ultrasound.
Here, we list some of the most useful and popular ultrasound apps.
One Minute Ultrasound is a perfect app for those who learn how to use ultrasound, as well as those who educate them. The app can be used to demonstrate how to perform various ultrasound procedures at the bedside, including FAST exam, DVT, cardiac output, IVC, and more.
Lectures are delivered in a form of efficient 1-Minute demonstrations, with an ability to view full lectures. Videos are high-quality and demonstrate all aspects of the ultrasound scan including correct hand/transducer position, images showing normal and abnormal physiologies with descriptions.
One Minute Ultrasound app is available for free on Android and iOS.
SonoAccess app is the interactive mobile tool for learning ultrasound. It provides medical students and professionals with a library of over 200 high-quality clinical videos, case studies, 100 ultrasound images, and reference guides.
SonoAccess app allows users to use the search feature to easily browse through all content, customize their user profile to generate a recommended list of content, and download a content for an offline access.
SonoAccess app is available on iOS and Android for free.
POC Ultrasound Guide App
POC (short for Point of Care) Ultrasound Guide app is developed by Ohio State University as a guide to obtaining high-quality ultrasounds of patients at the bedside. The app is intended to guide medical students, residents, and physicians through all steps for obtaining each view within seven categories of the point of care ultrasound, including Aorta, Cardiac, Critical Care, Fast, Musculoskeletal, Pelvic and Vascular Access.
The app also indicates the correct transducer to use or each category in order to obtain high-quality images. It provides tips on what users should be looking for in general on each exam.
The app is free to download and use, but it's not available on Android.
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Trauma Ultrasound eBook App
Trauma Ultrasound eBook is, as its name suggests, an interactive e-book in an app. It's been written and produced by well-known US emergency medicine educators and sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians.
The app contains seven chapters, including eFAST Bedside Consult, General Concepts, Anatomic Considerations, The eFAST Exam, Clinical Applications, Essential Physics, and Sonographic Considerations.
The chapters are supported with more than 40 full-motion videos, and more than 50 diagnostic images and illustrations, many of which are interactive to enhance the learning experience.
Trauma Ultrasound eBook is available for free on iPad only.
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Ultrasoundpaedia is available as one app on iOS and a series of ultrasound apps on the Android platform that range from urological and vascular focused apps to obstetrics and pediatrics ultrasound libraries.
The app provides normal images with anatomy overlays, how-to descriptions, and equipment settings. It is ideal for medical professionals and students performing a diagnostic ultrasound.
The iOS version of the app is available at $1.99, while Android version costs $1.49 for each app.
SonoSupport app provides concise, step-by-step instructions on how to perform clinical ultrasound examinations at the bedside and obtain the best images for integration into the clinical practice. It is designed to suit the needs of healthcare professionals at any level of practice, and of any specialty.
Besides standard features, such as instructions, tips, and high-quality images and illustrations, the app also includes critical images checklist to remind users of the scans they need to perform.
SonoSupport app is available at the price of $9.99, but only on iOS platform.
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Emergency Medicine Ultrasound App
Emergency Medicine Ultrasound app is a quick, yet thorough ultrasound reference and learning resource for clinicians, helping them with the point of care ultrasonography in the emergency department, ICU and primary care settings.
The app provides a quick reference for normal values and measurements, as well as pathological exam findings in a form of images and videos, to help clinicians make diagnoses and manage patients with different complaints presenting in the emergency department, including chest pain, abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding in pregnancy, trauma, and more.
The app is available on the iOS platform at the price of $1.99.
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The use of Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography (TnECHO) in the neonatal intensive care unit has increased during this decade. Neonatologists use it to support clinical decisions. The technology may be applied for the evaluation of the neonatal heart, brain, abdomen, pelvis, and vascular access.
TnECHO app is a clinical decision support for all neonatologists who are actively involved in a TnECHO training program.
The app includes videos of transducer position, 2D echo and color Doppler loops, as well as labeling of the various structures. It works more as a self-learning tool for neonatologists, not as a complete training.
TnECHO app is available for free on iPhone and iPad.
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Cardio3 ECHO App
Cardio3 ECHo or Comprehensive Atlas of Echocardiography is a reference and learning tool for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, physicians, and sonographers evaluating echocardiograms for ultrasound diagnosis.
The app contains a database of around 670 annotated videos, which is regularly updated and extended. The videos cover basic principles of echocardiography, valvular heart diseases, cardiac masses and infective endocarditis, pulmonary embolism and the right ventricle function, diseases of the aorta, diseases of pericardium, congenital heart diseases in the adult, and clinical cases.
All videos load from the server, so the Internet connection is required when using this app.
Cardio3 ECHO app is available on iOS at the price of $39.99, and Android for around $35. The app is also available as free/lite version with limited features and number of videos available.
The developers also made separate Cardio3 apps for interventional cardiology and 3D echocardiography.