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Table 3 Frequently reported combinations of image storage and documentation of lung ultrasonography ( n = 78)

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

Mode of storage and documentation Reported usage
Storage of video clip on U/S machine and entry in patients' notes 30.8%
(24)
Printout of still image and storage of video clip on U/S machine and entry in patients notes 19.2%
(15)
Transfer of exam into PACS 12.8%
(10)
Storage of video clip on U/S machine 10.3%
(8)
Printout of still image and entry in patients' notes 10.3%
(8)
Entry in patients' notes 6.4%
(5)
Various other modes of storage and documentation 10.3%
(8)
  1. U/S ultrasound, PACS picture archiving and communication system. Data presented as percentages (counts).