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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238178/verification-of-recall-criteria-for-masses-detected-on-ultrasound-breast-cancer-screening
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Kanako Ban, Hiroko Tsunoda, Sakiko Suzuki, Rie Takaki, Kyouko Sasaki, Minako Nakagawa
PURPOSE: Mammography is the only modality for breast cancer screening demonstrated to reduce the mortality rate. However, ultrasonographic screening is already being widely performed as opportunistic screening in Japan. The recall criteria for masses are very important as quality controls. The purpose of this study was to verify these criteria at multiple institutions. METHODS: Screening was performed by five institutions in various regions in Japan. The total number of cases screened at all five institutions was 10,519...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224306/localization-of-the-fetal-conus-medullaris-by-oblique-view-extended-imaging
#2
Shui-Hua Yang, Zuo-Jian Yang, Yuan-Yuan Li, Huan Huang, Xiao-Xian Tian
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy of oblique view extended imaging (OVEI) in locating the position of the fetal conus medullaris. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-two normal fetuses and five counterparts with spinal bifida received prenatal ultrasound examination. The vertebral body at the terminal of the conus medullaris and the coronal section of over five vertebral bodies were reconstructed using OVEI. Development of the nervous system of normal fetuses was assessed at postnatal day 28...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224305/high-frequency-color-doppler-ultrasound-as-the-first-diagnostic-and-monitoring-choice-for-early-superficial-high-flow-vascular-malformations
#3
Lei Chang, Dongze Lv, Yunbo Jin, Wenxin Yu, Xi Yang, Gang Ma, Hui Chen, Xiaoxi Lin
Diagnosis and monitoring of early high-flow vascular malformations could be a meaningful pursuit. However, there has been no ideal method for their long-term monitoring and prognosis. We examined 21 early high-flow vascular malformations in this study and deemed that high-frequency color Doppler ultrasound could be regarded as the first diagnostic and monitoring choice for early high-flow vascular malformations at present.
February 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224304/visualization-of-draining-vein-in-focal-nodular-hyperplasia-by-superb-microvascular-imaging-report-of-two-cases
#4
Hiroko Naganuma, Hideaki Ishida, Masahiro Ogawa, Katsunori Suzuki
Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) is the second most common benign tumor of the liver, and diagnosis and follow-up without invasive procedures are now highly recommended. FNH shows a characteristic vascular structure called "spoke-wheel appearance". However, this appearance relies on the mode of the feeding artery, and the mode of the draining vein has not been sufficiently studied until recently. Superb microvascular imaging (SMI) is a new Doppler technology designed to improve visualization of the blood flow, especially slow flow signals from fine vessels, using a new algorithm...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204977/increased-maximum-common-carotid-intima-media-thickness-is-associated-with-smoking-and-hypertension-in-tochigi-prefecture-residents
#5
Akio Iwasaki, Hidehiro Takekawa, Ryuta Okabe, Keisuke Suzuki, Madoka Okamura, Takahito Nishihira, Ayano Suzuki, Yuka Tsukahara, Koichi Hirata
OBJECTIVE: We investigated maximum intima-media thickness of the common carotid artery (IMT-Cmax) in residents of Tochigi Prefecture, who have been reported to have high stroke mortality. METHOD: Our study included 840 individuals. All participants underwent carotid ultrasonography and answered a questionnaire during participation in a health festival in Tochigi Prefecture. The questionnaire was designed to collect information on age, gender, and risk factors for stroke...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197744/efficiency-of-quantitative-echogenicity-for-investigating-supraspinatus-tendinopathy-by-the-gray-level-histogram-of-two-ultrasound-devices
#6
Jiun-Cheng Hsu, Po-Han Chen, Kuo-Chin Huang, Yao-Hung Tsai, Wei-Hsiu Hsu
PURPOSE: The gray-level histogram of ultrasound is a promising tool for scanning the hypoechogenic appearance of supraspinatus tendinopathy, and the aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that the gray-level value of the supraspinatus tendon in the painful shoulder has a lower value on B-mode images even though in different ultrasound devices. METHODS: Sixty-seven patients who had unilateral shoulder pain with rotator cuff tendinopathy underwent bilateral shoulder ultrasonography, and we compared the mean gray-level values of painful shoulders and contralateral shoulders without any pain in each patient using two ultrasound devices...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154989/can-strain-elastography-combined-with-ultrasound-breast-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-be-a-more-effective-method-in-the-differentiation-of-benign-and-malignant-breast-lesions
#7
Serdar Arslan, Nihal Uslu, Funda Ulu Ozturk, Eda Yilmaz Akcay, Tugan Tezcaner, Ahmet Muhtesem Agildere
PURPOSE: To investigate whether a novel method that combines breast imaging reporting and data system (BI-RADS) with strain elastography contributes to diagnostic performance in differentiation of malignant and benign breast lesions. METHODS: In 81 patients, 81 breast lesions were prospectively investigated. Breast lesions were separately evaluated with ultrasonography and strain elastography. While evaluations with ultrasonography were based on 2003 BI-RADS-US, strain elastography evaluations were based on a 5-point scale and strain ratio...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150225/altered-oscillation-of-doppler-derived-renal-and-renal-interlobar-venous-flow-velocities-in-hypertensive-and-diabetic-patients
#8
Yusuke Kudo, Taisei Mikami, Mutsumi Nishida, Kazunori Okada, Sanae Kaga, Nobuo Masauzi, Satomi Omotehara, Hitoshi Shibuya, Kaoru Kahata, Chikara Shimizu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Flow velocity oscillation rate (FVOR) of the renal interlobar vein has been reported to be decreased in patients with urinary obstruction or diabetic nephropathy, and increased in those with hypertension during pregnancy. To clarify the clinical role of the renal interlobar venous FVOR, we investigated the flow velocity patterns of the renal vessels in patients with hypertension (HT) and/or diabetes (DM). METHODS AND RESULTS: Pulsed-wave Doppler sonography was performed in 34 patients: 15 with HT, 10 with DM, and nine with both HT and DM (HT-DM)...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097609/a-case-of-a-quadricuspid-aortic-valve-identified-preoperatively-using-transthoracic-echocardiography
#9
Takanori Kono, Takeshi Oda, Keiichi Akaiwa, Katsuhiko Nakamura, Hiroyuki Tanaka
Quadricuspid aortic valve is an extremely rare congenital heart anomaly that often causes valve incompetence, requiring surgical intervention. Care must be taken to avoid surgical complications in patients with quadricuspid aortic valve; thus, preoperative diagnosis is important. A 76-year-old man presented with exertional dyspnea due to aortic regurgitation. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography revealed severe aortic regurgitation caused by quadricuspid aortic valve. To avoid interference with the cardiac conduction system, we performed aortic valve replacement using an ingenious technique, in which pledgeted sutures on the accessory leaflet were placed from outside the sinus of Valsalva to above the aortic annulus...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28084559/apodized-adaptive-beamformer
#10
Hideyuki Hasegawa
PURPOSE: A number of studies aimed at improvement of ultrasound image quality, such as spatial resolution and contrast, have been conducted. Apodization is known as an important factor that determines image quality. However, in the case of amplitude and phase estimation (APES) beamforming, a kind of adaptive beamformer that has been employed in medical ultrasound recently, only rectangular apodization has been used in the previous studies. In this study, apodization was employed in adaptive beamforming, and its effects on image quality were examined in phantom experiments...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039538/maternal-liver-elasticity-determined-by-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-elastosonography-in-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy
#11
Orkun Cetin, Erbil Karaman, Harun Arslan, Ibrahim Akbudak, Recep Yildizhan, Ali Kolusari
PURPOSE: Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a pregnancy-specific liver disorder characterized by maternal pruritus and impaired liver function. The objective of the study was to evaluate maternal liver elasticity by acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastosonography in ICP and to compare it with that in healthy pregnant women. METHODS: This descriptive, case-control study consisted of 33 women with healthy pregnancies and 22 women with ICP in the third trimester of gestation...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012088/ultrasound-speckle-reduction-based-on-fractional-order-differentiation
#12
Dangguo Shao, Ting Zhou, Fan Liu, Sanli Yi, Yan Xiang, Lei Ma, Xin Xiong, Jianfeng He
PURPOSE: Ultrasound images show a granular pattern of noise known as speckle that diminishes their quality and results in difficulties in diagnosis. To preserve edges and features, this paper proposes a fractional differentiation-based image operator to reduce speckle in ultrasound. METHODS: An image de-noising model based on fractional partial differential equations with balance relation between k (gradient modulus threshold that controls the conduction) and v (the order of fractional differentiation) was constructed by the effective combination of fractional calculus theory and a partial differential equation, and the numerical algorithm of it was achieved using a fractional differential mask operator...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990593/is-the-unaffected-eye-really-unaffected-color-doppler-ultrasound-findings-in-unilaterally-active-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
#13
Iclal Erdem Toslak, Muhammet Kazim Erol, Devrim Toslak, Bulent Cekic, Mehtap Barc Ergun, Jennifer E Lim-Dunham
