Chest Ultrasonography

Ultrasound is not routinely performed to image the thoracic cavity, and does not substitute for the chest radiograph in trauma assessment. However, bedside ultrasound performed by trained emergency physicians was a sensitive as the initial chest radiograph (96 percent) in detecting traumatic hemothorax. 26 The viewing areas used were the right and left intercostal oblique views. Fluid in the pleural space was identified as an anechoic space distal to the hyperechoic line representing the diaphragm.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

Peripheral Neuropathy Natural Treatment Options

This guide will help millions of people understand this condition so that they can take control of their lives and make informed decisions. The ebook covers information on a vast number of different types of neuropathy. In addition, it will be a useful resource for their families, caregivers, and health care providers.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment