Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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

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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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    ABSTRACT: Patients are frequently referred for pelvic sonograms to evaluate for adnexal masses. Determining the etiology of the adnexal mass can be challenging, but is necessary to establish a follow-up strategy and correct diagnosis. It is particularly important in those cases when adnexal lesions appear to be complex and the ovaries are not visualized sonographically. Perineural cysts were found incidentally by Tarlov in 1938 during autopsy. This report documents a lesion now bearing his name, Tarlov cysts (TCs). They are defined as cerebrospinal fluid–filled saccular lesions located in the extradural space of the sacral spinal canal and are formed within the nerve root sheath at the dorsal root ganglion. The perineurium and neural tissue make up the cysts’ walls. Usually asymptomatic, a TC is mostly found on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lumbar spine and sacrum. Occasionally, a TC mimics an adnexal cyst.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  • No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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    ABSTRACT: Diagnostic medical ultrasound transducers have evolved through the years and have contributed significantly to improved patient care. This article discusses the history and types of transducers and the elements that have changed over time. There has been a sharp transition from natural to human-made elements and from one to many in a single transducer. Ergonomics also now plays a role in transducer design and will continue to do so; the grip, weight, and size of transducers are in the forefront of design considerations. The evolution of transducers has changed not only how well we visualize anatomy and what anatomy we see but also how the patient’s care is managed. Different, new, and emerging technologies certainly will continue to be identified within the sonography community.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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    ABSTRACT: Diagnostic medical sonography is a leading and favored imaging technique in pediatrics. However, diagnostic medical sonography education does not include a standardized specific curriculum in general pediatric sonography. This mixed-methods study aims to (1) measure pediatric sonographers’ self-assessed knowledge, skill, and competence immediately after graduation or cross-training from radiologic technology as compared with their current levels; (2) gain insights from these sonographers of potential topics/techniques necessary to improve students’ general pediatric sonography preparation; and (3) determine their opinions about a specialized registry examination for pediatric sonography. Twenty-two sonographers completed the self-assessment survey, and 11 sonographers participated in focus groups. Experienced general pediatric sonographers reported a significant increase in self-assessed knowledge and skill. The focus groups showed five consistent themes. Sonographers agreed that development of a general pediatric sonography course concentrating on learning general pediatric-related disease processes and protocols would enhance knowledge, skill, and competence immediately after graduation or cross-training; however, opinions were mixed about adding a general pediatric sonography registry examination.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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    ABSTRACT: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is caused by sarcomere genes and is the most common monogenic cardiovascular disorder. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is the classic hallmark sign for diagnosis; however, LVH may not manifest until adolescence or later in individuals who are mutation carriers. Genetic testing can identify individuals who carry pathogenic sarcomere mutations and have a clinical diagnosis of HCM—that is, mutation carriers who have not yet manifested LVH but are very likely to develop the disease. Evaluating this new patient subset with state-of-the-art echocardiography has shown evidence of early signs of left ventricular impairment. Tissue Doppler imaging is able to detect mutation carriers who may have altered diastolic function, by identifying individuals with reduced tissue Doppler velocities. This article reviews the findings of using tissue Doppler imaging in HCM and other forms of cardiomyopathy. Understanding this source of HCM presents an opportunity to predict and better manage disease.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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    ABSTRACT: Cystic pulmonary airway malformation, or Craig’s disease, is a rare congenital abnormality of lung development. Medical imaging, particularly Doppler ultrasound, is currently one of the recommended methods for prenatal diagnosis and for the monitoring of this condition. We report three cases of Craig’s disease diagnosed at ultrasound: one at 26 weeks of amenorrhea and two others at 30 weeks of amenorrhea. We discuss according to the literature the main ultrasound aspects and specify the place of other radiographic explorations during the monitoring of this condition.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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    ABSTRACT: Sonography is an effective imaging modality for detecting the presence of breast cancer that has metastasized to other organs. Early determination of the presence of these metastatic lesions has proved essential in improving the survival of patients with this disease. This case study presents a patient who was diagnosed with breast cancer, treated, and considered cancer free 9 months prior to the sonogram presented. Within these 9 months, the breast cancer had metastasized to the liver, where it was initially detected on a right upper quadrant sonogram, evaluated further by computed tomography, and definitively diagnosed by histopathology following core needle biopsy.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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    ABSTRACT: A case study of a fetal goiter with successful in utero treatment is presented. The incidence of fetal goiters is rare and can have poor neonatal outcomes due to tracheal and esophageal obstruction. This makes prenatal diagnosis and treatment pertinent. In this case, a solid, homogenous, hypervascular mass is seen protruding from the anterior fetal neck causing hyperextension of the cervical spine. With the use of a percutaneous umbilical cord sampling (PUBS) procedure, the diagnosis of fetal hypothyroidism was established. Successful treatment of the fetal goiter and hypothyroidism with intra-amniotic injections of synthroid prevented tracheal obstruction and the need for an ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure at delivery.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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    ABSTRACT: Pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm (PAP) is an uncommon entity associated with high mortality if left untreated. PAPs are most often acquired secondary to trauma, inflammation, infection, or malignancy. The most common presentation is hemoptysis, but many patients are asymptomatic. Because of the increased risk of enlargement and rupture, timely diagnosis and intervention is necessary. Imaging plays an essential role not only in diagnosis of this entity but also in intervention. We describe a case using gray-scale and color Doppler imaging providing sonographically aided diagnosis and follow-up of a clinically silent PAP in a pediatric patient.