The Philippine Society of Ultrasound in Clinical Medicine, Inc., together with Siemens Healthineers, is hosting a complimentary webinar on “The Role of Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19 Disease”.
At Siemens Healthineers we stand with the healthcare providers and their patients during this unprecedented time. We are working hard to provide the best possible support to healthcare providers at each stage of COVID-19 patient care.
The Role of Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19 Disease
17 August 2020 (Monday)
3:00 PM Philippine Time
Dirk-André Clevert, MD
Lung Ultrasound & White Paper
Ultrasound of the lung is a fairly new exam. With the high acoustic mismatch between soft tissue and air, typically we cannot image the lung due to total reflection of the ultrasound beam. In recent years, clinicians found that different conditions may cause ultrasound artifacts that can help diagnose different lung pathology. Lung ultrasound is strongly recommended for acute respiratory failure and can be a useful alternative during the COVID-19 outbreak if CT is not readily available. (A “strong correlation” has been shown between ultrasound and CT findings with patients who presented with flu-like symptoms and COVID-19 pneumonia.*)
COVID-19 tends to affect the terminal alveoli in the peripheral area of the lung. Lesions tend to be close to the pleura which is exactly where ultrasound works best.
You can view the recording of the webinar in PSUCMI’s website.