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Ultrasound applications for regional anaesthetists - thinking outside the box.
Authors: Iohom G Abstract . PMID: 29400360 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Greyscale and contrast enhanced ultrasonography for characterization of gastric malignant tumors.
CONCLUSIONS: Grey scale US and CEUS are useful methods in characterizing gastric tumors and contribute to a more adequate evaluation of the lesions. The dynamics of the contrast agent may be suggestive for the anatomopathological nature of the tumor. Larger studies will be necessary in order to determine thepractical value of the method. PMID: 29400361 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Motion effects on the measurement of stiffness on ultrasound shear wave elastography: a moving liver fibrosis phantom study.
CONCLUSIONS: Motion affected the measurement of elasticity differently in SSI and ARFI, according to the velocity, direction of the motion, and phantom stiffness. The convex transducer of SSI was less affected by motion in lower velocity motion and when using normal liver stiffness phantom. PMID: 29400362 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Value of Shear Wave Elastography for differentiating benign and malignant renal lesions.
CONCLUSION: SWE is a noninvasive method that provides quantitative elasticity informationon tissues. Overlaps among different types of renal lesions may be due to heterogeneity of the lesions. Larger studygroups may clarify the other factors affecting SWE values under both normal and pathological conditions. PMID: 29400363 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Is there a correlation between kidney shear wave velocity measured with VTQ and histological parameters in patients with chronic glomerulonephritis? A pilot study.
Authors: Bob F, Grosu I, Sporea I, Bota S, Popescu A, Sirli R, Petrica L, Schiller A Abstract AIM: To analyze the relationship between shear wave velocity in the kidney measured by point shear wave elastography using Virtual Touch Quantification (VTQ) (Siemens Acuson S2000) and histological parameters obtained from renal biopsies, in patients with chronic glomerulonephritis (CGN). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group included 20 patients (mean age 47.95±13.59 years) with different types of CGN, that had underwent renal biopsy and 57 normal controls (mean age 38.07±17.32 years)...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound for the diagnosis of acute pulmonary edema: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: The diagnostic test accuracy suggests that lung ultrasound using B-lines is a useful and reliable diagnostic tool for critically illpatients with acute pulmonary edema. PMID: 29400365 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Correlation between Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound and Microvessel Density via CD31 and CD34 in a rabbit VX2 lung peripheral tumor model.
Authors: Xing J, He W, Ding YW, Li Y, Li YD Abstract AIM: To evaluate the tumor angiogenesis in lung peripheral VX2 tumor model by contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and to determine the correlation between CEUS parameters and microvessel density (MVD) calculated via CD31 and CD34 expression. MATERIAL AND METHODS: VX2 pulmonary tumors were created in eight Japanese white rabbits by implanting a VX2 sarcoma into the lower portion of the right lung through ultrasound guidance. Tumors were allowed to grow for 14-21 days to achieve a diameter of 7-15 mm, and were examined by CEUS using a SonoVue contrast agent. Th...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Benefit of Shear-wave Elastography in the differential diagnosis of breast lesion: a diagnostic meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: Our analysis concluded that SWE improved the differential diagnosis of the breast lesion. PMID: 29400367 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Ultrasound-guided biopsy of osteolytic metastasis - could be less than three cores enough?
CONCLUSIONS: Our study supports the important diagnostic role of US-guided core biopsy for osteolytic bone metastasis. Two US-guided passages may be sufficient to procure a diagnostic tissue samples from osteolytic bone metastasis, if theirlength is at least 10 mm. PMID: 29400368 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Correlation between protein YKL-40 and ultrasonographic findings in active knee osteoarthritis.
