Health care workers at the University Hospital San Luigi Gonzaga in Turin, Italy, have been using lung ultrasounds to assess the severity of COVID-19 in the emergency department. The team classifies patients based on the presence of fever, cough or labored breathing, and anyone with just one of those symptoms is moved into isolation for an exam and lung ultrasound to capture early signs of pneumonia, which has been seen even in patients whose symptoms are mild.
Hospital uses lung ultrasound to triage COVID-19 cases
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