A pneumothorax ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging technique used to detect the presence of a pneumothorax, a condition characterized by the accumulation of air in the pleural space, the area between the lung and the chest wall.

This non-invasive procedure involves using an ultrasound machine and a transducer to create real-time images of the thoracic region. By carefully examining the lung surfaces and pleural line, ultrasound can identify signs of a pneumothorax, such as the absence of lung sliding, presence of lung point, and artifacts called lung rockets. Pneumothorax ultrasound is a valuable tool for rapid and accurate diagnosis, allowing medical professionals to make timely treatment decisions and improve patient outcomes.

Normal Lung Slide

Linear Lung Point

Curvilinear Lung Point