Ultrasound in neonatal lung disease

Hui-Ying Liang, Xiao-Wen Liang, Zhi-Yi Chen, Xiao-Hua Tan, Hui-Hui Yang, Jian-Yi Liao, Kuan Cai, Jin-Sui Yu


Lung diseases in neonates can be life-threatening condition and may result in respiratory failure and death. Chest X-ray is a traditional diagnostic technique that results in radiation exposure to patients. Lung ultrasound is a user-friendly imaging technique that has been increasingly used in clinical practice in recent years and presents the advantages of real-time imaging and without radiation. Here we review the sonographic appearances of common neonatal lung diseases and present demonstration of typical cases.