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Journal of Ultrasonography

Polish Ultrasound Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Ultrasonograficzne)

Subject: Medicine

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ISSN: 2084-8404
eISSN: 2451-070X

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The role of ultrasound and lymphoscintigraphy in the assessment of axillary lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer
Efficacy of high frequency ultrasound in postoperative evaluation of carpal tunnel syndrome treatment

VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 65 (September 2016) - List of articles

Introduction to ultrasound elastography

Andrzej Nowicki/ Katarzyna Dobruch-Sobczak

For centuries tissue palpation has been an important diagnostic tool. During palpation, tumors are felt as tissues harder than the surrounding tissues. The significance of palpation is related to the relationship between mechanical properties of different tissue lesions. The assessment of tissue stiffness through palpation is based on the fact that mechanical properties of tissues are changing as a result of various diseases. A higher tissue stiffness translates into a higher elasticity modulus.(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2016.0013

Published Online: 29-June-2016

Usefulness of ultrasound examination in the evaluation of a neonate's body fluid status

Joanna Kieliszczyk/ Wojciech Baranowski/ Wojciech Kosiak

Material and methods The study included 50 neonates from two hospitals in the Lower Silesia region of Poland; 25 of them were healthy patients (full-term newborns with no perinatal complications) and 25 were sick patients (newborns with heart defects such as ostium secundum atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, permanent foramen ovale and patent ductus arteriosus as well as newborns with neonatal jaundice or pneumonia that occurred during the first days of life). The ultrasound scans (..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2016.0014

Published Online: 29-June-2016

Physiological basis in the assessment of myocardial mechanics using speckle-tracking echocardiography 2D. Part I

Wojciech Mądry/ Maciej Aleksander Karolczak

In this paper, the authors attempt to concisely present the anatomical and pathophysiological bases as well as the principles for echocardiographic evaluation of mechanical aspects of cardiac function based on speckle tracking method. This technique uses a phenomenon involving the formation of characteristic image units, referred to as speckles or acoustic markers, which are stable during cardiac cycle, on a two-dimensional echocardiographic picture. Changes in the position of these speckles thr(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2016.0015

Published Online: 29-June-2016

Intra-abdominal fat. Part III. Neoplasms lesions of the adipose tissue

Andrzej Smereczyński/ Katarzyna Kołaczyk/ Elżbieta Bernatowicz

This article focuses on various cancerous lesions that are found beyond organs in the intra-abdominal fat and can be visualized with ultrasonography. These lesions are divided into five groups. The first group includes primary benign tumors containing adipocytes, such as lipoma, lipoblastoma, hibernoma and other lesions with an adipose tissue component, such as myolipoma, angiomyolipoma, myelolipoma and teratoma. The second group comprises primary malignant adipocytecontaining tumors, including (..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2016.0016

Published Online: 29-June-2016

Standards in neurosonology. Part III

Joanna Wojczal/ Tomasz Tomczyk/ Piotr Luchowski/ Grzegorz Kozera/ Radosław Kaźmierski/ Zbigniew Stelmasiak

The paper presents standards related to ultrasound imaging of the cerebral vasculature and structures. The aim of this paper is to standardize both the performance and description of ultrasound imaging of the extracranial and intracranial cerebral arteries as well as a study of a specific brain structure, i.e. substantia nigra hyperechogenicity. The following aspects are included in the description of standards for each ultrasonographic method: equipment requirements, patient preparation, study (..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2016.0017

Published Online: 29-June-2016

Diagnostic imaging of psoriatic arthritis. Part II: magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography

Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska/ Grzegorz Pracoń

Plain radiography reveals specific, yet late changes of advanced psoriatic arthritis. Early inflammatory changes are seen both on magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound within peripheral joints (arthritis, synovitis), tendons sheaths (tenosynovitis, tendovaginitis) and entheses (enthesitis, enthesopathy). In addition, magnetic resonance imaging enables the assessment of inflammatory features in the sacroiliac joints (sacroiliitis), and the spine (spondylitis). In this article, we review curre(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2016.0018

Published Online: 29-June-2016

Standards for the assessment of salivary glands – an update

Piotr Zajkowski/ Aleksandra Ochal-Choińska

The paper is an update of 2011 Standards for Ultrasound Assessment of Salivary Glands, which were developed by the Polish Ultrasound Society. We have described current ultrasound technical requirements, assessment and measurement techniques as well as guidelines for ultrasound description. We have also discussed an ultrasound image of normal salivary glands as well as the most important pathologies, such as inflammation, sialosis, collagenosis, injuries and proliferative processes, with particul(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2016.0019

Published Online: 29-June-2016

Mistakes in ultrasound examination of salivary glands

Ewa J. Białek/ Wiesław Jakubowski

Ultrasonography is the first imaging method applied in the case of diseases of the salivary glands. The article discusses basic mistakes that can be made during an ultrasound examination of these structures. The reasons for these mistakes may be examiner-dependent or may be beyond their control. The latter may include, inter alia, difficult conditions during examination (technical or patient-related), similarity of ultrasound images in different diseases, the lack of clinical and laboratory data(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2016.0020

Published Online: 29-June-2016

Ultrasound imaging as the basis of a clinical diagnosis of systemic bartonellosis in a patient after bone marrow transplantation. A case report

Aleksandra Krasowska-Kwiecień/ Jolanta Goździk/ Magdalena Woźniak/ Wojciech Czogała

Infections in immunocompromised patients after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation can have a severe and atypical course. Some opportunistic pathogens are difficult to detect in microbiological tests, and that is why treatment success depends on an accurate clinical diagnosis. This article presents a case of a 7-year-old girl with severe aplastic anemia treated with bone marrow transplantation with post-transplantation period complicated by persistent, hectic fever, with peak episodes of 39–(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2016.0021

Published Online: 29-June-2016

Charcot arthropathy in ultrasound examination – a case report

Mateusz Płaza/ Anna Nowakowska-Płaza/ Marta Walentowska-Janowicz/ Marek Chojnowski/ Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska

This article presents a patient with a long history of type 1 diabetes mellitus complicated with neuropathy and Charcot disease. The most common cause of neuropathic osteoarthropathy, called Charcot osteoarthropathy, is poorly controlled diabetes. The clinical picture is characterized by considerable edema, redness and increased skin temperature with relatively slight pain due to injury to nerve fibers responsible for pain sensation. The differential diagnosis should include bacterial or autoimm(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2016.0022

Published Online: 29-June-2016

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