Authors: Karalilova R, Kazakova M, Batalov A, Sarafian V Abstract The aim of our study was to analyze the level of the glycoprotein YKL-40 in patients with active knee osteoarthritis (OA) and to search possible correlations with local inflammation and ultrasound (US) findings. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective study with fifty consecutive patients with active knee OA (diagnosed based on the American College of Rheumatology criteria for OA with radiographic confirmation) was performed. Concentrations of YKL-40 in serum and synovial fluid were measured by ELISA. US examinations - Gray scale (GS) US and Power Do...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

High-resolution ultrasonography in assessing temporomandibular joint disc position.
CONCLUSIONS: Based on our results, high-resolution ultrasonography showed high sensitivity, specificity and accuracy in the diagnosis of TMJ disc displacement. It could be a valuable imaging technique in assessing TMJ disc position. The diagnostic value of high-resolution ultrasonography depends strictly on the examiner's skills and on the equipment used. PMID: 29400370 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Effects of chronic flexed wrist posture on the elasticity and crosssectional area of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel among chronic stroke patients.
Authors: Aslan H, Analan PD Abstract AIM: To investigate the effects of chronic flexed wrist posture following spasticity on the elasticity and cross-sectional area (CSA) of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel among chronic stroke patients. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This prospective study included 24 consecutive patients (mean age, 56.5±11.56 years) with unilateral wrist spasticity following a stroke in a chronic phase. The CSA of the median nerve was measured by ultrasound (US). The elasticity was measured by Virtual Touch tissue imaging quantification (VTIQ; Siemens, Erlangen, Germany)...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Evaluation of the optic nerve and scleral-choroidal-retinal layer with ultrasound elastography in glaucoma and physiological optic nerve head cupping.
Authors: Özen Ö, Özer MA, Tosun A, Özen S Abstract AIM: To evaluate the strain ratio of the optic nerve and retina-choroid-sclera (RCS) layers in individuals with physiological optic disc cupping (PC) and glaucoma patients using strain elastography. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We evaluated 56 eyes of 56 subjects (20 eyes with glaucoma, 19 eyes with PC, and 17 normal eyes). The strain ratio of orbital fat to optic nerve (SROFON) was calculated as the ratio of the optic nerve to intraconal fat tissue and the strain ratio of orbital fat to retina-choroid-sclera (SROFRCS) was calculated...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Diagnostic value of musculoskeletal ultrasound in patients with low back pain - a review of the literature.
Authors: Todorov PT, Nestorova R, Batalov A Abstract Patients with low back pain (LBP) frequently undergo various imaging studies in the pursuit of a more precise diagnosis. Ultrasound (US) has the advantage of being a widely available, multiplanar, fast and radiation-free diagnostic tool. Moreover, compared to most of the other imaging modalities, it is particularly efficient in the visualization and assessment of soft tissues. Consequently, the question about the possible diagnostic application of US in such a common pathology as LBP is very relevant to the clinical practice. For this reason, ...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

The role of 4D US in evaluation of fetal movements and facial expressions and their relationship with fetal neurobehaviour.
Authors: Grigore M, Gafitanu D, Socolov D, Grigore A, Nemeti G, Micu R Abstract The introduction of four-dimensional (4D) ultrasonography (US) allows the study of fetal movements and facial expressions in real time. The possibility of evaluating fetal movements has led to the study of fetal neurobehaviour, which has been for a long period of time a mystery for physicians. The study of fetal activity in utero could differentiate between normal and abnormal behavioural patterns, thus making possible the early recognition of fetal brain impairment. Facial expressions observed with 4D US represent a marker for neurobeh...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Breast cystic lesions: Not so simple after all? An ultrasonographic tactical approach.
Authors: Ciurea AI, Iacoban CG, Herţa HA, Ciortea CA Abstract A wide spectrum of breast diseases breast diseases have or exhibit at some point in their natural history a complex cystic aspect. Through the lens of B-mode and Doppler ultrasound with sonoelastographic augmentation, conditions ranging from the utterly benign fibrocystic change to the most intricate encysted or cystically degenerated cancerous lesions, are covered in detail in this review. The aim of this paper is to familiarize the practitioner with the ultrasonographic aspects of complex breast cystic masses and to implement a gra...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Prenatal diagnosis of the fetal common arterial trunk. A case series.
We present a series of 17 cases diagnosed in our tertiary center with different types of fetal common arterial trunk, its associated disorders, the evolution of the pregnancies, and of the neonates. We concluded that our cases support the fact that a complete intrauterine evaluation of each case of the common arterial trunk is impossible. The postnatal prognosis of the cases from our center was fatal, similar to most reports of the literature. PMID: 29400376 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

The added value of contemporary ultrasound technologies in the diagnosis of malignant tumours of the gastrointestinal system - a case report.
Authors: Rübenthaler J, Reiser M, Clevert DA Abstract Ultrasound of the gastrointestinal system has become more popular among clinicians and is an important tool for evaluation and follow-up. Ultrasound has a special value in patients with Crohn's disease for the evaluation of disease activity but also for the evaluation of abdominal complications and shows comparable results to other imaging modalities. With the introduction of elastography and contrast-enhanced ultrasound into clinical routine, THE sonographic evaluation of the small bowel is even more sophisticated and even more precise....
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

The value of ultrasound diagnosis in the multidisciplinary approach of cutaneous tumours. Case report.
We report the case of a senior patient, presenting with two cutaneous tumours in which the clinical and dermoscopic examination pointed towards a basal cell carcinoma. Ultrasound revealed highly vascularised tumours and elastography showed increased rigidity. Histological examination of both lesions following complete resection was consistent with squamous cell carcinomas. The distinctive feature of this case consists of the complex non-invasive diagnostic imaging of the tumour morphology, performed in real time, revealing aspects compatible with highly proliferative malignant tumours. This case emphasi...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Case report of a rare glomus jugulare tumor extended within the extracranial internal jugular vein: emphasis on initial ultrasound findings and literature review.
Authors: Deng Q, Wang Y, Chen X, Zhou Q Abstract Glomus jugulare tumor (GJT) is a rare benign neoplasm that is located in the skull base; it is impossible for ultrasonography to detect it in most cases. In this article, we present the case of a rare giant GJT, which extended into the internal jugular vein in the neck, initially detected by ultrasonography and confirmed by MRI and pathology. We highlight the initial ultrasonography findings and review the literature to summarize the ultrasonographic features of GJT. PMID: 29400379 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon rupture as a complication of distal radius fracture: the role of ultrasound examination.
Authors: Romano N, Fischetti A, Mussetto I, Marino M, Muda A Abstract . PMID: 29400380 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Ultrasound Guided Injection for Medial and Lateral Pterygoid Muscles: A Novel Treatment for Orofacial Pain.
Authors: Chen YJ, Chang PH, Chang KV, Wu WT, Özçakar L Abstract . PMID: 29400381 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Ultrasound to depict anatomical abnormality: an example of potential alliance of rehabilitation professionals.
Authors: Coraci D, Cruciani A, Giovannini S, Bernetti A, Santilli V, Padua L Abstract . PMID: 29400382 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Could nail and joint alterations make the difference between psoriatic arthritis and osteoarthritis during the ultrasonographic evaluation of the distal interphalangeal joints?
Authors: Batticciotto A, Idolazzi L, De Lucia O, Tinazzi I, Iagnocco A Abstract . PMID: 29197909 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Detection and characterization of small superficially located focal liver lesions by contrast-enhanced ultrasound with high frequency transducers.
Authors: Wang WP, Dong Y, Cao J, Mao F, Xu Y, Si Q, Dietrich CF Abstract AIM: To evaluate the benefits of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with high frequency transducers in the detection and characterization of small superficially located focal liver lesions (FLLs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: From January 2015 to October 2016, 27 superficial FLLs detected by MRI were examined, first with the low frequency convex transducer (1-5 MHz) and afterwards with a high frequency transducer (7.5-12 MHz). High frequency dynamic CEUS was performed after a bolus injection of 2.4 ml SonoVue®. FLLs were ...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Intra- and inter-observer variation and accuracy using different shear wave elastography methods to assess circumscribed objects - a phantom study.
