Does US performed by ED docs generate further imaging?

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We present three cases of pre- and postmenopausal women who were presented with severe clinical signs of hyperandogenism where modern imaging modalities (including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron-emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET-CT)) failed to identify the tumour. Two patients underwent non-expert ultrasound, CT and MRI examination with uniform conclusion that ovaries are of normal appearance. One of the two patients even had a PET-CT performed, which was inconclusive. Our case reports show the importance of examination by specialists with established skills...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
ConclusionA tumor located in the pancreatic head or mesenteric side of the duodenum cannot always be diagnosed based on imaging, and is ideally diagnosed histologically to guide the extent of resection. While EUS-FNA can establish the diagnosis, the complications of this procedure must be considered.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
In this study, different ultrasound powers, namely, 0, 200, 400, 600, 800 and 950 W with intensities of 0, 707.71, 1415.43, 2123.14, 2830.86 and 3361.64 W cm−2, respectively, were applied to treat proteins from scallops. Proteins from scallops (C. farreri) (ScP) were obtained by alkali dissolution and acid deposition. Changes in the particle size, surface hydrophobicity, sulfhydryl group content, and emulsifying properties were investigated. With the increasing ultrasonic power, ScP has better disposability. Compared with other treatments, ScP treated by a 950 W ultrasound had smaller particles, a higher surf...
Source: Food Hydrocolloids - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Although rare, our case confirms that the DVT should be considered as a possible symptom of an abdominal aneurysm in selected patients. PMID: 30422747 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research
This study investigated a novel acoustic tracking approach for an ultrasound simulation system that exhibits high sensitivity and is cost-effective. Five air-coupled ultrasound elements are arranged as a 1D array in front of a sham probe for transmitting the acoustic signals, and a 5 × 5 2D array of receiving elements is used to receive the acoustic signals from the moving transmitting elements. Since the patterns of the received signals can differ for different positions and angles of the moving probe, the probe can be tracked precisely by the acoustic tracking approach. After the probe position has been d...
Source: Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Tags: J Med Biol Eng Source Type: research
Conclusions Although all techniques showed good repeatability, absolute errors were observed using static-image (7.9 ± 6.1 mm for fascicle length) and linear-EFOV (between 3.7 ± 3.0 and 4.2 ± 3.7 mm), probably because the complex fascicle trajectories were not followed. The rank order of individuals for fascicle length and angle were also different between static-image and nonlinear-EFOV, so different muscle function and injury risk estimates could likely be made when using this technique.
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: APPLIED SCIENCES Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONA diagnosis of epiploic appendagitis should remain on the list of differential diagnosis for acute abdominal pain. A delay in diagnosis can lead to unnecessary hospital stay, antibiotic treatment and surgical intervention.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Gupta I, Eisenbrey JR, Machado P, Stanczak M, Wallace K, Forsberg F Abstract Subharmonic-aided pressure estimation (SHAPE) estimates hydrostatic pressure using the inverse relationship with subharmonic amplitude variations of ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs). We studied the impact of varying incident acoustic outputs (IAO), UCA concentration, and hematocrit on SHAPE. A Logiq 9 scanner with a 4C curvilinear probe (GE, Milwaukee, Wisconsin) was used with Sonazoid (GE Healthcare, Oslo, Norway) transmitting at 2.5 MHz and receiving at 1.25 MHz. An improved IAO selection algorithm provided improved correlation...
Source: Ultrasonic Imaging - Category: Radiology Tags: Ultrason Imaging Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results indicated that 25 MHz UBM has a greater diagnostic value than 50 MHz UBM in verifying the status of the lens subluxation and can provide reliable and quantitative imaging evidence for clinical use. This trial is registered with ChiCTR-DOD -15007603. PMID: 30416825 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
We report a 14-year-old boy finally diagnosed with sitosterolemia, presenting with severe aortic valve stenosis. Genetic analysis revealed homozygous null mutation c.1336C>T (p.R446X) in ABCG5 gene. His cardiac ultrasound presented aortic valve stenosis and moderate aortic regurgitation. His whole aorta Computed Tomography Angiogram scan revealed aortic stenosis superior to the aortic valve, followed by ascending aorta dilation, while his coronary and peripheral arteries appeared normal. His maximum total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol levels dropped dramatically after diet control, and ezetimibe wa...
Source: Journal of Clinical Lipidology - Category: Lipidology Authors: Source Type: research
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