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6.01 – Introduction & Anatomy Review


✅ Step #1: Watch the video presentions below. 

✅ Step #2: Click the “Mark Complete” button

Objectives: After lesson two you will...

Understand temple anatomy and how it pertains to facial ultrasound
Learners will understand the anatomy of the temple and how to interpret it under facial ultrasound images. They will aprreciate how this knowledge aids in identifying key structures which are pivotal in procedures.
To appreciate the standardized locations for facial ultrasound in the temple
Learners will appreciate the standardized locations for facial ultrasound in the temple, and how it is crucial to identify specific facial landmarks and reference lines that guide the placement of the ultrasound transducer. They will appreciate how such landmarks ensure a systematic examination of all relevant anatomical structures, enhancing the accuracy and efficency of ultrasonographic assessments in the temple region.
To recognize the key anatomical structures within each zone of the temple
Learners will appreciate what structures can be identifued in each temple standardized zone, and what these structures look like under ultrasound.
To understand the the recommended ultrasound images to be aquired in each zone of the temple
Students will have a working knowledge of what ultrasound views are best obtained in each standardized temple zone, and how these views can best display key anatomical features.

Introduction to temple & reviewing the key structures of the region:

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Layers of the temple fossa and the key vascular anatomy
  • Note from Dr. Van Dewark: 
    • When I first learned all these layers, I became frustrated with the seeming variability between what these layers are called and how many layers exist and where in the temple. Like some other areas in the face (e.g., modiolus), there is a lack of anatomical standardized consensus, so you will see different descriptions of this area. What is important is to have a sense of the key blood vessels and their surrounding layers on ultrasound. This will help orient you and identify the vascular structures you will see.