Education in ultrasonography -a stringent and constant necessity.
Authors: Badea R Abstract . PMID: 30534645 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Differential diagnosis of gallbladder ascariasis debris: the added value of contrast enhanced ultrasound with high frequency transducer.
CONCLUSIONS: Real time visualization of contrast enhancement without radiation exposure is one of the main advantages of CEUS over other diagnostic modalities to differentiate ascariasis debris in the gallbladder from enhancing neoplasia. Thus, surgery and other interventions and their complications could be avoided. PMID: 30534646 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Application of contrast enhanced ultrasound in gallbladder lesion: is it helpful to improve the diagnostic capabilities?
CONCLUSION: CEUS could improve the diagnostic performance of GB lesions, especially for wall-thickened type lesions. PMID: 30534647 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

The importance of pancreatic inflammation in endosonographic diagnostics of solid pancreatic masses.
CONCLUSION: Pancreatic inflammation (either focal or involving the whole gland) lowers the diagnostic sensibility of EUS in the work- up of pancreatic masses suspected for cancer, requiring further invasive diagnostic methods. Focal autoimmune pancreatitis and paraduodenal pancreatitis are still confused with pancreatic cancer, even in the absence of pancreatic inflammation. PMID: 30534648 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Comparison between cystourethrography and sonourethrography in preoperative diagnostic management of patients with anterior urethral strictures.
Authors: Krukowski J, Kałużny A, Kłącz J, Matuszewski M Abstract AIM: To evaluate the urethral lesions and the degree of spongiofibrosis using cystourethrography (CUG) and sonourethrography (SUG) in order to propose the best imaging method for further surgical treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 66 patients with anterior urethral strictures with indication for urethroplasty. Results of CUG and SUG were compared with each other and data from surgical protocol. RESULTS: Totally 72 strictures were detected; 47 in the bulbar part of urethra and 25 in the penile urethra. The mean length of th...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Visibility of MRI prostate lesions on B-mode transrectal ultrasound.
CONCLUSION: The use of newer high-end ultrasound units as well as experience gained from fusion biopsies enables us to see 62.2 % of all suspicious mpMRI lesions on B TRUS. B TRUS images merit a thorough examination during a conventional biopsy setting. PMID: 30534650 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Assessment of the common carotid artery wall stiffness by Shear Wave Elastography in Behcet's disease.
Authors: Alis D, Durmaz ESM, Civcik C, Tutuncu M, Saip S, Kocer N, Islak C, Kizilkilic O Abstract AIM: To evaluate endothelial dysfunction and subclinical atherosclerosis in Behcet's disease (BD) by measuring the common carotid artery (CCA) wall stiffness and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively evaluated CIMT and the CCA wall stiffness of 34 BD patients and 28 age/sex-matched controls. CIMT measurements were performed from the posterior wall of the carotid artery approximately 10 mm proximal to the initiation of the carotid bulb using B-mode ultraso...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal ultrasound as a biomarker of remission - results from a one-year prospective study in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
CONCLUSIONS: There is persistence of synovitis both in patients on sDMARDs and bDMARDs in DAS28 clinical remission. This fact points to a discordance between DAS28 clinical remission and the imaging remission assessed by MSUS irrespective of the type of treatment. MSUS may be a feasible imaging method for the assessment of residual inflammation in daily rheumatology practice. PMID: 30534652 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Effects of ultrasound-guided suprascapular nerve pulsed radiofrequency on chronic shoulder pain.
This study included 74 patients diagnosed with at least one of the following: adhesive capsulitis, rotator cuff syndrome and impingement syndrome of shoulder. The PRF therapy of the SSN under UG was performed in those patients with a reduction of 50% or more Visual Analog Scale (VAS) score and those that reported healing in the active range of motion (AROM) in the diagnostic SSN block. The resting, motion and sleeping shoulder pain assessments of the patients were done with VAS score. The shoulder joint function was assessed with the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) questionnaire and the ...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Comparison of Cone Beam Computed Tomography and ultrasonography with two types of probes in the detection of opaque and non-opaque foreign bodies.
CONCLUSION: US with a linear probe should be the first choice for the detection of the low-radiodensity FBs, which are entrapped in the soft tissue. However, CBCT is a more sensitive technique for the visualization of FBs in air and bone tissue compared to the US, particularly for the diagnosis of high-radiodensity FBs. PMID: 30534654 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Ultrasonographic features of superficial and nodular basal cell carcinoma.
