Dr Daniel Lichtenstein, a French Intensive Care Physician, is considered the grandfather of lung ultrasound sound techniques, and he has published widely on this topic since 1997. Our research looks at whether his methods can be simplified and used by doctors with far less training and experience, in less than ideal circumstances.
We have published three papers based on a smaller pilot study at Ipswich Hospital in 2011-2012. These describe in detail the background and the procedures we went through to testing this method. They are now available on open access, the easiest to read is at http://www.minnisjournals.com.au/ajum/article/Diagnostic-accuracy-of-basic-lung–ultrasound-in-breathless-patients-over–830
Alternatively, our local paper described the project in more simple words at http://www.qt.com.au/news/every-second-is-critical/2157150/