Study on Diagnostic Accuracy and Time-Saving Effects of POCUS in Patients With SBO

August 9, 2019

Dr. Keith BonifaceDr. Hamid ShokoohiDr. Stanislaw Haciski

Annals of Emergency Medicine posted a prospective study on the accuracy of point-of-care ultrasonography compared with computed tomographic (CT) scan and assess the potential time-saving effect of point-of-care ultrasonography in diagnosing small bowel obstruction authored by Drs. Boniface, Shokoohi, and Haciski RES'17 & clinical research coordinator Maxine Lesaux. Concluding that "in ED patients with suspected small bowel obstruction, point-of-care ultrasonography has a reasonably high accuracy in diagnosing small bowel obstruction compared with CT scan, and may substantially decrease the time to diagnosis."