Which reference ranges should one use for fetal biometry?
PMID: 31703236 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - November 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Tutschek B Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Response to Letter to the Editor.
PMID: 31703237 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - November 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Wisser J, Kurmanavicius J, Knitza J Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Prediction of Adnexal Torsion by Ultrasound in Women with  Acute Abdominal Pain.
Prediction of Adnexal Torsion by Ultrasound in Women with Acute Abdominal Pain. Ultraschall Med. 2019 Nov 08;: Authors: Bardin R, Perl N, Mashiach R, Ram E, Orbach-Zinger S, Shmueli A, Wiznitzer A, Hadar E Abstract PURPOSE:  To investigate the accuracy of ultrasound in the diagnosis of adnexal torsion. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  Retrospective cohort analysis of 322 women, presenting to a tertiary medical center with acute abdominal pain, who underwent gynecological examination, sonographic evaluation and laparoscopic surgery, between 2010 and 2016. Findings for adnexal torsi...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - November 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Bardin R, Perl N, Mashiach R, Ram E, Orbach-Zinger S, Shmueli A, Wiznitzer A, Hadar E Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Grayscale Ultrasound Radiomic Features and Shear-Wave Elastography Radiomic Features in Benign and Malignant Breast Masses.
Abstract PURPOSE:  To identify and compare diagnostic performance of radiomic features between grayscale ultrasound (US) and shear-wave elastography (SWE) in breast masses. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  We retrospectively collected 328 pathologically confirmed breast masses in 296 women who underwent grayscale US and SWE before biopsy or surgery. A representative SWE image of the mass displayed with a grayscale image in split-screen mode was selected. An ROI was delineated around the mass boundary on the grayscale image and copied and pasted to the SWE image by a dedicated breast radiologist for lesi...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - November 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Youk JH, Kwak JY, Lee E, Son EJ, Kim JA Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Third Trimester Umbilical Artery Doppler in Low-Risk Pregnancies and its Correlation to Estimated Fetal Weight and Birthweight.
PMID: 31671456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 31, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Sirico A, Diemert A, Glosemeyer P, Hecher K Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Intra-Procedural CT/MR-Ultrasound Fusion Imaging Helps to Improve Outcomes of Thermal Ablation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Results in 502 Nodules.
CONCLUSION:  Intra-procedural CT/MR-ultrasound fusion imaging is a useful technique for percutaneous liver thermal ablation. It could help to achieve satisfying survival outcomes for HCC patients who meet the Milan Criteria. PMID: 31671457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 31, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Xu E, Li K, Long Y, Luo L, Zeng Q, Tan L, He X, Huang Q, Wu Y, Zheng R Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Diagnosis of Hepatic Hydatid Cysts by Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound.
PMID: 31648345 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Dos Santos VM, Dos Santos LAM Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Authors' Response to Letter: "Diagnosis of Hepatic Hydatid Cysts by Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound".
Authors' Response to Letter: "Diagnosis of Hepatic Hydatid Cysts by Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound". Ultraschall Med. 2019 Oct 24;: Authors: Schwarze V PMID: 31648346 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Authors' Response to Letter: "Diagnosis of Hepatic Hydatid Cysts by Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound". Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Clinical Applicability of Lung Ultrasound Methods in the Emergency Department to Detect Pulmonary Congestion on Computed Tomography.
CONCLUSION:  Pulmonary congestion in consecutive dyspneic patients ≥ 50 years of age is better diagnosed if lung ultrasound evaluates both B-lines and pleural effusion instead of B-lines alone. PMID: 31648347 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Miger KC, Fabricius-Bjerre A, Maschmann CP, Wamberg J, Winkler Wille MM, Abild-Nielsen AG, Pedersen L, Lawaetz Schultz HH, Damm Nybing J, Wendelboe Nielsen O Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Time Tracking of Standard Ultrasound Examinations in Pediatric Hospitals and Pediatric Medical Practices - A Multicenter Study by the Pediatric Section of the German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM).
t J Abstract PURPOSE:  Ultrasonography is the primary imaging modality in pediatrics but still lacks sufficient reimbursement in Germany. In this multicenter study, national data for the duration of standard ultrasound in pediatrics were systematically documented in order to specify the actual time required. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  N = 10 hospitals (N = 5 university hospitals, N = 5 non-university hospitals) and N = 3 medical practices in Germany recorded the entire process of an ultrasound examination in a special protocol developed by the Pediatric Section of the DEGUM. The duratio...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Regensburger AP, Knieling F, Feldkamp A, Rascher W, Diesch K, Woelfle J, Prokosch HU, Jüngert J Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Sonographic Diagnosis of Neonatal Hypoxic Ischemic Brain Lesions.
