Ultrasound for Lung Pathology

Lung ultrasound is known to be a fast and effective alternative to X-Ray and CT in the Emergency Department. A quick and easy exam to learn, it is used to evaluate acute and chronic conditions including cardiogenic pulmonary oedema, acute lung injury, pneumothorax, pneumonia, pulmonary infractions and contusions.

Resources
  • Best Practices for COVID-19 Lung Scanning

    An emergency physician’s quick guide on using ultrasound in the screening and monitoring of COVID-19.

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  • Preliminary Study of Lung Ultrasound on COVID-19 Patients

    China’s Chest Hospital and the Airforce Medical University has released an early study to provide reference for real-time bedside evaluation of COVID-19 patients. The study identified characteristic ultrasonic manifestations visible in the posterior and inferior areas of the lung. Read this study for detailed descriptions of findings.

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