US4all (Ultrasound for all).
Authors: Sporea I Abstract . PMID: 31476198 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Percutaneous ultrasound guided radiofrequency and microwave ablation in the treatment of hepatic metastases. A monocentric initial experience.
Authors: Sparchez Z, Mocan T, Hajjar NA, Bartos A, Hagiu C, Matei D, Craciun R, Mocan LP, Sparchez M, Leucuta DC Abstract AIM: Percutaneous radiofrequency (RFA) and microwave ablation (MWA) are currently the best treatment options forpatients with liver metastases (LM) who cannot undergo a liver resection procedure. Presently, few studies have evaluated theefficacy of tumor ablation in beginner's hands but none at all in hepatic metastasis. Our aim was to report the initial experiencewith ultrasound as a tool to guide tumor ablation in a low volume center with no experience in tumor ablation. MATERIAL AND METHO...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Is the presence of echo-rich periportal cuffing in the liver indicator for abdominal inflammation in pediatric patients?
CONCLUSIONS: We consider that the presence of ErPC in pediatric patients, when evaluated alongside clinical and laboratory findings, has a high sensitivity and specificity for inflammatory intra-abdominal pathology. PMID: 31476200 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Histopathological and Tumor Characteristics Associated with False Negative Axillary Ultrasonography Results in Breast Cancer.
CONCLUSION: Before stating that the axilla is normal on ultrasonography, a careful evaluation should be made in patients with a mass>2 cm in size and/ or ILC diagnosis. PMID: 31476201 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Evaluation of the effect of computer aided diagnosis system on breast ultrasound for inexperienced radiologists in describing and determining breast lesions.
CONCLUSION: By using the CAD system for classification of breast lesions, diagnostic performance of the inexperienced radiologists for malignancy was significantly improved, and better agreement was observed in lexicons between the experienced group and CAD than between the inexperienced group and CAD. CAD may be beneficial and educational for the inexperienced group. PMID: 31476202 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Brucella and non-Brucella epididymo-orchitis: comparison of ultrasound findings.
CONCLUSION: Although the radiological indications of BEO are similar to those of other types of epididymo-orchitis, abscess formation, bilateral involvement and testicular involvement contribute significantly to diagnosis. PMID: 31476203 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Distinguishing mummified thyroid nodules from malignant thyroid nodules.
CONCLUSIONS: Mummified thyroid nodules are characterized by the cystic wall shrinkage sign and the concentric configuration or finger sign on US and a continuous decrease in size during follow-up. These features may be useful for the differential imaging-based diagnosis of mummified versus malignant thyroid nodules. PMID: 31476204 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Multimodal ultrasound investigation (grey scale, Doppler and 2D-SWE) of salivary and lacrimal glands in healthy people and patients with diabetes mellitus and/or obesity, with or without sialosis.
Authors: Badaranza M, Serban O, Magear L, Bocsa C, Micu M, Porojan MD, Chis BA, Albu A, Fodor D Abstract AIM: To evaluate the ultrasound (US) modifications [grey scale, Doppler, 2D-share wave elastography (2D-SWE)] ofsalivary (parotid and submandibular) and lacrimal glands in healthy people and patients with diabetes mellitus and/or obesity, with or without sialosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We evaluated 170 patients (1020 glands, 1700 grey scale and Doppler images), split in two groups (group 1- healthy people, group 2- obese and/or diabetes patients, with or without sialosis). For each patient we assessed the pa...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Ankle involvement in rheumatoid arthritis - a comparison of inflammatory signs on musculoskeletal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging.
CONCLUSION: US has high sensitivity and specificity in detecting RA inflammatory lesions in the ankle and rearfoot, in very good agreement with MRI. The high frequency of ankle inflammatory lesions in RA should result in increased interest in the imaging evaluation of these structures. PMID: 31476206 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