PMID: 31648349 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Deeg KH Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Endoscopic Ultrasound Features Associated with Malignancy and  Aggressiveness of Nonhypovascular Solid Pancreatic Lesions: Results from a Prospective Observational Study.
CONCLUSION:  Irregular margins on EUS are associated with malignancy/aggressiveness of nonhypovascular SPLs. Size> 20 mm should be considered a malignancy-related feature only in NET patients. EUS-TA is safe and highly accurate for differential diagnosis in this group of patients. PMID: 31597179 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Crinó SF, Brandolese A, Vieceli F, Paiella S, Conti Bellocchi MC, Manfrin E, Bernardoni L, Sina S, D'Onofrio M, Marchegiani G, Larghi A, Frulloni L, Landoni L, Gabbrielli A Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Should We Use Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) for the Characterization of Nonpalpable Testicular Lesions? An Analysis from  a Cost-Effectiveness Perspective.
Should We Use Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) for the Characterization of Nonpalpable Testicular Lesions? An Analysis from a Cost-Effectiveness Perspective. Ultraschall Med. 2019 Oct 09;: Authors: Rübenthaler J, Kim SH, Kunz WG, Sommer WH, Trottmann M, Clevert DA, Froelich MF Abstract PURPOSE:  Accurate characterization of testicular lesions is crucial to allow for correct treatment of malignant tumors and to avoid unnecessary procedures in benign ones. In recent years, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) proved to be superior in specifying the dignity of small, nonpalpable testicular lesions (
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Rübenthaler J, Kim SH, Kunz WG, Sommer WH, Trottmann M, Clevert DA, Froelich MF Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Third Trimester Umbilical Artery Doppler in Low-Risk Pregnancies and its Correlation to Estimated Fetal Weight and Birthweight.
This study investigated the correlation between the umbilical artery (UA) pulsatility index (PI) and the estimated fetal weight percentile and birthweight (BW) percentile, respectively. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  We included low-risk pregnancies, in which UA Doppler investigations after 28 weeks were performed. Cases were allocated according to BW percentiles: small for gestational age (SGA) with BW  90th percentile. We analyzed differences in the mean UA-PI and UA-PI z-score for gestational age according to the three groups. Linear regression was performed to evaluate any relationship between Doppler indices and ...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Sirico A, Diemert A, Glosemeyer P, Hecher K Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

EFSUMB Clinical Safety Statement for Diagnostic Ultrasound - (2019 revision).
Abstract This document is the updated 2019 revision of the EFSUMB Clinically Safety Statement. A Safety Statement has been published by EFSUMB annually since 1994 by the Safety Committee (ECMUS) of the federation. The text is deliberately brief and gives a concise overview of safety in the use of diagnostic ultrasound. PMID: 31594007 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Kollmann C, Jenderka KV, Moran CM, Draghi F, Jimenez Diaz JF, Sande R Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Establishing Reliability Criteria for Liver ElastPQ Shear Wave Elastography (ElastPQ-SWE): Comparison Between 10, 5 and 3 Measurements.
CONCLUSION:  The median value of 5 valid LSMs suffices for the reliable estimation of liver stiffness using ElastPQ. The quality criterion of IQR/M ≤ 30 % should also be followed when using this technique. PMID: 31594008 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Roccarina D, Iogna Prat L, Buzzetti E, Guerrero Misas M, Aricó FM, Saffioti F, Rosselli M, Pinzani M, Marshall A, Thorburn D, Tsochatzis E Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Blunt trauma and acute diseases of the abdomen and chest: Free fluid - what now?
PMID: 31597172 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Simanowski JH Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

New Perspectives for Modern Trauma Management - Lessons Learned from 25 Years FAST and 15 Years E-FAST.
Abstract E-FAST (Extended-Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) is now a widely utilized and internationally recognized standard exam in trauma care. It is highly accepted by emergency physicians and trauma surgeons alike. Thanks to the popularity of PoCUS (point-of-care ultrasound), it has continued to evolve over the last years and can now improve trauma diagnosis at all stages of the primary ABCDE. This review article summarizes key observations made over recent years and also highlights the extension of FAST into E-FAST in the context of PoCUS and CT developments for modern trauma management. Time has...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Osterwalder J, Mathis G, Hoffmann B Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

[Summary of the 42. Ultraschall-Dreil ändertreffen 2018 in Basel].
[Summary of the 42. Ultraschall-Dreiländertreffen 2018 in Basel]. Ultraschall Med. 2019 Oct;40(5):655-656 Authors: Bernatik T PMID: 31597174 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Bernatik T Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Ultrasound International Open – Recently Published.
Ultrasound International Open – Recently Published. Ultraschall Med. 2019 Oct;40(5):659-660 Authors: PMID: 31597175 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Web-Based GPU-Accelerated Application for Multiplanar Reconstructions from Conventional 2D Ultrasound.
CONCLUSION:  The developed web-based application is unique in its ability to easily perform loading of one's own ultrasound clips and conduct multiplanar reconstructions where interactive cases can be shared on the Internet. PMID: 31487752 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - September 5, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Borgbjerg J, Hørlyck A Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

High-Resolution Ultrasound as a Powerful Diagnostic Tool in Peripheral Nerve Lesions: Detection of an Intraneural Ganglion Cyst in a Patient with Painful Subacute Peroneal Nerve Palsy.
r M PMID: 31476785 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - September 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Nitsch L, Kurzwelly D, Kornblum C, Pieper C, Clusmann H, Müller M Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Effects of Antenatal Betamethasone on Fetal Doppler Indices and  Short Term Fetal Heart Rate Variation in Early Growth Restricted Fetuses.
Effects of Antenatal Betamethasone on Fetal Doppler Indices and Short Term Fetal Heart Rate Variation in Early Growth Restricted Fetuses. Ultraschall Med. 2019 Sep 02;: Authors: Fratelli N, Prefumo F, Wolf H, Hecher K, Visser GHA, Giussani D, Derks JB, Shaw CJ, Frusca T, Ghi T, Ferrazzi E, Lees CC, TRUFFLE Group, TRUFFLE Group authors, TRUFFLE Group collaborating authors Abstract PURPOSE:  To investigate the effects of the antenatal administration of betamethasone on fetal Doppler and short term fetal heart rate variation (CTG-STV) in early growth restricted (FGR) fetuses. MATERIAL...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - September 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Fratelli N, Prefumo F, Wolf H, Hecher K, Visser GHA, Giussani D, Derks JB, Shaw CJ, Frusca T, Ghi T, Ferrazzi E, Lees CC, TRUFFLE Group, TRUFFLE Group authors, TRUFFLE Group collaborating authors Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Liver Stiffness Assessed by Ultrasound Shear Wave Elastography from General Electric Accurately Predicts Clinically Significant Portal Hypertension in Patients with Advanced Chronic Liver Disease.
Abstract PURPOSE:  Clinically significant portal hypertension (CSPH) is responsible for most of the complications in patients with cirrhosis. Liver stiffness (LS) measurement by vibration-controlled transient elastography (VCTE) is currently used to evaluate CSPH. Bi-dimensional shear wave elastography from General Electric (2D-SWE.GE) has not yet been validated for the diagnosis of PHT. Our aims were to test whether 2D-SWE.GE-LS is able to evaluate CSPH, to determine the reliability criteria of the method and to compare its accuracy with that of VCTE-LS in this clinical setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: &...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - September 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Stefanescu H, Rusu C, Lupsor-Platon M, Nicoara Farcau O, Fischer P, Grigoras C, Horhat A, Stancu O, Ardelean A, Tantau M, Badea R, Procopet B Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Sonographic Diagnosis of Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy - Part I: Lesions of Deep Nuclear Structures - Basal Ganglia and Thalamus.
PMID: 31476788 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - September 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Deeg KH Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Response to Letter to the editor: Interrater Reliability of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of  Sialolithiasis: Methodological Issues. Interrater Reliability of Ultrasound: Methodological Issues.
