Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a focused ultrasound exam clinician performs at the bedside. POCUS exams improve the accuracy, quality, and efficiency of clinical care.

Started in 2015, the hospital-wide POCUS program at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is one of only a few in the country.


Our program includes 14 pediatric subspecialties:


Ophthalmology UltrasoundWe also have support from:

  • Bioengineering
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Department of Quality and Safety
  • Information Services Division
  • Information Technology Clinical Applications
  • Medical Affairs
  • Radiology Information Technology
  • Revenue Analysis

Our Mission

To improve patient care across diverse clinical specialties by standardizing the performance of point-of-care diagnostic and procedural ultrasound.