Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (U.S.), SAGE Publications

Journal description

Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography features the latest research and information in the field of diagnostic medical sonography including articles, case reports, and reviews.

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Website Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography website
Other titles Journal of diagnostic medical sonography (Online), Journal of diagnostic medical sonography
ISSN 8756-4793
OCLC 47221466
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Placental mesenchymal dysplasia (PMD) has commonly been identified on second trimester ultrasound in association with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS). In this report, a case of PMD later confirmed as Beckwith-Wiedemann is presented, which was identified by sonography in the first trimester. When faced with a first trimester finding of an enlarged cystic placenta, it is suggested that BWS be considered as a possible diagnosis and accordingly, genetic testing with methylation studies offered to the parents.
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 05/2015; 31(3). DOI:10.1177/8756479315570738
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    ABSTRACT: Nutcracker syndrome is a venous entrapment phenomenon characterized by the impingement of the left renal vein between the superior mesenteric artery and abdominal aorta. Treatment, if necessary, consists of surgical intervention. In the case presented, a young female presented at an outpatient vascular surgical center for surveillance of a surgically repaired nutcracker syndrome. A renal sonogram was performed to evaluate patency and hemodynamics of the left renal vein. Color and spectral Doppler were used to evaluate the left renal vein as well as the left kidney to document appropriate renal perfusion.
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 05/2015; 31(3). DOI:10.1177/8756479314568725
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    ABSTRACT: This article is an overview of the field of small animal veterinary sonography, including its history, examples of utilization, and a brief review of the small animal abdominal sonographic examination that includes images of normal examples and typical pathology.
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 05/2015; 31(3). DOI:10.1177/8756479315573793
  • Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 05/2015; 31(3). DOI:10.1177/8756479315573321
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    ABSTRACT: Cystic lesions of the liver may include simple cysts, multiple cysts arising in the setting of polycystic liver disease, parasitic or hydatid (echinococcal) cysts, cystic tumors, and abscesses. Sonography is the diagnostic imaging procedure of choice for hepatic cysts, so knowledge of the sonographic features of the most common types of cystic hepatic lesions should enable an accurate diagnosis to be made directly or in conjunction with clinical and laboratory data. This study of 183 patients was done to identify and evaluate focal hepatic cystic lesions in Sudanese adults using ultrasonography (US) and to determine the diagnostic role of ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA). Most cystic lesions identified were solitary lesions (74.3%). The most common site for lesions was the right lobe of the liver (66.1%). Simple hepatic cysts were seen in 20.2% of patients; the most common type of lesion was hepatic abscess (41.5%). Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease accounted for only 2.2% of lesions. There was a statistical association between focal hepatic cystic lesions and patient age (P < .001). US-guided FNA was done in 48.6% of patients, and these findings were in agreement with sonographic features, with the FNA aspirate color and consistency correlating with lesion histology.
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 05/2015; 31(3). DOI:10.1177/8756479314568724
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    ABSTRACT: There is a prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) associated with the work of radiologic professionals, especially those doing sonographic examinations. This may be due to the fact that their daily work tasks expose them to the physical risk factors associated with WRMSDs. The purpose of this study was to examine whether radiologic professionals’ knowledge and work practices changed after receiving an educational multimedia tutorial on ergonomics. After multimedia training on ergonomics and safe body mechanics designed by occupational therapy providers, participants reported that their awareness and their work practices improved.
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 05/2015; 31(3). DOI:10.1177/8756479315580020
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    ABSTRACT: Extranodal marginal zone lymphomas comprise approximately 5% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas. These tumors may arise in any epithelial tissue, including the bowel lining. A report is presented of a patient who presented to the emergency department with epigastric abdominal pain and vomiting. An abdominal sonogram showed a 3.1 cm dilated loop of small bowel near midline just above the umbilicus as well as an abrupt transition zone to normal bowel suggestive of small bowel obstruction, confirmed by subsequent computed tomography. Small bowel resection found an intraluminal tumor, and biopsy showed extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma).
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 05/2015; 31(3). DOI:10.1177/8756479315573549
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    ABSTRACT: This research examines whether using a reference tool alters the monitoring of the mechanical index (MI) and thermal index (TI) during obstetric (OB) sonograms. A presurvey regarding users’ behavior patterns of monitoring MI/TI indices was emailed to sonographers who were registered in a clinical database affiliated with an accredited sonography program. The presurvey included a reference tool which respondents were asked to print and use when performing OB sonograms. A postsurvey was sent to the same respondents to determine if behavior patterns regarding MI/TI monitoring improved after using the reference tool. There were no significant changes in how often sonographers monitored MI/TI from the pre- to the postsurvey.
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 05/2015; 31(3). DOI:10.1177/8756479314567308
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    ABSTRACT: Ectopic thyroid tissue is a rare developmental abnormality. A case is reported here of ectopic thyroid tissue that presented as a midline mass, mimicking a thyroglossal duct cyst. The thyroid gland was not visualized in its normal position. This report highlights the importance of imaging in the preoperative evaluation of a midline neck mass.
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 05/2015; 31(3). DOI:10.1177/8756479315570737
