Simultaneous Application of Ultrasound and Sialendoscopy and its Value in the Management of Sialolithiasis.
CONCLUSION:  SimUS + SE is an innovative approach which proved to be very useful in managing sialolithiasis. It added valuable information regarding the establishment of a diagnosis or differential diagnosis, planning and performing the most adequate treatment, intraoperative control of therapy and postoperative follow-up. PMID: 33063297 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Koch M, Schapher ML, Mantsopoulos K, Goncalves M, Iro H Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Differentiation Between Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Strokes - A Pilot Study with Transtemporal Investigation of Brain Parenchyma Elasticity Using Ultrasound Shear Wave Elastography.
Abstract INTRODUCTION:  Ultrasound shear wave elastography is well established in diagnostics of several parenchymatous organs and is recommended by respective guidelines. So far, research about applications in relevant neurological conditions is missing, especially in adults. Here we aimed to examine the method for the differentiation of ischemic (IS) and hemorrhagic strokes (HS) and cerebral mass effects. MATERIALS & METHODS:  50 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of HS or IS were enrolled in this prospective study. 2D shear wave elastography was performed on the ipsilateral and the contralat...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 9, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Ertl M, Woeckel M, Maurer C Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Screening, Management and Delivery in Twin Pregnancy.
r K Abstract The following AWMF guideline (DGGG/AGG & DEGUM responsible) deals with the diagnosis, screening and management of twins as well as the timing and mode of birth.Twin pregnancies can be classified as dichorionic diamniotic (DC DA), monochorionic diamniotic (MC DA) and monochorionic monoamniotic (MC MA) which are always monochorionic.Twin pregnancies can be concordant (both twins are affected) or discordant (only one twin is affected) for chromosomal defects, malformations, growth restriction and hemodynamic disorders.Chorionicity is the prognostically most significant parameter. Monochorial twins ha...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: von Kaisenberg C, Klaritsch P, Ochsenbein-Kölble N, Hodel ME, Nothacker M, Hecher K Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Determination of Anatomical Levels in Spina Bifida Fetuses with  Ultrasound and MRI.
CONCLUSION:  Reliable exact prenatal level determination by US and MRI is not possible. However, the prenatal determination of the anatomical level of the lesion is good within one level margin of error. Prenatal US as well as MRI demonstrate a systematic error towards higher levels. The above considerations must be integrated into prenatal counselling. PMID: 33007788 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - October 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Vonzun L, Kahr MK, Wille D, Kottke R, Moehrlen U, Meuli M, Ochsenbein-Kölble N, Kraehenmann F, Zimmermann R, Mazzone L Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Hepatorenal B-Mode Ratio and the "Controlled Attenuation Parameter" for the Detection and Grading of Steatosis.
Evaluation of the Hepatorenal B-Mode Ratio and the "Controlled Attenuation Parameter" for the Detection and Grading of Steatosis. Ultraschall Med. 2020 Sep 29;: Authors: Moret A, Boursier J, Houssel Debry P, Riou J, Crouan A, Dubois M, Michalak Provost S, Aubé C, Paisant A Abstract PURPOSE:  The aim of this study was to evaluate the hepatorenal index ratio of Supersonic Imagine (B-mode ratio) and the controlled attenuation parameter (CAP) of FibroScan for the noninvasive diagnosis and grading of steatosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  Two centers prospectively included patie...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - September 28, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Moret A, Boursier J, Houssel Debry P, Riou J, Crouan A, Dubois M, Michalak Provost S, Aubé C, Paisant A Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Lung Ultrasound Findings in a Covid-19 Patient with Negative Chest CT.
cute;ndez S PMID: 32987432 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - September 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Tung Chen Y, Martí de Gracia M, Parra Gordo ML, Ossaba Velez S, Agudo-Fernández S Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Fetal Hemodynamic Response to Maternal Oxygenation in Normal and Complicated Pregnancies.
Abstract Maternal oxygenation (MO) is widely applied in obstetrics. Scholars have conducted numerous studies on maternal hyperoxygenation and have reported many theoretical and applied achievements and a number of different points of view. The main purpose of this article is to discuss the effect of maternal oxygenation on fetal circulation during normal and complicated pregnancies and to ascertain its potential side effects and research gaps in this field. In complicated pregnancies, the fetus may benefit from oxygen therapy. However, large randomized controlled trials and longitudinal studies are necessary to su...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - September 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Deng Y, Jin Y, Xu R, Zeng S Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Is There a Role for Cerebral Ultrasonography in Near-Term/Term Neonates Following Assisted Vaginal Delivery? A Prospective, Single-Center Study.
CONCLUSION:  Routine CUSS in newborns after assisted vaginal delivery did not yield clinically relevant results in our cohort. Clinical observation and selective CUSS in symptomatic newborns might be more efficient than routine CUSS. PMID: 32911558 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - September 9, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Poryo M, Zimmer A, Hamza A, Wagenpfeil S, Zemlin M, Geipel M, Löffler G, Meyer S, Tutdibi E Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Operatively Confirmed Adnexal Torsion Among Pregnant Women - A Multicenter Cohort Study.
Abstract PURPOSE:  The aim of this study was to investigate the association of clinical, laboratory, and ultrasound findings with the surgical diagnosis of adnexal torsion in a retrospective cohort of women operated for suspected torsion during pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  A multicenter retrospective study of pregnant women who underwent urgent laparoscopy for suspected adnexal torsion during 2004-2019 in three tertiary medical centers. RESULTS:  Adnexal torsion was found in 143/208 (68.8 %) cases. Women with adnexal torsion had lower parity and lower rates of previous cesarean sec...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - August 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Rottenstreich M, Moran I, Hirsch A, Rotem R, Armon S, Benshushan A, Grisaru-Granovsky S, Rottenstreich A Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Baseline Diameter of the Inferior Vena Cava Measured with Sonography in Euvolemic Children and its Relationship to Somatic  Variables.
Baseline Diameter of the Inferior Vena Cava Measured with Sonography in Euvolemic Children and its Relationship to Somatic Variables. Ultraschall Med. 2020 Aug 21;: Authors: Zaoral T, Kordos P, Nowakova M, Travnicek B, Zapletalova J, Pavlicek J Abstract PURPOSE:  To determine normative data for the inferior vena cava (VCI) diameter in euvolemic children and its correlation with different somatic parameters in a pediatric population at one center in Europe. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  This prospective observational study enrolled healthy children aged 4 weeks to 18y that visited our out...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - August 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Zaoral T, Kordos P, Nowakova M, Travnicek B, Zapletalova J, Pavlicek J Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

US-Guided Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation of Locally Advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: A 5-Year High-Volume Center  Experience.
US-Guided Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation of Locally Advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: A 5-Year High-Volume Center Experience. Ultraschall Med. 2020 Aug 14;: Authors: D'Onofrio M, Beleù A, Sarno A, De Robertis R, Paiella S, Viviani E, Frigerio I, Girelli R, Salvia R, Bassi C Abstract PURPOSE:  The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and effectiveness of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) of the pancreatic body by assessing the overall survival of patients and evaluating the effects of the procedure in the clinical...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - August 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: D'Onofrio M, Beleù A, Sarno A, De Robertis R, Paiella S, Viviani E, Frigerio I, Girelli R, Salvia R, Bassi C Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Technical Feasibility of Electromagnetic US/CT Fusion Imaging and  Virtual Navigation in the Guidance of Spine Biopsies.
CONCLUSION:  Electromagnetic CT+US fusion-guided bone biopsy of spinal lesions is feasible and safe. Compared to conventional CT guidance, it may reduce procedural time and the number of CT passes. PMID: 32785900 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - August 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Mauri G, Gitto S, Pescatori LC, Albano D, Messina C, Sconfienza LM Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

[Whipple's disease - a challenge for ultrasound].
PMID: 32767298 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - August 5, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Ungewitter T, Trimborn CP, Hoffmann J Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Accuracy of Trained Physicians is Inferior to Deep Learning-Based Algorithm for Determining Angles in Ultrasound of the Newborn Hip.
