Opinion: Focused Ultrasound Could Help Fight Effects of COVID-19


Prada PadillaCommentary: Can Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound Treat Discrete Pulmonary Lesions in Patients With COVID-19?

In a new opinion piece, Drs. Francesco Prada and Frederic Padilla, along with collaborators from Italy, suggest using low-intensity pulsed focused ultrasound as a bedside tool to treat lung lesions caused by the novel coronavirus of 2019 (COVID-19), which are visible on ultrasound images. The ultrasound therapy could be used to reduce lung inflammation and fibrosis in patients with moderate-to-severe COVID-19–related pneumonia.

See the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine >