Air bronchogram by ultrasonography

Case contributed by Dr G Balachandran
Ultrasound

In this image air remaining within the larger airways in an area of consolidated lung (air bronchogram) manifests as echogenic branching structures. 

Case Discussion

Although ultrasound has a limited role in imaging of the lung, when the parenchyma is consolidated the absence of air allows for sound transmission and thus imaging. 

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Case information

rID: 12505
Case created: 5th Dec 2010
Last edited: 13th Oct 2015
System: Chest
Tag: lung
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