A comprehensive ultrasonographic investigation of the common flexor tendon and medial epicondyle in asymptomatic individuals.
Authors: Parlak S, Beşler MS, Ozer H, Baskan B, Toprak U Abstract AIM: To investigate the common flexor tendon (CFT) thickness and the frequency of ultrasound (US) pathological alterations in its structure in a healthy population and to evaluate if these findings can be correlated with dominant hand, age, gender, body mass index, workload, menopause status. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study population consisted of 111 healthy volunteers. Bilateral CFT thicknesses were measured at 5 mm, 10 mm and 15 mm distance to medial epicondyle. Tendon echotexture, tears, calcification, enthesophyte, and neovascularization we...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Reference ranges for left, right and interventricular septum indices at 20 to 36+6 weeks of gestation derived using spectral myocardial tissue Doppler on Voluson ultrasound machines.
Authors: Peixoto AB, Bravo-Valenzuela NJ, Martins WP, Mattar R, Moron AF, Araujo Júnior E Abstract AIM: To establish reference range values for peak myocardial tissue Doppler velocity (MTD) and myocardial performance index (MPI) of the left ventricle (LV), the right ventricle (RV), and the interventricular septum (IVS) at 20 to 36+6 weeks of gestation using spectral tissue Doppler. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 360 lowrisk singleton pregnancies. MTD during systole (S'), and early (E') and late diastole (A'), and MPI' were assessed by placing sample volume at the bas...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Feasibility of Ultrafast Doppler technique for cranial ultrasound in neonates.
Authors: Kim HG, Lee JH Abstract AIMS: The aim of this study was to compare the performances of Ultrafast Doppler ultrasound (US) with classic Doppler US, for cranial ultrasound in neonates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We measured the peak systolic velocity (PSV), end-diastolic velocity (EDV) and resistive index (RI) of the anterior cerebral artery (ACA), middle cerebral artery (MCA) and posterior cerebral artery (PCA) in neonates using both conventional and Ultrafast Doppler US and acquisition times were compared. Distal ACA branches were assessed with Ultrafast Doppler US. RESULTS: A total of 138 neonates were...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Ultrasound findings of urachal anomalies. A series of interesting cases.
CONCLUSION: US showed good diagnostic ability in urachal anomalies and combined with CEUS could improve the differential diagnosis. PMID: 31476210 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

EFSUMB Gastrointestinal Ultrasound (GIUS) Task Force Group: Celiac sprue and other rare gastrointestinal diseases ultrasound features.
Authors: Dietrich CF, Hollerweger A, Dirks K, Higginson A, Serra C, Calabrese E, Dong Y, Hausken T, Maconi G, Mihmanli I, Nürnberg D, Nylund K, Pallotta N, Ripollés T, Romanini L, Săftoiu A, Sporea I, Wüstner M, Maaser C, Gilja OH Abstract Transabdominal gastrointestinal ultrasound (GIUS) is unique in its capacity to examine the bowel non-invasively and in its physiological condition, including extra-intestinal features such as the splanchnic vessels, mesentery, omentum and lymph nodes- even at the bedside. Despite this, and its extensive documentation for its usefulness, it has only been fully im...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

General advice in ultrasound based elastography of pediatric patients.
Authors: Dietrich CF, Ferraioli G, Sirli R, Popescu A, Sporea I, Pienar C, Kunze C, Taut H, Schrading S, Bota S, Schreiber-Dietrich D, Fang C, Yi D Abstract Ultrasound elastography including transient elastography (TE), point shear wave elastography, (pSWE) and two (three)- dimensional shear wave elastography (2D-SWE) have been introduced mainly for the evaluation of the liver. All the techniques are also feasible for the examination of spleen, whereas pSWE and 2D-SWE can be used for the assessment of the pancreas, kidney, gastrointestinal tract and other organs. Strain elastography also plays a role for non-liver ...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Real-Time Elastography in the diagnosis of prostate cancer: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Real-time elastography is a promising, reliable modality for the non-invasive diagnosis of patients with prostate cancer. The diagnostic accuracy of real-time elastography correlates tightly to the presence of higher PSA level and may help avoid unnecessary biopsy. It seems to be a useful tool in systemic biopsy. PMID: 31476213 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

