Welcome to Ultrasound
SIUH has an active emergency ultrasound program. The department has three state-of-the-art ultrasound machines - two Zonare Z-ONEs at the North site and one at the South site. We also have two Sonosite EDGEs at the North Site.
There are courses held throughout the year for attending staff to further develop their ultrasound skills and training. Of the many applications available, our department routinely uses ultrasound for peripheral and central line access, cardiac ultrasound, AAA, FAST, focused gallbladder evaluation, lung, ocular, and many other applications.
During their orientation month, the EM residents are given a one day course focusing on the basics of ultrasound by getting didactic lectures and hands on experience with the machines. The residents are encouraged to scan all throughout their residency experience. The residency curriculum integrates two 2-week blocks in the first and second years for a dedicated ultrasound rotation. The rotation includes weekly tape review, monthly journal club with other NYC area residency ultrasound departments, opportunities to be involved in ultrasound research, an ultrasound blog and extensive bedside teaching of ultrasound skills.
We expect our graduating residents to be fully competent in their emergency ultrasound skills and comfortable in incorporating ultrasound in the their daily patient management and teaching others. Residents are also expected to participate in several ongoing emergency ultrasound research projects during their rotation and have opportunities to be involved in ultrasound projects around New York City or internationally.
Drs. Kapoor, Das, Brown and Salazar work tirelessly to improve the EM US experience for the students, residents, and faculty.
Monica Kapoor, MD RDMS
Director, Division of Emergency Ultrasound
Devjani Das, MD RDMS FACEP
Associate Director, Division of Emergency Ultrasound
Cara Brown, MD RDMS Director of Resident Education, Division of Emergency Ultrasound
Lea Salazar, MD RDMS