COVID-19 and Lung Ultrasound: Reflections on the “Light Beam”

Francesco Taccari, Danilo Buonsenso

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During the COVID-19 pandemic Lung Ultrasound (LUS) has clearly succeeded as a formidable tool in the management of SARS-CoV-2 infection. A multitude of scientific papers, webinars and social media discussions has celebrated LUS benefits in the last few months, more than ever. LUS is based on the interpretation of artifacts, and different combinations of basic LUS artifacts can detect different pathologies. We discuss the need to identify new artifacts for new diseases.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020


  • COVID-19
  • light beam
  • Lung Ultrasound
  • SARS-CoV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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