The role of imaging techniques in the diagnosis, staging and choice of therapeutic conduct in pregnancy associated breast cancer.
Authors: Goidescu I, Nemeti G, Caracostea G, Eniu DT, Chiorean A, Pintican R, Cruciat G, Muresan D Abstract Breast cancer diagnosed during pregnancy is at increasing incidence due to the increased frequency of obesity, the postponement of the first pregnancy to later decades of life and the advances of diagnostic techniques. Clinical and imaging diagnosis is difficult during gestation due to adaptive changes of the maternal organism , the mammary glads in particular. Furthermore, the therapeutic approach is limited both by the possible side effects on the fetus and by the skepticism of the couple over these therape...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Budd-Chiari syndrome - various etiologies and imagistic findings. A pictorial review.
Authors: Iliescu L, Toma L, Mercan-Stanciu A, Grumeza M, Dodot M, Isac T, Ioanitescu S Abstract Budd Chiari syndrome defines an obstruction of the hepatic venous outflow. Primary causes include pro-coagulant states resulting in venous thrombosis, while secondary Budd Chiari syndrome appears in conditions associated with extrinsic compression of the hepatic veins or tumor invasion. Clinical presentation is greatly varied, from incidentally discovered asymptomatic thrombosis to fulminant liver failure due to hepatic congestion. Abdominal ultrasonography is the key diagnostic tool of Budd Chiari syndrome. This pictori...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Sonoanatomy revisited: the long thoracic nerve.
Authors: Chang KV, Wu WT, Mezian K, Naňka O, Özçakar L Abstract The long thoracic nerve (LTN) arises from the C5, C6 and C7 roots and innervates the serratus anterior muscle. Scapular winging is the landmark manifestation of LTN neuropathy and may develop after an accidental injury during selective cervical nerve root or inter-scalene brachial plexus blocks. Although its sonoanatomy has been described in the previous literature, how to gradually identify the entire nerve course has rarely been discussed. In this regard, the present paper aims to elaborate the scanning method of the LTN from its origin ...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Imaging appearance and role of CEUS of high flow priapism. A case report.
We present the case of a 56-year-old male patient with traumatic priapism which was subsequently investigated by contrast-enhanced ultrasound and shear wave elastography. This may be one of the first cases presented in the literature. PMID: 31476217 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Splenogonadal fusion evaluation using Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound and Elastography. A case report.
We present the case of splenogonadal fusion in a 53-year-old male patient assessed by ultrasound and MRI, confirmed by pathologic examination. In addition to B-mode and colour-coded Doppler ultrasound, shear wave elastography and CEUS were performed and are presented in detail. Splenogonadal fusion is a rare congenital anomaly presumably caused by an abnormal attachment of splenic tissue to the gonad during gestation. Diagnosis is challenging for clinicians and in unclear cases splenogonadal fusion might cause unnecessary orchiectomies with benign pathologic results. Ultrasound is the first-line imaging modality in the dia...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Can ultrasonography be useful in the diagnosis of urethral disorders of female-to-male transsexuals?
Authors: Krukowski J, Kałużny A, Matuszewski M Abstract Sonourethrography (SUG) is one of the basic imaging tools in the diagnosis of male anterior urethral strictures. So far, no one has described the use of this examination in transgender patients after "female-to-male" operation. Based on the presented case, we describe ultrasonographical features of the construction of a neophallus and offer information allowing a more accurate evaluation of urethral disorders in this group of patients. PMID: 31476219 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - September 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Medical Ultrasonography - former Romanian Journal of Ultra-sonography - 20 years since the first issue.
Authors: Mircea PA Abstract . PMID: 31063511 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Usefulness of contrast-enhanced ultrasound using perfluorobutanecontaining microbubbles as a planning for percutaneous biopsies of focal hepatic lesions: a prospective feasibility study.
Authors: Lee SM, Kim JH, Yang HK, Kang HJ, Han JK Abstract AIMS: To determine whether contrast-enhanced US using perfluorobutane-containing microbubbles (SEUS) would be helpful for planning a hepatic biopsy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This prospective study included 40 patients who planned to undergo hepatic biopsy for focal hepatic lesions. All patients underwent B-mode US followed by SEUS. The radiologist evaluated the number of detected lesions, presence of necrosis, conspicuity of target lesion and technical feasibility using 4-point scale. Technical failure and occurrence of change of the ta...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal ultrasound versus MRI of the hands in healthy subjects - a pilot study.
CONCLUSION: MSUS was demonstrated to be a very accurate imaging method, mostly for hand tendon evaluation. This would allow a better discrimination between normality and pathologic findings, adding supplementary information. PMID: 31063513 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

