Diagnostic Imaging; Education, Medical; Emergency Medicine; Pulmonary Embolism; Ultrasonography; Renal Colic
Dr. Moore's research interests are primarily in the area of diagnostic imaging in the emergency department, including ultrasound and CT. He is currently funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to disseminate the appropriate use of reduced-dose CT protocols for renal colic (kidney stone).
Other interests include bedside ultrasound, pulmonary embolism (PE), aortic dissection, kidney stones bedside echocardiography, and emergency ultrasound education.
In 2009 Dr. Moore received the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine "Ultrasound Achievement Award"; a national award for "Exceptional Academic Accomplishments and Leadership in Emergency Ultrasound".
Extensive Research Description
My primary interest is in developing the potential of bedside physician performed ultrasound. Ultrasound has been described as "the stethoscope of the future" and with advances in machine size, quality, this is finally beginning to be a reality. However, ultrasound is a user-dependent technology whose efficacy is largely dependent on the training of the person obtaining and interpreting images. I am interested in investigating how this tool is best used in the emergency department and other settings as well as providing effective education and assessment of competency.I have now run a fellowship in emergency ultrasound for five years as well as rotations for residents and medical students.Prior work I have completed has focused on the bedside evaluation of left ventricular function in patients with hypo-tension or dyspnea. We have also looked at screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms and the prognostic value of peritoneal free fluid in patients with suspected ectopic pregnancy. I have also looked at issues regarding penetration of ultrasound technology into academic and community settings.
Ongoing projects include expanding the utility of bedside ultrasound in the evaluation of congestive heart failure, sepsis, and pulmonary embolism. We are also working on a web-based training and competency assessment tool (see www.eultrasound.us)
In a wider sense I am also interested in diagnostic tests, in particular for pulmonary embolism (d-dimer, pre-test probability) and markers for head injury in minor trauma (S100B).
- Lei Chen, Chris Moore (2007) Diagnosis and guided reduction of forearm fractures in children using bedside ultrasound, Pediatric Emergency Care, 23(8)528-531
- Chris Moore (2007) Free fluid in morison's pouch on bedside ultrasound predicts need for operative intervention in suspected, Academic Emergency Medicine, 14, 755-758
- Chris Moore (2006) Ultrasound in community emergency departments in the United States: access to ultrasound performed by consultants and status of emergency physician performed ultrasound, Annals of Emergency Medicine, 47, 147-153
- Edward Monico, Chris Moore (2005) The impact of evidence based medicine and evolving technology on the standard of care in emergency medicine, Internet Journal of Law, Healthcare, and Ethics, 3(2)
- Chris Moore (2005) Utility of Bedside Bladder Ultrasound Before Urethral Catheterization, Pediatrics, 115, 108-111