CONCLUSION:  The accuracy of physicians in their daily routine is inferior to deep learning-based algorithms for determining angles in ultrasound of the newborn hip. Similar methods could be used to support physicians. PMID: 32767299 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - August 5, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Oelen D, Kaiser P, Baumann T, Schmid R, Bühler C, Munkhuu B, Essig S Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Influence of Sonographic Fetal Weight Estimation Inaccuracies in  Macrosomia on Perinatal Outcome.
Influence of Sonographic Fetal Weight Estimation Inaccuracies in Macrosomia on Perinatal Outcome. Ultraschall Med. 2020 Aug 06;: Authors: Pretscher J, Kehl S, Stelzl P, Stumpfe FM, Mayr A, Schmid M, Staerk C, Schild R, Beckmann MW, Faschingbauer F Abstract OBJECTIVE:  To evaluate the influence of inaccurate sonographic fetal weight estimation in macrosomia on the mode of delivery and neonatal outcome (NO). METHODS:  In 14 633 pregnancies between 2002 and 2016, this retrospective study evaluated the association between sonographic fetal weight estimation, true birth weight (BW), m...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - August 5, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Pretscher J, Kehl S, Stelzl P, Stumpfe FM, Mayr A, Schmid M, Staerk C, Schild R, Beckmann MW, Faschingbauer F Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

I Will Be at Your (Bed)Side - The Role of Bedside Echocardiography for Non-Cardiologists.
Abstract As the availability of portable echocardiographic equipment is becoming more and more widespread, physicians can add a powerful tool to their bedside examination skills, thus helping them to more effectively face the growing complexity of patients admitted to internal medicine departments or the emergency room. Focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) can be defined as a goal-directed, simplified, qualitative examination performed at the bedside using portable echocardiographic devices. FoCUS is not meant to be a substitute for a standard 2D color Doppler echocardiographic examination. Nevertheless, it can prov...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Casella F, Schiavon R, Ceriani E, Cogliati C Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Artificial Intelligence: What Is It and How Can It Expand the  Ultrasound Potential in the Future?
Artificial Intelligence: What Is It and How Can It Expand the Ultrasound Potential in the Future? Ultraschall Med. 2020 Aug;41(4):356-360 Authors: Cantisani V, Grani G, Tovoli F, Piscaglia F, Catalano C PMID: 32750719 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 31, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Cantisani V, Grani G, Tovoli F, Piscaglia F, Catalano C Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Median Nerve Injury in Ultrasound-Guided Hydrodissection and  Corticosteroid Injections for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Median Nerve Injury in Ultrasound-Guided Hydrodissection and Corticosteroid Injections for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Ultraschall Med. 2020 Jul 31;: Authors: Hsu YC, Yang FC, Hsu HH, Huang GS PMID: 32736397 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Hsu YC, Yang FC, Hsu HH, Huang GS Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Response to Letter to Editor on the Article: "Clinical Applications of Contrast-Enhanced Thoracic Ultrasound (CETUS) Compared to Standard Reference Tests: A Systematic Review" by Jacobsen N et al.
Response to Letter to Editor on the Article: "Clinical Applications of Contrast-Enhanced Thoracic Ultrasound (CETUS) Compared to Standard Reference Tests: A Systematic Review" by Jacobsen N et al. Ultraschall Med. 2020 Jul 31;: Authors: Jacobsen N, Pietersen PI, Nolsoe CP, Konge L, Graumann O, Laursen CB PMID: 32736398 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Jacobsen N, Pietersen PI, Nolsoe CP, Konge L, Graumann O, Laursen CB Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor on the Article: "Clinical Applications of Contrast-Enhanced Thoracic Ultrasound (CETUS) Compared to Standard Reference Tests: A Systematic Review" by  Jacobsen N et al.
Letter to the Editor on the Article: "Clinical Applications of Contrast-Enhanced Thoracic Ultrasound (CETUS) Compared to Standard Reference Tests: A Systematic Review" by Jacobsen N et al. Ultraschall Med. 2020 Jul 31;: Authors: Quarato CMI, Venuti M, Sperandeo M PMID: 32736399 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Quarato CMI, Venuti M, Sperandeo M Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Endocavity Ultrasound Transducers: Why High-Level Disinfection Is  Necessary.
The objective of this study was to review the published risk of infection transmission from endocavity transducers. By highlighting the outbreaks and case reports that implicate pathogen transmission from transducers, we posit that HLD should be a global standard of practice for the reprocessing of endocavity transducers. It requires substantial time for national health administrations to develop and legislate new recommendations, and for practice changes to be accepted and implemented by healthcare providers. We recommend that Joint Commission International (JCI) and other equivalent organizations enforce the use of HLD o...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Westerway SC, Basseal JM Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Is Prematurity a Protective Factor Against Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip? A Retrospective Analysis of 660 Newborns.
CONCLUSION:  Our results suggest that prematurity is not a predisposing factor for DDH, but rather is protective for hip development. PMID: 32722821 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Koob S, Garbe W, Bornemann R, Ploeger MM, Scheidt S, Gathen M, Placzek R Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Amniotic-Umbilical-to-Cerebral Ratio - A Novel Ratio Combining Doppler Parameters and Amniotic Fluid Volume to Predict Adverse Perinatal Outcome in SGA Fetuses At Term.
Abstract PURPOSE:  Introduction of a novel ratio - the amniotic-umbilical-to-cerebral ratio (AUCR) - to predict adverse perinatal outcome in SGA fetuses at term and comparison of its predictive accuracy with established parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  This retrospective cohort study included 165 singleton pregnancies with SGA fetuses (birth weight
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Stumpfe FM, Faschingbauer F, Kehl S, Pretscher J, Emons J, Gass P, Mayr A, Schmid M, Beckmann MW, Stelzl P Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Algorithms (CEUS-LIRADS/ESCULAP) for the Noninvasive Diagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma - A Prospective Multicenter DEGUM Study.
rlas T, Klinger C, Kornmehl A, Kratzer W, Krug S, Kunze G, Leitlein J, Link A, Lottspeich C, Marano A, Mauch M, Moleda L, Neesse A, Petzold G, Potthoff A, Praktiknjo M, Rösner KD, Schanz S, Schultheiß M, Sivanathan V, Stock J, Thomsen T, Vogelpohl J, Vogt C, Wagner S, Wiegard C, Wiesinger I, Will U, Ziesch M, Zimmermann P, Strobel D PMID: 32717752 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 26, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Schellhaas B, Bernatik T, Bohle W, Borowitzka F, Chang J, Dietrich CF, Dirks K, Donoval R, Drube K, Friedrich-Rust M, Gall C, Gittinger F, Gutermann M, Haenle MM, von Herbay A, Ho CH, Hochdoerffer R, Hoffmann T, Hüttig M, Janson C, Jung EM, Jung N, Karla Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Guidelines and Good Clinical Practice Recommendations for Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) in the Liver - Update 2020 - WFUMB in Cooperation with EFSUMB, AFSUMB, AIUM, and FLAUS.
, Lyshchik A, Meloni MF, Correas JM, Minami Y, Moriyasu F, Nicolau C, Piscaglia F, Saftoiu A, Sidhu PS, Sporea I, Torzilli G, Xie X, Zheng R Abstract The present, updated document describes the fourth iteration of recommendations for the hepatic use of contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), first initiated in 2004 by the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB). The previous updated editions of the guidelines reflected changes in the available contrast agents and updated the guidelines not only for hepatic but also for non-hepatic applications.The 2012 guideline requires updat...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Dietrich CF, Nolsøe CP, Barr RG, Berzigotti A, Burns PN, Cantisani V, Chammas MC, Chaubal N, Choi BI, Clevert DA, Cui X, Dong Y, D'Onofrio M, Fowlkes JB, Gilja OH, Huang P, Ignee A, Jenssen C, Kono Y, Kudo M, Lassau N, Lee WJ, Lee JY, Liang P, Lim A, Lys Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Segmental Carotid Wall Thickening in TIPIC Syndrome: Is the Depiction of  Microvascularity the Key to Determining Activity?
