Utility of lung ultrasound scanning in neonatology

Arch Dis Child. 2019 Sep;104(9):909-915. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2017-314538. Epub 2018 Nov 9.


The utility of point-of-care lung ultrasound in neonatology is rapidly expanding. This review summarises current evidence of a diagnostic, procedural and observational tool valuable in the management of newborns requiring intensive care. Approaching a patient, probe in-hand with focused clinical question is essential, and barriers to implication together with important research questions are explored.

Keywords: lung ultrasound; neonatology; point of care.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Neonatology / trends*
  • Point-of-Care Systems*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Ultrasonography*