Lung Ultrasound Outside the Intensive Care Unit

  • Daniel A. Lichtenstein


The intensive care unit is the priority step for developing the BLUE-protocol, but ultrasound is welcome everywhere: the intensivist’s experience can be extrapolated to several disciplines and countless settings. We estimated that a dozen of clinical disciplines would be interested. The best for making it a reality would be to implement lung ultrasound in the medical studies: the shortest way. Not whole body ultrasound, because this would result in making longer medical studies. Just lung ultrasound, because it is the simplest, and because all future doctors dealing with the lung would benefit from it. Another aspect of the paradox of LUCI. Therefore, please expect some decades (hopingly less) for seeing ultrasound a natural component of each of these specialties.


Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Road Accident Lung Ultrasound Pleural Line Lung Consolidation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel A. Lichtenstein
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  1. 1.Hôpital Ambroise Paré Service de Réanimation MédicaleBoulogne (Paris-West University)France

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