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Applications of Ultrasonography in Respiratory Intensive Care

Azmat Karim, Vijay Kumar Arora

Keywords : Acoustic power, Ultrasound, Respiratory diseases

Citation Information : Karim A, Arora VK. Applications of Ultrasonography in Respiratory Intensive Care. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2014; 56 (1):27-31.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-56-1-27

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 28-06-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Emerging evidence suggests that ultrasonography of lung is a fast, inexpensive, widely available bed-side diagnostic tool which is useful for quick and early diagnosis of respiratory diseases. It is useful in the differential diagnosis of pulmonary infiltrates and has good accuracy in identifying consolidation and alveolar-interstitial syndrome. This technique can also be useful in the immediate evaluation of patients with dyspnoea or acute respiratory failure in the respiratory intensive care unit and helps in monitoring treatment response. Ultrasonography of lung has also been found to be useful in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, traumatic lung contusion and lung consolidation as well. There is a need for developing specific guidelines for establishing the standards of training and education regarding lung ultrasonography in India.

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