The significance and the necessity of routinely performing lung ultrasound in the neonatal intensive care units

Various lung diseases are the most common conditions and the leading cause of hospital admission and death in newborns. Historically, the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of lung diseases primarily relied on conventional chest X-ray and computed tomography (CT) scans, however, chest X-ray and CT scans suffer from obvious limitations, while lung ultrasound has many kinds of advantages for the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of lung diseases. The significance and the necessity of lung ultrasound in the diagnosis of neonatal lung diseases will be introduced in this paper.

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