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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138413/back-to-the-future-conventional-radiography-in-rheumatology
#1
Adam Greenspan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138412/mucinous-borderline-ovarian-tumor-a-case-report-with-diagnostic-insights-on-ultrasound-findings
#2
Anna Szymańska-Dubowik, Marcin Śniadecki, Agnieszka Bianek-Bodzak, Marcin Liro, Edyta Szurowska
Borderline ovarian tumors represent about 10% of all epithelial ovarian cancers, but in contrast to epithelial ovarian cancers, they constitute a group of tumors with a much better prognosis. An assessment of clinical presentation, physical examination, radiological and biochemical findings is necessary to tailor management strategies for patients with ovarian tumors. The article, which is based on a case report, describes different approaches for preoperative diagnosis as well as discusses approaches that might bring some insights on tumor histology...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138411/granulomatous-prostatitis-after-intravesical-immunotherapy-mimicking-prostate-cancer
#3
Waldemar Białek, Sławomir Rudzki, Paweł Iberszer, Lech Wronecki
Intravesical immunotherapy with attenuated strains of Mycobacterium bovis is a widely used therapeutic option in patients with non-muscle-invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. A rare complication of intravesical therapy with the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine is granulomatous prostatitis, which due to increasing levels of prostate-specific antigen and abnormalities found in transrectal examination of the prostate may suggest concomitant prostate cancer. A case of extensive granulomatous prostatitis in a 61-year-old patient which occurred after the first course of a well-tolerated Bacillus Calmette-Guérin therapy is presented...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138410/standards-for-scrotal-ultrasonography
#4
REVIEW
Janusz F Tyloch, Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek
The paper presents a description of essential equipment requirements for scrotal ultrasonography, including current ultrasound techniques, as well as a review of the most common scrotal pathologies. Patient preparation for the examination as well as ultrasound methodology for the assessment of scrotal and inguinal canal structures are discussed. The standard for scrotal ultrasound examination includes a precise B-mode evaluation, including testicular volumetric assessment performed using automatic measurement options based on the formula of a rotating ellipsoid or three measurements perpendicular to one another...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138409/the-standards-of-an-ultrasound-examination-of-the-prostate-gland-part-1
#5
REVIEW
Janusz F Tyloch, Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek
The article discusses the principles of the proper performance of the ultrasound examination of the prostate gland. The paper has been divided into two parts: the general one and the detailed one. The first part presents the necessary requirements referring to the ultrasound apparatus for performing transabdominal examinations of the urinary bladder and the prostate gland as well as for transrectal examinations of the prostate gland. The paper also describes the techniques of performing both examinations together with the methods of measuring the capacity of the urinary bladder and the volume of the prostate gland...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138408/kidney-ultrasound-what-is-important-for-a-urologist
#6
REVIEW
Tomasz Szopiński, Elżbieta Keller, František Záťura
Kidney ultrasound is one of the basic procedures in the practice of a urologist. Apart from the location and the size, description of renal morphology should contain the thickness of the anterior lip parenchyma in a transverse section and the location of possible narrowings. Uneven outline of the kidney is a sign of past inflammatory conditions. In the case of the pelvicalyceal system dilation, it is advised to specify the dimensions of the pelvis and calyces. Convex shape of the calyces proves elevated pressure within the pelvicalyceal system...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138407/the-value-of-ultrasonography-in-the-diagnosis-of-varicocele
#7
REVIEW
Tomasz Lorenc, Leszek Krupniewski, Piotr Palczewski, Marek Gołębiowski
A varicocele is described as pathologically enlarged, tortuous veins of the pampiniform plexus, leading to an increased testicular temperature and adrenal metabolite reflux into the testes. Varicocele can impair spermatogenesis and is considered to be the most common cause of male infertility. Patients may palpate a thickening in the scrotum or complain of dull scrotal or inguinal pain, which increases when standing or during erection. In the case of a sudden onset of varicocele in elderly men, it is necessary to exclude renal tumor and extend diagnostic ultrasound with the assessment of the abdominal cavity...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138406/inability-of-shear-wave-elastography-to-distinguish-malignant-from-benign-prostate-tissue-a-comparison-of-biopsy-whole-mount-sectioning-and-shear-wave-elastography
#8
Markus Porsch, Claudia Görner, Johann Jakob Wendler, Uwe-Bernd Liehr, Anke Lux, Sandra Siedentopf, Martin Schostak, Maciej Pech