Segmental Carotid Wall Thickening in TIPIC Syndrome: Is the Depiction of Microvascularity the Key to Determining Activity? Ultraschall Med. 2020 Jul 20;: Authors: Skalla E, Loizides A, Plaikner M, Gruber H PMID: 32688402 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Skalla E, Loizides A, Plaikner M, Gruber H Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Ultrasound Examination of the Pupil - A New Tool for the Neuro-Ophthalmological Assessment.
Abstract BACKGROUND:  Pupil examination represents a diagnostic and prognostic test in the management of several neurological diseases. Infrared video pupillometry (IVP) is the gold standard, since it is not routinely available, a noninvasive bedside ultrasound assessment has been proposed as an alternative. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and reproducibility of ultrasound pupillometry (UP) in comparison with IVP. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  81 subjects (43 men and 38 women, mean age: 52 ± 20 years and 49 ± 19 years, respectively) with no history of neurophthalm...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Farina F, Vosko MR, Baracchini C, Ermani M, Sommer P, Greisenegger S, Laubichler P, Struhal W, Kellermair L, Ransmayr G, Brunner C Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Diagnostic Accuracy of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Integrated into  Clinical Examination for Acute Diverticulitis: A Prospective Multicenter Study.
Diagnostic Accuracy of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Integrated into Clinical Examination for Acute Diverticulitis: A Prospective Multicenter Study. Ultraschall Med. 2020 Jul 20;: Authors: Nazerian P, Gigli C, Donnarumma E, de Curtis E, Bribani A, Lanzi S, Rovida S, Magazzini S, Grifoni S, Perani C Abstract PURPOSE:  Diverticulitis is a common cause of abdominal pain and CT scan is commonly used for its diagnosis in the emergency department (ED). The diagnostic performance of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) integrated into a clinical exam for diverticulitis is still not established. We evaluate ...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Nazerian P, Gigli C, Donnarumma E, de Curtis E, Bribani A, Lanzi S, Rovida S, Magazzini S, Grifoni S, Perani C Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Erratum.
Authors: PMID: 32674183 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Spleen Stiffness Measurements Predict the Risk of Hepatic Decompensation After Direct-Acting Antivirals in HCV Cirrhotic Patients.
sti D Abstract PURPOSE:  Little evidence is available regarding the risk of hepatic decompensation (HD) after direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) in patients with advanced chronic liver disease. Our aim was to assess the risk of decompensation and the prognostic role of noninvasive tests, such as liver (LSM) and spleen (SSM) stiffness measurements, in the prediction of decompensation after sustained virologic response (SVR) by DAAs. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  A cohort study involving 146 cirrhotic patients treated with DAAs in our tertiary center with LSM and SSM available both before and six months after ...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Dajti E, Ravaioli F, Colecchia A, Marasco G, Bacchi Reggiani ML, Colli A, Alemanni LV, Tamè M, Andreone P, Brillanti S, Azzaroli F, Mazzella G, Festi D Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Application of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound to Detect Hepatic Hydrothorax in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis.
CONCLUSION:  Our clinical real-world experience supports the safety and feasibility of intraperitoneal ultrasound contrast medium application to detect HH in patients with DC, as a non-radioactive real-time visualization of HH. Our study comprises the largest cohort and longest experience using this method to date. PMID: 32674185 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Mücke VT, Fitting D, Dultz G, de Leuw P, Weiler N, Mücke MM, Hausmann J, Welsch C, Zeuzem S, Friedrich-Rust M, Bojunga J Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Prenatal Diagnosis and Postnatal Outcome of Eight Cases with  Criss-Cross Heart - A Multicenter Case Series.
CONCLUSION:  CCH can be diagnosed prenatally by detailed fetal echocardiography when observing an abnormal four-chamber view with crossing of inflow streams into both ventricles and a lack of parallel orientation of the atrioventricular valve axis due to a clockwise or counterclockwise rotation of the ventricular mass along its axis. With the help of prenatal ultrasound, parental guidance and counselling as well as postnatal pediatric cardiac management can be warranted. PMID: 32674186 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Vorisek CN, Kurkevych A, Kuhn V, Stessig R, Ritgen J, Degenhardt J, Enzensberger C, Wolter A, Götte M, Khalil M, Akintürk H, Axt-Fliedner R Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Antenatal Detection of True Knot in the Umbilical Cord - How Accurate Can We Be?
