Lung ultrasound can also be used to examine the patients in the prone position. The scapula can cover apical parts of dorsal segments of both upper and lower lung lobes; however, in some cases, scapula may be “seen through” as well as squamous part of temporal bone during transcranial ultrasonography.
The following videos display a patient staying in the 135° semi-ventral position for the last 10 hours. 135° semi-ventral position is a golden standard at our department instead of a classic prone position. Lung ultrasound may even be a good predictor of the therapeutic success of this method: