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Orkun Cetin, Erbil Karaman, Harun Arslan, Ibrahim Akbudak, Recep Yıldızhan, Ali Kolusarı
AIMS: Maternal red blood cell alloimmunization is an important cause of fetal morbidity and mortality in the perinatal period, despite well-organized prophylaxis programs. The objective of the study was to evaluate placental elasticity by using Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) in Rhesus (Rh) alloimmunized pregnant women with hydropic and nonhydropic fetuses and to compare those with healthy pregnant women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This case-control and descriptive study comprised twenty-eight healthy pregnant women, 14 Rh alloimmunized pregnant women with nonhydropic fetuses, and 16 Rh alloimmunized pregnant women with hydropic fetuses in the third trimester of pregnancy...
January 31, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
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
Paolo Minafra, Chandra Bortolotto, Ermanno Rampinini, Fabrizio Calliada, Giuseppe Monetti
OBJECTIVES: In recent years, an increasing need to use imaging to assess normal and adaptive muscle function, in addition to its anatomy and structure, has emerged. We evaluated the myotendinous junction's elastosonographic behavior in light of the most recent literature on its physiologic behavior. The elastosonographic studies were compared with the results obtained from a standard measurement system to ensure a correlation with maximal muscle contraction. METHODS: Nineteen male professional soccer players were assessed during functional tests...
January 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Serap Gultekin, Ismail Burak Gultekin, Bilal Icer, Elif Yilmaz, Afra Alkan, Tuncay Kucukozkan
OBJECTIVE: To compare elastosonography and digital examination of cervix for consistency in the prediction of successful vaginal delivery. METHODS: A total of 64 pregnant women with the indication of induction of labor (IOL) were enrolled to the study. The uterine cervix is evaluated before and after the IOL with elastosonography and digital examination for consistency and sonography for length. Methods were compared in regard to the prediction of successful vaginal delivery...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Orkun Cetin, Erbil Karaman, Harun Arslan, Ali Kolusarı, Recep Yıldızhan, Mesut Ozgokce, Abdussamet Batur, Ibrahim Akbudak
PURPOSE: To compare maternal liver elasticity scores by Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) elastosonography in healthy and preeclamptic pregnancies and its association with the severity of the disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-two healthy, 33 mild, 33 severe preeclamptic and 28 pregnant women with Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes and Low Platelets (HELLP) syndrome were included into the study. Maternal liver elasticity was measured by ARFI elastosonography at the first day of puerperium...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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
Francesco Saverio Camoglio, Costanza Bruno, Marta Peretti, Federica Bianchi, Alessandra Bucci, Gabriella Scirè, Simone Patanè, Nicola Zampieri
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of elastosonography in the evaluation of testicular elasticity as a predictive sign of testicular damage in patients with varicocele. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between December 2010 and December 2014, we evaluated patients with varicocele by sonoelastography (SE) of the testes. We created 3 groups: group A included patients with untreated varicocele; group B, patients treated with the same technique; and group C, healthy age-matched patients without varicocele...
August 9, 2016: Urology
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)...
November 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Eugenio Rimondi, Maria Serena Benassi, Alberto Bazzocchi, Alba Balladelli, Giancarlo Facchini, Giuseppe Rossi, Sophie Taieb, Daniel Vanel
Finding a soft tissue mass in the superficial regions is a common event in daily clinical practice. Correct management of the diagnostic process is crucial to avoid blunders. Diagnosis is posed by pathology, although both imaging and a better understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms play an important a role in the characterization, staging and follow-up of soft tissue masses. Cellular and molecular mechanisms can explain either the development of chemo-resistance and the underlying pre- and post-surgery metastasis formation...
June 7, 2016: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
E Squillaci, M Antonicoli, G Manenti, F Bolacchi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the application of ultrasound elastography (ES) in monitoring treatment response to brentuximab vedotin (Seattle Genetics, Seattle, WA, USA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients were selected when suffering from relapsed and refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL). Our research investigated if the interim of ultrasound ES is a predictive value for treatment outcome in patients treated with brentuximab vedotin. RESULTS: 30 patients with refractory HL were enrolled...
April 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Fatemeh Esfahanian, Arvin Aryan, Mahsa Ghajarzadeh, Meisam Hosein Yazdi, Nasir Nobakht, Mehdi Burchi
BACKGROUND: Sonoelastography is a new ultrasound method which could be helpful to determine which thyroid nodule is malignant. We designed this study to evaluate the accuracy of sonoelastography in differentiating of benign and malignant thyroid nodules in Iranian patients. METHODS: Forty thyroid nodules in forty consecutive patients who had been referred for sonography-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy were evaluated. Gray scale ultrasound and elastosonography by real-time, freehand technique applied for all patients...
2016: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
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 was 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...
December 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Francesco Saverio Camoglio, Costanza Bruno, Silvia Zambaldo, Nicola Zampieri
BACKGROUND: Hypospadias is one of the most common congenital anomalies in childhood. The aim of this study is to apply elastosonography on normal and hypospadic penis to verify the structural differences in tissues composition and stiffness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed medical chart of patients treated at our Institution for hypospadias during the period December 2005 and December 2014 (group 1). Other two groups were enrolled for this study: group 2- patients with hypospadias waiting for surgery and group 3-patients without hypospadias...
August 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Haiyan He, Xuedong Lu, Hang Ma, Jie Zhu, Mao Huang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the value of endobronchial ultrasound elastography in the diagnosis of mediastinal and hilar lymph node metastasis in lung cancer. 
 METHODS: A total of 40 patients with lung cancer underwent ultrasonic bronchoscope examination before operation. Elastography and standard endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) of lymph nodes were performed before EBUS-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA). The elastography characteristics was compared between benign and malignant lymph nodes...
January 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
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
Marwin Gutierrez, Tadashi Okano, Anthony M Reginato, Tomas Cazenave, Lucio Ventura-Rios, Chiara Bertolazzi, Carlos Pineda
Over the years, ultrasound (US) has accumulated important evidence supporting its relevant role for the assessment of inflammatory processes of different rheumatologic diseases, as well as in the follow-up in assessing the response to different therapeutic approaches. This has been possible because of the increase in training, competency, and knowledge, as well as the rapid progress in the US technologies.Currently, some US machines can be equipped by sophisticated software modalities (i.e., 3-dimensional US, elastosonography, automated cardiovascular software, and fusion imaging) that can augment US traditional role as a safe, fast, and easy-to-perform modality and giving it new life and increased relevance in rheumatology...
December 2015: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
Qiaohong Ouyang, Zhongxiang Duan, Jixiao Lei, Guangli Jiao
The early diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa) appears to be of vital significance for the provision of appropriate treatment programs. Even though several sophisticated imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and elastosonography (ES) have already been developed for PCa diagnosis, the diagnostic accuracy of these imaging techniques is still controversial to some extent. Therefore, a comprehensive meta-analysis in this study was performed to compare the accuracy of various diagnostic imaging methods for PCa, including 11C-choline PET/CT, 11C-acetate PET/CT, 18F-fluorocholine PET/CT, 18F-fluoroglucose PET/CT, transrectal real-time elastosonography (TRTE), and shear-wave elastosonography (SWE)...
March 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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
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