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Table 2 Aggregate ability to obtain images from the complete thorax and the assessed quality of the images that could be obtained

From: Empowering the willing: the feasibility of tele-mentored self-performed pleural ultrasound assessment for the surveillance of lung health

Anatomic Location Image generation deemed possiblea Image quality deemed adequate (real time mentor)b Image quality deemed adequate (independent review)c
(1) Right upper chest 100% 100% 100%
(2) Right lower chest 100% 100% 100%
(3) Left upper chest 100% 100% 100%
(4) Left lower chest 100% 100% 98.8%
(5) Right side lower 100% 100% 100%
(6) Right side upper 100% 100% 100%
(7) Left side lower 100% 100% 100%
(8) Left side upper 100% 100% 100%
(9) Right back lower 100% 100% 98.7%
(10) Right back middle 74.1% 95.2% 98.4%
(11) Right back upper 70.4% 100% 100%
(12) Left back lower 100% 100% 100%
(15) Left back middle 66.7% 100% 100%
(16) Left back upper 37% 100% 100%
  1. Anatomic location is visually demonstrated in Fig. 1
  2. aImage Generation was the remote mentoring expert’s assessment of the interaction with the participant as to whether assessing the anatomic location was possible to image
  3. bImage Quality was assessed real time by the Mentor during the examination
  4. cImage Quality was assessed as the composite result of the a-prior independent review of the images/videos