Ultrasound for Detection of Pneumothorax

Typically, the initial evaluation of blunt trauma patients involves a supine anteroposterior (AP) chest x-ray (CXR) which has a poor sensitivity for the detection of pneumothorax (PTX), and has been¬†reported as low as 20%¬†– 48%. Following the CXR computed tomography (CT) has been the standard for the diagnosis of pneumothorax. The use of ultrasonography to … Continue reading Ultrasound for Detection of Pneumothorax