Diagnosis of Joubert syndrome via ultrasonography
AbstractJoubert syndrome (JS) and related disorders (JSRD) are a group of multiple congenital anomaly syndromes in which the diagnostic hallmark is the molar tooth sign (MTS), a complex midbrain malformation visible on brain imaging. Detection of the MTS should be followed by a diagnostic protocol to assess multi-organ involvement. The incidence of JSRD ranges between 1/80,000 and 1/100,000 live births, although these values may represent an underestimate. The neurological components of JSRD include hypotonia, ataxia, intellectual disability, abnormal eye movements, and neonatal breathing problems. These may be associated ...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - October 26, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Central vascular structures as a characteristic finding of regenerative nodules using hepatobiliary phase gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid-enhanced MRI and arterial dominant phase contrast-enhanced US
ConclusionCentral vascular structures may be a characteristic finding of RNs when observed during the hepatobiliary phase of EOB-MRI and the arterial dominant phase of CEUS. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - October 22, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Analysis of fluctuation for pixel-pair distance in co-occurrence matrix applied to ultrasonic images for diagnosis of liver fibrosis
ConclusionIt was revealed that contrast convergent value and contrast fluctuation provided information on the fibrous tissue structure, and they are expected to be used for quantitative diagnosis of the degree of liver fibrosis. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - October 18, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

A case in which contrast-enhanced transoral carotid ultrasonography was useful for pre- and post-procedural evaluation in carotid artery stenting
We report a case of a patient who we evaluated with CETOCU for a pseudo-occlusive ICA before and after CAS. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - October 11, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Ultrasound findings of diffuse metastasis of gastric signet-ring-cell carcinoma to the thyroid gland
AbstractIt has been shown that metastases to the thyroid from extrathyroidal malignancies occur as solitary or multiple nodules, or may involve the whole thyroid gland diffusely. However, diffuse metastasis of gastric cancer to the thyroid is extremely rare. Here, we report a case of a 74-year-old woman with diffuse infiltration of gastric adenocarcinoma (signet-ring-cell carcinoma/poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma) cells in the thyroid. The pathological diagnosis was made based on upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with biopsy and fine-needle aspiration cytology of the thyroid. An 18F-FDG PET/CT revealed multiple lesions...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - October 1, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Echocardiographic diagnosis of adult valvular heart disease
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Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - September 30, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

What an exciting time it is: a pictorial essay of Doppler sonography
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Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - September 30, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Editor ’s note
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Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - September 30, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Acknowledgment to reviewers
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Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - September 30, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Dominant factor analysis of B-flow twinkling sign with phantom and simulation data
ConclusionBased on these findings, the BFI-TS is interpreted as a tissue movement triggering vibration of microcalcifications particle. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - September 29, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Hemiatrophy of brain: antenatal ultrasonography and MRI/postnatal MRI diagnosis with the introduction of “shifted falx sign”
AbstractDyke –Davidoff–Masson syndrome (DDMS) is an uncommon congenital/pediatric disorder diagnosed only with the help of imaging. Clinical features associated with it are hemiparesis, seizures, facial asymmetry, and mental retardation. We here present a case of DDMS diagnosed antenatally at 29 week s gestational age during routine antenatal ultrasound examination. The patient was further evaluated and followed using both ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging during antenatal and postnatal periods. The infant had unilateral hemiatrophy with the absence of anterior and middle cerebral arteri es. We h...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - September 28, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

The role of endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnosis of gallbladder diseases
AbstractEndoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has recently played an increasing role in the diagnosis of gallbladder diseases. This review aims to summarize the role of EUS in the diagnosis of gallbladder lesions. EUS provides high-resolution images that can improve the diagnosis of gallbladder polypoid lesions and microlithiasis, in addition to evaluating gallbladder thickness and staging of gallbladder carcinoma. Contrast-enhancing agents may be useful for the differential diagnosis of gallbladder lesions, but the evidence of their effectiveness is still limited and further studies are required in this area to establish its useful...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - September 12, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Congenital renal arteriovenous fistula during the first trimester diagnosed with ultrasonography