CONCLUSION:  There is a high detection rate of UCK during targeted scan of the umbilical cord performed during the level-II anatomical scan. Careful pregnancy follow-up and early term delivery may result in excellent obstetrical outcomes. PMID: 32674187 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 15, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Weissmann-Brenner A, Domniz N, Weissbach T, Mazaki-Tovi S, Achiron R, Weisz B, Kassif E Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Second-Look Ultrasound Using Shear-Wave Elastography in  MRI-Suspected Locoregional Recurrence of Breast Carcinoma.
CONCLUSION:  Stiffer lesions should be considered suspicious on second-look US in the postoperative breast and SWE can be a helpful tool in identifying malignant lesions, especially if this is related to restricted diffusion on MRI exam. Lesion stiffness, however, should not be considered as an independent predictor of lesion malignancy in the postoperative breast, because of benign changes that can appear stiff on SWE, as well as carcinoma recurrences that may appear soft. PMID: 32663880 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Divjak E, Ivanac G, Radović N, Biondić Špoljar I, Sović S, Bahnik V, Brkljačić B Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Algorithms (CEUS-LIRADS/ESCULAP) for the Noninvasive Diagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma - A Prospective Multicenter DEGUM Study.
rlas T, Klinger C, Kornmehl A, Kratzer W, Krug S, Kunze G, Leitlein J, Link A, Lottspeich C, Marano A, Mauch M, Moleda L, Neesse A, Petzold G, Potthoff A, Praktiknjo M, Rösner KD, Schanz S, Schultheiß M, Sivanathan V, Stock J, Thomsen T, Vogelpohl J, Vogt C, Wagner S, Wiegard C, Wiesinger I, Will U, Ziesch M, Zimmermann P, Strobel D Abstract BACKGROUND:  This prospective multicenter study funded by the DEGUM assesses the diagnostic accuracy of standardized contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for the noninvasive diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in high-risk patients. METHODS:  P...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Schellhaas B, Bernatik T, Bohle W, Borowitzka F, Chang J, Dietrich CF, Dirks K, Donoval R, Drube K, Friedrich-Rust M, Gall C, Gittinger F, Gutermann M, Haenle MM, von Herbay A, Ho CH, Hochdoerffer R, Hoffmann T, Hüttig M, Janson C, Jung EM, Jung N, Karla Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System in Diagnosing Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Diagnostic Performance and Interobserver Agreement.
Abstract OBJECTIVES:  To determine the diagnostic performance and inter-reader agreement of the contrast-enhanced ultrasound liver imaging reporting and data system (CEUS-LI-RADS) for diagnosing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in high-risk patients. METHODS:  In this prospective study, CEUS-LI-RADS categories (LR-5 for predicting HCC) were assigned by six blinded readers and compared to the definitive HCC diagnosis in patients with liver cirrhosis per the 2017 China Liver Cancer Guidelines (CLCG). CEUS features were recorded in 96 patients with 96 histology-proven lesions. The diagnostic perform...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - July 7, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Zhou H, Zhang C, Du L, Jiang J, Zhao Q, Sun J, Li Q, Wan M, Wang X, Hou X, Wen Q, Liu Y, Zhou X, Huang P Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Median Nerve Injury in Ultrasound-Guided Hydrodissection and  Corticosteroid Injections for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
CONCLUSION:  MNI during hydrodissection may be reversible. MNI is indicated by an increase in MN-CSA-inlet immediately after hydrodissection. PMID: 32604424 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - June 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Hsu YC, Yang FC, Hsu HH, Huang GS Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

The Imaging Performance of Diagnostic Ultrasound Scanners Using the Edinburgh Pipe Phantom to Measure the Resolution Integral - 15  Years of Experience.
