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Lung Ultrasound Scan

Dr. Daniel Kim, MD

In any patent with dyspnea, tachypnea, or hypoxemia, lung ultrasound can rapidly and effectively diagnose the presence of interstitial fluid, larger consolidation, and pleural fluid. Using either 12 or 16 zone protocol of anterior, lateral, and sometimes posterior thorax, differentiating “dry” from “wet” lung tissue has never been easier. The degree of findings often correlate with severity.