AbstractA case of congenital renal arteriovenous fistula (AVF) complicating pregnancy with gross hematuria was managed successfully by superselective embolization with metallic coils. The patient was in the first trimester of her pregnancy at 12  weeks of gestation. The AVF was detected by color Doppler sonography and confirmed by renal arteriography. Because of its easy accessibility and absence of irradiation, ultrasound is the first choice for pregnant patients. Color Doppler ultrasound is effective in diagnosing AVF, and it is also hel pful in the long-term followup after treatment. The cirsoid-type renal congenit...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - September 9, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

A case of multiple hepatic lesions associated with methotrexate-associated lymphoproliferative disorder
AbstractPatients receiving methotrexate (MTX) for the treatment of autoimmune disease are at a high risk of developing lymphoproliferative disorders (LPD), the so-called methotrexate-associated lymphoproliferative disorders (MTX-LPD). We recently performed abdominal ultrasonography (US) in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who had developed hepatic dysfunction during the course of MTX therapy; the examination revealed multiple well-demarcated hepatic tumors with slightly irregular borders, the largest one measuring 9  cm in diameter. In view of the finding of portal and hepatic veins perforating the tumor, we s...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - August 30, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Severe right ventricular and tricuspid valve dysfunction after pericardiocentesis
We report a case of an 82-year-old man who suddenly suffered cardiopulmonary arrest 12  h after pericardiocentesis. A transthoracic echocardiogram showed remarkable RV dysfunction and tricuspid valve dysfunction. Tricuspid valve closure was severely impaired, and the tricuspid regurgitation signal showed laminar flow with an early peak. However, after treatment with high-dose inotrop ic drugs, hemodynamic parameters gradually recovered. A transthoracic echocardiogram performed 24 h later showed improved motion of the RV and the tricuspid valve, resulting in a reduction in tricuspid regurgitation. RV and tricuspid...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - August 30, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Development of ultrasound-assisted fluorescence imaging of indocyanine green
ConclusionModulating fluorescence by changing the temperature using ultrasound can determine where ICG accumulates at a depth, highlighting its potential as a means to locate hepatocellular carcinoma. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - August 26, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Focal nodular hyperplasia: our experience of 53 Japanese cases
ConclusionsOur data indicate that FNH occurs slightly more frequently in men than in women in Japan. It occurs also at any age in both sexes, but the mean lesion size was smaller in our series than in the previous reports. Metabolic disease was seen only in male FNH patients. A direct communication between the FNH lesion and the hepatic vein is diagnostically worth noting. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - August 22, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Ultrasound elastographic evaluation of the median nerve in hemodialysis with carpal tunnel syndrome
AbstractPurposeThe aim of this study was to compare the elasticity of the median nerve (MN) between hemodialysis (HD) patients without carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and with CTS, and to evaluate the diagnostic usefulness of the elasticity of the MN in HD-CTS.Materials and methodsThe MN in 22 HD patients without CTS and 49 HD-CTS patients was studied. The cross-sectional area (CSA) and the elasticity of the MN, which was measured as the subcutaneous fat/median nerve (SF/MN) strain ratio, were evaluated.ResultsThe mean SF/MN strain ratio in the groups that had received hemodialysis for 0 –5, >5 –10, and&nb...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - August 3, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Short cervix detection in pregnant women by transabdominal sonography with post-void technique
ConclusionTransabdominal sonography with vertical bladder depth of less than 5  cm performed better compared with transvaginal sonography. It may not be necessary to perform transvaginal sonography if transabdominal sonography reveals the cervical length to be more than 2.5 cm. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - August 3, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Hilar biliary neurofibroma without neurofibromatosis: case report with contrast-enhanced ultrasound findings
Abstract Solitary neurofibroma located in the hilum of the liver is extremely rare, particularly without neurofibromatosis. We herein report a case of hilar biliary neurofibroma without signs of von Recklinghausen ’s disease. A 36-year-old man was admitted to our department with progressive jaundice. The case was diagnosed as hilar cholangiocarcinoma based on preoperative imaging. The patient consequently received a Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy and was confirmed with neurofibroma pathologically. This is th e first reported imaging finding of hilar biliary neurofibroma using contrast-enhanced ultrasound, emphasizing...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - July 21, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Improvement of penetration of modified amplitude and phase estimation beamformer
Conclusion Penetration of the modified APES beamformer could be improved significantly by diagonal loading, which hardly increases the computational complexity. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - July 21, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

