Ultrasound Imaging and COVID-19

Meeting the COVID Crisis with Ultrasound Diagnosis

Studies are now recommending the use of an ultrasound machine for early diagnosis in COVID-19 patients. An ultrasound scan can give similar results to a CT scan of the chest, with many additional advantages. COVID-19 generally begins near the plueral line in the lung which can be clearly observed by an ultrasound of the lung.

Advantages of Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19 Cases:

  • Can be performed at bedside
  • Reduce exposure to healthcare workers
  • No radiation exposure
  • Lower cost than other tests
  • Easy application and repeatable 
  • Easier to disinfect
  • Portable

Indications of COVID-19 in Ultrasound Imaging:

  • Thickened pleural line
  • B lines (multifocal, discrete, or confluent)
  • Confluent B lines
  • Small (centomeric) consolidations)
  • Both non-translobar and translobar consolidation
  • Multilobar distribution of abnormalities
  • Pleural effusion is rare

Early Stage with mild infection: Focal B lines.

Progressive Stage with critical infection: Alveolar interstitial syndrome.

Pulmonary Fibrosis in patients: A lines found in the convalescence; pleural line thickening and uneven B lines.

Chison Sonobook Ultrasound Machine

Here at KeeboMed, we have ultrasounds that will meet the needs of the COVID-19 crisis. The Chison Sonobook has dedicated software for the lung, purchase it online from KeeboMed.

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