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Pneumonia

Rapid Summary

When to scan:

  • Cough
  • Chest pain
  • Unexplained fever, especially in children/eldery
5 Minute Video

Where to put the probe:

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3 zones each side:
• Check 2 regions anterior chest mid-clavicular line
• Check midaxillary line, slide down to diaphragm

When to scan:

  • Cough
  • Chest pain
  • Unexplained fever, especially in children/eldery

Where you put the probe:

RUQ

Start at level of xiphoid, mid axillary line, parallel to floor. Then sweep or aim posterior towards bed as needed. Slide transducer up to diaphragm and down to caudal edge of liver.

RUQ-video-GIF

LUQ

Spleen/kidney slightly more caudad and posterior than liver/kidney but similar movements to RUQ

LUQ-video-GIF (2)

Pelvis

Transverse then sweep into pelvis over the pubic symphysis

Pelvis-video-GIF

Subcostal

Start low in abdomen, parallel to floor and slowly move towards head, sweep through the heart

subxiphoid-video-GIF (3)

Findings