Sono Atlas


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The probe is attached in a crosswise direction to the ribs; on the ultrasound image we can see the surface of the upper and lower rib on both sides, and beneath them is the acoustic shadow of the rib, less than a centimetre below the rib hyperechogenic line – a pleural line with „lung sliding“, which is the movement of the visceral pleura after the parietal. This basic sign is known as the „bat sign“ and it serves as a landmark.


ChW - Chest Wall
R - Rib
PL - Pleural Line
AS - Acoustic Shadow Ribs



  © MUDr. R. Šimek, 2013

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X-ray and CT documentation used - Department of Imaging Methods, Tomas Bata Regional Hospital, JSC, Zlín.
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