CONCLUSIONS: Ultrasound allows differentiating BCC as diffuse-heterogeneous, hypoechoic, formations in the dermis with distinct contours. Depending on the clinical picture, they differ in form, depth of bedding, as well as in the quantitative ratio and distribution of the point hyperechoic structures in them. PMID: 30534655 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Stitching of sensor-navigated 3D ultrasound datasets for the determination of large thyroid volumes - a phantom study.
CONCLUSIONS: Stitching-mediated thyroid volumetric analysis is accurate, and its clinical performance should be investigated in future studies. PMID: 30534656 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Yolk sac-embryo distance in correlation with soluble form of vascular endothelial growth factor levels in pregnancy with potentially reserved evolutivity.
Authors: Bucuri CE, Ciortea R, Diculescu D, Malutan A, Mocan-Hognogi R, Berceanu C, Nicula R, Rada M, Mihu D Abstract AIMS: Embryonic demise is a frequent complication of the first trimester pregnancy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation between a serum biomarker, the soluble form of the vasculo-endothelial growth factor (sFlt-1) and the distance between the yolk sac (YS) and embryo (DYSE), determined by ultrasonography. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was a prospective case-control study that included 2 groups of patients - the control group with 81 first-trimester pregnanc...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Comparison of traditional 2D and 3D Omniview technique in detection of fetus corpus callosum.
Authors: Li Y, Tao GW, Pan MZ, Shao GR Abstract AIM: To explore the value of Omniview (OV) technology in assessing the fetus corpus callosum. MATERIAL AND METHODS: For the ultrasound examination of 189 fetuses (gestational week range 19-28 weeks), two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound imaging and Omniview technology were used by two physicians (A and B). The acquisition time and the quality of images were recorded. RESULTS: The acquisition time of Omniview technology was shorter comparing with the aquisition time of 2D ultrasound imaging (A2D vs. AOV: 159.44±27.09 s vs. 73.90±18.99 s, p
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Reasons for inadequate or incomplete imaging techniques.
Authors: Caraiani C, Dong Y, Rudd AG, Dietrich CF Abstract Even if imaging has developed considerably during the last decades there still exist several factors which limit its capacities. These factors can either limit the usage of a technique or degrade images making them difficult to interpret. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has, as an absolute contraindication, the presence of metallic devices marked as "MRI unsafe" and metallic foreign bodies close to the eye or vital structures. Claustrophobia and artefacts reduce the application and performance of MRI in a significant proportion of patients. The m...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Ultrasound for kidney access in percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a contemporary review.
Authors: Iordache A, Baston C, Silviu-Stelian GM, Angelescu E, Cerempei V, Olivier T, Sinescu I Abstract Nowadays percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is the standard of care for renal staghorn calculus or large (>20 mm) pelvic or caliceal stones, as well as for the failure of other treatment options. This review aims to evaluate the contemporary use of ultrasound imaging in PCNL, by comparing it to conventional fluoroscopy, reviewing data regarding the complication and success rate of nephrostomy tract creation and stone free rate (SFR), as well as data concerning the learning curve for these...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Elastography in prostate gland imaging and prostate cancer detection.
Authors: Tyloch DJ, Tyloch JF, Adamowicz J, Juszczak K, Ostrowski A, Warsiński P, Wilamowski J, Ludwikowska J, Drewa T Abstract Transrectal prostate biopsies under ultrasonography guidance remain the gold standard for the detection of prostate cancer (PCa). Transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS), however, has a limited sensitivity in PCa detection. Prostate elastography (TRES) increases the sensitivity of a TRUS examination. Therefore, the aim of this review is to discuss the usefulness of TRES in prostate gland imaging for the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer based on published literature. The advantages o...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Correlations between ultrasonography performed by the ENT specialist and pathologic findings in the management of three cases with thyroglossal duct cyst.
We present a series of three cases that benefited from the use of ultrasonography performed first hand by the ENT specialist. All cases underwent Sistrunk procedure and the diagnosis was confirmed by pathology results: one uncomplicated TDC, a thyroglossal duct carcinoma, and an infected TDC with the risk of becoming a diffuse cervical suppuration. Ultrasonography performed first hand by the ENT specialist enables a quick and thorough planning of the surgical procedure and management of the case. PMID: 30534662 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Multimodal ultrasonographic evaluation in a case with unossified primary synovial osteochondromatosis.
