A common question that comes up is “What ultrasound probe is used for lung ultrasound?” In general, using a curvilinear probe or phased array probe will be just fine. However, if you really want to see the more shallow pleura then you may need to switch to the linear probe.
- Transducer: Curvilinear Ultrasound Probe or Phased Array Probe.
- The linear transducer may be used for shallow imaging to scan the pleura close to the chest wall.
- Preset: Lung or Abdominal
- Machine Placement: Place the machine on the patient’s right side so you can scan with your right hand and manipulate ultrasound buttons with your left hand.