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

    Dr. Michael Gottlieb is the Director of the Emergency Ultrasound Division and the Program Director for the Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. He completed medical school at Rush University and completed residency at Cook County.  He is also the co-creator and Chief Academic Officer for the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) Faculty Incubator, as well as the Director of Learner Assessment and Program Evaluation for ARMED MedEd. He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and is an Editor for five journals. He is Chair of the CORD Education Committee, Chair of the CORD Best Practices Subcommittee, Chair of the SAEM Education Summit, and a nationally-recognized speaker and educator.