The accuracy with which clinicians can locate nerves and blood vessels
has increased greatly with the development of portable handheld
ultrasound scanners, and no specialty has felt the benefit more than
anesthesia. This practical atlas of ultrasound anatomy addresses the two
main challenges for anyone learning ultrasound-guided techniques: 1.
Where do I place the probe? 2. What exactly am I looking at? Each nerve
block or vascular access site is illustrated with: • An anatomical line
illustration • A clinical photograph showing the correct ultrasound
probe position • The ultrasound scan • A line illustration of the scan
labelled to indicate the salient anatomical features All relevant
anatomic regions are included: upper limb, lower limb, neck, thorax and
abdomen. Concise notes for each entry indicate scan landmarks and give
useful tips and advice on potential complications. Sonoanatomy for
Anesthetists is an essential resource for anesthetists, intensivists and
chronic pain specialists.