IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control. 2020 Sep 1;PP. doi: 10.1109/TUFFC.2020.3020628. Online ahead of print.
Up to April 4, 2020, the novel coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has affected more than 1099,000 patients and has become a major global health concern. WHO has defined COVID-19 as a global pandemic. Critical care ultrasound(CCUS) can rapidly acquire the image of lung and other organs as well as demonstrate the pathophysiological changes to guide precise therapy in COVID-19 pneumonia without radiation, or interfering with personal protective equipment. In addition, the application of CCUS can cover the whole courses from the fever clinic to intensive care unit to improve the treatment. We would like to present the CCUS features about COVID-19 pneumonia and share the application experience of CCUS in Wuhan, and hope it works for physicians worldwide to solve the problem and improve the outcome.