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    ABSTRACT: Aortic dissection is an emergent condition requiring rapid diagnosis and immediate treatment. Patients with aortic dissection typically present with complaints of a sudden onset of severe abdominal and back pain. Patients with a suspected dissection may undergo a variety of imaging tests such as computed tomography angiography, sonography, and/or magnetic resonance angiography. The role of these diagnostic imaging modalities for aortic dissection is examined in detail in this literature review. These imaging modalities are compared and contrasted by reviewing their advantages, disadvantages, and overall effectiveness for aortic dissection.
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 05/2015; DOI:10.1177/8756479315586026
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    ABSTRACT: A vital component of clinical sonography is the approach the sonographer uses to analyze both the patient’s clinical history and the sonographic findings of each examination. Although every study is different, the sonographer is obligated to obtain the optimal information from both clinical history assessment and sonographic imaging in order for the interpreting physician to make an accurate diagnosis. One of the essential roles of sonography education is to provide instruction that allows students to gradually develop into clinically aware and proficient sonographers who are consistently capable of exploiting critical thinking and reasoning skills. Teaching both critical thinking and reasoning skills is a challenge for sonography educators, as both of these abilities tend to steadily improve with clinical experience. For the student, frustration can manifest as a result of this inexperience. Consequently, a standard framework for analysis would allow the sonography student a fundamental approach to use for every sonographic examination, thereby gradually, but possibly more rapidly, improving both reasoning and critical thinking skills in the clinical and classroom setting. The Sonographic Reasoning Method is a process created to provide this essential framework, combining critical thinking with reasoning skills, establishing structured thought, and promoting both competent and accurate patient care.
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 03/2015; 31(2):122-129. DOI:10.1177/8756479314567307
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    ABSTRACT: Ovarian torsion is the complete or partial rotation of the ovary upon its vascular pedicle with subsequent vascular compromise; it is one of a few gynecologic surgical emergencies requiring prompt diagnosis and treatment. The commonly accepted diagnostic sonographic finding in ovarian torsion is the absence of ovarian parenchymal blood flow using color or power Doppler imaging. However, since not all cases of ovarian torsion cause complete vascular obstruction, the presence of ovarian blood flow cannot eliminate this diagnosis in symptomatic patients with other positive sonographic findings. The case presented demonstrates the potential for a missed diagnosis of ovarian torsion when relying predominantly on Doppler findings.
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 03/2015; 31(2). DOI:10.1177/8756479315569508
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to compare ultrasonographic assessment of fecal loading in adults with that of computed tomography. Ultrasonography (US) was performed on 43 adult patients immediately after abdominal computed tomography images had identified fecal loading in their colons. In 18 of 43 patients (haustrations-visualized cases), fecal loading was detected as crescent-shaped acoustic shadows associated with haustrations behind the strong echoes off the colon wall. In the remaining 25 patients (haustrations-not-visualized cases), fecal loading was detected as attenuating echoes with multiple high echoic spots behind weak high echoes off the colon wall in 17 patients and similar to those seen in the haustrations-visualized cases but without haustrations in 8 patients. US can be used for qualitative assessment of fecal loading in the colon. This new technique is simple and noninvasive and can be used concomitantly with physical examination to assess severity of constipation.
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 03/2015; 31(2). DOI:10.1177/8756479314566045
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to determine if point-of-care sonography of the shoulder would change diagnosis or management in patients presenting to a sports medicine clinic with shoulder pain. We performed an observational, nonrandomized, nonblinded study of provider behavior when evaluating patients presenting to a sports medicine clinic with shoulder pain. The provider completed a questionnaire regarding the most likely diagnosis and management plan after he or she had performed a physical examination and radiograph(s). Following the physical examination and radiograph(s), a bedside ultrasonographic examination (BUS) was done and the provider completed a second questionnaire regarding the findings on sonography and revisions, if any, to the diagnosis and management plan. Data were collected on 42 patient encounters. BUS led to a change in diagnosis in 53% of cases. BUS led to a change in management plan in 60.4% of patients. BUS increased provider confidence in the diagnosis from 3.7 ± 0.19 (95% confidence interval [CI]) to 4.5 ± 0.21 (95% CI) on a 1 to 5 scale, with 1 being least confident and 5 being most confident. The addition of bedside sonography to the physical examination and radiographic studies of patients with undifferentiated shoulder pain resulted in a significant number of changes to the diagnosis and management plan as well as significantly increased diagnostic confidence.
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 03/2015; 31(2). DOI:10.1177/8756479314565237
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    ABSTRACT: Fibromatosis colli is a rare disease related to congenital muscular torticollis that responds well to therapy if diagnosed and treated early. Gray-scale ultrasonography is used for diagnosis and follow-up, but with limitations. A novel technique, real-time elastography, might prove helpful for evaluating the response to therapy. A case is presented of fibromatosis colli diagnosed with sonography and real-time elastography in the first month of life. The baby was treated with physiotherapy for 3 months, and therapy was ended on the basis of real-time elastographic findings. Real-time elastography has been shown to be useful in the diagnosis and follow-up to physiotherapy for fibromatosis colli.
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 01/2015; DOI:10.1177/8756479315572229
  • Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 01/2015; 31(1):3-3. DOI:10.1177/8756479314566011
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    ABSTRACT: Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a severe complication of monochorionic twin pregnancies. A starry sky liver is characterized by sonography as liver parenchyma appearing hypoechoic due to swelling of liver cells, accentuating the periportal collagen. It has been associated with several pathological processes but has only recently been reported with TTTS. This case study is a report of a twin pregnancy that developed TTTS in which a starry sky liver was visualized in the recipient twin.
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 01/2015; DOI:10.1177/8756479315581902