Monday, July 16, 2018

Ultrasound of lungs - review

Q: What does "shred sign" signifies on lung ultrasound?

Answer:  Many times consolidations in lung may get missed via regular chest X-ray particularly only on supine films in ICUs. Ultrasound has an advantage to pick those hidden consolidations. It can be picked by the irregular, shaggy border between the consolidated and normally aerated lung and is known as “shred sign”.

Beautiful pictorial review on ultrasound of lungs here


Reference: Chichra A, Makaryus M, Chaudhri P, Narasimhan M. Ultrasound for the Pulmonary Consultant. Clinical Medicine Insights Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine. 2016;10:1-9.

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