Systematic review and meta-analysis for the use of ultrasound versus radiology in diagnosing of pneumonia

@inproceedings{Alzahrani2017SystematicRA,
  title={Systematic review and meta-analysis for the use of ultrasound versus radiology in diagnosing of pneumonia},
  author={Saeed Ali Alzahrani and Majid Abdulatief Al-Salamah and Wedad Hussain Al-Madani and Mahmoud A. Elbarbary},
  booktitle={Critical ultrasound journal},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Physicians are increasingly using point of care lung ultrasound (LUS) for diagnosing pneumonia, especially in critical situations as it represents relatively easy and immediately available tool. They also used it in many associated pathological conditions such as consolidation, pleural effusion, and interstitial syndrome with some reports of more accuracy than chest X-ray. This systematic review and meta-analysis are aimed to estimate the pooled diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound for… CONTINUE READING
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