Miller, C. R., Ultrasound in the Assessment of the Acute Abdomen in Children: Its advantages and Its Limitations. Ultrasound Clin (2007) 525-540 doi:10.1016/j.cult.2007.08.010

Munden, M. M., Hill, J. G., Ultrasound of the Acute Abdomen in Children. Ultrasound Clin 5 (2010) 112-135. doi:10.1016/j.cult/2009.11.016

POCUS Focused Abdomen - Collection of Images 
- Jason Fischer, The Hospital for Sick Children


Fox, J. C. et al., Prospective evaluation of emergency physician performed bedside ultrasound to detect acute appendicitis. European Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008, 15:80–85

Parks, N. A., and Schroeppel T. J., Update on Imaging for Acute Appendicitis. Surg Clin N Am 91 (2011) 141–154. doi:10.1016/j.suc.2010.10.017

Ramarajan et al., An Interdisciplinary Initiative to Reduce Radiation Exposure: Evaluation of Appendicitis in a Pediatric Emergency Department With Clinical Assessment Supported by a Staged Ultrasound and Computed Tomography Pathway. Acad Emerg Med November 2009, Vol. 16, No. 1  doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2009.00511.x

Sivitz, A. B., Cohen, S. G., Tejani, C., Evaluation of Acute Appendicitis by Pediatric Emergency Physician Sonography. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2014 (Article in Press)

Tulin-Silver, S. et al., The challenging ultrasound diagnosis of perforated appendicitis in children: constellations of sonographic findings improve specificity. Pediatr Radiol 4 November 2014 DOI 10.1007/s00247-014-3232-5

Appendicitis Remix - "In this episode we do something a little different than normal. Instead of giving you a “great save” story, we’re gonna talk about how it can go wrong. What we don’t want to do is scare you away from doing this exam. However, it’s important to inject some humility occasionally, especially when we’re talking about an advanced scan." - Ultrasoundpodcast.com
Episode 02: Appendicitis - "Seriously, you’re still CT’ing every RLQ pain? Get with the program and learn why and how to ultrasound for appendicitis. If this isn’t a skill you have, why not? Maybe you don’t see patients with abdominal pain, but if you do, check out this podcast" - Ultrasoundpodcast.com


Halm, B. M., and Boychuk, R. B. Diagnosis of intussusception using point-of-care ultrasound in the pediatric ED: A case report. American Journal of Emergency Medicine (2011)29, 354.e1–354.e3. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2010.03.016 

Lam, S. H. F., Wise, A., and Yenter, C. Emergency bedside ultrasound for the diagnosis of pediatric intussusception: a retrospective review. World J Emerg Med 2014;5(4):255–258DOI: 10.5847/wjem.j.issn.1920–8642.2014.04.002

Riera, A., et al. Diagnosis of Intussusception by Physician Novice Sonographers inthe Emergency Department. American College of Emergency Physicians 2012 doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2012.02.007

Bedside Ultrasound Diagnosis of Pediatric Intussusception
- Samuel Lam, Advocate Christ Medical Center

Intussusception Part 1 - "You’ve got a little bugger with belly pain and they may have intussusception…..or they could just have gastro. How to know? Well, this isn’t the xray podcast. Of course, you’re going to ultrasound them. Or if you’re not, watch this and hopefully you will afterwards." - Ultrasoundpodcast.com
Intussusception Part 2 - "Have you been scanning some little bellies for turducken? We sure hope so. If you’ve waiting to hear from the man, Andy Sloas, before diving in, then the wait’s over. Here he is for Intussusception Part 2. He does this all the time and is a scanning maniac. Like Russ, he knows his stuff." - Ultrasoundpodcast.com

Pyloric Stenosis

Cohen, H. L., Greene, E. B., Boulden, T. P. The Vomiting Neonate or Young Infant. Ultrasound Clin 5 (2010) 97–112doi:10.1016/j.cult.2009.11.017

Sivitz, A. B., Tejani, C., Cohen, S. G. Evaluation of Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis by Pediatric Emergency Physician Sonography. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2013. doi: 10.1111/acem.12163

Right Upper Quadrant (RUQ)

Gallahan, W. C., and Conway, J. D. Diagnosis and Management of Gallbladder Polyps. Gastroenterol Clin N Am 39 (2010) 359–367 doi:10.1016/j.gtc.2010.02.001

Krishnan, M., and Middleton, W. D. Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Right Upper Quadrant Pain in Emergency Departments. Ultrasound Clin 6 (2011) 149–161 doi:10.1016/j.cult.2011.03.004

Summers, S. M. et al. A Prospective Evaluation of Emergency Department BedsideUltrasonography for the Detection of Acute Cholecystitis. American College of Emergency Physicians 2010. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.01.014