The effect of ultrasound with acoustic radiation force on rabbit lung tissue: a preliminary study
Conclusion The first example of lung hemorrhage induced by ultrasound with ARF was observed in this study. This observation suggests the possibility of lung injury in humans when ARF elastography is applied with the transducer directed toward the lung. Further studies are needed to determine the safety of this modality. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - July 11, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

The significance of early screening with echocardiography in eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis
Abstract Löffler endocarditis is a serious complication of idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome characterized by a peculiar type of fibrosing endocarditis. It results in heart failure due to restrictive cardiomyopathy and systemic embolism due to intracardiac thrombus. Here we present a case of a 57-year-old man with Löffler endocarditis concomitant with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis. A thrombus in the left ventricular apex was noted on transthoracic echocardiography performed as a screening of left ventricular dilatation, which seemed to be a typical finding of Löffler endocarditis...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - July 2, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Medical ultrasound diagnosis in the near future as we move toward the era of the singularity
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Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - June 29, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Differences in uterine artery blood flow and fetal growth between the early and late onset of pregnancy-induced hypertension
Conclusion There was a difference in pathophysiology between early- and late-onset PIH. Continuous monitoring of UA blood flow might be useful for the prediction of early-onset PIH if high UA resistance has been observed. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - June 28, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Measurement of sound pressure and temperature in tissue-mimicking material using an optical fiber Bragg grating sensor
Conclusion Since this sensor is used to monitor the sound pressure and temperature simultaneously, it can also be used for industrial applications, such as ultrasonic cleaning of semiconductors under controlled temperatures. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - June 22, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Coexistent borderline serous cystadenoma with multifocal hydatidosis in a young female: lessons learnt
We present a case of a 24-year-old female patient who was diagnosed with multifocal hydatidosis involving the liver and bilateral ovaries on imaging. Postoperative histopathology confirmed the hydatid disease in the liver and one ovary. However, the cystic lesion in the other ovary turned out to be a borderline serous cystadenoma. This case highlights the limitation of imaging in differentiating between simple hydatid cysts and serous cystadenomas of the ovaries. Another point we learnt is that even in the presence of multifocal hydatidosis in endemic regions, serous cystadenoma needs to be considered in imaging differenti...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - June 17, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Synthetic aperture ultrasound imaging with a ring transducer array: preliminary ex vivo results
Conclusion The proposed ring transducer array and SA ultrasound imaging method were shown to be capable of producing isotropic high-resolution images whose quality was independent of depth. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - June 14, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Basic study of less invasive high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in fetal therapy for twin reversed arterial perfusion (TRAP) sequence
Conclusion Simultaneous occluding of the veins and arteries was confirmed with trigger waves and a resting phase using the HIFU transducer treatment device created for this study. Clinical application appears possible and may represent a promising option for fetal therapy involving TRAP sequence. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - June 9, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Cervical elastography during pregnancy: a critical review of current approaches with a focus on controversies and limitations
Abstract In normal pregnancy, the cervix functions as a protective mechanical barrier that must remain tight and closed. Premature remodeling and consecutive shortening occur in many cases of spontaneous preterm birth. Although the complex underlying physiology of normal and abnormal cervical remodeling is not fully understood, it is clear that cervical softening occurs prior to delivery, and inappropriate timing seems to be associated with preterm delivery. Also, degree of cervical softness is a component of the Bishop score currently used clinically to predict successful induction of labor. Therefore, the as...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - June 3, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Incidence of human papillomavirus contamination of transvaginal probes in Japan and possible contamination prevention strategy
Conclusions In Japan, the HPV contamination rate of vaginal probes in routine practice was 4.2 %. There was no HPV contamination of probes after changing the gloves for cover exchange for each patient. This strategy may prevent HPV probe contamination. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - June 2, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided drainage of intra-abdominal fluid collection after liver transplantation: a case series of six patients
