Can chest ultrasonography replace standard chest radiography for evaluation of acute dyspnea in the ED?

@article{Zanobetti2011CanCU,
  title={Can chest ultrasonography replace standard chest radiography for evaluation of acute dyspnea in the ED?},
  author={Maurizio Zanobetti and Claudio Poggioni and Riccardo Pini},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2011},
  volume={139 5},
  pages={1140-1147}
}
BACKGROUND We examined the concordance between chest ultrasonography and chest radiography in patients with dyspnea, using chest CT scanning as the gold standard in case of mismatch between the two modalities. METHODS A prospective, blinded, observational study was conducted in the ED of a university-affiliated teaching hospital. All consecutive patients presenting for dyspnea during a single emergency physician shift were enrolled independently from the underlying disease. Only patients with… CONTINUE READING

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