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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    ABSTRACT: Acute appendicitis is a condition that can affect any member of the population. Without timely treatment there is a high likelihood of rupture leading to peritonitis, and early diagnosis is imperative to obtaining treatment. Sonography can be used without fear of radiation exposure to the patient and with relatively little discomfort, ideal for pediatric patients. It can also be used with little patient preparation, with the possibility of a more rapid diagnosis than other imaging modalities. For patients presenting with atypical symptoms, sonography may be used to increase diagnostic accuracy, which will lead to a drop in the surgical removal rate of a healthy appendix. When diagnostic criteria are met, sonography results can be correlated with the patient’s blood test and clinical symptoms to make a positive diagnosis. The addition of the transvaginal approach for female patients has further increased the rate of success of diagnosing acute appendicitis, so that appropriate emergent surgery can be done.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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    ABSTRACT: Mesothelioma is most commonly thought of as a pathology of the lungs; however, in rare cases it may develop in other areas of the body. Vague symptoms and lack of visible tumors in the beginning stages of the disease can make this pathology difficult to diagnose when manifesting in locations other than the lungs. This case study presents a rare occurrence of peritoneal mesothelioma. Multiple imaging modalities typically play a role in the diagnosis of this pathology, including sonography and computed tomography. The case report highlights the diagnostic and therapeutic values sonography can offer for such pathology.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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    ABSTRACT: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (often referred to as broken heart syndrome) typically presents as apical ballooning, chest pain, shortness of breath, abnormal cardiac enzymes, and electrocardiogram changes. Although takotsubo cardiomyopathy mimics symptoms of an acute coronary event, in most cases it is a reversible cardiomyopathy with no long-term effects. Echocardiography is the noninvasive test of choice for initial presentation and follow-up of this syndrome. A case of takotsubo cardiomyopathy is presented and its clinical signs, echocardiographic features, and management discussed.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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    ABSTRACT: Bakri balloons are minimally invasive devices placed in the uterus and inflated with saline to apply extrinsic pressure to stop postpartum hemorrhage. Sonography is an ideal imaging modality to confirm position of a Bakri balloon because it is quick and precise in locating the device, does not use ionizing radiation, and is inexpensive. This case report describes the sonographic documentation and management of a malpositioned Bakri balloon.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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    ABSTRACT: Intraparenchymal hemorrhage, also known as grade IV hemorrhage, is a severe and uncommon type of intracranial hemorrhage. Intraparenchymal hemorrhage is associated with poor clinical outcomes; therefore, recognition and differentiation of the correct type of intracranial hemorrhage is important for the treatment of the patient. This case report demonstrates the use of real-time sonographic imaging in a preterm neonate as an effective method of diagnosing intraparenchymal hemorrhage and demonstrates a possible presence of fungemia.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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    ABSTRACT: Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) with an intracaval stent is a rare presentation. In most Western patients with BCS, it is predominantly the hepatic veins that are involved, not the inferior vena cava (IVC). In the case presented, the patient had antiphospholipid syndrome with BCS that involved the IVC and required an intracaval stent. Presented with the case study are scanning techniques for BCS and the IVC to help sonographers evaluate the normal and abnormal anatomy and hemodynamics of this system.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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    ABSTRACT: Hemangiopericytoma (HPC) is a rare mesenchymal tumor that is predominantly found in the pelvis, retroperitoneum, and lower extremities, occasionally occurring in the larynx, spleen, bones of the thorax, or the meninges. A case is presented of a hypervascular soft tissue mass of the skull suggesting a diagnosis of hemangiopericytoma. Imaging modalities including computed tomography and sonography were used to help characterize this soft tissue lesion of the skull to aid in the proper course of diagnosis and treatment. The characteristics of hemangiopericytoma are described, and note is made that because of the vascular nature of these lesions, surgical intervention is used as a final resort when there are multiple reoccurrences following radiation therapy.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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    ABSTRACT: The detection of intraductal breast papillomas can be difficult; however, it is very important for diagnosis and treatment. Although intraductal papillomas are usually benign growths, a small percentage may be malignant. No imaging modality can distinguish between benign and malignant papillomas; that is done only with a biopsy. The symptoms vary greatly, ranging from asymptomatic to nipple discharge to a palpable mass. Multiple modalities, including mammography and ductography, have been used to identify papillomas, while magnetic resonance imaging is used to further evaluate known papillomas. Sonography has been proven crucial in identifying these masses, thereby providing information for proper treatment including ultrasound-guided biopsies. The uses of various sonographic techniques, such as color Doppler, harmonic imaging, ballottement, use of stand-off pads, echo palpation, and elastography, have improved the detection of these masses.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2015 · Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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    ABSTRACT: Use of transvaginal ultrasonography for cervical length measurement at the 20-week anatomic examination has been suggested as a screening method to predict the risk of preterm birth. This article describes a three-dimensional ultrasonographic multiplanar imaging method of cervical length measurement by manipulating the center reference point and volume axes. This methodology should yield a more consistent, accurate measurement of the cervical length compared to conventional two-dimensional ultrasonographic methods. Also described are additional software image manipulation techniques to enhance visualization of the relational anatomy of the cervix. Precise utilization of the center reference point and available image reconstruction software augment current two-dimensional morphologic information of the lower genital tract.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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    ABSTRACT: Peripheral arterial aneurysms may be true aneurysms, a dilation of the lumen lined by the remnants of the stretched arterial wall, or a false aneurysm (pseudoaneurysm), a penetration of the luminal wall with contained flow external to the vessel. Pseudoaneurysms are typically a result of blunt or penetrating arterial trauma, which includes a variety of iatrogenic injuries. This case report describes a traumatic psuedoaneurysm of the left internal carotid artery that occurred after a fall resulting in hyperextension of the neck. The psuedoaneurysm was undetected for three months until a sonographic examination for persistent neck pain showed the lesion. Endovascular repair of the pseudoaneurysm was done without complications.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography