Point-of-Care Ultrasound: The Future of Lung Assessment

By: Larry Istrail, MD

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For numerous physicians, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has replaced the stethoscope as the traditional “go-to” diagnostic tool to examine patients due to its ability to offer direct visualization of the underlying pathology. In this resource by Dr. Larry Istrail, he’ll discuss how using POCUS has helped improve the accuracy of his patients’ physical exams.

This resource will cover:

  • Use cases demonstrating how POCUS surpasses the stethoscope and standard imaging in providing more accurate and detailed information, with a focus on lung examinations.
  • Dr. Istrail's recommendation of the Butterfly device for clinicians, highlighting the ease of ultrasound learning with features like Butterfly's AI-enabled Auto B-line Counter.
  • How a handheld ultrasound probe investment compares to the larger ultrasound carts – at a fraction of the cost.

Read this piece to see how point-of-care ultrasound can help health care practitioners diagnose in a timely, accurate manner.