TABLE 4

Ultrasound Characteristics and Procedure for Assessing the Lung

StudyUltrasoundTime of ProcedureArea Examined
Reali et al21Esaote MyLab 25 (Esaote Medical Systems, Florence, Italy); linear probe 7.5–10 MHzMean of 10 minAnterior, lateral, and posterior; longitudinal, oblique, and parallel scans
Liu et al22GE Voluson E8/6 (General Electric Healthcare, Little Chalfont, United Kingdom); linear probe 9–12 MHzNot mentionedChest divided in 3 areas by anterior and posterior axillary lines; parallel to rib scans
Esposito et al14Esaote MyLab 25 Gold (Esaote Medical Systems, Florence, Italy); linear probe 7.5–12 MHz and convex probe 2.5–6.6 MHzNot mentionedAnterior, lateral, and posterior; perpendicular, oblique, and parallel scans
Shah et al15Sonosite Micromaxx (Sonosite, Bothell, USA), Sonosite, and Siemens GS60 (Siemens Healthcare, Malvern, USA); linear probe 7.5–10 MHz7 ± 2 min6-zone lung ultrasound imaging protocol similar to Copetti and Cattarossi13
Caiulo et al23Toshiba Nemio (Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., Tochigi, Japan), KONTRON Meical Agile (KONTRON Medical, Saint Germaine en Laye Cedex, France); linear probe 6–12 MHzNot mentionedAnterior, lateral, and posterior; longitudinal, oblique, and parallel scans; similar to Copetti and Cattarossi13
Seif El Dien et al24Toshiba Nemio XG SSA-580A (Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., Tochigi, Japan); linear probe 7 MHzNot mentionedLung regions that were explored by auscultation; transverse, longitudinal, and inclined transverse or inclined longitudinal
Iuri et al16Philips ATL HDI 5000 (Philips Ultrasound, Bothell, USA); linear probe 5–12 MHz and convex probe 2–5 MHzNot mentionedEntire anterior and posterior chest wall; longitudinal and axial scans
Copetti and Cattarossi13Esaote Megas CVX (Esaote Medical Systems, Florence, Italy); linear probe 7.5–10 MHz and convex probe 3.5–5 MHzNot mentionedAnterior, lateral, and posterior; perpendicular, oblique, and parallel scans