Abstract Intra-abdominal fluid collection associated with infection is a major complication after liver transplantation (LT). However, post-LT recipients are at high risk for requiring various interventions and surgeries, due to their poor, immunosuppressed conditions. We herein describe six patients with symptomatic or growing intra-abdominal fluid collection after LT who underwent endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided drainage. There were five males and one female, and the median age was 47 years (24–60 years). All procedures were technically and clinically successful in all patients. The media...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - May 27, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

The usefulness of a computer-aided diagnosis scheme for improving the performance of clinicians to diagnose non-mass lesions on breast ultrasonographic images
Conclusions This study showed that the performance of clinicians to diagnose non-mass lesions appearing as hypoechoic areas on breast ultrasonographic images was improved by the use of a CAD scheme. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - May 26, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Unusual clinical course after surgical repair of unruptured aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva
Abstract Aneurysms of the sinus of Valsalva are characterized by dilatation of at least one of the three aortic sinuses. We experienced a case with unruptured aneurysm of the right sinus of Valsalva, in which serial imaging studies were useful in assessing a rare complication after surgical repair. An asymptomatic 75-year-old man underwent patch closure of the aneurysm orifice because of progressive enlargement of the aneurysm. The postoperative course was uneventful, and computed tomography (CT), performed a week after the patch repair, showed no leakage of contrast medium into the isolated aneurysm. Three months...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - May 21, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Ultrasound follow-up in a patient with intestinal obstruction due to post-traumatic intramural duodenal hematoma
We report the case of a 7-year-old girl with intestinal obstruction due to post-traumatic intramural duodenal hematoma. She had fallen from the monkey bars the day before presenting to our hospital, and was admitted with signs of abdominal pain, vomiting, and nausea. Abdominal ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated a heterogeneous solid mass located within the duodenal wall, compressing the descending part of the duodenum. The inferior vena cava was also compressed by the mass lesion, although no associated symptoms were evident. Based on these findings, the mass lesion...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - May 18, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

A case of thrombus of the descending aorta successfully diagnosed on preoperative endoscopic ultrasonography
Abstract A 45-year-old woman presented with left lower abdominal pain. A plain CT scan showed a slightly high-density, cord-like structure extending from the level of the diaphragm of the descending aorta to the superior mesenteric artery. Transgastric endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) revealed a floating mass, smoothly attaching to the aortic intima and depicted as a hyperechoic region containing a mixture of hyperechoic and hypoechoic areas. EUS elastography revealed that the body of the mass consisted of medium soft tissue, with hard tissue at its base. On histopathological examination after surgery, the mass wa...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - May 11, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Laparoscopic ultrasound procedure can reduce residual myomas in laparoscopic myomectomy for multiple myomas
Conclusions The number and residual rate of myomas were significantly less in subjects with LUS as compared with those without LUS. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - May 9, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Twinkling artifact on color Doppler ultrasound: an advantage or a pitfall?
Abstract The twinkling artifact (TA) or color comet-tail artifact is characterized by a rapidly changing mixture of red and blue color Doppler signals. Even though many diseases and clinical conditions have been shown to produce this artifact, its source is not clearly understood yet. The TA may provide additional information to gray-scale ultrasound findings in several clinical situations. However, there may be pitfalls to keep in mind. We must first be aware of the TA to benefit from the advantages and avoid the pitfalls. In this review, we aim to give practicing radiologists an overview of the mechanisms and cl...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - April 28, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Double steal phenomenon secondary to innominate artery occlusion
Abstract Innominate artery steno-occlusive disease is a relatively rare clinical entity and may cause cerebrovascular symptoms. Herein, we report a 50-year-old male patient who presented with recurrent syncopal episodes and cerebrovascular ischemia. Color Doppler sonography revealed a distinctive flow pattern with partial and total flow reversal in the right internal carotid artery and vertebral artery, respectively. Further angiographic evaluation revealed complete occlusion of the innominate artery. Endovascular stenting was successful and enabled normal antegrade flow in the right common carotid and vertebral a...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - April 23, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Quantitative ultrasound measurement of bone density based on dynamic time window: suitable for the measurement of speed of sound in radius
Conclusion Despite the small population, the results suggest that DTWM improves the accuracy of recognition of SOS in vivo, and might be applied to optimize the clinical assessment of long cortical bone osteoporosis and fracture risk profile. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - April 20, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Quantitative evaluation of striated muscle injury by multiscale blob features method
