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

  • Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 08/2015; DOI:10.1177/8756479315598523
  • Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 08/2015; DOI:10.1177/8756479315599540
  • Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 08/2015; DOI:10.1177/8756479315598864
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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 07/2015; 31(4). DOI:10.1177/8756479315581902
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    ABSTRACT: Fournier’s gangrene is a rare type of necrotizing fasciitis specific to the superficial fascia and subcutaneous tissues of the external genitalia, perineum, perirectal, and ischiorectal regions. It is usually diagnosed clinically, and imaging is used to support the diagnosis, assess the extent of the necrosis, and aid in surgical planning. Computed tomography (CT) is the primary imaging modality to diagnose Fournier’s gangrene, usually after symptoms are severe. Sonography may be used to diagnose early stages of this disease and to differentiate it from intrascrotal pathology or benign cellulitis. A case of Fournier’s gangrene is presented that discusses sonographic findings of Fournier’s gangrene and the disease process.
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 07/2015; 31(4). DOI:10.1177/8756479315573322
  • Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 07/2015; 31(4). DOI:10.1177/8756479315581901
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    ABSTRACT: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most prevalent hematologic malignancy of adults in the western hemisphere. Involvement of the spleen is not uncommon, often presenting as diffuse enlargement due to infiltration of neoplastic cells. A case is presented of an 81-year-old woman with a past medical history of CLL who was incidentally found to have multiple, focal splenic infiltrates on sonography. The patient had a normal sized spleen, which is a less common occurrence with splenic invasion by CLL. As current CLL guidelines discourage imaging but rely on evidence of organ involvement, this finding was critical in staging the patient properly. The sonographic appearance of this rare condition is described, and the advantages of sonography in its evaluation are discussed.
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 07/2015; 31(4). DOI:10.1177/8756479315572228
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    ABSTRACT: Normal physiologic herniation of the fetal bowel is often seen on first trimester sonogram. An omphalocele is an abdominal wall defect that occurs as a result of herniation into the umbilical cord and is often associated with chromosomal anomalies. This case report presents an omphalocele seen in the first trimester and discusses how to differentiate this finding from normal physiologic bowel herniation.
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 07/2015; 31(4). DOI:10.1177/8756479315581900
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    ABSTRACT: Echocardiography is an excellent method for evaluating cardiac morphology and dynamic function. It has a long history of innovative thinking mixed with some degree of serendipity. Its early applications were as a tool to evaluate the mitral valve, left ventricular characteristics, and pericardial effusion. Today it has evolved into a robust modality that allows for a very wide range cardiac interrogation, able to evaluate the valves, chambers, myocardium, and pericardium. The practice of echocardiography also is often separate from that of general or vascular sonography. The objective of this article is to provide the non-cardiac sonographer with an overview and appreciation of the basic principles and practices of echocardiography. It is not meant as a guide to scanning but rather, as a vehicle to spark the interest and imagination of the reader.
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 07/2015; 31(4). DOI:10.1177/8756479315571165
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    ABSTRACT: Current ultrasound systems have significantly improved spatial and temporal resolution secondary to increased transducer frequencies, increased bandwidth, and complex signal processing such as harmonics and compound scanning. The case presented describes the differential diagnoses of small, linear, mobile echogenic foci visualized by sonography in the left epididymal tail. Differentiation of moving parasites associated with filariasis versus mobile sperm may become more difficult as the resolution of ultrasound equipment continues to improve.
    Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 07/2015; 31(4). DOI:10.1177/8756479315570739
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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: 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
  • Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 05/2015; 31(3). DOI:10.1177/8756479315573321
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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
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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