At first glance, this study suggests we all should go out and buy one of the new laptop-sized ultrasound machines and carry it with us throughout the hospital and to the office. Late-generation portable ultrasound devices are extremely light, weigh < 5 lb, and are relatively inexpensive ($12,000 to $15,000). Probes for vascular imaging to assist in line placement and detection of deep venous thrombosis in the ICU can be interchanged with chest probes to detect pleural fluid and parietal pleural masses. Needles can be placed accurately on the first puncture. In short, we should all watch one, do one, and teach one to our colleagues for the betterment of our patients.