Portable ultrasound has become an increasingly used tool in intensive care units because it is a non-invasive, reproducible method and has no side effects since the newborn is not exposed to radiation. It allows rapid diagnosis and then treatment, such as for lung diseases and other life-threatening conditions.
Handheld ultrasound plays an important role in the fields of ICU:
Pericardial effusion examination,
Visualization of subclavian vein catheterization,
Chest and stomach fluid,
Acute abdomen examination and judgment,
Extraction visual guidance.