We present the case of 36 year old patient with right knee monoarthritis in which ultrasound findings, corroborated with clinical and histopathological evidence confirmed the diagnosis of unossified primary synovial osteochondromatosis. The arthroscopy with synovectomy found multiple intra-articular loose bodies occupying the entire joint. The ultrasonographic findings were extensively evaluated. PMID: 30534663 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Prenatal diagnosis of cleft lip and cleft lip palate - a case series.
CONCLUSIONS: CLP can be diagnosed even at the end of the 1st trimester of pregnancy. CL is usually diagnosed during the 2nd trimester ultrasound exam and is commonly an isolated anomaly. PMID: 30534664 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Detection and monitoring of postinterventional success and complications of the liver using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) - a case report after interventional treatment of a giant hemangioma.
Authors: Negrao de Figueiredo G, Rübenthaler J, Müller-Peltzer K, Clevert DA Abstract This case report relates the use of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for the assessment and treatment of a postinterventional cholecystitis, a rare but important complication after transcatheter arterial embolization of a giant hemangioma. Regarding the imaging diagnosis, hemangiomas have specific features allowing a fast recognition by all radiological modalities,and in recent years, especially by CEUS. PMID: 30534665 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

"A ball in a cage".
"A ball in a cage". Med Ultrason. 2018 Dec 08;20(4):539-540 Authors: Mada RO, Tomoaia R, Sasarman V, Encica S, Bindea D Abstract . PMID: 30534666 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Extra-tunnel Compression Mimicking Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Ultrasound Imaging for a Plantar Ganglion Cyst.
We reported a 43-year-old man with right-foot numbness under the tentative diagnosis of tarsal tunnel syndrome. The initial ultrasound examination did not identify any remarkable findings at the level of the medial malleolus. Owing to the failure of conservative treatments, he was referred for US-guided injection of the tibial nerve. When tracking the entire course of the nerve, a ganglion cyst was observed on top of the tibial nerve, in proximity to the medial and lateral plantar branches. The symptom disappeared after surgical excision. The present case highlights the importance of sonoantomy and tracking of the entire c...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Abdominal ultrasound in paraneoplastic Pyoderma gangrenosum caused by renal carcinoma.
We present the case of a 60-year-old male patient, with refractory ulcers in the groin. Ultrasoundand CT showed a large vascularized tumor of the kidney with cystic parts and inhomogeneous dynamic behaviour. Histology demonstrated Pyoderma gangrenosum (ulcer) and well differentiated adenocarcinoma (kidney). Pyoderma gangrenosum appears as paraneoplastic manifestation in about 7% of cases, especially in lymphomas and tumors involving the digestive tract.Particularities of the case consisted in the accidental discovery of the renal tumor, in spite of the lack of urinary syndromes. The present case highlights the importance o...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Clinical elastography.
Authors: Sporea I Abstract . PMID: 30167576 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Comparative study between four ultrasound Shear Waves Elastographic methods for liver fibrosis assessment.
CONCLUSION: considering TE as the reference method for liver fibrosis evaluation, VTQ, ElastPQ, and 2D-SWE.SSI obtained similar accuracies for diagnosing at least significant fibrosis (F≥2) and liver cirrhosis. PMID: 30167577 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Good performance of liver stiffness measurement in the prediction of postoperative hepatic decompensation in patients with cirrhosis complicated with hepatocellular carcinoma.
Authors: Procopet B, Fischer P, Horhat A, Mois E, Stefanescu H, Comsa M, Graur F, Bartos A, Lupsor-Platon M, Badea R, Grigorescu M, Tantau M, Sparchez Z, Al Hajjar N Abstract The evaluation of patients with early hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) referred for liver resection is still a matter of debate. Aims: 1) to compare liver stiffness measurement (LSM) by transient elastography with hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) in the prediction of decompensation after liver resection in patients with cirrhosis and early HCC; 2) to identify which definition for posthepatectomy liver failure is better associate...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Shear Wave Elastography in the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis on admission.
