Chapter 5. Ultrasound of the Chest

  1. Adam Brooks1,
  2. Jim Connolly2 and
  3. Otto Chan3
  1. Douglas R Hamilton,
  2. Ashot Sargysan and
  3. Scott A Dulchavsky

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755822.ch5

Ultrasound in Emergency Care

Ultrasound in Emergency Care

How to Cite

Hamilton, D. R., Sargysan, A. and Dulchavsky, S. A. (2004) Ultrasound of the Chest, in Ultrasound in Emergency Care (eds A. Brooks, J. Connolly and O. Chan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755822.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 2

    Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

  3. 3

    Royal London Hospital, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917317

Online ISBN: 9780470755822



  • ultrasonographic evaluation;
  • visceral pleura;
  • acoustic impedance;
  • haemothorax;
  • abdominal positions


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ultrasound training and technique

  • Sensitivity and specificity of thoracic ultrasound

  • Colour power Doppler thoracic ultrasound

  • Thoracic ultrasound: future applications

  • Summary