AIM: This study was designed to assess the possible usefulness of shear-wave elastography in differentiating between benign and malignant tissue in prostate neoplasia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 120 prostate tissue samples were obtained from 10 patients treated by radical prostatectomy and investigated pre-operatively by ultrasound elastography followed by directed biopsy. After resection, whole-mount sectioning and histological examination was performed. The predictions based on shear-wave elastography were compared with biopsy and histological results...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138405/comparison-of-voiding-cystourethrography-and-urosonography-with-second-generation-contrast-agents-in-simultaneous-prospective-study
#9
Maciej Piskunowicz, Dominik Świętoń, Dorota Rybczyńska, Piotr Czarniak, Arkadiusz Szarmach, Mariusz Kaszubowski, Edyta Szurowska
BACKGROUND: The invasiveness and exposure to radiation in voiding cystourethrography led to the introduction of alternative methods of diagnosis of vesicoureteral reflux, including contrast enhanced voiding urosonography. While there is a limited number of studies comparing these methods using new generation ultrasound contrast agents, none of them compared both methods simultaneously. This study is aimed at assessing agreement between contrast enhanced voiding urosonography with second-generation ultrasound contrast agents and voiding cystourethrography...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138404/acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-imaging-of-kidneys-a-phantom-study
#10
Szymon Cygan, Magdalena Januszewicz
AIM OF THE STUDY: Since there have been only few works reporting the diagnosis of kidneys using Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse technique and those works do not provide consistent results of shear wave velocity measurements in renal tissue, we have decided to use kidney phantoms with known properties to examine the reliability of the method itself in a controlled setup similar to kidneys examination. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four gelatin-based phantoms imitating different clinical situations were manufactured - two with thick and two with thin renal cortex, each type at a depth similar to a normal-weight or overweight patient...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679735/fortuitous-diagnosis-of-full-stomach-made-by-using-ultrasonographic-examination-of-the-antrum-in-two-elective-patients
#11
Lionel Bouvet, Caroline Augris, Clémence Aubergy, Dominique Chassard
We report two cases of patients presenting for elective surgery, in whom significant gastric contents were identified by performing fortuitous ultrasound examination of their antral area. The first patient presented for a day-case surgery scheduled under regional anesthesia. With his consent, ultrasound examination of the antral area was by chance performed within the context of training for this technique, showing significant solid contents in the stomach. The patient admitted that he had not respected preoperative fasting...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679734/physiological-basis-in-the-assessment-of-myocardial-mechanics-using-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-2d-part-ii
#12
REVIEW
Wojciech Mądry, Maciej Aleksander Karolczak
In this paper, the authors attempt to concisely present the anatomical and pathophysiological bases as well as the principles for echocardiographic evaluation of mechanical aspects of cardiac function based on speckle tracking method. This technique uses a phenomenon involving the formation of characteristic image units, referred to as speckles or acoustic markers, which are stable during cardiac cycle, on a two-dimensional echocardiographic picture. Changes in the position of these speckles throughout the cardiac cycle, which are monitored and analyzed semi-automatically by a computer system, reflect deformation of both, cardiac ventricle as a whole as well as its individual anatomical segments...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679733/internal-snapping-hip-syndrome-in-dynamic-ultrasonography
#13
REVIEW
Małgorzata Piechota, Jarosław Maczuch, Jarosław Skupiński, Karolina Kukawska-Sysio, Wojciech Wawrzynek
Snapping hip syndrome is an audible or palpable snap in a hip joint during movement which may be accompanied by pain or locking. It is typically seen in young athletes performing activities requiring repeated extreme movements of the hip. It may also follow a physical trauma, intramuscular injections or surgeries. There are two main forms of snapping hip: extra- or intra-articular. Extra-articular snapping hip is elicited by an abnormal movement of specific tendons and is divided into two forms: internal and external...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679732/a-review-of-ultrasonographic-methods-for-the-assessment-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-in-patients-with-knee-instability-diagnostics-using-a-posterior-approach
#14
REVIEW
Tomasz Poboży, Maciej Kielar
