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USE, elastosonography

Idil Gunes Tatar, Aydin Kurt, Nese Gungor Yavasoglu, Baki Hekimoglu
AIM: To evaluate the role of gray scale ultrasonography (US) and real time elastosonography (RTE) in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Both wrists of 18 healthy volunteers (n=36) formed the control group (Group 1) and 19 symptomatic outpatients of the neurology clinic constituted the patient group. According to nerve conduction study results, cases with mild CTS (n=15) formed Group 2; cases with moderate to severe CTS (n=20) formed Group 3. Cross sectional area (CSA) and strain ratio (SR) were measured at carpal tunnel inlet (CTI) and 4 cm proximal to the distal end of the radius (P)...
September 2016: Medical Ultrasonography
Sheng Li, Fei Chen, Lujun Shen, Qi Zeng, Peihong Wu
BACKGROUND: To study the safety, feasibility and skin effects of irreversible electroporation (IRE) for breast tissue and breast cancer in animal models. METHODS: Eight pigs were used in this study. IRE was performed on the left breasts of the pigs with different skin-electrode distances, and the right breasts were used as controls. The electrodes were placed 1-8 mm away from the skin, with an electrode spacing of 1.5-2 cm. Imaging and pathological examinations were performed at specific time points for follow-up evaluation...
2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
Erbil Karaman, Harun Arslan, Orkun Çetin, Hanιm Güler Şahin, Aydin Bora, Alparslan Yavuz, Sadi Elasan, İbrahim Akbudak
AIM: The aim of this research was to study and compare placental elasticity with acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography in pre-eclamptic and normal pregnancies. METHODS: A total of 107 singleton pregnancies in the third trimester (38 healthy control subjects, 34 patients with gestational hypertension, and 35 pre-eclampsia patients) were included in the study. ARFI elastography was used to determine the placental elasticity in the three predetermined regions of the placenta (the fetal edge, maternal edge, and central part of the placenta)...
July 26, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Daniele Bruschetta, Demetrio Milardi, Fabio Trimarchi, Debora DI Mauro, Andrea Valenti, Alessandro Arrigo, Barbara Valenti, Giuseppe Santoro, Filippo Cascio, Gianluigi Vaccarino, Alberto Cacciola
BACKGROUND: Sonoelastography plays today a major role in musculoskeletal disease, showing minor muscle injuries not well appreciable in conventional B-mode ultrasonography and integrating it in major muscle injuries diagnosis. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the ability of elastosonography in the diagnosis of muscular contracture in football players presenting negative basic echography. METHODS: We examined twenty-two football players using basic echography and elastosonography approximately 24-48 hours after the traumatic event and we subsequently re- evaluated them after two weeks...
March 18, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
I B Gultekin, G I Imamoglu, M Turgal, S Gultekin, F D Öcal, A Alkan, T Kucukozkan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if elastosonography of the endometrium can differ between normal endometrial tissue and abnormal pathology. STUDY DESIGN: One hundred and six women with a sonographic finding of thickened endometrium were enrolled in this study. All patients underwent B-mode scanning and elastosonography, performed by the same operator who was blinded to the study design. After sonographic evaluation, all patients underwent endometrial tissue sampling via dilatation and curettage...
March 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Hui-min Li, Kai Ma, Yuan-ping Hu, Li-xia Chen, Ping-xin Zhou
PURPOSE: To evaluate the features of parotid neoplasms on real-time elastosonography. METHODS: The elastograms of parotid lesions in 43 patients with 48 neoplasms were analyzed and classified into 5 grades, with pathologic diagnosis as the gold standard for comparision. The data was statistically analyzed with SPSS13.0 software package. RESULTS: The elastographic grades of most benign neoplasms were I-II, while those of malignancies were III-IV...
October 2015: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
Rosa Daniela Grembiale, Caterina Bruno, Cesare Tripolino, Francesco Ursini, Marilena Calabria, Saverio Naty, Marwin Gutierrez, Salvatore Mazzuca
AIM: Vascular damage and fibrotic process represent the pathophysiological hallmarks of systemic sclerosis (SSc). Peripheral microangiopathy can be early detected by nailfold videocapillaroscopy (NVC), whereas recent studies suggest that ultrasound real time elastosonography (US-RTE) can be a useful tool to evaluate the reduction of skin elasticity. The aim of our study was to investigate possible correlations between NVC microvascular alterations and finger tissue stiffness evaluated with US-RTE in SSc subjects...
