Ultrasound (US) is an accessible, non-invasive portable imaging modality which has utility in upper airway assessment.
Airway ultrasound longitudinal views. This is a panoramic ultrasound view of the airway in longitudinal section.
This series of ultrasound images explores the airway in transverse section from the thyroid cartilage, through the cricothyroid membrane and on to the cricoid cartilage.
Transverse views of the lower anterior neck. The aim is to visualise the trachea and oesophagus, so that during tracheal intubation, inadvertent oesophageal intubation may be identified and immediately corrected.