Response to Letter to the editor: Interrater Reliability of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Sialolithiasis: Methodological Issues. Interrater Reliability of Ultrasound: Methodological Issues. Ultraschall Med. 2019 Aug 22;: Authors: Goncalves M, Mantsopoulos K, Schapher ML, Iro H, Koch M PMID: 31437856 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - August 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Goncalves M, Mantsopoulos K, Schapher ML, Iro H, Koch M Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Interrater Reliability of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Sialolithiasis: Methodological  Issues.
Interrater Reliability of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Sialolithiasis: Methodological Issues. Ultraschall Med. 2019 Aug 22;: Authors: Rahmani J, Sabour S PMID: 31437857 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - August 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Rahmani J, Sabour S Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease in a Patient with Familial Hypokalemia-Hypomagnesemia (Gitelman's-Syndrome): A Case Report.
PMID: 31434112 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - August 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Cipolletta E, Di Matteo A, Filippucci E, Grassi W Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Standardized Gastric Ultrasound Scanning Planes with Normal Anatomical Variability.
PMID: 31412386 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - August 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Liu Z, Guo J, Li Y, Zhang J, Zhang Y, Liu Z Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

How small can small nerves be for diagnostic ultrasonography?
PMID: 31382311 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - August 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Walter U Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

How big should the knowledge be for small nerve ultrasound?
PMID: 31382312 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - August 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Meng S Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Tips and Tricks in Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) for the Characterization and Detection of Liver Malignancies.
Abstract Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has a high diagnostic accuracy in the assessment of focal liver lesions. Clinical context (presence of liver cirrhosis, history of other malignancy versus incidental finding) is crucial for the correct interpretation of CEUS findings. CEUS has to be preceded by structured anamnesis and clinical examination as well as accurate B-mode sonography. Metastases are the most common malignant liver lesions in a non-cirrhotic liver. According to their contrast enhancement in the arterial phase, metastases are categorized as hyper- and hypo-vascular metastases. A common feature o...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - August 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Schellhaas B, Strobel D Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Ultrasound International Open - Recently Published.
Authors: PMID: 31382314 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - August 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Single-Center Study: Evaluating the Diagnostic Performance and Safety of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) in Pregnant Women to Assess Hepatic Lesions.
CONCLUSION:  Although not clinically approved in obstetrics so far, CEUS is a safe imaging modality which, in addition to B-mode and color Doppler ultrasonography, may be applied during pregnancy for further medical indications and to provide helpful information. PMID: 31362328 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 30, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Schwarze V, Marschner C, Negrão de Figueiredo G, Rübenthaler J, Clevert DA Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

An Ultrasound Scoring Model for the Prediction of Intrapartum Morbidly Adherent Placenta and Maternal Morbidity: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE:  To design an ultrasound scoring model for the prediction of the intrapartum morbidly adherent placenta (MAP) and maternal morbidity. PATIENTS AND METHODS:  114 females with singleton pregnancies ≥ 28 weeks of gestation referred for suspicion of MAP were included. All patients underwent examination by two-dimensional ultrasound with the color Doppler setting. Five signs were evaluated: the retroplacental echolucent space, placental lacunae, the hyperechoic uterine-bladder interface, retroplacental myometrium thickness, and subplacental, uterine serosa-bladder wall, intraplac...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: El-Haieg DO, Madkour NM, Basha MAA, Ahmad RA, Sadek SM, Ibrahim SA, Sibai H, Mahdy ER, Abd Elhady RR, Mohamed EM, Khamis MEM, Azmy TM Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

The EFSUMB Guidelines and Recommendations for the Clinical Practice of Elastography in Non-Hepatic Applications: Update 2018.
Kollmann C, Radzina M, Ramnarine KV, Sconfienza LM, Solomon C, Sporea I, Ștefănescu H, Tanter M, Vilmann P Abstract This manuscript describes the use of ultrasound elastography, with the exception of liver applications, and represents an update of the 2013 EFSUMB (European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology) Guidelines and Recommendations on the clinical use of elastography. PMID: 31238377 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - June 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Săftoiu A, Gilja OH, Sidhu PS, Dietrich CF, Cantisani V, Amy D, Bachmann-Nielsen M, Bob F, Bojunga J, Brock M, Calliada F, Clevert DA, Correas JM, D'Onofrio M, Ewertsen C, Farrokh A, Fodor D, Fusaroli P, Havre RF, Hocke M, Ignee A, Jenssen C, Klauser AS, Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Authors ’ Response to Letter: Validation of Multiparametric Ultrasonography Criteria with Digital Subtraction Angiography in Carotid Artery Disease: A Prospective Multicenter Study.