Authors: Durmaz MS, Arslan S, Özbakır B, Güngör G, Tolu İ, Arslan FZ, Sivri M, Koplay M Abstract AIM: We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of shear wave elastography (SWE) in the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis (AP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The pancreatic parenchyma of 50 patients whose clinical and laboratory findings were indicative of AP and of 70 healthy, asymptomatic volunteer participants with normal laboratory values was examined using SWE.Computed tomography was performed in all patients with AP on admission. Elastographic measurements were performed by manually drawin...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Evaluation of the pancreatic tumors by transabdominal Shear Wave Elastography: preliminary results of a pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: Transabdominal SWE represents a surrogate but feasible method for differentiation cancer from the normal pancreatic tissue. In a clinical setting, data regarding the stiffness complementary to an ultrasound evaluation could guide high-risk patients for a close-up pancreatic monitoring. PMID: 30167580 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Subtle errors of bladder wall thickness measurement have a significant impact on the calculation of ultrasound-estimated bladder weight. A pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: UEBW is a promising diagnostic tool, but small errors in BWT measurement might cause significant deviation from the true values. A 3-D calculation model appears to minimize such risks. PMID: 30167581 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

How to diagnose renal artery stenosis correctly using ultrasound? Evaluation of results of renal arteries duplex ultrasonography examinations.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study indicates that standard operating procedures and improvements in examination technique by ultrasound doctors could reduce the discordance between multiple tests. PMID: 30167582 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Superb Microvascular Imaging for the differentiation of intraductal breast lesions.
CONCLUSIONS: SMI is more sensitive than PDI for detecting subtle blood flow in intraductal breast lesions with statistical significance. This novel and promising vascular imaging technique may be helpful in B-mode ultrasonography to distinguish intraductal breast lesions. PMID: 30167583 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Diagnostic value of acustic radiation force impulse imaging in the assessment of salivary gland involvement in primary Sj ögren's sydrome.
Diagnostic value of acustic radiation force impulse imaging in the assessment of salivary gland involvement in primary Sjögren's sydrome. Med Ultrason. 2018 Aug 30;20(3):313-318 Authors: Turnaoglu H, Kural Rahatli F, Pamukcu M, Haberal KM, Uslu N Abstract AIMS: The aim of this study is to investigate the diagnostic value of Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) imaging in the assessment of salivary gland involvement in primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty five patients with pSS and 25 healthy volunteers were included. First, echostructures and the thi...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Pregnant versus non-pregnant healthy subjects - a prospective longitudinal musculoskeletal ultrasound study concerning the spectrum of normality.
CONCLUSION: MSUS inflammation-like abnormalities can be detected in healthy subjects and pregnancy may modify baseline findings. The identification of a joint/tendon set with less abnormalities (hand flexor tendons F1-F5, MCPj 2-5 and EUC) in healthy subjects would help in selecting target structures, important for identifying the disease onset and for further monitoring. PMID: 30167585 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Does patients' opinion of remission in rheumatoid arthritis overlap ultrasound "true" remission? - a pilot study.
CONCLUSION:  A combination of patients' opinion and PDUS evaluation could be a starting point for RA treatment tapering. PMID: 30167586 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

The efficacy and safety of autologous conditioned serum (ACS) injections compared with betamethasone and placebo injections in the treatment of chronic shoulder joint pain due to supraspinatus tendinopathy: a prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled study.
CONCLUSIONS: Compared with betamethasone, ACS therapy improved joint function and reduced shoulder pain more effectively after 4 weeks of treatment; these improvements were sustained to week 24. Combined with its favorable safety profile, ACS appears to be a more effective treatment than glucocorticoids and could enhance the quality of life in patients with chronic rotator cuff tendinopathy. PMID: 30167587 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Reliability and quantification of gastrocnemius elasticity at relaxing and at submaximal contracted condition.
Authors: Jeon M, Youn K, Yang S Abstract AIMS: To investigate the feasibility of quantitative analysis of muscle stiffness by Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) imaging, to obtain the reference values at relaxing and contraction position of gastrocnemius medialis (GCM) and to evaluate the inter-observer and intra-observer reliabilities of shear wave velocities measurements in healthy skeletal muscles. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The stiffness of the left GCM muscle of 15 healthy volunteers was measured by ARFI elastography in transverse scan while the ankle was in the relaxed position and in 30 degrees of planta...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Predictability of myometrial, lower uterine segment and cervical invasion with 3D transvaginal ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging in endometrial cancer patients: a prospective cohort study.
CONCLUSION: 3D-US had better performance in detecting myometrial, lower uterine segment and/or cervical invasion than MRI in endometrial cancer patients. Combination of these techniques was not preferred according to this study. PMID: 30167589 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Struma ovarii - ultrasound features of a rare tumor mimicking ovarian cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: The ultrasound characteristics differ widely from typical mature ovarian teratoma. Features such as, solid roundish components with smooth contours, struma pearls, acoustic shadowing and occasionally signs of dermoid are clues and may help preoperatively to differentiate benign struma from malignant adnexal lesions. PMID: 30167590 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Changes in left atrial size and function early after cardiac resynchronization therapy as assessed by conventional two-dimensional echocardiography.
