Sound and Ultrasound, Handsets, Clinical Devices
Ventilation Monitoring, Lung-Echo, Intensive Care, Handsets
SonoPlane - the Ultrasound Epidermis Laser
Helpers & Monitoring
Ultrasound is widely underestimated in
pulmonary diagnostics. The main reasons are the
geometry and the improper frequencies of standard ultrasonic apparatus.
Only shallow and very local areas of the lung are accessible
with conventional technology.
ultrasound systems work in annother frequency band and offer new
intensive care and pneumology. The general advantages of diagnostic
ultrasound - low side effects and a highly dynamic examination in
contrast to a static X-ray or CT - are conserved.
An almost continuous lung
monitoring is particularly
important for intensive
care patients under mechanical ventilation. The reasons are well known:
The patient and the patient´s lung are in critical condition and
ventilation has - although essential for the patient - significant side
effects: Pneumonia, Barotrauma and many others
are not rare and often letal for the patient. Therefore the
correct adjustment of ventilation parameters and also the re-adjustment
in short intervals (the lung
parameters drift under mechanical ventialtion!) is so
What´s going on in the lungs of a ventilated patient? Are the
parts properly recruited? Are there edemas ore atelectatic
areas somewhere in the thorax?