Vet BLUE® for Introduction to Lung Ultrasound and Its Use for Small Animal and COVID-19 Pneumonia

What is Vet BLUE®?

FAST is an acronym that stands for Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma. It is an ultrasound exam developed by trauma surgeons (yes trauma surgeons) in the 1990s and used in people as a screening test for the detection of free fluid in the abdominal cavity, ascites, and the pleural cavity including pleural effusion and pericardial effusion.  In 2004 the translational study from humans to dogs was published by Boysen and colleagues out of Tufts.