The Role of Lung Ultrasound in Low-Resource Settings during the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Pandemic

Giovanni Cappa, Gianmarco Secco, Andi Nganso, Ron Ruzga, Stefano Perlini

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Abstract

Lung ultrasound (LUS) has proven to be a helpful diagnostic tool for evaluating lung involvement in respiratory pathologies. The usage of this imaging technique became even more widespread during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The latest generation ultrasound scanners are conveniently portable and this permits ultrasound examinations to be performed even in extreme environments where no other diagnostic tool is available. Our team has developed the first guide that assists the clinician while operating in low-resource settings, in managing a SARS-CoV-2 patient based on the clinical examination and the LUS findings.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Covid-19
  • evacuation
  • humanitarian
  • lung ultrasound
  • migration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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