History of Ultrasound in Medicine from its birth to date (2022), on occasion of the 50 Years Anniversary of EFSUMB. A publication of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound In Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB), designed to record the historical development of medical ultrasound
Med Ultrason. 2022 May 15. doi: 10.11152/mu-3757. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe history of the European Federation of Societies in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) is closely related to the general history of ultrasound. In the presented paper the physical background and history of technologies including A-mode, Time motion or M-mode, 2D Imaging (B-mode) are summarized. In addition, ultrasound tissue characterization, Doppler ultrasound, 3D and 4D ultrasound, intracavitary and endoscopic ultrasound, interventional ultrasound, ultrasonic therapy, contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and key developments in ech...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - May 16, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Christoph F Dietrich Luigi Bolondi Francis Duck David H Evans Caroline Ewertsen Alan G Fraser Odd Helge Gilja Christian Jenssen Eberhard Merz Christian Nolsoe Dieter N ürnberg Harald Lutz Fabio Piscaglia Adrian Saftoiu Peter Vilmann Yi Dong Christopher R Source Type: research

Comment on "Usefulness of lung ultrasound in the early identification of severe COVID-19: results from a prospective study"
Med Ultrason. 2022 Apr 18;24(1):3494. doi: 10.11152/mu-3494.ABSTRACTPMID:35437522 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3494 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip Viroj Wiwanitkit Source Type: research

A simplified ultrasound approach to diagnose testicular torsion and predict unsalvageable testis
CONCLUSIONS: Conditional inference tree analysis showed that the whirlpool sign of the spermatic cord, avascular nodule, and altered testicular vascularity were significant discriminators. Heterogeneous echotexture and symptom-to-operation delay were important prognostic factors for unsalvageable testis.PMID:35437523 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3507 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Yunji Lim Jisun Hwang Joonsuk Park Young Chul Kim Seon Jeong Min Source Type: research

Contrast enhanced endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnosis of pancreatic metastases
CONCLUSIONS: The vascularity assessments on conventional EUS or CH-EUS are similar for pancreatic metastases of different origin. EUS tissue acquisition remains mandatory for the diagnosis.PMID:35437524 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3495 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Casandra Teodorescu Sorana D Bolboaca Ioana Rusu Cristina Pojoga Radu Seicean Ofelia Mosteanu Zeno Sparchez Andrada Seicean Source Type: research

The "starry night" (diffuse microcalcific myopathy) - thousands of muscle microcalcifications after 30 years of Trichinella infection detected by ultrasound
We present the case of a male patient with a history of severe trichinellosis with disease onset 30 years ago, presenting with generalized muscle microcalcifications detected during musculoskeletal ultrasound evaluation. The ultrasound aspect of the muscles was indeed spectacular; hence, the comparison with a "starry night".PMID:35437525 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3614 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Daniela Fodor Carmen Georgiu Michael Pelea Oana Serban Alexandru Micu Mihaela C Micu Source Type: research

Role of emergency chest ultrasound in traumatic pneumothorax. An updated meta-analysis
CONCLUSION: Despite the limitations of the included studies, this systematic review and meta-analysis concluded that chest US is a reliable method for diagnosing pneu-mothorax in traumatized patients.PMID:35437526 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3309 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Haiyan Tian Ton Zhang Yu Zhou Sanjay Rastogi Rupshikha Choudhury Jawed Iqbal Source Type: research

Differential diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism using contrast echocardiography
CONCLUSIONS: PBV had a powerful performance in differentiating between patients with aPE or not, and a PBV of <370ml indicated aPE. Contrast echocardiography is enormously useful in the recognition and differentiation of PE and can assess the severity of the PE and the patient's response to therapy.PMID:35437527 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3424 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Hong-Mei Wang Xiao-Zhi Zheng Feng Sun Source Type: research

The added value of CEUS and ultrasound-guided biopsy in diagnosing an aggressive desmoplastic small round cell tumour of peritoneum in a young male. A case report
We report the case of a 32-year-old male admitted with abdominal distension and ascites. An ultrasonography (US) scan showed multiple peritoneal masses with large ascites. The dominant mass had a hypervascular homogenous aspect at contrast-enhanced ultrasound with wash-out in the venous phase. Thoracoabdominal CT, performed for staging the disease, confirmed the US aspect. The US-guided percutaneous biopsy revealed DSRCT of the peritoneum. Chemotherapy was then started with minimal clinical improvement, increase in tumoral burden and death after three months. US and US-guided biopsy played an essential role in diagnosing t...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Mihaela Sparchez Tudor Mocan Cosmin Caraiani Ioana Rusu Zeno Adrian Sparchez Source Type: research

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound of adrenal hemorrhage: a helpful problem solving tool
CONCLUSION: The quantitative and qualitative CEUS assessment of the mass can distinguish hemorrhage from a malignant lesion. Based on our findings, CEUS could serve as an alternative diagnostic tool to magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of slowly resolving NAH lesions.PMID:35437529 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3454 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Maciej Piskunowicz Joanna Stefanowicz Tomasz Batko Misun Hwang Dominik Świętoń Arkadiusz Szarmach Susan Back Wojciech Kosiak Source Type: research

An unusual complication of myocardial infarction
Med Ultrason. 2022 Mar 6. doi: 10.11152/mu-3491. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTDespite medical and interventional advances, the mechanical complications of acute myocardial infarction are associated with high mortality. Timely surgical therapy requires a prompt and accurate diagnosis. Multimodality imaging has become the standard of care in modern cardiology. Despite the widespread use and cost-effectiveness of cardiac ultrasound in the acute setting, the method is highly user-dependent. In complex cases a second imaging technique is often required. The case presents the key role of multimodal imaging in the evaluation of ...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Cristina Mada Razvan Olimpiu Mada Adrian Stef Adrian Molnar Horia Stefan Rosianu Source Type: research

Comment on "Usefulness of lung ultrasound in the early identification of severe COVID-19: results from a prospective study"
Med Ultrason. 2022 Apr 18;24(1):3494. doi: 10.11152/mu-3494.ABSTRACTPMID:35437522 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3494 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip Viroj Wiwanitkit Source Type: research

A simplified ultrasound approach to diagnose testicular torsion and predict unsalvageable testis
CONCLUSIONS: Conditional inference tree analysis showed that the whirlpool sign of the spermatic cord, avascular nodule, and altered testicular vascularity were significant discriminators. Heterogeneous echotexture and symptom-to-operation delay were important prognostic factors for unsalvageable testis.PMID:35437523 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3507 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Yunji Lim Jisun Hwang Joonsuk Park Young Chul Kim Seon Jeong Min Source Type: research