I have preached it ! Now it is in Cement and Granite! The sliding Lung Sign is now Standard of Care! Forget the rattled x-ray tech being called to the ED or ICU for a STAT portable chest X-Ray. Let's use the ultrasound machine to look at the lungs. The image to the left is the sea-shore sign. When you do not see undulations in the bottom portion of the image, there is a problem. This is an M-Mode image. I will post the article.
Ultrasonography is being increasingly utilized in acute care settings with expanding applications. Pneumothorax evaluation by ultrasonography is a fast, safe, easy and inexpensive alternative to chest radiographs. In this review, we provide a comprehensive analysis of the current literature comparing ultrasonography and chest radiography for the diagnosis of pneumothorax.