Visualization of the inferoposterior thoracic wall (VIP) and boomerang signs‐novel sonographic signs of right pleural effusion

  title={Visualization of the inferoposterior thoracic wall (VIP) and boomerang signs‐novel sonographic signs of right pleural effusion},
  author={James Siu Ki Lau and Chi Kit Yuen and Ka Leung Mok and Wing-Wa Yan and Pui Gay Kan},
  journal={American Journal of Emergency Medicine},
Objectives: This study is to present the diagnostic values of the novel sonographic visualization of the inferoposterior thoracic wall (VIP) and boomerang signs in detecting right pleural effusion by sonologists with little to no experience in ultrasound. Methods: A prospective analysis of a convenience sample of patients who were assessed by junior intensive care physicians was performed. The patients all underwent computed tomography (CT) of the chest or abdomen with lung bases as part of… Expand
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