2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
Raffaella Capasso, Eugenio Rossi, Massimo Zeccolini, Antonio Rotondo
PURPOSE: To describe the characteristics of lymphangioma reporting a pediatric case of small bowel mesentery location, showing ultrasound-elastosonographic and computed tomography findings. METHODS: A 7-year-old girl suffering from vomiting and abdominal pain underwent chest-abdomen radiography and abdomen ultrasound examination at our institution. These exams were repeated for 5 days after medical therapy and a computed tomography investigation was also performed...
September 2015: Journal of Ultrasound
Francesco Prada, Massimiliano Del Bene, Alessandro Moiraghi, Cecilia Casali, Federico Giuseppe Legnani, Andrea Saladino, Alessandro Perin, Ignazio Gaspare Vetrano, Luca Mattei, Carla Richetta, Marco Saini, Francesco DiMeco
The main goal in meningioma surgery is to achieve complete tumor removal, when possible, while improving or preserving patient neurological functions. Intraoperative imaging guidance is one fundamental tool for such achievement. In this regard, intra-operative ultrasound (ioUS) is a reliable solution to obtain real-time information during surgery and it has been applied in many different aspect of neurosurgery. In the last years, different ioUS modalities have been described: B-mode, Fusion Imaging with pre-operative acquired MRI, Doppler, contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), and elastosonography...
2015: BioMed Research International
Massimo Giusti, Claudia Campomenosi, Stefano Gay, Barbara Massa, Enzo Silvestri, Eleonora Monti, Giovanni Turtulici
BACKGROUND: The pre-surgical selection of thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytology (Thy 3 according to British Thyroid Association) after fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is currently required in order to reduce unnecessary total thyroidectomy. The objective of our study was to use a surgical series of Thy 3 nodules to evaluate the predictive role of ultrasound elastosonography (USE) and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) in pre-surgical diagnoses of malignancy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We enrolled 63 patients with Thy 3 nodules in which cytological-histological correlation was available...
2014: Thyroid Research
Idil Gunes Tatar, Aydin Kurt, Kerim Bora Yilmaz, Mehmet Doğan, Baki Hekimoglu, Sema Hucumenoglu
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound is as a noninvasive method commonly used in the work-up of thyroid nodules. This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of sonographic and elastosonographic parameters in the discrimination of malignancy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 150 thyroid nodules were evaluated by gray-scale, Doppler and elastosonography. The cytological analysis revealed that 141 nodules were benign and 9 were malignant. RESULTS: Orientation of the nodule was the only sonographic parameter associated with malignancy (p = 0...
December 2014: Radiology and Oncology
Nurdan Cay, Ali Ipek, Cetin Isik, Ozlem Unal, Merve Gulbiz Kartal, Halil Arslan, Murat Bozkurt
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate strain ratio measurement of femoral cartilage using real-time elastosonography. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with femoral cartilage pathology on MRI (study group) were prospectively compared with 25 subjects with normal findings on MRI (control group) using real-time elastosonography. Strain ratio measurements of pathologic and normal cartilage were performed and compared, both within the study group and between the two groups...
April 2015: European Radiology
Idil Gunes Tatar, Onur Ergun, Aydin Kurt, Mustafa Sahin, Baki Hekimoğlu
BACKGROUND: The parotid gland is the mostly affected site among major salivary gland tumors in up to 85% of cases. Preoperative knowledge of the tumour nature is crucial since it influences the surgical procedure and patient's morbidity, especially the risk of facial nerve palsy. Ultrasonography is commonly used as the first line imaging modality for the salivary gland lesions. A pitfall is that the histologic pleomorphism often reflects an imaging pleomorphism. CASE REPORT: HEREIN WE AIMED TO PRESENT THE ROLE OF ELASTOSONOGRAPHY IN THREE PAROTID LESIONS: a case of benign pleomorphic adenoma, a Wharthin's tumour and a malignant parotid tumour...
