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Essential Image Acquisition Protocols for Thoracic Ultrasonography

Authors
  • Toma, Tudor P.
  • Volpicelli, Giovanni
Type
Published Article
Journal
Respiration
Publisher
S. Karger AG
Publication Date
Feb 26, 2020
Volume
99
Issue
3
Pages
231–238
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000503585
PMID: 32101863
Source
Karger
Keywords
License
Green
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Abstract

Image acquisition is the technique of correct placement, holding, and manipulation of the ultrasound probe in an ultrasound examination for the purpose of answering a specific clinical question. We review the literature and discuss the image acquisition protocols used for thoracic ultrasound, explaining, where possible, the associated advantages, disadvantages, and alternatives. A better understanding of how to fine-tune image acquisition specifically for thoracic ultrasound will help physicians on all levels to standardise their practice and improve networking and collaboration. It will also lead to better-quality investigations and, potentially, new applications.

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