Ultrasound Guided Pleural Scan and Its cost

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Ultrasound Guided Pleural

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Pleural effusion, also called "water on the lungs," is when too much fluid builds up between the pleura layers outside the lungs. The pleurae are narrow membranes that cover the lungs and the inside of the chest cavity. They help keep breathing smooth and easy. The pleura usually has a small amount of fluid in it.

Why is it done? 

The test is most commonly used to diagnose and evaluate pleural effusion.

Some of the most common causes of pleural effusions are:

  • Post-open-heart surgery 
  • Pulmonary embolism 
  • Heart failure
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Inflammatory disease

What is the procedure for the U/S Ultrasound-Guided Pleural Test?

The Sonography Technician will explain. 

How does one prepare for the test? 

No preparation is needed. You should wear loose-fitting clothing.


No care is required.

The Cost of an Ultrasound-Guided Pleural Test in Delhi

The cost of a Pleural Ultrasonography Test in Delhi starts at INR 2750 and varies depending on the diagnostic centre.

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Test Type Ultrasound Guided Pleural

Ultrasound Guided Pleural (Ultrasounds)

  • Wear a loose-fitting cloth
  • Fasting not required
  • Carry Your ID Proof
  • Prescription is mandatory for pregnant female patients with a doctor’s sign, stamp, with DMC/HMC number; as per PC-PNDT Act.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Pleurae refers to the cover that surrounds the lungs, and pleural effusion is the fluid accumulation around the lungs, the fluid starts to build up between the lungs and the layers (pleura layers) surrounding the lungs. The pleurae covering lungs are together present in the chest or thoracic cavity.

The pleural effusion is to evaluate the pleural effusion -

  • After open cardiac surgery 
  • Embolism in the pulmonary system 
  • Failure of the heart
  • Diseases due to autoimmune reasons
  • Disease pertaining to inflammatory reasons

The characteristic appearance of pleural effusion on the ultrasound appears as complex non-septated black/anechoic and white lesions, complex black and white septated septae, or homogeneously white/echogenic lesions.

The symptoms of pleural effusion can be 

  • A sharp chest pain that might get triggered due to coughing or during deep breaths. 
  • coughing.
  • Chills accompanying fever.
  • Frequent hiccups.
  • Tachypnea 
  • Shallow or shortness of breath.

The pleural effusion can occur due to various reasons that are associated with high mortality and morbidity. They may include-

  • Carcinoma of bronchus.
  • Malignancies that become metastatic.
  • Pulmonary embolism 
  • Pulmonary infarction 
  • tuberculosis.
  • Pneumonia 
  • Mesothelioma.
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

The sitting position for having an ultrasound evaluation for pleural effusion is considered as the best position because it enables more precise visualisation and examination on pleural effusion.

No, the pleural effusion ultrasound imaging is not a painful or uncomfortable procedure.

The ultrasound imaging for pleural effusion doesn't involve any ionising radiation, hence doesn't pose any radiation side effects. The technique is additionally a non-invasive, safe, and quick diagnostic technology. 

The primary modalities to evaluate and examine pleural effusion is the computed tomography scan and conventional chest radiography but, the MRI and ultrasound have a significant role in certain clinical circumstances.

The ultrasound scan for pleural effusion has in itself a sensitivity of 93% and a specificity of 96% aiding in the diagnosis and treatment planning.

Yes, You can get a free consultation with Dr. Ravin Sharma (MBBS, MD in Radiology) who is available at our centre with Mob. no- +919212125996 and availability 24*7*365 days

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