Ultrasound study of the pleura

Eur Radiol. 2000;10(10):1515-23. doi: 10.1007/s003300000526.


This review describes the sonographic morphology of the most important pleural diseases and defines the role of sonography compared with chest radiography and CT in diagnostic work-up of pleural pathology.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Artifacts
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Pleura / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pleural Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Ultrasonography