Tools and Tutorials

Here you will find an archive of tutorials and tools.  If you like and use these tools, consider making a donation to keep this site up and running.



SonoClipShare: Share your clips with anyone, anywhere. Basic online PACS-like system for archive sharing and feedback.

Pluck: extract a still image from your ultrasound video, then annotate it and download it using top journal format presets. All video and still formats supported, including DICOM.

Video mosaic builder: combine any number of clips into one video mosaic. Useful for lectures or twitter. Rectangular geometry up to 5×5 for the output, all video formats supported.

Sonogif: Convert any clip to a gif using this app.

ClipDeidentifier:  Make your ultrasound clips HIPPA compliant for sharing, publishing, and education with this tool.

Pubmed Citation GeneratorCreating #FOAMed and need an AMA-compliant citation?  Use this tool.

CV Citation Generator: Create a list of your publications in AMA format for your CV.

Scan Adjust Demo: this is an online demonstration of the importance of a properly gained ultrasound image. It allows the user to visualize a real time histogram of brightness intensities while highlighting the portion of the scan that is either over- or under-gained.

M.mode.ify: this is a tool that will (magically) allow you to convert an ultrasound clip to m-mode.




Tutorial: Clips to Gifs  Here’s a photoshop tutorial on how to create an animated gif from an ultrasound clip.  These gifs are useful as auto-playing web images or to tweet.

Tutorial: 2 Clips, 1 Gif  Here’s a photoshop tutorial on how to create a single animated gif from two ultrasound clips.  These gifs are useful as auto-playing web images or to tweet.

Tutorial: Tweak U/s Clips with Photoshop  Have a great ultrasound clip for teaching, but it’s too dark or lacks contrast?  Here’s a tutorial on how to use the power of Photoshop CC to tweak your clips for presentation.

Basic Video Editing with Photoshop Here’s a photoshop tutorial on how to import video and audio clips into Photoshop and splice them together with basic transitions and export as one video file.

Colorize Ultrasound Clips Here’s a photoshop tutorial on how to colorize ultrasound clips. You can then export them as video files or gifs.

  1. goodafternoon
    am a beginner in emergency echo i learn alone can you show us a simple case
    which we can follow
    thank you

  2. Very nice photoshop tutorials. Outstanding you’re willing to share your expertise with the rest of the ultrasound education community!

  3. Ben, thanks for sharing your expertise and knowledge so freely. I have been attempting to use your excellent tutorials in Photoshop CC 2014 to create GIFs but am unable to use the crop function for some reason. Any troubleshooting tips? Any other way to crop? Thanks

  4. Hi, I am doing trauma high fidelity simulation with my emergency department staff. I am looking for ultrasound clips I can download on my computer (not youtube…) to show the doctor during the simulation. I mostly miss pleural effusion view, freefluid, normal FAST… things like that. Any idea where I can find such clips easy to start during simulation.. Thank you 🙂

  5. Ben,
    How do you manage to place your UOTW logo within your clips? I think I can manage a roundabout way of doing it with Keynote, but I know there must be a simpler way. I do not have Adobe Photoshop CC.

    1. Mark,

      The easiest way to overlay an image onto your u/s clip is to use the open source program ffmpeg (MacOS, Windows). After installing, open up a terminal window and type in the following commands:

      • ffmpeg -i INFILE.mp4 -i YOURIMAGE.png -filter_complex “[0:v][1:v] overlay=200:60” -pix_fmt yuv420p -an OUTFILE.mp4

      Where you substitute YOURDIRECTORY, YOURIMAGE, and INFILE/OUTFILE for the appropriate values, change 200 and 60 to the X and Y pixel location of your image overlay (left upper corner of image).

      Best regards

  6. Do you have a tool for making measurements on a clip? 2-D, volume and/or Doppler (PHT, gradients, etc)?

    1. Mark,

      Not yet. I like the idea of creating a tool to measure area and volume, that would be fairly easy. Doppler would be impossible post-hoc though, since it depends on data not recorded in a 2d cine. I’ll start brainstorming on the 2d measurements. Thanks for the suggestion.

      1. Wow am considering US fellowship and was looking for this exact thing. Did you find a way to do it?

  7. Hi Ben,
    Any suggestions on how to take a high quality still image from a video other than taking a screenshot? Thanks for everything you do!

  8. Do you have a preferred method, website, or guide for others to submit cases for case of the week? Do you have recommended outlets for residents to publish cases?


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