Authors’ Response to Letter: Validation of Multiparametric Ultrasonography Criteria with Digital Subtraction Angiography in Carotid Artery Disease: A Prospective Multicenter Study. Ultraschall Med. 2019 Jun 25;: Authors: Barlinn K, Gahn G, Krogias C, Mudra H, Alexandrov AV, Weiss N, Puetz V PMID: 31238378 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - June 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Authors’ Response to Letter: Validation of Multiparametric Ultrasonography Criteria with Digital Subtraction Angiography in Carotid Artery Disease: A Prospective Multicenter Study. Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Validation of Multiparametric Ultrasonography Criteria with Digital Subtraction Angiography in Carotid Artery Disease: A Prospective Multicenter Study.
PMID: 31238379 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - June 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: von Reutern GM Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Longitudinal Course of Short-Term Variation and Doppler Parameters in Early Onset Growth Restricted Fetuses.
Abstract PURPOSE:  To evaluate the longitudinal pattern of fetal heart rate short term variation (STV) and Doppler indices and their correlation to each other in severe growth restricted (IUGR) fetuses. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  In this retrospective study, pregnancies with a birth weight below the 10th percentile, born between 24 and 34 gestational weeks with serial Doppler measurements in combination with a computerized CTG (cCTG) with calculated STV were included. Longitudinal changes of both Doppler indices and STV values were evaluated with generalized additive models, adjusted for gestational ag...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - June 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Baier F, Weinhold L, Stumpfe FM, Kehl S, Pretscher J, Bayer CM, Topal N, Pontones C, Mayr A, Schild R, Schmid M, Beckmann MW, Faschingbauer F Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Internal Mammary Lymph Node Visualization as a Sentinel Sonographic Sign of Tuberculous Pleurisy.
Abstract BACKGROUND:  Tuberculous pleurisy is one of the primary sites of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, but clinicians currently lack the diagnostic tools necessary for early recognition in the absence of typical signs and symptoms. With this study, we aimed to test the association between internal mammary adenopathies and tuberculous pleurisy (TP). METHODS:  60 patients with a post-thoracoscopic histological diagnosis of granulomatosis or acute infective pleurisy were retrospectively enrolled. All of them had chest sonography and/or CT scan data available. At least two expert chest sonography physic...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - June 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Messineo L, Quadri F, Valsecchi A, Lonni S, Palmiotti A, Giampietro M Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Disinfection of Transvaginal Ultrasound Probes by Ultraviolet C - A  clinical Evaluation of Automated and Manual Reprocessing Methods.
This study was designed to do a qualitative comparison of a low-level disinfection technique with disinfectant-impregnated wipes and an automated disinfection technique using ultraviolet C radiation in a clinical setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  The transvaginal ultrasound probes used in two groups of 160 patients were compared in a prospective controlled study regarding the effectiveness of manual low-level disinfection (Mikrozid® sensitive wipes) and automated disinfection using ultraviolet C radiation (Antigermix® AS1). Microbiological samples were taken from the whole surface of the probe before and a...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - June 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Schmitz J, Kossow A, Oelmeier de Murcia K, Heese S, Braun J, Möllmann U, Schmitz R, Möllers M Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Long-Term Ultrasound Follow-Up After Pediatric Adnexal Torsion.
Abstract PURPOSE:  Conservative surgical management of adnexal torsion in pre- and post-menarchal girls by de-torsion and adnexal conservation is the current standard of care. The aim of this study is to investigate the long-term outcome of adnexal torsion in this population in terms of ultrasound appearance and ovarian volume. METHODS:  Patients who were surgically treated for adnexal torsion and were
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - June 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Smorgick N, Nir O, Pekar-Zlotin M, Maymon S, Pansky M, Maymon R Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Nerve Ultrasonography as an Additive Tool to Clinical Examination and Electrodiagnostics in Sporadic Mononeuritis - Imaging is the Key.
