Understanding Lung Ultrasound | English version

Target Attendees:

• Radiologists, Intensivists, Cardiologists, Anesthesiologists, Emergency Doctors, Pulmonologists, and other health professionals interested in Lung Ultrasound.

Educational Objectives:

• Enhancing the utility of lung ultrasound by Radiologists.

• Advise for more sub-specialization – keep your career – Be in a team – in each specialty

• Reinforce the basics to help those already working in this field. For instance, intensivists, ER, etc.

• Understanding the basic principles for practical application of lung ultrasound

• Familiarity with sonographic lung signs. [10 signs up 16]

• To have a brief basic idea about lung pathologies detected by Ultrasound. [need advanced level]

• If you understand LUS basics, artifact origin, lung US signs then you can Help in fighting  COVID19 [ and this needs another specific session ].

• Emphasizing on we should be in a team to ensure the best health care quality services. 

Course outline:

Theoretical: [5 videos]

Part 1:

  • Why lung ultrasound?
  • Objectives
  • Introduction (note about the history)
  • Basic ultrasound principles that help to understand its use in lung
  • Machine preference, orientation& probes used
  • Prevent contamination (infection control)
  • Quiz

Part 2:

  • Techniques of lung ultrasound
  • Lung ultrasound signs (10 basic signs + others)
  • Brief LUS pathologies (general &in COVID 19)

Part 3:

  • The algorithm is in use &in progress (Blue protocol)
    Correlation with (Chest X-ray, HRCT, etc.)
  • Pitfalls
  • Message to home

Practical: [1 video]

Final Quiz

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