POCUS Ultrasound Probe Movement Nomenclature / Terminology
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POCUS Ultrasound Probe Movement Nomenclature / Terminology

Fan - Motion in the short axis of the probe along a fixed point on the body while changing the angle of insonation away from 90°

Pressure / Compression - Pressure on the probe into the body. compression of the body by applying force on the probe toward the patient's body

Rotation - Movement around the compression axis in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction

Slide - Motion in the long axis of the probe across the body with a consistent angle of insonation at 90° to the target

Rock - Motion in the long axis of the probe along a fixed point on the body while changing the angle of insonation away from 90°

Sweep - Motion in the short axis of the probe across the body with a consistent angle of insonation at 90° to the target



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