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Xishi Liu, Ding Ding, Yunyun Ren, Sun-Wei Guo
To test the hypothesis that the lesional stiffness as measured by transvaginal elastosonography (TVESG) correlates with the extent of fibrosis in adenomyotic (AM) lesions, and thus TVESG can be used to diagnose AM, we conducted 2 studies. The first evaluated the relationship, if any, between lesional stiffness and lesional histology in 35 women with histologically confirmed AM in comparison with tissue stiffness in 11 control myometrial (CM) and 8 uterine fibroids (UFs) tissue samples. The second validated the relationship between lesional stiffness and the severity of dysmenorrhea and the amount of menses in AM patients by recruiting 112 patients diagnosed with AM, 67 with UF, and 130 controls...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
Elizabeth J de Koster, Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei, Olaf M Dekkers, Ilse van Engen-van Grunsven, Jaap Hamming, Eleonora P M Corssmit, Hans Morreau, Abbey Schepers, Jan Smit, Wim J G Oyen, Dennis Vriens
Indeterminate thyroid cytology (Bethesda III and IV) corresponds to follicular-patterned benign and malignant lesions, which are particularly difficult to differentiate on cytology alone. As approximately 25% of these nodules harbor malignancy, diagnostic hemithyroidectomy is still custom. However, advanced preoperative diagnostics are rapidly evolving.This review provides an overview of additional molecular and imaging diagnostics for indeterminate thyroid nodules in a pre-operative clinical setting, including considerations regarding cost-effectiveness, availability, and feasibility of combining techniques...
January 2, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
Tiantian Pang, Leidan Huang, Yingyuan Deng, Tianfu Wang, Siping Chen, Xuehao Gong, Weixiang Liu
The aim of the study is to screen the significant sonographic features by logistic regression analysis and fit a model to diagnose thyroid nodules. A total of 525 pathological thyroid nodules were retrospectively analyzed. All the nodules underwent conventional ultrasonography (US), strain elastosonography (SE), and contrast -enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). Those nodules' 12 suspicious sonographic features were used to assess thyroid nodules. The significant features of diagnosing thyroid nodules were picked out by logistic regression analysis...
2017: PloS One
Chandra Bortolotto, Elena Turpini, Paolo Felisaz, Daniele Fresilli, Ilaria Fiorina, Maria Vittoria Raciti, Elena Belloni, Olivia Bottinelli, Vito Cantisani, Fabrizio Calliada
Purpose: Peripheral nerves frequently travel close to the bone surface and are, therefore, prone to elastosonographic "bone-proximity" hardening artifacts. The impact of these artifacts on quantitative measurements of median nerve stiffness performed by shear wave elastosonography has not been explored. Our aim was to assess normal median nerve stiffness values at various locations. Materials and methods: Thirty-six healthy volunteers (24 women and 12 men) aged between 25 and 40 years were evaluated...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
A L Croci Chiocchini, C Sportoletti, G Comai, S Brocchi, I Capelli, O Baraldi, P Bruno, F Conti, C Serra, M Meola, M Zompatori, G La Manna
INTRODUCTION: Renal allograft biopsy is the gold standard for the detection of histological lesions of chronic allograft dysfunction. The identification of a noninvasive routine test would be desirable. Elastosonography is used to assess tissue stiffness according to viscosity, and no data are available on the use of point quantification shear-wave elastography (ElastPQ) for the evaluation of renal chronic lesions. RESEARCH QUESTION: To evaluate the feasibility of ElastPQ to assess cortical allograft stiffness and to determine the correlation of clinical, biological, and pathological factors with the diagnostic accuracy of kidney stiffness values in patients with histological lesions...
December 2017: Progress in Transplantation
Serap Gültekin, İsmail Burak Gültekin, Zehra Yılmaz, Bilal İçer, Afra Alkan, Tuncay Küçüközkan
Background/aim: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of body fat distribution measured by body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and Pfannenstiel incision site tissue thickness, and elastosonography on bleeding and operation time during cesarean delivery.Materials and methods: A prospective study was made of 52 healthy, term pregnant women with prior cesarean deliveries. The impact of BMI, WC, incision site thickness, and elastosonography on preoperative and postoperative differences in hemoglobin (Hb) and hematocrit (Htc) levels and operation times was evaluated...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Q-L Zhao, X-N Xia, Y Zhang, J-J He, W Sheng, L-T Ruan, Y-M Yin, H-L Hou
AIM: To compare diagnostic value of two-dimensional (2D) ultrasonography and elastosonography for suspected axillary lymph node metastasis of breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Elastosonography and 2D ultrasonography were performed on 78 axillary lymph nodes of 78 patients with suspected breast cancer. Scores of shape, long- to short-axis ratio, cortical thickness, and lymph node hilum were summed as the score of each lymph node at 2D ultrasonography, while a four-point scale was adopted for elasticity scoring...
October 27, 2017: Clinical Radiology
Hai-Yan He, Jin-Liang Chen, Hang Ma, Jie Zhu, Dan-Dan Wu, Xue-Dong Lv
BACKGROUND Ultrasound elastography is an imaging modality used to show tissue stiffness in tumor pathophysiological processes that promote the formation of stiffer tissues. Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) elastography is an ultrasound elastography-based technique for measuring tissue stiffness during EBUS-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA). The diagnostic value of EBUS elastography in central lung lesions remains largely unknown. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 57 patients with central lung lesions underwent ultrasonic bronchoscope examination...
July 5, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Chandra Bortolotto, Luca Lungarotti, Ilaria Fiorina, Michela Zacchino, Ferdinando Draghi, Fabrizio Calliada
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to quantitatively assess lower limbs muscle elasticity in a court of healthy subjects and to evaluate the influence of technical variables (e.g., diameter of the ROI-region of interest) and examined subjects' characteristics (e.g., sex, levels of physical activity, side evaluated) on muscle stiffness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 54 healthy subjects (48 men, 6 women) were evaluated for a total of 108 lower limbs. Shear wave elastography was performed with a multifrequency linear probe (15-4 MHz)...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
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...
July 2017: 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 2017: 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 2017: 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...
February 2017: 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...
August 5, 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
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