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Table 2 Frequently reported combinations of transducer types, probe orientations and scanning modes ( n = 78)

From: Current practice of lung ultrasonography (LUS) in the diagnosis of pneumothorax: a survey of physician sonographers in Germany

Transducer type Probe orientation Scanning mode Reported usage
Linear Sagittal B-mode and M-mode 30.8%
(24)
Linear Transverse B-mode and M-mode 12.8%
(10)
Linear Sagittal B-mode 10.2%
(8)
Curvilinear Sagittal B-mode and M-mode 7.6%
(6)
Curvilinear Transverse B-mode 6.4%
(5)
Curvilinear Sagittal B-mode 5.1%
(4)
Linear Sagittal and transverse B-mode and M-mode 5.1%
(4)
Linear Transverse B-mode and Doppler-mode 3.8%
(3)
Linear Transverse B-mode 3.8%
(3)
Curvilinear Transverse B-mode and M-mode 2.6%
(2)
Other combinations 11.5%
(9)
  1. Data presented as percentages (counts).