5. Major Lung Ultrasound Pathology Profiles

Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary embolism is often a difficult and missed diagnosis. Unfortunately lung ultrasound will usually appear normal (lung sliding with A-lines) in patients with pulmonary embolism.

If you are concerned for pulmonary embolism, perform a cardiac ultrasound to look for right ventricular strain and a lower extremity DVT (deep vein thrombosis) scan rule out venous thromboemolism. If those ultrasounds are normal consider obtaining a CT angiogram of the chest to look for pulmonary embolism.

McConnell's Sign
RV Strain with McConnell’s Sign
Mobile Clot DVT Ultrasound
Mobile DVT in Lower Extremity

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