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Pulmonary Capillary Hemorrhage Induced by Different Imaging Modes of Diagnostic Ultrasound

Overview This paper demonstrates that non-thermal bio effects may occur during pulmonary ultrasound already at typical diagnostic output levels. The authors used an animal model (anesthetized rats), but expansion to human pulmonary tissue should be considered.
Authors Douglas L. Miller, Zhihong Dong, Chunyan Dou, Krishnan Raghavendran
Journal Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, May 2018, Volume 44, Issue 5, Pages 1012–1021
Recommendation/Comment Relevant for pulmonary ultrasound.
Clinical implication Pulmonary sonographers should be aware of this bio-effect and watch the MI settings.
Link (DOI)
Ultrasound speciality Physics and US equipment, Thorax and lung sonography, Quality and Safety issues