In conclusion, the resolution integral is an effective metric to quantify and monitor grayscale imaging performance in clinical practice. PMID: 32590848 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - June 25, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Moran CM, Inglis S, McBride K, Mcleod C, Pye SD Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19 Patients - More Shadows Than Information - Letter to the Editor on the Article "W. LU et al. Ultraschall in Med. 2020 Apr 15".
Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19 Patients - More Shadows Than Information - Letter to the Editor on the Article "W. LU et al. Ultraschall in Med. 2020 Apr 15". Ultraschall Med. 2020 Jun 25;: Authors: Sperandeo M, Trovato G PMID: 32588411 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - June 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Sperandeo M, Trovato G Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Response to Letter to the editor: Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19 Patients - More  Shadows Than Information - Letter to the Editor on the Article "W. LU et al. Ultraschall in Med. 2020 Apr 15".
Response to Letter to the editor: Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19 Patients - More Shadows Than Information - Letter to the Editor on the Article "W. LU et al. Ultraschall in Med. 2020 Apr 15". Ultraschall Med. 2020 Jun 25;: Authors: Wuzhu L, Shushan Z, Binghui C, Jiaxin C, Jianzhong X, Yuhong L, Hong S, Zhong Zhen S PMID: 32588412 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - June 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Wuzhu L, Shushan Z, Binghui C, Jiaxin C, Jianzhong X, Yuhong L, Hong S, Zhong Zhen S Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Fetal Meconium Peritonitis - Prenatal Findings and Postnatal Outcome: A Case Series, Systematic Review, and Meta-Analysis.
CONCLUSION:  Meconium pseudocysts, bowel dilation, and ascites are prenatal predictors of neonatal surgery in cases of meconium peritonitis. Fetuses with these findings should be delivered in centers with pediatric surgery services. Though the prognosis is favorable, cystic fibrosis complicates postnatal outcomes. PMID: 32575129 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - June 22, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Shinar S, Agrawal S, Ryu M, Van Mieghem T, Daneman A, Ryan G, Zani A, Chiu P, Chitayat D Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Perinatal Outcome of Twin Pregnancies Complicated by Rupture of  Membranes at 13-20 Weeks: Is Selective Termination an Appropriate Management Option?
CONCLUSION:  Selective termination in twin pregnancies complicated by rupture of membranes at 13-20 weeks has a favorable outcome and should be offered. PMID: 32542619 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - June 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Zajicek M, Yagel S, Valsky D, Ben-Ami M, Yinon Y, Weisz B, Weissmann-Brenner A, Lipitz S Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Influence of Clinical Expertise Between Clinician-Instructors Versus Student-Instructors on the Effectiveness of Ultrasound Courses.
CONCLUSION:  The didactic competence of student instructors does not differ statistically from the competency levels of experienced physicians. In terms of the acquired ultrasound skills of trainees, our data indicate that student instructors can be as efficient as staff instructors. Therefore, student instructors can be employed as resource-saving ultrasound educators without decreasing the skills level achieved by course participants, provided that they previously underwent a comprehensive didactic and sonographic training program. PMID: 32492727 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - June 2, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Hofer M, Kamper L, Heussen N, Martin O, Heverhagen J Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Transcranial Sonography Findings in Alzheimer's Disease: A New Imaging Biomarker.
CONCLUSION:  Our results suggest that TCS may be an alternative imaging tool for the assessment of MTL atrophy and ventricular enlargement for patients in whom MRI scanning is not possible. Additionally, TCS offers a practical, patient-friendly and inexpensive option for the screening and follow-up of individuals with AD. PMID: 32492728 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - June 2, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Yilmaz R, Granert O, Schäffer E, Jensen-Kondering U, Schulze S, Bartsch T, Berg D Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Application of Supersonic Shear Imaging to the Baveno VI Criteria and a Combination Model with Spleen Stiffness Measurement to Rule Out High-Risk Varices in Compensated Advanced Chronic Liver Disease.
