EFSUMB Journal Club

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January 27, 2021Pulmonary Capillary Hemorrhage Induced by Different Imaging Modes of Diagnostic UltrasoundOverview This paper demonstrates that non-thermal bio effects may occur during pulmonary ultrasound already at typical diagnostic output levels. The authors used an animal model (anesthetized rats), but expansion to human pulmonary tissue should be …Physics and US equipment, Quality and Safety issues, Thorax and lung sonography
June 16, 2020Non-linear wave propagation and safety standards for diagnostic ultrasound devicesOverview This review paper discusses the safety standards for clinical diagnostic ultrasound devices developed for scanners which predominantly operate in 1-10MHz. In neglecting the effects caused by nonlinear propagation the authors suggest that significant underestimation …Physics and US equipment, Quality and Safety issues
June 16, 2020Temperature elevation measured in a tissue-mimicking phantom for transvaginal ultrasound at clinical settingsOverview The paper reports the results of an audit to assess the potential thermal hazards associated with the clinical use of transvaginal transducers in 17 UK hospitals. A typical scanning protocol incorporating 2D, colour and …Physics and US equipment, Quality and Safety issues
June 16, 2020Ensuring clinical efficacy and patient safety with repaired ultrasound probesOverview This special communication highlights the potential electrical, heating and clinical risk caused by repairs carried out on ultrasound probes by manufacturers who are not the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Such manufacturers are not regulated …Physics and US equipment, Quality and Safety issues
June 16, 2020Quantification of Temperature Rise Within the Lens of the Porcine Eye Caused by Ultrasound InsonationOverview Using an ex-vivo model (porcine lens) this study showed that at ISPTA.3= 50 mW/cm2 (FDA maximum exposure level for ophthalmic exams) the maximum and average temperature rises were 0.23°C and 0.09°C, respectively. Tis study …Physics and US equipment, Quality and Safety issues
June 16, 2020Neonatal Cranial Ultrasound: Are Current Safety Guidelines Appropriate?Overview The authors reviewed the literature to explore the evidence on ultrasound heating on fetal and neonatal neural tissue. Ultrasound exposure of the fetal or neonatal brain may lead to a significant temperature elevation (4.3 …Pediatric and neonatal sonography, Physics and US equipment, Quality and Safety issues
June 16, 2020Correlation Between Brain Tissue Damage and Inertial Cavitation Dose Quantified Using Passive Cavitation ImagingOverview This paper demonstrates that brain inertial cavitation dose quantified based on passive cavitation imaging had a linear correlation with the scale of histologic-level tissue damage. The authors used an animal model (mice) sonicated by …Physics and US equipment, Therapeutic ultrasound
June 16, 2020Quantification in Musculoskeletal Imaging Using Computational Analysis and Machine Learning: Segmentation and RadiomicsOverview The use of quantitative analyses has been slow in translating into the clinical practice of MSK imaging, despite the general agreement that it increases the value of imaging examinations. This is at least partly …Musculoskeletal sonography – orthopaedics and traumatology
June 16, 2020The Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Evaluation of Knee PathologyOverview This article reviews and summarizes the most current literature to study the experimental algorithms that can assess the severity of knee osteoarthritis from radiographs, detect and classify cartilage lesions, meniscal tears, and ligament tears …Musculoskeletal sonography – orthopaedics and traumatology
June 16, 2020Pattern Recognition in Musculoskeletal Imaging Using Artificial IntelligenceOverview They reviewed how pattern recognition in MSK imaging using AI could facilitate the diagnosis of bone tumors, detection of bone metastases, evaluation of pediatric bone age, identification of fractures, labeling of images, and assessment …Musculoskeletal sonography – orthopaedics and traumatology
May 3, 2020Application of Contrast-Enhanced Real-time 3-Dimensional Ultrasound in Solid Abdominal Organ TraumaOverview An experimental study performed on artificially injured pigs compared diagnostic sensitivity of 2D CEUS, 3D CEUS and 4D CEUS in the detection of bleeding in/of parenchymal organs. 4D CEUS allows better characterization of parenchymal …Abdominal sonography, Contrast sonography, Emergency ultrasound, Pediatric and neonatal sonography, Urogenital sonography
May 2, 2020Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Guidance for Interventional ProceduresOverview A comprehensive review of CEUS-guided procedures in the abdominal cavity and retroperitoneum including liver, spleen, biliary tract, kidney, prostate and collections of free abdominal fluid or abscesses. The authors describe their practice in each …Abdominal sonography, Contrast sonography, Emergency ultrasound, Interventional ultrasound, Journal Club Reviews, Pediatric and neonatal sonography, Urogenital sonography
March 3, 2020Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) Identifies Perfusion Differences Between Tibial Fracture Unions and Non-UnionsOverview The article presents a comparison of perfusion characteristics examined by CEUS and quantified by TIC in patients with tibial fractures unions and non-unions. The cut-off values for septic and aseptic non-unios has been stated. …Contrast sonography, Musculoskeletal sonography – orthopaedics and traumatology
March 3, 2020Fracture Ultrasound of the ExtremitiesOverview The authors review the actual evidence for the diagnostics of bone fractures, especially in children up to 12 years. For the distal forearm fractures, the US is the modality of choice as a first …Emergency ultrasound, Musculoskeletal sonography – orthopaedics and traumatology, Pediatric and neonatal sonography
July 24, 2019Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction by Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography in Nonelderly Patients Referred for Computed Tomographic Coronary AngiographyOverview An interesting study from a pathophysiological point of view. Authors Sahar Taqui et al.   Journal J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2019;32:817-25   Recommendation/Comment Microvascular dysfunction (MVD) seems not to be such uncommon even among …Contrast sonography, Echocardiography
June 24, 2019The Spectrum of Change in the Elite Athlete’s HeartOverview The authors of this prospective observational study had focused on echocardiographic changes among elite athletes during the period of 6 years. They described the changes of echocardiographic parameters – a proportional increase of the …Echocardiography
June 15, 2019Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Guidance for Interventional ProceduresOverview Review of CEUS for interventional procedures in abdominal sonography. Valuable are e.g. tricks how to enhance needle visualisation in low mechanical index images or how to prolongate the presence of contrast agent in circulation …Abdominal sonography, Contrast sonography, Interventional ultrasound, Journal Club Reviews, Pediatric and neonatal sonography, Urogenital sonography


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