Image Interpretation – Abdominal and Thoracic Ultrasound: Lung Ultrasound

This micro skills course will describe normal ultrasound appearances of the lung and pleura. Common pathologies including pneumothorax, pulmonary oedema and pleural fluid will be discussed as well as pitfalls to avoid.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
College of Radiographers

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Identify the anatomy of the chest and pleural cavity;
  2. Describe the equipment required to produce high quality images of the chest;
  3. Identify the sonographic features of pneumothorax, pulmonary oedema and pleural fluid;
  4. Describe pitfalls of lung ultrasound and how to avoid them

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.