Left Upper Quadrant (LUQ)

The LUQ is the area to scan next.

Probe position

Position the probe as shown in the diagram, slightly closer to the axilla than for the RUQ view.

Learning bite

The LUQ view requires the probe to be slightly higher, i.e. toward the axilla, than the RUQ view.

Normal scan: LUQ and left pleural recess

Abnormal scan

Fluid in the LUQ

The spleen is surrounded by fluid. The pleura are normal. The rib shadows constantly obscure the image.