CONCLUSIONS: When estimating the elastic properties of circumscribed tissues, the different measurement techniques performed by commercial shear wave elastography systems reveal a strong susceptibility for observational errors, depending upon the fixed vs. variable ROI of the pSWE vs. 2D-SWE technique. PMID: 29197911 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Point shear wave elastography (pSWE) using Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) imaging: a feasibility study and norm values for renal parenchymal stiffness in healthy children and adolescents.
Authors: Grass L, Szekely N, Alrajab A, Bui-Ta TTT, Hoffmann GF, Wühl E, Schenk JP Abstract AIMS: To evaluate the applicability of point shear wave elastography (pSWE) for measuring renal parenchymal stiffness in healthy children and adolescents and to establish norm values for shear wave speed (SWS) using two ARFI methods and ultrasound probes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We prospectively investigated 264 children (43.9% males). pSWE (Virtual TouchTM Quantification and Virtual TouchTM Imaging Quantification (VTQ and VTIQ; Siemens, Germany)) was performed in the renal cortex of 528 healthy ki...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

An "alternative finger" in robotic-assisted thoracic surgery: intraoperative ultrasound localization of pulmonary nodules.
CONCLUSIONS: During RATS, the use of intraoperative ultrasonography as an "alternative finger" to "touch" and findthe accurate location of pulmonary nodules, especially mixed ground-glass nodules, is warranted. PMID: 29197913 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Testicular volume and elasticity changes in young children with undescended testes.
Authors: Shin HJ, Lee YS, Yoon H, Kim MJ, Han SW, Kim HY, Lee J, Lee MJ Abstract AIMS: To evaluate the differences and changes of testicular volume and elasticity in normal (NL) testes and undescended testes (UDTs) of children using shear wave elastography (SWE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Testicular ultrasound images from children younger than 60 months old were retrospectively reviewed. Testicular volumes and elasticities were compared between the UDT group and NL group. In patients with unilateral UDT (uUDT), we also compared the values between uUDT and contralateral grossly normal (CGN) test...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

The diagnostic value of shear wave elastography for parathyroid lesions and comparison with cervical lymph nodes.
Authors: Polat AV, Ozturk M, Akyuz B, Celenk C, Kefeli M, Polat C Abstract AIMS: The aim of this study was to prospectively assess the feasibility of the Virtual Touch tissue imaging quantification (VTIQ) method of shear wave elastography (SWE) for the discrimination of parathyroid lesions and to compare the lesions' stiffness with that of cervical lymph nodes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: SWE using VTIQ was performed on 66 patients with 87 histopathologically proven parathyroid lesions (54 parathyroid adenomas and 33 parathyroid hyperplasia) and 29 patients with 31 inflammatory cervical lymph nod...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

An investigation into the variability between different shear wave elastography systems in muscle.
CONCLUSIONS: Altering SWE acquisition methods can produce variable results. The new system produced reliable results that are comparable with but not as reliable as the established. PMID: 29197916 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Romanian National Guidelines on Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound in clinical practice.
Authors: Sporea I, Badea R, Brisc C, Ioanițescu S, Moga T, Popescu A, Săftoiu A, Săndulescu L, Spârchez Z, Șirli R Abstract Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) allows a real-time assessment of the vascular pattern of different types of lesions, as it has no renal or liver toxicity, it lacks radiation exposure and it is also cheaper than other imaging methods, having a diagnostic capability that matches contrast-enhanced CT or MRI. In Romania CEUS is used more and more, especially by clinicians, and since some centres have extensive experience in this domain, we felt the need to disseminate ...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

The potential of ultrasonography in the evaluation of foot orthotics therapy.