AIM: The purpose of the study was to improve the ultrasonographic assessment of the anterior cruciate ligament by an inclusion of a dynamic element. The proposed functional modification aims to restore normal posterior cruciate ligament tension, which is associated with a visible change in the ligament shape. This method reduces the risk of an error resulting from subjectively assessing the shape of the posterior cruciate ligament. It should be also emphasized that the method combined with other ultrasound anterior cruciate ligament assessment techniques helps increase diagnostic accuracy...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679731/shear-wave-elastography-with-a-new-reliability-indicator
#15
REVIEW
Christoph F Dietrich, Yi Dong
Non-invasive methods for liver stiffness assessment have been introduced over recent years. Of these, two main methods for estimating liver fibrosis using ultrasound elastography have become established in clinical practice: shear wave elastography and quasi-static or strain elastography. Shear waves are waves with a motion perpendicular (lateral) to the direction of the generating force. Shear waves travel relatively slowly (between 1 and 10 m/s). The stiffness of the liver tissue can be assessed based on shear wave velocity (the stiffness increases with the speed)...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679730/is-a-fatty-pancreas-a-banal-lesion
#16
REVIEW
Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk
So far, a fatty pancreas has been related to obesity and the ageing processes in the body. The current list of pathogenetic factors of the condition is clearly extended with genetically conditioned diseases (cystic fibrosis, Shwachman-Diamond syndrome and Johanson-Blizzard syndrome), pancreatitis, especially hereditary and obstructive, metabolic and hormonal disorders (hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, hyperinsulinemia and hypercortisolemia), alcohol overuse, taking some medicines (especially adrenal cortex hormones), disease of the liver and visceral adiposis...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679729/evaluation-of-the-utility-value-of-percutaneous-drainage-of-symptomatic-hepatic-cysts-combined-with-an-obliteration-attempt
#17
Grzegorz Ćwik, Justyna Wyroślak-Najs, Michał Solecki, Grzegorz Wallner
AIM: The goal of the paper was to evaluate the procedure of percutaneous drainage of symptomatic hepatic cysts under the transabdominal ultrasound control combined with obliteration. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Within the period from 2005 to 2015, 70 patients diagnosed with a simple hepatic cyst of symptomatic nature were subject to hospitalization and treated at the 2(nd) General, Gastroenterological and Cancer Surgery of the Alimentary System Center and Clinics of the Medical University of Lublin...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679728/inter-rater-reliability-in-the-classification-of-supraspinatus-tendon-tears-using-3d-ultrasound-a-question-of-experience
#18
Giorgio Tamborrini, Christian Marx, Raphael Micheroli
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound of the shoulder is characterized by a comparable accuracy to two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound. No studies investigating 2D versus 3D inter-rater reliability in the detection of supraspinatus tendon tears taking into account the level of experience of the raters have been carried out so far. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the inter-rater reliability in the analysis of 3D ultrasound image sets of the supraspinatus tendon between sonographer with different levels of experience...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679727/imaging-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-part-ii-ultrasonography-and-mri
#19
REVIEW
Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Elżbieta Grochowska, Piotr Gietka, Mateusz Płaza, Grzegorz Pracoń, Fadhil Saied, Marta Walentowska-Janowicz
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common autoimmune systemic disease of the connective tissue affecting individuals in the developmental age. Radiography, which was described in the first part of this publication, is the standard modality in the assessment of this condition. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging enable early detection of the disease which affects soft tissues, as well as bones. Ultrasound assessment involves: joint cavities, tendon sheaths and bursae for the presence of synovitis, intraand extraarticular fat tissue to visualize signs of inflammation, hyaline cartilage, cartilaginous epiphysis and subchondral bone to detect cysts and erosions, and ligaments, tendons and their entheses for signs of enthesopathies and tendinopathies...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679726/imaging-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-part-i-clinical-classifications-and-radiographs
#20
REVIEW
Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Genowefa Matuszewska, Piotr Gietka, Mateusz Płaza, Marta Walentowska-Janowicz
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common autoimmune systemic disease of the connective tissue affecting individuals at the developmental age. Radiography is the primary modality employed in the diagnostic imaging in order to identify changes typical of this disease entity and rule out other bone-related pathologies, such as neoplasms, posttraumatic changes, developmental defects and other forms of arthritis. The standard procedure involves the performance of comparative joint radiographs in two planes...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
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