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Table 3 Anatomical structures acquired and identified on live models during the ultrasound component of gross anatomy

From: Integrated medical school ultrasound: development of an ultrasound vertical curriculum

Anatomical region Anatomical structure
Thorax and abdomen Cardiac chambers (right and left ventricles, right and left atria)
Inferior vena cava (intra-abdominal and intrathoracic)
Diaphragmatic caval hiatus
Cavo-atrial junction
Main portal vein
Intrahepatic portal veins (right and left)
Hepatic veins (right, middle, and left)
Kidney (right and left)
Hepatorenal recess (Morrison's pouch)
Aorta (intra-abdominal)
Celiac trunk, splenic artery, common hepatic artery, left gastric artery
Superior mesenteric artery
Inferior mesenteric artery
Renal artery (right and left)
Common iliac arteries (right and left)
Upper extremities Supraspinatus tendon
Subscapularis tendon
Biceps brachii tendon
Flexor digitorum profundus
Flexor digitorum superficialis
Flexor pollicis longus
Median nerve
Lower extremities Quadriceps muscle belly and central tendon
Patellar ligament
Head and neck Trachea
Thyroid gland
Thyroid cartilage
Internal jugular vein
Common carotid artery