Authors: Petcu D, Mitrea DA, Bondor CI, Perciun ER Abstract Foot orthotics prescription is based on the foot functioning paradigms with tissue stress theory being in avant-garde. The main goal of orthotic therapy is to reduce the internal tissue's pathological stresses in the foot structures. Traditionally, ultrasound scanning technique depicts anatomic related data of both common and uncommon pathology encountered in the clinical practice, helping in diagnosing, treating and evaluating, which are equally important for the practitioners. Its accessibility, compared to biomechanical modelling, ma...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Prostate ultrasound: back in business!
Authors: Crisan N, Andras I, Radu C, Andras D, Coman RT, Tucan P, Pisla D, Crisan D, Coman I Abstract The use of grey scale prostate ultrasound decreased after the implementation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the diagnosis and evaluation of prostate cancer. The new developments, such as multiparametric ultrasound and MRI-ultrasound fusion technology, renewed the interest for this imaging method in the assessment of prostate cancer. The purpose of this paper was to review the current role of prostate ultrasound in the setting of these new applications. A thorough reevaluation of the sel...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Abdominal wall endometriosis: an update in clinical, imagistic features, and management options.
Authors: Grigore M, Socolov D, Pavaleanu I, Scripcariu I, Grigore AM, Micu R Abstract Abdominal wall endometriosis (AWE) is a rare condition defined by the presence of endometrial tissue in the subcutaneous fatty layer and the muscles of the abdominal wall. It is usually caused by the dissemination of endometrial tissue in the wound at the time of obstetrical and gynecological surgeries. AWE is rare and difficult to diagnose. The most frequent clinical presentation is that of a palpable subcutaneous mass near surgical scars associated with cyclic pain and swelling during menses. AWE may be an un...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Enthesitis of the hands in psoriatic arthritis: an ultrasonographic perspective.
Authors: Zabotti A, Idolazzi L, Batticciotto A, De Lucia O, Scirè CA, Tinazzi I, Iagnocco A Abstract Psoriatic arthritis is a systemic inflammatory disease in which enthesitis and dactylitis are two of the main hallmarks of the disease. In the last years, ultrasonography is increasingly playing a key role in the diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis and ultrasonography of the entheses, particularly of the lower limbs, is commonly used to assess patients with that disease. New advancements in ultrasound equipment using high frequencies probes allowed us also to identify and characterize the involvem...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Three-dimensional ultrasound and HDlive in tubal serous cystadenofibroma: a case report and literature review.
We report the case of a 30-year-old woman with a serous cystadenofibroma of the fallopian tube, presenting with chronic abdominal pain and secondary infertility. The diagnosis of tubal tumor was formulated before surgery and confirmed during laparoscopic surgery. Both 3D ultrasound and HDlive were useful tools for the diagnosis. The ultrasound diagnosis was helpful in planning appropriate surgical management. PMID: 29197922 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

A rare case of an acute soleus arcade syndrome complicated by a ganglion cyst: diagnosis by dynamic ultrasound.
We present the case of a female patient admitted with acute worsening of a pre-existing sensory tibial neuropathy and acute tibial nerve palsy after knee joint injection. After a knee magnetic resonance imaging remained non-diagnostic, dynamic ultrasonography was performed. Constriction by the soleus arcade and proximal swelling of the tibial nerve could be demonstrated during plantarflexion of the ankle by means of a dynamic examination in the standing patient. The patient underwent surgery and recovered fully. This proposed diagnostic approach can be used to identify soleus arcade syndrome by ult...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Echocardiography as the first diagnostic clue to rapidly progressive systemic AL amyloidosis associated with multiple site thrombosis. A case report.
We report the case of a 63-year-old man diagnosed with AL-amyloidosis, with cardiac involvement, associated with multiple site thrombosis.  Specific echocardiographic methods like tissue Doppler imaging and speckle tracking provided crucial diagnostic and prognostic information. PMID: 29197924 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Imaging and histology in the diagnosis of multiple papillary fibroelastomas in a patient with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Case report.