CONCLUSION:  Ultrasonography and MRI of the nerves revealed enlargement in patients with mononeuropathy of axonal NCS pattern of unknown origin. Ultrasonography can facilitate the therapeutic decision for immunotherapy. Next to nerve trauma, nerve tumors and nerve entrapments, ultrasonography reliably shows nerve enlargement in the case of inflammation and therefore could further enrich neurophysiology. Nerve imaging might serve as a follow-up tool by observing a decrease in nerve enlargement and improved function. PMID: 31238384 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - June 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Winter N, Dammeier N, Schäffer E, Bornemann A, Stahl JH, Herlan S, Schuhmann MU, Grimm A Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Ultrasound-Guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Ablation for  Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids: Preliminary Clinical Experience.
Ultrasound-Guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Ablation for Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids: Preliminary Clinical Experience. Ultraschall Med. 2019 Jun 25;: Authors: Lyon PC, Rai V, Price N, Shah A, Wu F, Cranston D Abstract OBJECTIVE:  To evaluate the middle-term efficacy and complications of ultrasound-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (USgHIFU) for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids in an NHS population. METHODS:  A prospective observational single-center study at a single university hospital in Oxford, UK. Patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids who decli...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - June 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Lyon PC, Rai V, Price N, Shah A, Wu F, Cranston D Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Cerebroplacental and Uterine Doppler Indices in Pregnancies Complicated by Congenital Heart Disease of the Fetus.
edner R Abstract PURPOSE:  Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) are known to have impaired neurodevelopment possibly influenced by altered cerebroplacental hemodynamics antenatally. We compared fetomaternal Doppler patterns in different CHD groups with published normative values during gestation. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  Retrospective cohort study consisting of 248 CHD fetuses. Subgroups were generated according to the expected ascending aorta oxygen saturation: low portion of high oxygenated umbilical venous (UV) blood (group 1: n = 108), intermediate portion of UV blood due to intr...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - June 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Graupner O, Koch J, Enzensberger C, Götte M, Wolter A, Müller V, Kawecki A, Herrmann J, Axt-Fliedner R Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

International Interdisciplinary Consensus Meeting on the Evaluation of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip.
id R, Tarrant A, Voulgaris K Abstract In September 2018, an international meeting of doctors of various disciplines, with expertise in the detection and treatment of DDH, was held in Csolyospalos, Hungary. The aim was to achieve consensus on the detection and early treatment of the condition and to develop a standardized system of teaching and training for hip ultrasound. There was strong agreement that US screening is essential. Specifically the Graf technique was selected as the technique of choice. Universal US screening was strongly favored. Screening should be carried out as soon as possible, but not later th...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - June 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: O'Beirne JG, Chlapoutakis K, Alshryda S, Aydingoz U, Baumann T, Casini C, de Pellegrin M, Domos G, Dubs B, Hemmadi S, Karantanas A, Kolovos S, Kraus T, Zhao L, Maizen C, Mehdizadeh M, Molitorisz D, Persaud T, Petratos D, Placzek R, Placzek S, Scott S, Sch Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Three-dimensional visualization of a fetal double aortic arch with HDlive color Doppler.
PMID: 31137052 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - May 30, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Chaoui R, Merz E, Heling KS Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

30-year anniversary of ultrasound: Clinical use of 3D ultrasound in  obstetrics and gynecology (1989-2019).
30-year anniversary of ultrasound: Clinical use of 3D ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology (1989-2019). Ultraschall Med. 2019 Jun;40(3):288-291 Authors: Merz E, Chaoui R PMID: 31137053 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - May 30, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Merz E, Chaoui R Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Sonographic and Doppler Sonographic Diagnosis of  Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Preterm Infants and Newborns.
Sonographic and Doppler Sonographic Diagnosis of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Preterm Infants and Newborns. Ultraschall Med. 2019 Jun;40(3):292-318 Authors: Deeg KH Abstract Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) occurs primarily in immature preterm infants with low birth weight. It has a prevalence of 7 - 11 % with a poor prognosis and a mortality rate of 20 - 40 %. Plain abdominal radiography is still considered the diagnostic method of first choice even though ultrasound can visualize significantly more findings suspicious for NEC. Such as thickened bowel walls, dilated fluid-filled bowel...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - May 30, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Deeg KH Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Assessment of Echogenicity of Thyroid Nodules.
PMID: 31137049 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - May 28, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Strunk HM, Marinova M Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research