PURPOSE: To evaluate ocular hemodynamic changes using color Doppler ultrasonography imaging (CDI) with an emphasis on unaffected eyes of patients with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC). METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with active CSC and 25 controls were analyzed using spectral domain-optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and CDI for choroidal imaging and evaluation of retrobulbar vessels, respectively. RESULTS: Resistive index (RI), pulsatility index (PI), and peak systolic velocity (PSV) of the ophthalmic artery (OA) and PSV, end-diastolic velocity (EDV), and mean velocity (Vmean) of the central retinal artery (CRA) in the patient group were less than those in the control group...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987045/continuous-fetal-head-flexion-as-a-marker-for-prenatal-diagnosis-of-lethal-multiple-pterygium-syndrome-a-case-report
#14
Akihiro Hasegawa, Mieko Hanaoka, Takeshi Murakoshi
Lethal multiple pterygium syndrome (LMPS) is a fatal hereditary disease associated with abnormalities such as pterygium-induced congenital contractures. Fetal hydrops is present in more than half of all patients with LMPS, and all patients with LMPS are either stillborn or die in the early neonatal period. Ultrasonography findings for the prenatal diagnosis of LMPS include the detection of cutaneous webbing at multiple joints, multiple joint contractures, absent limb movement, and increased nuchal translucency...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933441/multimodality-imaging-to-assess-immediate-response-following-irreversible-electroporation-in-patients-with-malignant-hepatic-tumors
#15
Katsutoshi Sugimoto, Fuminori Moriyasu, Kazuhiro Saito, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Takao Itoi
PURPOSE: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), contrast-enhanced multiphase CT (CECT), and gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI (EOB-MRI) in identifying residual tumor in the subacute follow-up of patients with malignant hepatic tumors treated by irreversible electroporation (IRE). METHODS: We enrolled 16 patients with 21 hepatic lesions treated by IRE and examined by CEUS and CECT at 1 day after IRE and by EOB-MRI at 7 days after IRE...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933440/modern-role-of-clinical-ultrasound-in-liver-abscess-and-echinococcosis
#16
REVIEW
Rita Barosa, João Pinto, Ana Caldeira, Eduardo Pereira
In the Western world, liver abscesses are predominantly of pyogenic origin and can present a wide range of ultrasonographic features, from a solid mass to a cystic cavity. Amoebic abscesses are endemic in tropical areas and typically round single lesions. Echinococcal cyst is diagnosed by ultrasound (US). Serology is particularly useful when pathognomonic US features are absent. Treatment is determined based on the WHO ultrasonographic classification, and puncture, aspiration, injection, re-aspiration (PAIR) is a US-guided therapeutic option...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933439/measurement-of-carotid-pulse-wave-velocity-using-ultrafast-ultrasound-imaging-in-hypertensive-patients
#17
Xiaopeng Li, Jue Jiang, Hong Zhang, Hua Wang, Donggang Han, Qi Zhou, Ya Gao, Shanshan Yu, Yanhua Qi
PURPOSE: The study aimed to assess the utility of ultrafast ultrasound imaging for evaluation of carotid pulse wave velocity (PWV) in newly diagnosed hypertension patients. METHODS: This prospective non-randomized study enrolled 90 hypertensive patients in our hospital from September to December 2013 as a hypertension group. An age- and sex-matched cohort of 50 healthy adults in our hospital from September to December 2013 was also included in the study as a control group...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933438/acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-arfi-elastography-in-the-evaluation-of-renal-parenchymal-stiffness-in-patients-with-ureteropelvic-junction-obstruction
#18
Hatice Arioz Habibi, Rumeysa Yasemin Cicek, Sedat Giray Kandemirli, Emel Ure, Ayse Kalyoncu Ucar, Mine Aslan, Salim Caliskan, Ibrahim Adaletli
PURPOSE: To investigate the role of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography in the detection of renal parenchymal damage in kidneys with and without ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO). METHODS: Twenty-five pediatric patients with a diagnosis of UPJO who underwent surgery and 15 pediatric patients with conservatively managed UPJO were prospectively evaluated with ARFI elastography. Sixteen healthy volunteers constituted the control group. Shear wave velocity (SWV) measurements in the upper, mid, and lower poles of the affected kidney were performed...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909829/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-diagnosis-of-primary-hepatic-angiosarcoma
#19
Wenwu Ling, Tingting Qiu, Lin Ma, Chuanfen Lei, Yan Luo
Primary hepatic angiosarcoma (PHA) is a rare malignant tumor that occurs mainly in the elderly, with almost no specific symptoms or tumor markers. Information on the imaging characteristics of this tumor is limited due to its rarity. Therefore, it is difficult to diagnose PHA. So far, its definite diagnosis depends on histopathologic examination combined with immunohistochemical results. Patients with PHA have a poor prognosis in spite of surgical resection of this tumor. In this case report, we present a 72-year-old woman with PHA, focusing on the imaging features of this tumor, especially its enhancement pattern on contrast-enhanced ultrasound images...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070845/changes-in-the-roles-of-transrectal-ultrasonography-for-the-diagnosis-of-prostate-cancer
#20
EDITORIAL
Atsushi Ochiai
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January 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
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