CONCLUSION:  The Baveno VI criteria can be applied to LS measurement by SSI. SS measurement by SSI is an excellent predictor of HRV. Screening endoscopy can be safely avoided when Baveno VI criteria and SS cut-off are applied together. PMID: 32434256 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - May 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Cho YS, Kim Y, Sohn JH Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

How Variable Is the Volar Subcutaneous Tissue of the Digits on B-Mode and Color Doppler Ultrasound in Non-Psoriatic Individuals and Could It Be Included in a Dactylitis Score?
Herrero-Beaumont G, Naredo E Abstract BACKGROUND:  Digital subcutaneous tissue (SCT) changes are involved in dactylitis, a hallmark feature of psoriatic arthritis (PsA). There are no studies on the ultrasound (US) characteristics of the digital SCT in the general population. OBJECTIVES:  To investigate the variability in US-measured thickness (TH) and color Doppler (CD)-detected blood flow of the SCT of the volar aspects of the fingers in a non-psoriatic population and to investigate the impact of the scanning method and demographics and clinical features on these measurements. METHODS:  ...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - May 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Rebollo-Giménez A, Martínez-Estupiñán L, Olivas-Vergara O, Fuensalida-Novo G, Garrido J, Mejía A, Herrero-Beaumont G, Naredo E Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) Position Statement on Dermatologic Ultrasound.
Abstract Dermatologic ultrasound is a recent application of ultrasound for the evaluation of healthy skin and appendages and their diseases. Although the scientific literature regarding this application is still not sufficient for evidence-based guidelines, general recommendations issued by scientific societies are necessary. The EFSUMB (European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology) steering committee for dermatologic ultrasound has developed a series of consensus position statements regarding the main fields of dermatologic ultrasound (technical requirement, normal skin and appendages, ...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - May 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Alfageme F, Wortsman X, Catalano O, Roustan G, Crisan M, Crisan D, Gaitini DE, Cerezo E, Badea R Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Four-Dimensional Introital Ultrasound in Assessing Perioperative Pelvic Floor Muscle Functions of Women with Cystoceles.
This study aimed to investigate the performance of four-dimensional (4D) introital ultrasound in the perioperative assessment of pelvic floor muscle (PFM) function in women with cystocele. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  The reliability and agreement of ultrasound measurements were determined by intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) with 95 % confidence interval and Bland-Altman analysis in 20 women. The validity of ultrasound parameters was assessed by correlating squeezing ultrasound measurements with the modified Oxford scale (MOS) in 317 women. 4D introital ultrasound data of 241 women with (n = 29) an...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - May 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Huang WC, Yang JM, Chen HF Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

Blood Flow Volume Measurement in Cervical and Intracranial Arteries using Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Angiography and Duplex Sonography (Bocaccia) - A Prospective Observational Study.
This study aims to assess correlations of blood flow volume measurements in cervical and intracranial arteries between duplex sonography and quantitative magnetic resonance angiography (qMRA). MATERIALS AND METHODS:  Consecutive patients with suspicion of cerebral vascular pathology underwent qMRA and duplex sonography of cervical and intracranial arteries with measurement of blood flow volume in bilateral common (CCA), internal (ICA) and external carotid arteries, vertebral and basilar arteries, middle, anterior, posterior cerebral and posterior communicating arteries using 2 different ultrasound machines. Ten p...
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - April 26, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Fiedler J, Reiser M, Košťál P, Kubále J, Ostrý S, Hrbáč T, Kešnerová P, Fadrná T, Langová K, Herzig R, Školoudík D Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research

US-Elastography for Breast Lesion Characterization: Prospective Comparison of US BIRADS, Strain Elastography and Shear wave  Elastography.
CONCLUSION:  Our experience suggests that conventional US in combination with both SE and SWE is a valid tool that can be useful in the clinical setting, can improve BIRADS category assessment and may help in the differentiation of benign from malignant breast lesions, with SE having higher accuracy than SWE. PMID: 32330993 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin)
Source: Ultraschall in der Medizin - April 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Cantisani V, David E, Barr RG, Radzina M, de Soccio V, Elia D, De Felice C, Pediconi F, Gigli S, Occhiato R, Messineo D, Fresilli D, Ballesio L, D'Ambrosio F Tags: Ultraschall Med Source Type: research