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How I do it: Lung ultrasound

Overview of attention for article published in Cardiovascular Ultrasound, July 2014
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How I do it: Lung ultrasound
Published in
Cardiovascular Ultrasound, July 2014
DOI 10.1186/1476-7120-12-25
Pubmed ID

Luna Gargani, Giovanni Volpicelli


In the last 15 years, a new imaging application of sonography has emerged in the clinical arena: lung ultrasound (LUS). From its traditional assessment of pleural effusions and masses, LUS has moved towards the revolutionary approach of imaging the pulmonary parenchyma, mainly as a point-of-care technique. Although limited by the presence of air, LUS has proved to be useful in the evaluation of many different acute and chronic conditions, from cardiogenic pulmonary edema to acute lung injury, from pneumothorax to pneumonia, from interstitial lung disease to pulmonary infarctions and contusions. It is especially valuable since it is a relatively easy-to-learn application of ultrasound, less technically demanding than other sonographic examinations. It is quick to perform, portable, repeatable, non-ionizing, independent from specific acoustic windows, and therefore suitable for a meaningful evaluation in many different settings, both inpatient and outpatient, in both acute and chronic conditions.In the next few years, point-of-care LUS is likely to become increasingly important in many different clinical settings, from the emergency department to the intensive care unit, from cardiology to pulmonology and nephrology wards.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
Egypt 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Romania 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 445 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 63 14%
Student > Postgraduate 63 14%
Researcher 57 12%
Student > Bachelor 42 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 37 8%
Other 125 27%
Unknown 70 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 298 65%
Engineering 15 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 3%
Computer Science 6 1%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 6 1%
Other 25 5%
Unknown 93 20%

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