A simple approach for ultrasound-guided pararadicular injections in the sacral spine: a pilot computer tomography controlled cadaver study.
CONCLUSIONS: Although this study was only performed on cadaveric models, this new sonographic approach for pararadicular injections in the sacral spine allows an easy, precise and unerring needle placement within the dorsal sacral foramen. PMID: 31063514 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Facet joint degeneration adversely affects ultrasound imaging of the lumbar spine.
Authors: Srinivasan K, Kuan Kok H, Mubarak M, Torregianni W, Whitty R Abstract AIM: Ultrasound of neuraxis can be used to identify the best possible inter-spinous space to perform neuraxial block. The aim of this study was to assess the anatomical correlation between neuraxial ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIAL AND METHOD: Twenty-one patients who underwent MRI of the lumbar spine had ultrasound of lumbar neuraxis performed by an experienced operator. Each lumbar interspinous space was graded on ultrasound as good [posteriorcomplex (ligamentum flavum and duramater) and anter...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Effects of static stretching duration on muscle stiffness and blood flow in the rectus femoris in adolescents.
CONCLUSIONS:  SWE and SMI can be used to acquire reliable quantitative data about muscle stiffness and blood flow in adolescents. While stiffness parameters significantly decreased from resting after only 5 min, blood flow significantly increased both after 2 and 5 min. For physical rehabilitation protocols, 5 min of SS may be chosen to reduce stiffness. For competitions, 2 min of SS may be sufficient for warm-up exercise because it increases the blood flow optimally. Five min of SS may be preferred for the cool-down exercise to enhance recovery. PMID: 31063516 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Me...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Factors that influence ultrasound evaluation of breast tumor size.
Authors: Xu J, Ma G, Liang M, Wang Y, Pan H, Li L, Li C, Zhou W, Wang S Abstract AIMS: To determine the factors influencing ultrasound breast tumor size assessment accuracy. MATERIAL AND METHODS:  Five factors (tumor type, molecular subtype, histological size, histological grade, and breast density) were used to assess the measurement accuracy of breast ultrasound in tumor size. Size underestimation was defined as ultrasound index lesion diameter 
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Clinical and sonographic characteristics of Warthin-like variant papillary thyroid carcinomas.
CONCLUSIONS: WVPTC is a rare variant of PTCs with favorable outcomes. Very hypoechoic echogenicity, solid or almost complete solid composition are the vital indicators for biopsy, even though the nodule may be wider-than-tall and have a lack of punctuate echoic foci. PMID: 31063518 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Is shear wave elastography relevant in the diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome?
CONCLUSIONS: The ovarian morphology isstill the most reliable imaging finding in the diagnosis of PCOS, although it is controversial especially among adolescents. Although the diagnostic efficacy of SWE is demonstrated in a variety of soft tissue lesions, we did not find any significant contribution of SWE to the diagnosis PCOS. Therefore, the promising value of elastography is yet to be defined for the diagnosis of PCOS. PMID: 31063519 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

The wide spectrum of ultrasound diagnosis of holoprosencephaly.
CONCLUSION: This study illustrates the heterogeneity of HPE with different cerebral and facial appearances. PMID: 31063520 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Contrast-enhanced carotid ultrasonography and MRI plaque imaging to identify patients developing in-stent intimal hyperplasia after carotid artery stenting.
CONCLUSION: Carotid plaque MRI and CEUS may be useful to predict ISH after CAS. PMID: 31063521 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

