Medical Necessity: Evaluate the aorta for presence or absence of aneurysm
Focused Question: Is there an abdominal aortic aneurysm?
REQUIRED IMAGES: Measure Outer Wall to Outer Wall at each location (clip and still image recommended)
1.) Transverse image at Proximal, Mid, and Distal Aorta
2.) Saggital or Longitudinal image at Distal Aorta and Bifurcation
Medical Necessity: To assess for the presence or absence of pericardial effusion. To assess for the presence or absence of cardiac activity.
Structures studied: Heart, pericardium.
Focused Question: Is a pericardial effusion present? Is there cardiac activity?
Parasternal Long Axis (PSTL), Parasternal Short Axis (PSAX), Apical 4 Chamber (AP 4/5), Subxiphoid, and IVC Images
HOW TO SCAN - CARDIAC
1.) Obtain at a minimum, video clips of the sub-costal and parasternal long axis views of the heart.
Additional views may include parasternal short axis and apical 4 chamber.
2.) Obtain one static representative image.