2021 SAEMF/AEUS Research Grant - $10,000

"Automated vs Manual Assessment of B-Lines for Diagnosing Pulmonary Edema with Ultrasound”

One of the more recent applications of artificial intelligence is for the evaluation of B lines. B lines reflect increased water in the interstitial space and can be seen with pulmonary edema from congestive heart failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and pneumonia. Identifying B lines on ultrasound can assist with determining the cause of dyspnea in the Emergency Department setting, reducing diagnostic uncertainty and facilitating more targeted treatment interventions. This study will evaluate the inter-reliability of manual B line assessment when compared with automated assessment.


  • Michael Gottlieb, MD

    Michael Gottlieb, MD

    Rush University Medical Center

    Michael Gottlieb, MD is the Director of the Emergency Ultrasound Division and the Program Director for the Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. He is also the co-creator and Chief Strategic Officer for the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) Faculty Incubator, as well as the Chair of the ACEP Ultrasound Section and Past-Chair of the AAEM Ultrasound Section. He has authored over 450 peer-reviewed publications and has received over $20 million in federal and foundation funding. He is also an editor for 8 journals, has received numerous top peer reviewer awards, and is a nationally-recognized speaker and educator. His academic interests include medical education, ultrasound, infectious diseases, heart failure, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.