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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444475/vertebral-abnormality-without-spine-curvature-deformity-on-prenatal-ultrasonography-sonographic-findings-and-postnatal-radiographic-correlations
#1
Mi Jin Song, Young-Hwa Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate prenatal US features and postnatal radiographic findings of fetuses with a sonographically detected vertebral abnormality (VA) without spine-curvature deformity (SCD). METHODS: Twenty-six fetuses showing a VA without SCD on prenatal US at our ultrasound center for a 5-year period were retrospectively identified and evaluated for sonographic data and coexisting anomalies. Medical records and postnatal radiographs of all 16 live births were reviewed...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439673/duodenal-adenocarcinoma-successfully-diagnosed-with-transabdominal-ultrasonography
#2
Hirokazu Yamazaki, Takanori Sakaguchi, Hatsuko Nasu, Katsutoshi Miura, Yasushi Shibasaki, Hajime Yuasa
Adenocarcinoma arising from the duodenum is relatively rare. Diagnosis of this disease at an early stage is difficult because its symptoms are usually nonspecific. We herein present a case in which duodenal adenocarcinoma was successfully found by transabdominal ultrasonography. Under ultrasonography, the tumor was located in the proximal duodenum apart from the papilla of Vater, and the serosa was intact. Other diagnostic modalities showed no evidence of adjacent organ invasion or distant metastasis. Therefore, pancreatoduodenectomy was performed and the postoperative course was uneventful...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432447/twofold-minimum-variance-beamforming-for-enhanced-ultrasound-imaging
#3
Sayed Mahmoud Sakhaei, Seyede Elham Shamsian
PURPOSE: To calculate the optimal weights of a minimum variance (MV) beamformer, the covariance matrix of the received data should be estimated. In ultrasound imaging, it is done through spatial smoothing. However, this technique reduces the effective aperture and consequently limits the attainable resolution. To mitigate this effect, we propose a new configuration for applying an adaptive beamforming method. METHODS: The method is based on applying MV in a twofold configuration such that the outputs of the subarrays are combined through an adaptive MV-like beamformer, instead of simply summing them...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424923/shear-wave-velocity-of-the-healthy-thyroid-gland-in-children-with-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-elastography
#4
Meltem Ceyhan Bilgici, Dilek Sağlam, Semra Delibalta, Serap Yücel, Leman Tomak, Muzaffer Elmalı
PURPOSE: Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging is a kind of shear wave elastography that can be used in children for differentiating thyroid pathologies. Possible changes in the healthy thyroid gland in children may create difficulties in the use of shear wave velocities (SWV) in thyroid pathologies. The aim of this study was to define the normal values of SWV for the healthy thyroid gland in children, elucidate the correlation of the SWV values with potential influencing factors, and evaluate intra-operator reproducibility of the SWV...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424922/assistive-technology-for-ultrasound-guided-central-venous-catheter-placement
#5
REVIEW
Mohammad Ikhsan, Kok Kiong Tan, Andi Sudjana Putra
This study evaluated the existing technology used to improve the safety and ease of ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization. Electronic database searches were conducted in Scopus, IEEE, Google Patents, and relevant conference databases (SPIE, MICCAI, and IEEE conferences) for related articles on assistive technology for ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization. A total of 89 articles were examined and pointed to several fields that are currently the focus of improvements to ultrasound-guided procedures...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382475/breast-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-report-of-a-case-with-emphasis-on-routine-sonographic-findings-and-shear-wave-elastography
#6
Min Huang, Tian'an Jiang, Qiyu Zhao, Qihan You, Guo Tian, Baohua Wang
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the breast is a rare malignant tumor. Its sonographic characteristics have been described in some reports, but there are few such reports available that describe the sonoelastographic findings of this tumor and provide additional information about the nature of the lesion. In this case report, we describe the routine sonographic findings and shear wave elastography findings of a breast adenoid cystic carcinoma in a 53-year-old woman.
