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Pleural Ultrasound for Clinicians

A Text and E-book, 1st Edition

Edited by Claire L. Tobin, Y C Gary Lee, Fergus Gleeson, Najib Rahman, David Feller-Kopman

CRC Press

164 pages | 264 B/W Illus.

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Description

With a large volume of ultrasound images and teaching videos, Pleural Ultrasound for Clinicians: A Text and E-book is a print and interactive digital resource that provides practical guidance for all those undertaking pleural ultrasound investigations and procedures. With clear, precise instructions for clinical practice, it will help clinicians:

  • Recognise normal anatomy as well as common pleural pathologies
  • Perfect techniques for ultrasound-guided pleural procedures
  • Learn how to choose the correct ultrasound equipment for their department
  • Test their knowledge through the self-assessment and revision sections

Reviews

"This is the first book on this topic and it is a valuable contribution to the field of pulmonology. I teach and perform ultrasound-guided pleural procedures, and I found this to be a complete and concise manual on the topic. Weighted numerical score: 99 - 5 stars."

—K. P. Ravikrishnan, FRCP(C), FACP (William Beaumont Hospitals), from Doody's Book Reviews™

Table of Contents

Clinical Indications for Pleural Ultrasound

Introduction

Advantages of Pleural Ultrasound over Clinical Assessment and Chest Radiography

Pleural Ultrasonography by Chest Physicians

Diagnostic Applications of Pleural Ultrasound

Ultrasonography in Pleural Procedures

Conclusion

Basic Physics of Diagnostic Ultrasound and Control "Knobology"

Introduction

Generation and Transmission of the Ultrasound Wave

Interaction of Sound Waves with Matter

Formation of the Ultrasound Image

Characteristics of the Ultrasound Beam

Transducers

Artifacts

Ultrasound controls—"Knobology"

Doppler imaging

Getting Started: Bringing the Ultrasound Machine to the Patient

Bedside Ultrasound: Introduction

Preparation

Performing the scan

Recording Results: Archiving Ultrasound Images

Post-Scan

Guiding Intervention

Conclusion

Image Interpretation: Normal Ultrasound of the Chest

Introduction

The Diaphragm and Upper Abdominal Organs

The Pleura

Chest Wall and Ribs

Heart/Mediastinum

Common Artifacts and Signs Seen in the Normal Lung

Image Interpretation: Pleural Effusions

Pleural Effusion—Basic Appearance

Evidence for Thoracic Ultrasound in Pleural Fluid Detection

Calculation of Pleural Fluid Volume

Differentiation of Fluid Characteristics

Septations

Further Diagnostics

Image Interpretation: Related Thoracic Structures

Introduction

Lung

Diaphragm

Heart

Chest wall

Chest Tubes and Indwelling Pleural Catheters

Pneumothorax

Introduction

Technique

Ultrasonographic Features of a Pneumothorax

Common Ultrasonographic Mimics of a Pneumothorax

Conclusion

Artifacts, Pitfalls, and Limitations

Introduction

Common Artifacts in Pleural Ultrasound

Common Problems in User Interpretation of the Pleural Space

Real-Time Ultrasound-Guided Pleural Procedures

Introduction

Proper Positioning for Pleural Procedures

Erect Positioning

Supine Positioning

Lateral and Semidecubitus Positioning

Pleural Access Site Identification

Pleural Access for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Aspiration

Pleural Access for Intercostal Tube Drainage

Real-Time Ultrasound-Guided Pleural Procedures

Other Uses for Ultrasound-Guided Pleural Access

Conclusion

Ultrasound Skills and Application beyond the Pleura

Introduction

Extrathoracic Lymph Nodes

Chest Wall and Skeletal Pathology

Pulmonary Pathology

Mediastinal Pathology

Ultrasound Training and Accreditation

Introduction

Teaching Methods

The Future of Ultrasound Training

Specific Training Requirements around the World

Continuous Professional Development

Conclusion

Choosing A Thoracic Ultrasound Machine

Introduction

Technical Factors

Cost Factors

Conclusion

Index

About the Editors

Claire L Tobin BA BMBCh MRCP, Clinical Pleural Fellow, Respiratory Department, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Western Australia.

Y C Gary Lee MBChB PhD FCCP FRACP Winthrop Professor of Respiratory Medicine, University of Western Australia; Consultant & Director of Pleural Services, Respiratory Department, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital; Head, Pleural Disease Unit, Lung Institute of Western Australia.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED079000
MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine
MED080000
MEDICAL / Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
TEC059000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Biomedical