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The Sound of Air: Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound in Perioperative Medicine

The Sound of Air: Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound in Perioperative Medicine

Lung ultrasound (LUS) has emerged as an effective and accurate goal-directed diagnostic tool that can be applied in real time for the bedside assessment of patients with respiratory symptoms and signs. Lung ultrasound has definite and easily recognized findings and has been shown to outperform physical examination and chest radiography for the diagnosis and monitoring of many pulmonary and pleural conditions. In this article, we review the principles of LUS image acquisition and interpretation, summarizing key terms and sonographic findings.

CriticalCare.news
February 8, 2018