April 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353159/a-case-of-successful-transluminal-drainage-of-walled-off-necrosis-under-contrast-enhanced-harmonic-endoscopic-ultrasonography-guidance
#7
Kosuke Minaga, Mamoru Takenaka, Shunsuke Omoto, Takeshi Miyata, Ken Kamata, Kentaro Yamao, Hajime Imai, Tomohiro Watanabe, Masayuki Kitano, Masatoshi Kudo
We report a case of successful transluminal drainage of walled-off necrosis (WON) under contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasonography (CH-EUS) guidance. Recently, EUS-guided transluminal drainage (EUS-TD) of WON has been increasingly used as a minimally invasive treatment option with reportedly high technical and clinical success rates; however, B-mode EUS occasionally fails to depict the target lesion and its margins, particularly in cases where the target shows a heterogeneous echogenicity. In our case, EUS-TD was attempted for infected WON, but visualization using B-mode EUS imaging was poor...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317072/sonographic-classification-of-testicular-tumors-by-tissue-harmonic-imaging-experience-of-58-cases
#8
Atsuo Kawamoto, Tadashi Hatano, Kazuhiro Saito, Rie Inoue, Toshitaka Nagao, Shigeru Sanada
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationship between our proposed sonographic classification of testicular tumors by tissue harmonic imaging and histological type. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 58 testicular tumors and tumor-like lesions [seminomatous germ cell tumor (SGCT): 28; non-seminomatous germ cell tumor (NSGCT): 16; lymphoid and hematopoietic tumor (LHT): 7; Leydig cell tumor: 1; epidermal cyst: 2; and tumor of paratesticular structure (TPS): 4]. We divided a sonographic image into six types for morphological criteria and three types for color Doppler criteria...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315022/report-of-the-89th-annual-scientific-meeting-of-the-japan-society-of-ultrasonics-in-medicine-the-12th-congress-of-the-asian-federation-of-societies-for-ultrasound-in-medicine-and-biology-and-the-8th-asian-conference-on-ultrasound-contrast-imaging-ultrasonic
#9
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299487/comparison-of-carotid-artery-ultrasonography-findings-between-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-atherothrombotic-cerebral-infarction
#10
Shigeru Toyoda, Hidehiro Takekawa, Yohei Asakawa, Ayano Suzuki, Naoyuki Otani, Masashi Sakuma, Shichiro Abe, Koichi Hirata, Teruo Inoue
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although risk factors for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and atherothrombotic cerebral infarction (ACI) are common, it is unknown if the risk factors for these two conditions are similar. The purpose of our study was to elucidate differences in carotid artery atherosclerotic features between ACS and ACI. METHODS: We measured carotid artery ultrasound-based atherosclerotic parameters in 61 ACS and 33 ACI patients. In the ACS patients, 31 had single-vessel coronary artery disease (SVD) and 30 had multivessel coronary artery disease (MVD)...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293747/usefulness-of-end-diastolic-ratio-in-carotid-ultrasonography-for-the-screening-of-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-a-case-series
#11
Toshiaki Goda, Junya Kobayashi, Nobuyuki Ohara, Takeshi Ikegami, Kotaro Watanabe, Daisuke Takahashi
We report three cases in which carotid ultrasonography was useful for the diagnosis of dural arteriovenous fistula (dAVF). In all cases, dAVFs were fed by branches of the external carotid artery (ECA) and had retrograde leptomeningeal venous drainage. Carotid ultrasonography revealed high end-diastolic ratio (ED ratio) of the common carotid artery (CCA) (1.49-2.16) and low resistance index (RI) of the ECA (0.59-0.66). They were normalized after endovascular treatment (ED ratio of CCA 1.02-1.06, RI of ECA 0...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271231/quantitative-assessment-of-muscle-stiffness-with-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-elastography-after-botulinum-toxin-a-injection-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
#12
Meltem Ceyhan Bilgici, Tumay Bekci, Yasemin Ulus, Ayhan Bilgici, Leman Tomak, Mustafa Bekir Selcuk
PURPOSE: Our objective in this study was to assess the changes in medial gastrocnemius muscle (GCM) stiffness after botulinum toxin A (BTA) injection in children with cerebral palsy (CP) by using acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography and to research the usability of this technique in clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four spastic lower extremities of 12 children with CP were assessed. BTA injection treatment was applied to the medial GCM...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238178/verification-of-recall-criteria-for-masses-detected-on-ultrasound-breast-cancer-screening
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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