The promising role of lung ultrasound in systemic sclerosis
Clinical Rheumatology, 08/03/2012
Sedie AD et al. – Ultrasound has an emergent and relevant role in the assessment of systemic sclerosis (SSc) even if there are many fields and applications that still have not been sufficiently explored. In this review, the authors will report an update of the available data regarding the use of US in lung involvement that might cause disability and mortality in SSc patients. Lung US does not employ ionizing radiation and is more rapid and less expensive than traditional high–resolution tomography.