How to perform lung ultrasound in pregnant women with suspected COVID-19

F. Moro, D. Buonsenso, M. C. Moruzzi, R. Inchingolo, A. Smargiassi, L. Demi, A. R. Larici, G. Scambia, A. Lanzone, A. C. Testa

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Under certain circumstances, such as during the current COVID-19 outbreak, pregnant women can be a target for respiratory infection, and lung examination may be required as part of their clinical evaluation, ideally while avoiding exposure to radiation. We propose a practical approach for obstetricians/gynecologists to perform lung ultrasound examination, discussing potential applications, semiology and practical aspects, which could be of particular importance in emergency situations, such as the current pandemic infection of COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-598
Number of pages6
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2020


  • COVID-19
  • lung ultrasound
  • pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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