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Table 1 Anatomical sites assessed by comprehensive and simplified US B-lines assessment

From: Utility of a simplified ultrasound assessment to assess interstitial pulmonary fibrosis in connective tissue disorders - preliminary results

  Anatomical lines Comprehensive US B-lines assessment Simplified US B-lines assessment
   Right Left Right Left
  para-sternal 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th LIS 2nd, 3rd, 4th LIS 2nd LIS 2nd LIS
ANTERIOR mid-clavear 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th LIS 2nd, 3rd, 4th LIS 4th LIS 4th LIS
  anterior axillary 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th LIS 2nd, 3rd, 4th LIS 4th LIS 4th LIS
  mid-axillary 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th LIS 2nd, 3rd, 4th LIS 4th LIS 4th LIS
  paravertebral 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th,, 6th, 7th,8th LIS 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th,, 6th, 7th, 8th LIS 8th LIS 8th LIS
POSTERIOR sub-scapular 7th, 8th LIS 7th, 8th LIS 8th LIS 8th LIS
  Posterior axillary 7th, 8th LIS 7th, 8th LIS 8th LIS 8th LIS
  1. LIS, lung intercostal spaces; US, ultrasound.