2018 SCUF Conference
Brigham and Women's Hospital



The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Ultrasound Division has a robust research program with multiple ongoing local and international ultrasound related research projects. Our work has been supported by the NIH, Harvard University, Industry, the AHA and other foundations. Fellows can participate and/or take leadership roles in a variety of clinical, education focused or international research projects. In addition, the opportunity to pursue an MPH degree can provide a solid foundation for a future research career. All members of the Ultrasound Division benefit from a rich spectrum of education, research, and training resources available at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard affiliated institutions.

Impact of Patient Positioning on Lung Ultrasound Findings in Acute Heart Failure/Abstract Presentation, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Chicago, IL (2014)

A Retrospective Chart Review of the Management of 370 patients who were admitted to the Hospital with a Diagnosis of Small Bowel Obstruction, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Boston, MA (2015)

• Kimberly H, Shah S, Marill K, Noble V. Correlation of optic nerve sheath diameter with direct measurement of intracranial pressure. Acad Emerg Med 2008 February 15(2):201-4.

• Shah S, Kimberly H, Marill K, Noble VE. Ultrasound techniques to measure the optic nerve sheath: is a specialized probe necessary? Med Sci Monit 2009 May 15(5):63-8.

• Kimberly H, Murry A, Mennicke M, Liteplo A, Lew J, Bohan S, Tyer-Viola L, Burke T, Noble V. Focused maternal ultrasound by midwives in rural Zambia. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2010 Aug.36 (8) 1267-1272.

• Dubourg J, Messerer M, Karakistos D, Rajajee V, Antonsen E, Javouhey E, Cammarata A, Cotton M, Daniel RT, Denaro C, Souzinas E, Dubost C, Berhouma M, Kassai B, Rabilloud M, Gullo A, Hamlat A, Kouraklis G, Mannanici G, Marill K, Merceron S, Poularas J, Ristagno G, Noble V, Shah S, Kimberly H, Cammarata G, Moretti R, Geeraerrts T. Individual patient data systematic review and meta-analysis of optic nerve sheath diameter ultrasonography for detecting raised intracranial pressure: protocol of the ONSD research group. Syst Rev. 2013; 2(62).

• Studer, M, Hempel D, Rouhani S, Dubsky H, Pivetta E, Kimberly HH. Addition of a lateral view improves adequate visualization of the abdominal aorta during clinician performed ultrasound. Am J Emerg Med. 2014 Mar;32(3):256-9.

• Hempel D, Pivetta E, Kimberly HH. Personalized peer-comparison feedback and its effect on emergency medicine resident ultrasound scan numbers. Crit Ultrasound J. 2014 Jan 14;6(1):1

• Kinnaman KA, Kimberly HH, Pivetta E, Platz E, Chudgar A, Adduci A, Stone MB, Rempell JS. Evaluation of the Aortic Arch from the Suprasternal Notch View Using Focused Cardiac Ultrasound. J Emerg Med. 2016. Apr;50(4):643-650.
• Platz E, Cydulka R, Werner S, Resnick J, Jones R. The effect of pulmonary contusions on lung sliding during bedside ultrasound. Am J Emerg Med 2009; 27(3):363-365.

• Platz E, Liteplo A, Hurwitz S, Hwang J. Are live instructors replaceable? Computer- versus classroom lectures for EFAST training. J Emerg Med 2011;40(5):534-8.

• Platz E, Goldflam K, Mennicke M, Parisini E, Christ M, Hohenstein C. Comparison of web- versus classroom-based basic ultrasonographic and EFAST training in two European hospitals. Ann Emerg Med 2010; 56(6):660-667.

• Resnick J, Cydulka R, Platz E, Jones R. Bedside ultrasound does not detect early blood loss in healthy volunteers donating blood. J Emerg Med 2011; 41(3):270-5.

• Mennicke M, Oliva I, Gulati K, Goldflam K, Skali H, Ledbetter S, Platz E. Anatomic distribution of traumatic pneumothoraces on chest CT: Implications for bedside ultrasound screening in the emergency department. Am J
Emerg Med 2012; 30(7):1025-31.

• Platz E*, Hassanein A*, Goldhaber S, Shah A, Solomon SD. Regional right ventricular strain pattern in patients with acute pulmonary embolism. Echocardiography 2012; 29(4):464-70. Epub 2012 Jan 26.

• Platz E, Lattanzi A, Agbo C, Takeuchi M, Resnic F, Solomon SD, Desai A. Utility of lung ultrasound in predicting pulmonary and cardiac pressures. Eur J Heart Fail 2012; 14(11):1276-1284.

• Platz E, Hempel D, Pivetta E, Rivero J, Solomon SD. Echocardiographic and lung ultrasound characteristics in ambulatory patients with dyspnea or prior heart failure. Echocardiography 2014 Feb; 31(2):133-9.

• Platz E*, Pivetta E*, Merz A, Peck J, Rivero J, Cheng S. Impact of device selection and clip duration on lung ultrasound assessment in patients with heart failure. Am J Emerg Med 2015; 33(11):1552-6.

• Platz E*, Jhund P*, Campbell R, McMurray JJ. Assessment and prevalence of pulmonary edema in contemporary acute heart failure trials: A systematic review. Eur J Heart Fail 2015; 17(9):906-16.

• Platz E, Lewis E, Uno H, Peck JM, Pivetta E, Merz AA, Hempel D, Wilson C, Frasure SE, Cheng S, Solomon SD. Detection and prognostic value of pulmonary congestion by lung ultrasound in ambulatory heart failure patients. Eur Heart J 2016; 37(15):1244-51.

• Gaspari R, Weekes A, Adhikari S, Noble VE, Nomura JT, Theodoro D, Woo M, Atkinson P, Blehar D, Brown SM, Caffery T, Douglass E, Fraser J, Haines C, Lam S, Lanspa M, Lewis M, Liebmann O, Limkakeng A, Lopez F, Platz E, Mendoza M, Minnigan H, Moore C, Novik J, Rang L, Scruggs W, Raio C. Emergency Department Point-of-care Ultrasound in Out-of-Hospital and in-ED Cardiac Arrest. Resuscitation 2016; 109:33-39.

• Platz E, Merz AA, Jhund PS, Vazir A, Campbell R, McMurray JJ. Dynamic changes and prognostic value of pulmonary congestion by lung ultrasound in acute and chronic heart failure: A systematic review. Eur J Heart Fail 2017;

• Frasure SE, Matilsky DK, Siadecki SD, Platz E, Saul T, Lewiss RE. Impact of patient positioning on lung ultrasound findings in acute heart failure. Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care 2015 Aug; 4(4):326-32.

• Siadecki S, Frasure S, Saul T, Lewiss RE. High body mass index in strongly correlated with decreased image quality in focused bedside echocardiography. J Emerg Med 2016 Feb; 50(2): 295-301.

• Frasure S, Hildreth A, Takhar S, Stone MB. Emergency Department Patients with Small Bowel Obstruction: What is the anticipated clinical course? World J Emerg Med 2016. 7(1): 35-9.

• Henwood PC, Kennedy, TC, Thomson, L, Galanis, T, Tzanis, GL, Merli, GJ, Kraft, WK. The incidence of deep vein thrombosis by routine surveillance ultrasound in neurosurgery patients receiving dual modality prophylaxis. J Thromb and Thrombolysis. 2011, Aug; 32(2) 209-214.

• Henwood PC, Beversluis D, Genthon AA, Wilson CN, Norwood B, Silva D, Foran M, Romero MG, Martinez YB, Vargas LE, Ocampo AC, Vallejo CE, Arbelaez C. Characterizing the limited use of point-of-care ultrasound in Colombian emergency medicine residencies. Int J Emerg Med 2014; 7:7.

• Henwood PC, Mackenzie DC, MD, Rempell JS, Douglass E, Dukundane D, Liteplo A, Leo M, Murray AF, Vaillancourt S, Dean AJ, Lewiss RE, Rulisa S, Krebs E, Rao AK, Rudakemwa E, Rusanganwa V, Kyanmanywa P, Noble VE. Intensive point of care ultrasound training with long term follow up among Rwandan physicians. Trop Med Int Health. doi:10.1111/tmi.12780.

• Henwood PC, Mackenzie DC, Liteplo A, Murray A, Leo M, Dukundane D, Dean AJ, Rulisa S, Noble VE. Point-of-care ultrasound use, accuracy, and impact on clinical decision making in Rwanda hospitals. J Ultrasound Med. doi: 10.7863/ultra.16.05073.

• Henwood PC, Bebell LM, Roshania R, Wolfman V, Mallow M, Kalyanpur A, Levine A. Ebola Virus Disease and Pregnancy: A Retrospective Cohort Study of Patients Managed at Five Ebola Treatment Units in West Africa. Clin Infect Dis 2017;