Authors: Lupu S, Mitre A, Sus I, Rudzik R, Beke I, Dobreanu D Abstract AIMS: Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) was shown to improve left atrial (LA) size and function within months after the procedure. We aimed to assess the impact of CRT on left atrial (LA) size and function within days after the procedure. Materials and methods: Twenty-eight consecutive patients with CRT were evaluated before the procedure and within 3 days afterwards, and 25 of them were also examined at three months. Echocardiography was performed to assess LA size and function: LA volumes indexed to body surface (LAVI...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

What's new in musculoskeletal ultrasound in pediatric rheumatology?
Authors: Spârchez M, Fodor D Abstract Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) has become almost indispensable in the rheumatology settings nowadays, allowing early diagnosis, careful guidance during procedures such as joint injections and therapy monitoring. Nonetheless, the applicability of MSUS in pediatric population is still limited. Recently, a standardized MSUS examination procedure in pediatric patients with rheumatic diseases, definitions for synovitis and the sonographic features of joints in healthy children has been developed. Also, important data on age-related  vascularization and ossification of ...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

A common misunderstanding in lung ultrasound: the comet tail artefact.
Authors: Yue Lee FC, Jenssen C, Dietrich CF Abstract The comet tail artefact is probably one of the most commonly and imprecisely used to describe vertical artefacts found in lung ultrasound. Two distinct artefacts are commonly observed: the lung comets and the B-lines. Both artefacts differ with regard to generation mechanism and clinical significance. This review explores the current understanding and use of these two artefacts in lung ultrasound and suggests how to avoid the pitfalls related to confusing comet tail artefacts with other vertical artefacts. PMID: 30167593 [PubMed - in proce...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Fibroadenomas and breast carcinoma: a possible answer to a frequently asked question. A pictorial essay.
Authors: Ciurea AI, Herţa HA, Iacoban CG, Fetica B, Rogojan L, Ciortea CA Abstract Fibroadenomas (FAs) are the most frequently encountered benign breast lesions in young women and due to the age of the patients, they are usually diagnosed by ultrasound. Although they rarely undergo malignant transformation, the patients remain concerned about the possibility of malignant transformation. The aim of this pictorial essay is to illustrate the appearance of classic and complex fibroadenomas, to discuss the risk factors and to highlight the imaging characteristics that raise the suspicion of malignan...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Contrast enhanced imaging features of liver metastasis from a meningeal solitary fibrous tumor: a case report.
Authors: Lu B, Lu Q, Huang B, Yuan H, Li C Abstract A solitary fibrous tumor seldom originates from the meninges, and the accuracy of imaging modalities in the diagnosis of meningeal SFT metastasisis is perlexing. Contrast enhanced imaging modalities, such as contrast enhanced ultrasound and contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging are valuable in the differential diagnosis of hepatic neoplasms. This case report demonstrated the contrast enhanced ultrasound and enhanced magnetic resonance imaging features of one case of liver metastasis from a menigeal solitary fibrous tumor. PMID: 30167...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Monochorionic-diamniotic twin pregnancy complicated by twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence and retroplacental hematoma - a case report.
We report on the case of a33-year-old female with a biamniotic monochorionic twin pregnancy complicated with TRAP sequence and polyhydramnios. The patient underwent fetoscopic termination of the acardiac twin and at 34 gestational weeks (GW) was readmitted with aretroplacental hematoma. The patient gave birth through caesarean section to a living female fetus, weighing 1480 g. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case reporting a twin pregnancy with TRAP sequence complicated with retroplacental hematoma. PMID: 30167596 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Hypereosinophilic syndrome with cardiac involvement in a patient with multiple malignancies.
Authors: Dregoesc MI, Iancu AC, Lazar AA, Balanescu S Abstract . PMID: 30167597 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

A rare sonographic finding for suprascapular nerve entrapment: engorged suprascapular artery not vein.
Authors: Wu WT, Chang KV, Özçakar L, Martinoli C Abstract . PMID: 30167598 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

A new method for ocular ultrasound examination.
Authors: Berná-Serna JD, Chico-Sánchez P, Berná-Mestre JD, Carbonell-López Del Castillo G Abstract . PMID: 30167599 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Ultrasound imaging for lateral knee pain: popliteus tendon highlighted.
Authors: Ricci V, Özçakar L Abstract . PMID: 30167600 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Contrast enhanced ultrasound of the prostate. New role in the evaluation of loco-regional therapy of prostate tumors.
Authors: Sparchez Z Abstract . PMID: 29730675 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research