Ultrasound of the pleura in children, WFUMB review paper

Jaworska J, Buda N, Ciuca IM, Dong Y, Fang C, Feldkamp A, Jüngert JM, Kosiak W, Mentzel HJ, Pienar C, Rabat JS, Rafailidis V, Schrading S, Schreiber-Dietrich D, Dietrich CF (2021)

Publication Type: Journal article, Review article

Publication year: 2021


Book Volume: 23

Pages Range: 339-347

Journal Issue: 3

DOI: 10.11152/mu-3058


Ultrasound (US) is an ideal diagnostic tool for paediatric patients owning to its high spatial and temporal resolution ; real-time imaging, and lack of ionizing radiation and bedside availability. The lack of superficial adipose tissue and favorable acoustic windows in children makes US the first line of investigation for the evaluation of pleural and chest wall abnormalities. Lung parenchyma was previously thought to be inaccessible to ultrasound due to the presence of the air and bony thorax. The change in attitude and growing awareness of the diagnostic possibilities has led to lung ultrasound (LUS) being accepted as a valuable point of care method. In addition, the application of LUS has widened with improvements in technology such as higher resolution transducers, harmonic imaging and contrast-enhanced ultrasound.

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Jaworska, J., Buda, N., Ciuca, I.M., Dong, Y., Fang, C., Feldkamp, A.,... Dietrich, C.F. (2021). Ultrasound of the pleura in children, WFUMB review paper. Medical Ultrasonography, 23(3), 339-347. https://doi.org/10.11152/mu-3058


Jaworska, Joanna, et al. "Ultrasound of the pleura in children, WFUMB review paper." Medical Ultrasonography 23.3 (2021): 339-347.

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