Figure 1 : Transthoracic sonograms (14 MHz linear probe) recorded through the muscular layer of the rib cage in a post mortem rabbit (A). Sonograms were performed 15 min (B), 45 min (C) and 140 min (D) after the animal’s death.


M - muscles, R - rib, P - pleura. B - lines (*) are prominent in the 45 min sonogram and confluent in the 140 min sonogram.

A. Wojtczak et al.Journal of Anesthesiology and Clinical Science  2013 2:21DOI : 10.7243/2049-9752-2-21