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At the University of Rochester we enjoy a strong research background and support system. The Ultrasound division continues to produce academic productivity by identifying gaps in current US knowledge and attempting to address them with proactive research projects. We work with the residency to help residents complete their required research project, and our fellows are supported and encouraged to participate in research while here. Every Ultrasound fellowship requires a publishable academic project and all of our previous fellows have met this goal.

Our division is supported by the Emergency Medicine Research Division in these endeavors. The research division at Rochester is home to several career researchers, grant funded researchers, epidemiologists, statisticians, and support staff, who provide a wealth of knowledge and assistance with any project that you would wish to pursue. The Emergency Research Division is further backed by the UR Clinical and Translational Science Institute, which boasts a diverse group of researchers, research support and funding opportunities.

For Questions concerning Ultrasound Research during our Fellowship or at the University of Rochester Medical Center please contact:

John DeAngelis

John DeAngelis MD, RDMS, FACEP 
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine




Journal Articles:

2/2021 O’Connor T, Marini T et al. “Lung Ultrasound: The Essentials” Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.

5/2020  AJ Portuguese, KH Abdulla, M Vornovitsky, J DeAngelis. A Case Report: Point-of-care Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Post-Myocardial Infarction Ventricular Septal Rupture. Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine 4 (3), 407

7/2020 Johnson B, Schlader Z, Schaake M, O’Leary M, Hostler D, Lin H, St. James E, Lema PC, Bola A, Clemency B. Inferior Vena Cava Diameter is an Early Marker of Central Hypovolemia during Simulated Blood Loss. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2020 Jul 7;1-6. DOI: 10.1080/10903127.2020.1778823

5/2019 Gorgone M, O'Connor TP, Lu M. "The Aquarium Sign: Another Opportunity for Detection of Perforated Viscus." Clinical practice and cases in emergency medicine. 2019 May 0; 3(2):172-173. Epub 2019 Mar 05.

2/2019 Ceretto V, Lu M. "Diagnosis of Brachial Artery Thromboembolism with Point-of-care Ultrasound." Clinical practice and cases in emergency medicine. 2019 Feb 0; 3(1):83-84. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

8/30/2018 O'Connor TP, Garton N, Jones C, Estephan M, Lu M, Adler D. "Emergency physician utilization of transvaginal ultrasound after initiation of revised sterilization protocol." The American journal of emergency medicine. 2018 Aug 30; Epub 2018 Aug 30.

3/2018  DeAngelis, J, St. James, E, Lema, PC (2018). Diagnosis of Hand Infections in Intravenous Drug Users by Ultrasound and Water Bath: A Case Series. Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine.

2/2018 Davis HE, Lu M, Cameron SJ, Bodkin R. "Asymptomatic Hypotension in a Patient with Catheter-related Right Atrial Thrombus." Clinical practice and cases in emergency medicine. 2018 Feb 0; 2(1):26-30. Epub 2018 Jan 09.

11/23/16 Dylla, O’Connor. “Ectopic Pregnancy- too large to be true?” Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. Ref VISJ182

7/2012 Lu M, Johar S, Veenema K, Goldblatt J. "Patellar tendon rupture with underlying systemic lupus erythematosus: a case report." The Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2012 Jul 0; 43(1):e35-8. Epub 2009 Dec 03.


2019 Marini TJ, O'Connor T, Castaneda B, Garra B, Tamayo L, & Kaproth-Joslin K. Lung Ultrasound for Pneumonia Detection: Training a Rural Population in Peru in Image Acquisition. AIUM, Orlando 2019

2/2017 Lin H, Lema PC. “A 71-year old patient presents with left knee pain and swelling status post a fall down 2 steps. X-rays were negative for fracture.” AIUM Case Challenges. 2/2/2017.

2017 O’Connor, et al. “Use and Perceived Value of Point-of-Care Echocardiography in Cardiac Arrest” AIUM 2017 Annual Convention, Abstract ID: 236183

Newsletter Publications:

2/2020  Mirus C, DeAngelis J. Bedside Echo for a Patient with Undifferentiated Fever and Hypotension. New York ACEP Empire State EPIC. Volume 37:03:20:3-4.

2/2019 Ahmad B.; Dewey K.; Lu M. ""Back Pain in the ED – It's Not Always What You Think."" . ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Newsletter – Cases That Count. 2019.

3/2017 Lin H, Shah S, Lema PC. “A Look From Above: Ultrasound Evaluation of the Aortic Arch at the Suprasternal Notch.” New York ACEP Empire State EPIC. 2017; Vol 34:03:17.

8/2014  Miles, D, DeAngelis J.  Lema PC, ed. Ultrasound Sound Rounds: The Search for Tanga: Ultrasound Guided Identification of Small Bowel Obstruction. New York ACEP Empire State EPIC. Volume 34:01:16: 3-4.

2014 DeAngelis, J.; Bodkin, R.; Lu, M.; Lema, PC. "Ultrasound Sound Rounds: Ultrasound Evaluation of Achilles Tendon". New York ACEP Empire State EPIC. 2014; 32(1): 6-8.

Books & Chapters

2018 Chapter 8, O’Connor T. “Soft Tissue” Practical Guide to Critical Ultrasound. Lewis (ed), et al. iBook

2018 Chapter Radial Arterial Line Placement, M Lu. “Practical Guide to Critical Ultrasound”

Published By: American College of Emergency Physicians. Resa E. Lewiss Robert J. Strony Robert A. Jones

Ongoing Projects

We have ongoing local projects in many areas of ultrasound research. These include:

  • Ultrasound education
  • Pre-hospital and Flight Ultrasound
  • Obstetrical US
  • US guided peripheral IV line placement and survival

Our group participates in Research with the Ultrasound Division out of Buffalo, NY and we have several future projects in the works.

We are also a participating site in the REASON 3 trial looking at Ventricular Fibrillation on US which is headed by the US Division out of UMASS Worcester in MA and Dr. Romolo Gaspari.

We also have access to the ERNIES (Emergency Research Network in the Empire State) network, which is run out of our research division and eases access to multi-site research within New York State.