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© ERS 2018. The use of a systematic approach is essential, no matter whether TUS is performed as a focused or a diagnostic examination. This chapter provides the novice in TUS with a description of the basic concepts and approach required to perform a systematic focused examination of the chest and some basic knowledge regarding a diagnostic examination of the chest. As well as training in practical US skills, inexperienced physicians should also focus on the art of integration of imaging into clinical practice.

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ERS Monograph

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14 - 30