- Founder (1990) and President (2004 – 2008) of the Libyan Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (LSUMB).
- Founder Memeber of the Mediterranean Society of Radiology.
- Ex- President of FMRIM (Le Federation Maghrebine de Radiologie et d’Imagerie Medicale), 2003.
- Member of the International Relations Committee of ESR – European Society of Radiology.
- Ex-Member of the International Realations Committee of (AIUM) American Institut of Ultrsound in Medicine and Biology.
- Founder and Ex - Vice-President of PASU (Pan-Arab Soceity of Ultrasound), 2000 - 2004 .
- Member of the International advisory board of the International Medical Image Registry (IMIR), new publication, editor in chief, R. Jinkins MD, head of Neuroradiology Dept. University of Texas, Health Science Center, USA.
- Board Member of ISPUB (internet Scientific Publication).
- Chief of Libyan National Scientific Comittee of Hydatidology.
Social acivities, European Journal of Radiology
Ultraschall in der Medizine, Ultrasound, Ultrasound
European Radiology 03/2000; 10(5):870-870. · 3.22 Impact Factor
Article: Misurata stones.Mohamed El FortiaJournal of Postgraduate Medicine 52(4):306-7. · 1.26 Impact Factor
Ultraschall in der Medizin 03/2008; 29(1):1-3. · 2.40 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: The use of non-invasive imaging techniques to rapidly establish diagnosis has always been an attempt in emergency situations. Recent significant advances in imaging technology have changed approach and algorithm of many emergencies. We present a case of swallowed date stone resulting in duodenal obstruction in a 10-year old child. Following the suspicion of a foreign body impaction which caused symptoms of acute intestinal obstruction, the case was diagnosed precisely by conventional sonography. This spared the patient the laparotomy scheduled initially. Instead, endoscopic removal of the date stone was accomplished successfully with smooth recovery.Ultraschall in der Medizin 03/2007; 28(1):79-81. · 2.40 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: We report our experience in diagnosing pulmonary cystic echinococcosis using an ultrasound sign related to the cystic wall. 40 patients with 46 cysts, suspected of pulmonary echinococcosis, based on plain chest radiographs and clinical findings, were examined by ultrasound over a 9-year period (1996 - 2004), and followed up until discharge. We applied our long experience with echinococcal cysts utilising the wall sign (WS) to diagnose pulmonary hydatid disease. All cysts were subject to surgical removal, and postoperative histopathology was the gold standard. There were 34 (74 %) unilocular and 12 (26 %) multivesicular echinococcal cysts. In the univesicular cysts, the WS was found in 20 cases (66.7 %) while it was present in all multivesicular cysts (100 %). Following surgical removal, echinococcosis was confirmed by histopathology in all cases. We conclude that a double layered border in univesicular and double layered internal septum in multivesicular pulmonary echinococcal cysts is a reliable indicator of pulmonary echinococcosis, with a specificity of 66 % and 100 %, respectively.Ultraschall in der Medizin 01/2007; 27(6):553-7. · 2.40 Impact Factor
Dr. El Fortia; was born in Misurata - Libya and received his medical degree in 1980 from the College of Medicine at the University of Benghazi. He is an active member in numerous ultrasound societies in the Mediterranean and Africa and founder of Libyan Society of Ultrasound [LSUMB]. Dr El Fortia is serving as an international relations committee member of the ECR. He enriches the medical literature by his new ideas in Ultrasonography in publishing 5 discoveries entitled: New Criteria; New Approach; New Application; New Observation and New Phenemenon.
1) Nouveau crete pour l'dentification de kyste hydatique non-complique "le signe de la paroi (New criteria) / Journal d'echogr med. ultrason. (Fr)1996; 17:30-5 - JEMU (Original Article.). LINK 1 - LINK 2
2) El Fortia Criteria in Renal Echinococcosis [ EURORAD - E, Learning Intiative] Online. LINK
3) Tetra-layered sign of adult Intussusception – TLS (New Ultrasound Approach) UMB Ultrasound Med Biol. 2006 Apr;32(4):479-82. (Original Article). LINK
4) Ultrasound Wall-sign in Pulmonary Echinococcosis ( New Application) Ultraschall in der med - European Journal of Ultrasound ( Original Article). LINK
5) Foot-print: an Image for Pekviureteric Junction Obstruction (New Observation) ; Ultraschall in der Med (European Journal of Ultrasound). LINK
6) Misurata Stones: Unknown phenomenon; Journal of Postgraduate medicine. LINK