Ultrasound for COVID-19 patients

Matthias Manych
Published on May 22, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop rapidly, particularly in the United States and Europe. Imaging procedures are an essential component of care for patients with symptoms. Besides computed tomography (CT) and X-ray imaging, lung ultrasound (LUS) has become an emerging tool for assessing COVID-19 patients.

Assessing COVID-19 with ultrasound shows comparable findings with those of lung CT. <br />

Characteristics of COVID-19 that can be visualized with LUS

LUS from A to B

PoCUS in practice

Standards and recommendations: work in progress

By Matthias Manych
Matthias Manych, a biologist based in Berlin, works as a freelance scientific journalist, editor, and author specializing in medicine. His work is published mainly in specialist journals, but also in newspapers and online.