Point-of-care lung ultrasound is better than chest x-ray for diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia, according to new research.Lung Ultrasound Beats Chest X-Ray for COVID-19 Diagnosis – Medscape – Nov 06, 2020 — https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/940563?src=rss
Emergency physicians can be trained to identify these lesions with good accuracy. A study by Kerwin et al found that after a brief, 30 minute training module, median percentages correct improved from 67% to 87% when reviewing pre-recorded clips.
I’m at a loss to explain why I like looking at ultrasounds. I guess I’m simply fascinated that some people can actually know and understand what they’ looking at. My physician in the family says it’s a matter of numbers. The more you look at, the better you get.
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