Conclusion Quantitative evaluation of striated muscle injuries using the MBF method was able to differentiate the muscle injuries caused by microwave ablation and anhydrous acetic acid injection, suggesting that this method may be a potential and reliable tool for quantitative evaluation of muscle injuries. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - April 15, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Real-time three-dimensional left ventricular contraction in patients with diastolic dysfunction
Abstract Purpose Systolic alterations in left ventricular (LV) myocardial function have been reported previously in patients with diastolic dysfunction (DD). Recent advances in real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) enable the measurement of a set of parameters previously difficult to obtain with standard two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE). The aim of this study was to evaluate global 3DE LV contraction in patients with and without DD who had normal ejection fraction (EF). Methods Sixty-five patients (average age 56 ± 6&n...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - April 6, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Relearning the importance of routines from rugby player Goromaru
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Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - April 1, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Sonographic findings of immunoglobulin G4-related sclerosing sialadenitis
Abstract Purpose We evaluated the sonographic findings of immunoglobulin G4-related sclerosing sialadenitis (IgG4-SS). Methods Nineteen patients with IgG4-SS and 12 healthy volunteers (controls) were enrolled. The following sonographic features were evaluated: (1) enlargement of the submandibular gland by measurement of the longitudinal diameter and thickness; (2) the contour texture of the submandibular gland (smooth or rough); (3) the internal echo texture, categorized into three sonographic patterns (homogeneous, multiple hypoechoic nodule, and...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - April 1, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Ultrasonic findings of fetal axillary lymphangioma with intralesional hemorrhage
We report a case of an axillary lymphangioma in a fetus delivered at 30 weeks’ gestation with suspected intralesional hemorrhage based on the ultrasonic findings. In the ultrasonic examination at 15 weeks’ gestation, the fetus was found to have a multilocular mass spreading from the axilla to the chest wall, which was diagnosed as an axillary lymphangioma. Chromosome analysis by amniocentesis showed a normal karyotype, and no other malformations were observed. At 29 weeks, the mass had increased in size, and color Doppler ultrasound examination revealed that the middle cerebral artery peak systol...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - April 1, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Age-related changes in thickness of anterior lower uterine segment in normal singleton pregnancy during 20–35 weeks’ gestation
Abstract Purpose To observe age-related changes in the anterior lower uterine segment (LUS) thickness in normal pregnancy from 20 to 35 weeks’ gestation. Methods Subjects were 235 uncomplicated singleton cases that underwent single ultrasound examination at 4-week intervals during 20–35 weeks’ gestation. Sagittal LUS sections were evaluated with transvaginal ultrasonography. Anterior LUS thickness (Th) was measured every centimeter from the lowest bladder point (Th0cm) to 4 cm from that point (Th4cm). Th values were stand...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - March 26, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound in diagnosis of epithelioid renal angiomyolipoma with renal vein and inferior vena cava extension
Abstract Epithelioid angiomyolipoma is considered to be a rare variant of angiomyolipoma and potentially malignant. Reported cases of renal epithelioid angiomyolipoma with extension into the renal vein and inferior vena cava are even rarer. Once it occurs, it is difficult to differentiate from renal cell carcinoma on imaging. In addition, very few of the reported cases presented contrast-enhanced ultrasound images. Here, we report a case of a renal epithelioid angiomyolipoma extending into the renal vein and inferior vena cava along with its contrast-enhanced ultrasonic information. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound pr...
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - March 9, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Gender influence on clinical presentation and high-resolution ultrasound findings in primary carpal tunnel syndrome: do women only differ in incidence?
Conclusion Women differ significantly from men in terms of clinical presentation and ultrasound findings upon first diagnosis of CTS, which should be included in further diagnostic considerations. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - March 1, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Clinical practice guidelines for ultrasound elastography: prostate
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Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - March 1, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Comparison of conventional ultrasonography and ultrasonography-computed tomography fusion imaging for target identification using digital/real hybrid phantoms: a preliminary study
Conclusion US-CT fusion imaging was superior to US alone in terms of accurate and rapid identification of target lesions. (Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics)
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - February 26, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: research