Authors: Ionescu AA, Radulescu B, Herlea V, Miclea I, Parepa I, Bubenek S, Popescu BA, Ginghina C, Jurcut R Abstract Papillary fibroelastomas (PFEs) are one of the most frequent primary cardiac tumors and occur more often in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). PFEs have been linked to an increased risk of neurological events. We report a case of a 59-year-old woman with HOCM in whom echocardiography (transthoracic and transesophageal, using 2D and 3D techniques) revealed multiple masses in various locations in the left cardiac chambers. Surgical excision of the cardiac ...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Masson's tumor and calcifying aponeurotic fibroma: two rare softtissue lesions in the same finger. High-resolution ultrasound features with histopathological correlations.
Authors: Romano N, Fischetti A, Mussetto I, Bianchi R, Muda A Abstract . PMID: 29197926 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

A Novel Approach for Ultrasound Guided Axillary Nerve Block: The Inferior Axilla Technique.
Authors: Chang KV, Lin CP, Lin CS, Wu WT, Özçakar L Abstract . PMID: 29197927 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Non-fresh formaldehyde-embalmed cadaver: not an eligible model for Ultrasound Guided Sacroiliac Joint Injection studies.
Authors: Mezian K, Naňka O Abstract N/A. PMID: 29197928 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Ultrasound and liver elastography - tools for detection and quantification of severity in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in general population.
Authors: Sporea I PMID: 28845487 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - August 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Is Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) integrated in clinical exam a key-tool for the future emergency physician?
Authors: Golea AC Abstract . PMID: 28845488 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - August 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Is Contrast Enhanced Ultrasonography a useful tool in a beginner's hand? How much can a Computer Assisted Diagnosis prototype help in characterizing the malignancy of focal liver lesions?
CONCLUSIONS: The most frequent lesions misdiagnosed at CEUS were FNH and HCC. The CAD prototype is a good comparing tool for a beginner operator that can be developed to assist the diagnosis. In order to increase the classification rate, the CAD system for FLL in CEUS must integrate the clinical data. PMID: 28845489 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - August 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Point shear wave speed measurement in differentiating benign and malignant focal liver lesions.
Authors: Dong Y, Wang WP, Xu Y, Cao J, Mao F, Dietrich CF Abstract AIM: To investigate the value of ElastPQ measurement for differential diagnosis of benign and malignant focal liver lesions (FLLs) by using histologic results as a reference standard. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 154 patients were included. ElastPQ measurement was performed for each lesion in which the shear wave speed (SWS) was measured. The difference in SWS and SWS ratio of FLL to surrounding liver were evaluated, and the cut off value was investigated. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was plotted to evalu...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - August 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, bulb carotid intima-media thickness and obesity phenotypes: results of a prospective observational study.
The objective of this prospective study was to assess the correlation between carotid intima-media thickness at the common carotid (CIMTc) and carotid bifurcation (CIMTb) level, hepatic fat accumulation, and obesity phenotypes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two hundred obese adults, in which CIMTc and CIMTb thickness was determined, were included. According to body mass index (BMI) and presence of metabolic syndrome (MetS), patients were classified as metabolically healthy obese (MHO, obesity without MetS) and metabolically unhealthy obese (MUHO, obesity with MetS). MHO patients were further classified as M...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - August 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Twinkle, twinkle little stone: an artifact improves the ultrasound performance!
CONCLUSIONS: The twinkling artifact is a very useful color Doppler ultrasound tool for the detection of small urinary stones. We suggest the routine use of color Doppler in all suspicious cases in order to avoid unnecessary irradiating and expensive radiological methods. PMID: 28845492 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - August 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Performance of lung ultrasonography for the diagnosis of communityacquired pneumonia in hospitalized children.
CONCLUSIONS: In our opinion, our findings together withprevious ones available in the literature recommend LUS as a valuable investigation for the diagnosis of community-acquiredpneumonia in children. PMID: 28845493 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - August 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research