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Endoscopic ultrasound: An all in one technique vibrates virtually around the whole internal medical field

References 1. Vilmann P, Jacobsen GK, Henriksen FW, Hancke S. Endoscopic ultrasonography with guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in pancreatic disease. Gastrointest Endosc 1992;38:172-3. 2. Costache MI, Iordache S, Karstensen JG, Săftoiu A, Vilmann P. Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration: From the Past to the Future. Endosc Ultrasound 2013;2:77-85. 3. Maluf-Filho F, Dotti CM, Halwan B, Queiros AF, Kupski C, Chaves DM, et al. An evidence-based consensus statement on the role and application of

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Doppler ultrasound for diagnosis of soft tissue sarcoma: efficacy of ultrasound-based screening score

References 1. Wilson DJ, Parada SA, Slevin JM, Arrington ED. Intrasubstance ruptures of the biceps brachii: diagnosis and management. Orthopedics 2011; 34: 890-6. 2. Murphy RJ, Daines MT, Carr AJ, Rees JL. An independent learning method for orthopaedic surgeons performing shoulder ultrasound to identify fullthickness tears of the rotator cuff. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2013; 95: 266-72. 3. Fowler JR, Maltenfort MG, Ilyas AM. Ultrasound as a first-line test in the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome: a cost

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Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided Gastroenterostomy: A Promising Alternative to Surgery

Introduction Surgical gastroenterostomy has been the standard palliative therapy for gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) due to malignant and benign diseases and postoperative pancreati cobiliar y complications. Endoscopic intervention is an alternative treatment option for GOO, which is divided into two approaches – the placement of enteric self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) across the stricture and endoscopic ultrasound-guided gastroenterostomy (EUS-GE) using metal stents. Enteric SEMS placement may be complicated due to the recurrent obstruction caused by

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Accuracy of ultrasound in pediatric undescended testes

References 1. Friedland GW, Chang P. The role of imaging in the management of the impalpable undescended testis. Am J Roentgenol. 1988; 151:1107-11. 2. John Radcliffe Hospital Cryptorchidism Study Group. Cryptorchidism: a prospective study of 7500 consecutive male births, 1984-8. Arch Dis Child. 1992; 67:892-9. 3. Scorer CG. The descent of the testis. Arch Dis Child. 1964; 39:605-9. 4. Christensen JD, Dogra VS. The undescended testis. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2007; 28:307-16. 5

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Comparative Analysis of Ultrasound Guided Central Venous Catheterization Compared to Blind Catheterization

randomized controlled trial. Jama. 2001; 286(6):700-707. 8. Sznajder JL, Zveibil FR, Bitterman H, Weiner P, Bursztein SI. Central vein catheterization: failure and complication rates by three percutaneous approaches. Archives of Internal Medicine. 1986; 146(2):259-261. 9. Seldinger I. Catheter replacement of the needle in percutaneous arteriography: a new technique. Acta Radiologica. 1953 May 1; 39(5):368-376. 10. Troianos CA, Hartman GS, Glas KE, Skubas NJ, Eberhardt RT, Walker JD, et al. Guidelines for performing ultrasound guided vascular cannulation

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The role of ultrasound in the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea

REFERENCES 1. Lahav Y, Rosenzweig E, Heyman Z, Doljansky J, Green A, Dagan Y. Tongue base ultrasound: a diagnostic tool for predicting obstructive sleep apnea. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2009;118(3):179-84. 2. Chen JW, Huang CC, Weng CK, Chang CH, Wang SJ. Simultaneous recording of ultrasound and polysomnography during natural sleep in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: a pilot study. J Sleep Res. 2017;26(4):481-6. DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12515. Epub 2017 Mar 17. 3. Shu CC, Lee P, Lin JW, Huang CT, Chang YC, Yu CJ, et al. The Use of Sub

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Clinical Ankle Involvement and Ultrasound Synovial Hypertrophy are Significant Predictors of DAS28-Defined Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity

critical appraisal. J Foot Ankle Res. 2016;9:31. 6. Elsaman AM, Mostafa ES, Radwan AR. Ankle Evaluation in Active Rheumatoid Arthritis by Ultrasound: A Cross-Sectional Study. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2017;43(12):2806-13. 7. Gutierrez M, Pineda C, Salaffi F, Raffeiner B, Cazenave T, Martinez-Nava GA, et al. Is ankle involvement underestimated in rheumatoid arthritis? Results of a multicenter ultrasound study. Clin Rheumatol. 2016;35(11):2669-78. 8. Aletaha D, Neogi T, Silman AJ, Funovits J, Felson DT, Bingham CO, 3rd, et al. 2010 rheumatoid arthritis

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Abdominal Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound, A Practical Review

References 1.Strobel D, Seitz K, Blank W, et al. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound for the characterization of focal liver lesions – diagnostic accuracy in clinical practice (DEGUM multicenter trial). Ultraschall Med 2008;29:499-505. 2. Sidhu, Paul; Cantisani, Vito; Deganello, Annamaria; Dietrich, Christoph; Duran, Carmina; Franke, Doris; Harkanyi, Zoltan; Kosiak, Wojciech; Miele, Vittorio; Ntoulia, Aikaterini; Piskunowicz, Maciej; Sellars, Maria; Gilja, Odd (2016). “Role of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) in Paediatric Practice: An EFSUMB Position

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Ultrasound elastography can detect placental tissue abnormalities

Introduction When ultrasound elastography was first clinically applied for the evaluation of disease, it was used to differentiate cancer tissue from surrounding normal tissue according to stiffness. 1 , 2 , 3 Since the elasticity of tissues and organs can be evaluated objectively, even in inaccessible parts of the living body 4 , 5 , this modality has been applied in the clinical diagnosis of breast cancer. 6 Recently, elastography has been found to be useful for the evaluation of pathological changes in noncancerous tissues. For example, the stiffness

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Diagnostic Value of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Evaluation of Malignant and Benign Solitary Thyroid Nodules

., Guerrisi, I., Ricci, P., Di Segni, M., Mancuso, E., Scardella, L., Milazzo, F., D’Ambrosio, F., Antonaci, A. (2013). Prospective comparative evaluation of quantitative-elastography (Q-elastography) and contrast-enhanced ultrasound for the evaluation of thyroid nodules: preliminary experience. Eur. J. Radiol. , 82 (11), 1892–1898. Chow, L. S., Gharib, H., Goellner, J. R., van Heerden, J. A. (2001). Nondiagnostic thyroid fine-needle aspiration cytology: Management dilemmas. Thyroid , 11 (12), 1147–1151. Cibas, E. S., Ali, S. Z., NCI Thyroid FNA State of

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