2014: Polish Journal of Radiology
Quan Jiang, Yuan Zhang, Jian Chen, Yun-Xiao Zhang, Zhu He
The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic value of the Virtual Touch™ tissue quantification (VTQ) and elastosonography technologies in benign and malignant breast tumors. Routine preoperative ultrasound, elastosonography and VTQ examinations were performed on 86 patients with breast lesions. The elastosonography score and VTQ speed grouping of each lesion were measured and compared with the pathological findings. The difference in the elastosonography score between the benign and malignant breast tumors was statistically significant (P<0...
October 2014: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Fatma Doğa Öcal, Yasemin Çekmez, Emre Erdoğdu, Murad Gezer, İnci Fanuscu, Handan Özkan, Osman Fadil Kara, Tuncay Küçüközkan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of cervical elastosonography (ES) in prediction of cervical insufficiency (CI). METHODS: A total of 40 women, of which 20 who had previously received the diagnosis of CI and 20 healty women were included in the study. None of the women were pregnant. All subjects underwent sonographic evaluation including cervical length measurement and ES of uterine cervix. Adjacent muscular tissue was the reference point for elastosonography evaluation...
May 2015: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Teresa Rago, Paolo Vitti
Among several ultrasound patterns, thyroid nodule hypoechogenicity, spot microcalcifications, and an absent halo sign are used for predicting increased risk of thyroid malignancy. The predictive value of ultrasound, however, increases at the expense of its sensitivity, and malignancy is predicted with high specificity only when multiple ultrasound features are simultaneously present. Ultrasound features are important in determining the strength of the indication for carrying out fine needle aspiration. To this end, a system for standardization of ultrasound features (Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System) aids in establishing risk of malignancy...
August 2014: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
Lukas Ebner, Harald M Bonel, Adrian Huber, Steffen Ross, Andreas Christe
Objective. To evaluate the diagnostic benefit of real-time elastography (RTE) in clinical routine. Strain indices (SI) for benign and malignant tumors were assessed. Methods. 100 patients with 110 focal breast lesions were retrieved. Patients had mammography (MG), ultrasound (US), and, if necessary, MRI. RTE was conducted after ultrasound. Lesions were assessed with BI-RADS for mammography and ultrasound. Diagnosis was established with histology or follow-up. Results. SI for BI-RADS 2 was 1.71 ± 0.86. Higher SI (2...
2014: ISRN Radiology
Hailing Wang, Lihui Zhao, Xiaojie Xin, Xi Wei, Sheng Zhang, Yigong Li, Ming Gao
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic value of elastosonography for thyroid microcarcinoma (TMC), particularly with regard to elasticity score (ES) and strain ratio (SR). METHODS: Conventional ultrasound and elastosonography were performed for 487 thyroid micronodules before surgery. We set the histology as the reference standard. The ES and SR values, as well as their diagnostic threshold and efficiency, were compared and analyzed by the receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curve...
September 2014: Ultrasonics
J M Correas, E Drakonakis, A M Isidori, O Hélénon, C Pozza, V Cantisani, N Di Leo, F Maghella, A Rubini, F M Drudi, F D'ambrosio
Nowadays ultrasound elastosonography is an established technique, although with limited clinical application, used to assess tissue stiffness, which is a parameter that in most cases is associated with malignancy. However, although a consistent number of articles have been published about several applications of elastosonography, its use in certain human body districts is still not well defined. In this paper we write on the use of elastosonography in prostate, testicle and musculo-skeletal apparatus. We report and compare the work of several authors, different type of elastosonography (shear wave, strain elastography, etc...
March 2014: European Journal of Radiology
Manlio Guazzaroni, Alessio Spinelli, Irene Coco, Costantino Del Giudice, Valentina Girardi, Giovanni Simonetti
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of elastosonography in the differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules using a qualitative [evaluation of the stiffness score (SS)] and quantitative assessment [evaluation of the strain ratio (SR)]. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In our single-centre retrospective study, 368 patients were enroled between December 2010 and March 2012 (134 men, 234 women, mean age 56.1 ± 14.2) with a diagnosis of thyroid nodules, who underwent conventional ultrasonographic and elastosonographic evaluation...
March 2014: La Radiologia Medica
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