The relevance of ultrasound examination of the foot and ankle in patients with rheumatoid arthritis - a review of the literature.
Authors: Șerban O, Bădărînză M, Fodor D Abstract Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease characterized by symmetrical involvement of the joints and tendons, especially of the hands and wrists, but also of the feet and ankles from the very beginning of the disease. For the patient, the foot and ankle involvement is equally important as the other joints, since it affects the functionality of the feet and the quality of life of the patients. It is already known that subclinical involvement of the ankles and feet occurs even in patients that are considered in clinical remissio...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Intracardiac echocardiography for transseptal puncture. A guide for cardiac electrophysiologists.
Authors: Rosu R, Cismaru G, Muresan L, Puiu M, Gusetu G, Istratoaie S, Pop D, Zdrenghea D Abstract The key to a successful catheterization of the left heart chambers is the safe transseptal puncture. Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) is an attractive tool used in cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs to provide detailed images thatcan facilitate transseptal puncture. ICE permits a direct visualization of the endocardium and precisely locates the needle and the sheath against the interatrial septum. Two different ICE catheters are available: a phased array and a mechanical transducer, b...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Posttraumatic hip bulging mimicking an abscess in a patient with hip prosthesis: the role of ultrasonography.
Authors: Damian LO, Simon SP, Felea I, Coman M, Fodor D, Voica CM Abstract A 48-yr old female patient, with stage 4 rheumatoid arthritis, who had undergone multiple joint prostheses including four arthroplasties of the left hip, presented for a sudden-onset large bulge on the left thigh, after a minor local injury. Orthopedic examination and radiography excluded fractures. Ultrasonography revealed a large mixed hypo- and hyperechoic collection,with no Doppler signal, but with comet tail artifacts. Repeated cultures from the collection were negative. Fluid analysis revealed increased quantities of tit...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

The role of echocardiography in the diagnosis and management of a giant unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm.
We present the case of a 49-year-oldman with atypical chest pain. Echocardiographic imaging described a giant unruptured aneurysm of the right sinus of Valsalva which was confirmed by cardiac computed tomography and coronary angiography. The obstruction of the right coronary artery without intravascular thrombosis and the compression of the right ventricular outflow tract with dynamic obstruction gradient represent the particularities of our case. PMID: 31063525 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Point-of-care ultrasound in management of gallstone ileus - a case report.
Authors: Rotaru MI, Necula AH, Caraiani CN, Badea AF, Tantau MV, Badea RI Abstract Point-of-care ultrasound has become of utmost importance in the management of critically ill patients, changing everyday clinical practice. With this case report, we highlight the role of abdominal ultrasound in the management of elderly patientswith gallstone ileus (a rare cause of intestinal obstructions caused by a cholecysto-duodenal fistula) and with contraindications for contrast-enhanced CT scan. PMID: 31063526 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Pectoralis muscle metastases from breast cancer in a young patient detected by automated breast ultrasound.
We present the case of a 27-year-old female with left breast cancer (IDC NST G3) who underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by conservativesurgery (sectorectomy and lymphadenectomy) and radiation therapy. Two months after the end of radiotherapy she presented with a 2 mm skin lesion and she was referred for a screening ultrasound. The screening automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) revealed local recurrence and pectoralis metastases, lesions evaluated also by magnetic resonance imaging. The diagnosis was confirmed by the ultrasound-guided biopsy. PMID: 31063527 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Ultrasound Imaging Of The Knee Showing A Fortuitous Calcification In The Lateral Collateral Ligament.
Authors: Özçakar L, Albarazi NB, Abdulsalam AJ Abstract . PMID: 31063528 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Count of B-lines: a reappraisal. Comment on "Visual versus automatic ultrasound scoring of lung B-lines: reliability and consistency between systems".
Count of B-lines: a reappraisal. Comment on "Visual versus automatic ultrasound scoring of lung B-lines: reliability and consistency between systems". Med Ultrason. 2019 May 02;21(2):205-206 Authors: Quarato CMI, Lacedonia D, Del Colle A, Gaudiuso G, Frongillo E, Cipriani C, Tinti MG, Sperandeo M Abstract . PMID: 31063529 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Author's response.
Authors: Short J, Acebes C, Rodriguez-de-Lema G, La Paglia GMC, Pavon M, Sánchez-Pernaute O, Vazquez JC, Romero-Bueno F, Garrido J, Naredo E Abstract . PMID: 31063530 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

