Student and Trainee Learning Resources

Case scenarios, mini quizzes and other learning resources are added on a regular basis.  Choose one below to test your knowledge.

Gynaecological Ultrasound

Case 1 May 2021

 

General Medical Ultrasound

Case 3 August 2021

Case 2 June 2021

Case 1 April 2021

Testicular mini quiz March 2021   Answers

 

NEW!  Obstetric Ultrasound

It's the start of a new academic year so test your knowledge with a brand new obstetric case report. 

Case 2 Sept 2021

Case 1 April 2021

 

e-Learning for Healthcare

Have you accessed yet the e-learning for healthcare modules?  In partneship with Health Education England, organisations including the Society and College of Radiographers and the Royal College of Radiologists have devised interactive clinical content freely available to NHS staff and those in higher education.

Click here for ultrasound-specific Clinical Imaging learning modules.

Click here for system-specific Radiology learning modules.

 

Snappy Questions

Snappy Questions is a feature aimed only at the trainee community including student sonographers, trainee vascular scientists and trainee radiologists.  Look here most weeks for a quick fire question with a quick short answer.  If you choose to take part and your answer is correct, you will be listed in the following week's Ultrapost.  The person who gets the most Snappy Questions right by the end of October 2021 (selected randomly in the event of a tie) will win free registration worth up to £150 to the BMUS virtual ASM that takes place 29th Nov to 9th Dec 2021.

BMUS decision is final.

Submit your answer to Snappy Question no.13 by 5pm on Wednesday 29th September 2021

 

The chance to submit your answer to Snappy Question no.12 expired at 5pm on Wednesday 15th September 2021.

Answer: The linear transducer (left) is good for vascular work, often contains 256-512 elements and has minimal beam divergence.  The phased array transducer is good for paediatric and cardiac use but has fewer elements and image quality degrades significantly at depth.

 

The chance to submit your answer to Snappy Question no.11 expired on 5pm Wednesday 8th September 2021.

Answer: Appearances are typical for an endometrial polyp.  Differential dianoses could include cancer or fibroid but this is a classic well-defined benign polyp.

The chance to submit your answer to Snappy Question no.10 expired on 5pm Wednesday 1st September 2021.

Answer: Measure the AP diameter.  Use low velocity Doppler on the thrombus.  Image in longitudinal to determine length of aneurysm.  Check proximity to the SMA.  Check for further abdominal aortic aneurysms.  Check renal appearances.  Investigate left and right common iliac artery involvement at origin.  Refer to the vascular team.

9. The chance to submit your answer to Snappy Question no.9 expired on 5pm Wed 18th August 2021

Answer: Superior vena cava

8. The chance to submit your answer to Snappy Question no.8 expired on 5pm Wed 11th August 2021

Answer: Gain, Depth, Focus, MI, Measurement

7. The chance to submit your answer to Snappy Question no.7 expired on 5pm Wed 4th August 2021

Answer: Liver steatosis

6. The chance to submit your answer to Snappy Question 6 expired on 5pm Wed 28th July 2021.

Answer: Haemorrhagic Baker's cyst

5. The chance to submit your answer to Snappy Question no.5 expired on 5pm Wed 21st July 2021

Answer: Talipes equinovarus

4. The chance to submit your answer to Snappy Question no.4 expired on 5pm Wed 14th July 2021

Answer: Splenunculus is isoechoic to spleen, usually adjacent to the hilum, small and round (texture, location, size, shape).  

3. The chance to submit your answer to Snappy Question no.3 expired on 5pm Wednesday 7th July 2021.   

Answer: Appearances in keeping with appendicitis.

2. The chance to submit your answer to Snappy Question no.2 expired on 5pm Wednesday 30th June 2021.

Answer: Using M-mode rather than Doppler on an embryo delivers a lower intensity ultrasound beam, therefore it has safety benefits while still providing evidence of cardiac motion.

1. The chance to submit your answer to Snappy Question no.1 expired on Wednesday 5pm 23-06-21.

Answer: The PRF (or velocity scale) is set too high so it is not possible to determine if portal vein flow is normal or not.