A brief report on EFSUMB Guidelines and Recommendations for elastography and contrast-enhanced ultrasound.
Authors: Constantinescu C, Saftoiu A Abstract . PMID: 30779824 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

EchoScopy in scanning abdominal diseases; a prospective single center study.
CONCLUSIONS: EchoScopy has proven to display sufficient image quality to answer specific questions, e.g., detection of ascites, splenomegaly, bile duct enlargement, hydronephrosis and other pathological findings which can be judged by "yes/no". PMID: 30779825 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound performance in predicting blunt splenic injuries requiring only observation and monitoring.
CONCLUSIONS:  CEUS is a very useful imaging modality during follow-up of blunt splenic trauma non-operatively managed, allowing an efficientprediction of splenic injuries requiring only observation and monitoring during follow-up. PMID: 30779826 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Comparison of four different Shear Wave Elastography platforms according to abdominal wall thickness in liver fibrosis evaluation: a phantom study.
Authors: Lee SM, Chang W, Kang HJ, Ahn SJ, Lee JH, Lee JM Abstract AIMS: To compare the applicability, reliability and stiffness values of four different shear wave elastography (SWE) platforms and to determine the influence of abdominal wall thickness on those of four SWE platforms evaluating liver fibrosis. Material and methods: We used four different SWE platforms: transient elastography (TE), pSWE (S-shear wave), 2D SWE/ SSI (SuperSonic Imagine) and 2D SWE/GE (GE Health care). To identify the effect of abdominal wall thickness, five commercially available liver fibrosis phantoms were covered...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Predictors of prognosis in children with portal venous gas detected by ultrasound.
CONCLUSIONS: In pediatric patients with PVG, including various ages and underlying diseases, intestinal pneumatosis limited to the large bowel and absence of ascites were predictors of a benign prognosis. However, despite the presence of these predictors, some patients with PVG required surgical intervention, therebysuggesting that the cause of PVG, such as necrotizing enterocolitis, volvulus, or pancreatitis, must be also carefully evaluated. PMID: 30779828 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

MRI-TRUS fusion guided prostate biopsy - initial experience and assessment of the role of contralateral lobe systematic biopsy.
CONCLUSION: MRI-TRUS guided prostate biopsy improves the detection of PCa, but systematic biopsy is still essential. In selected cases (PIRADS 5), contralateral lobe systematic biopsy can safely be avoided. Pre-biopsy mpMRI might reduce the number of biopsy sessions in patients with anterior and transitional lesions. PMID: 30779829 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Visual versus automatic ultrasound scoring of lung B-lines: reliability and consistency between systems.
Authors: Short J, Acebes C, Rodriguez-de-Lema G, La Paglia GMC, Pavón M, Sánchez-Pernaute O, Vazquez JC, Romero-Bueno F, Garrido J, Naredo E Abstract AIMS: To evaluate the agreement between a visual and an automatic counting system of lung B-lines by ultrasound (US) as well as to test the inter- and intra-observer reliability of both systems in patients with lung diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included four patients with different lung conditions. Four ultrasonographers expert in lung US blindly, independently and consecutively performed, in two rounds, a US B-mode assessment of 8 lung interco...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research

Reliability of quantitative point shear-wave ultrasound elastography on vastus medialis muscle and quadriceps and patellar tendons.
CONCLUSION:  The pSWE technique demonstrated that it was a reliable method for measuring stiffness in vastus medialis muscle and quadriceps and patellar tendon in subjects who had undergone orthopedic surgery. This opens the possibility of many applications in monitoring stiffness before and after surgery and during rehabilitation. PMID: 30779831 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - February 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Med Ultrason Source Type: research