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Journal of Ultrasonography

Polish Ultrasound Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Ultrasonograficzne)

Subject: Medicine


ISSN: 2084-8404
eISSN: 2451-070X



The usefulness of respiratory ultrasound assessment for modifying the physiotherapeutic algorithm in children after congenital heart defect surgeries
Methodology of echocardiographic analysis of morphological variations of the aortic arch and its branches in children – own experience
Anomalous retroaortic paravertebral course of the left innominate vein in a child with atrial septal defect
The role of ultrasound and lymphoscintigraphy in the assessment of axillary lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer

VOLUME 17 , ISSUE 70 (September 2017) - List of articles

Usefulness of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of hematoma after primary hip arthroplasty

Jerzy Białecki/ Paweł Bartosz/ Wojciech Marczyński/ Jan Zając

Introduction: To date, suction drainage has been routinely used after hip joint replacement. Currently, the validity of this practice is questioned in the literature. Hematoma is a risk fac­tor of periprosthetic infection. Post-operative ultrasonography enables precise assessment of hip joint hematoma. Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of hip joint ultrasonography with respect to the validity of using suction drainage after primary hip arthroplasty. Material: Inclusion cri(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0022

Published Online: 29-September-2017

Evaluation of musculoskeletal symptoms among physicians performing ultrasound

Paweł Wareluk/ Wiesław Jakubowski

Aim of the study: Owing to its wide availability, relatively low cost and lack of negative effect on the patient, ultrasound has become the most commonly and readily used imag­ing modality. However, scanning for increasingly long periods of time on a given day and in a given week tends to negatively affect sonographers’ health, primarily resulting with the overuse of the musculoskeletal system, as multiple muscles and joints are engaged during scanning. This research has been aimed at evaluating(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0023

Published Online: 29-September-2017

The feasibility of using high-resolution ultrasonography to assess ulnar nerve in patients with diabetes mellitus

Jun Chen/ Chun-Lei Wang/ Shan Wu/ Shan He/ Jun Ren

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of high-resolution ultra­sonography for the diagnosis of polyneuropathy in diabetes mellitus patients by the exami­nation of the ulnar nerves. Method: We recruited 100 healthy age-matched volunteers (50 women and 50 men) with 200 arms without diabetes or cubital tunnel syndrome as the control group. We assessed the upper limbs of 100 diabetes mellitus patients (45 women and 55 men), 40 of whom had electrophysiologically confirmed(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0024

Published Online: 29-September-2017

Imaging of juvenile spondyloarthritis. Part I: Classifications and radiographs

Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska/ Piotr Gietka/ Michał Znajdek/ Genowefa Matuszewska/ Magdalena Bogucevska/ Ljubinka Damjanovska-Krstikj/ Slavcho Ivanoski

Juvenile spondyloarthropathies are manifested mainly by symptoms of peripheral arthritis and enthesitis. By contrast with adults, children rarely present with sacroiliitis and spon­dylitis. Imaging and laboratory tests allow early diagnosis and treatment. Conventional radiographs visualize late inflammatory lesions and post-inflammatory complications. Early diagnosis is possible with the use of ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imag­ing. The first part of the article presents classification(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0025

Published Online: 29-September-2017

Imaging of juvenile spondyloarthritis. Part II: Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging

Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska/ Michał Znajdek/ Piotr Gietka/ Violeta Vasilevska-Nikodinovska/ Lukas Patrovic/ Vladka Salapura

Juvenile spondyloarthropathies are mainly manifested by symptoms of peripheral arthri­tis and enthesitis. Early involvement of sacroiliac joints and spine is exceptionally rare in children; this usually happens in adulthood. Conventional radiographs visualize late inflammatory lesions. Early diagnosis is possible with the use of ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. The first part of the article presented classifications and radiographic presentation of juvenile spondyloarthropathies. (..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0026

Published Online: 29-September-2017

Standards for musculoskeletal ultrasound

Zbigniew Czyrny

Ultrasound has become the primary diagnostic tool in traumatic, inflammatory and degenera­tive soft tissue conditions. It is also used to monitor the condition of joints, ligaments, cartilage and muscles. Its widespread availability as well as cases of unsatisfactory quality of equipment and the lack of appropriate training of ultrasound examiners are reasons why standards need to be set for equipment requirements, the scope of ultrasound assessment and examiner’s experience. The paper discusses(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0027

Published Online: 29-September-2017

Diagnostic errors in musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging and how to avoid them

Małgorzata Serafin-Król/ Artur Maliborski

The article reviews the major challenges related to the principles of the correct tech­nique of musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK US). All the crucial aspects of correct MSK soft tissue diagnosis have been discussed, including equipment settings, use of recent image software innovations and ultrasound standoff pads, and correct transducer po­sitioning. The importance of the fundamental principles of MSK US, facilitating good quality image and limiting the occurrence of artifacts, has been highligh(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0028

Published Online: 29-September-2017

Chest wall – underappreciated structure in sonography. Part I: Examination methodology and ultrasound anatomy

Andrzej Smereczyński/ Katarzyna Kołaczyk/ Elżbieta Bernatowicz

Chest wall ultrasound has been awarded little interest in the literature, with chest wall anatomy described only in limited extent. The objective of this study has been to discuss the methodology of chest wall ultrasound and the sonographic anatomy of the region to facilitate professional evaluation of this complex structure. The primarily used transducer is a 7–12 MHz linear one. A 3–5 MHz convex (curvilinear) transducer may also be helpful, especially in obese and very muscular patients. Doppl(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0029

Published Online: 29-September-2017

Supravalvar mitral ring with a parachute mitral valve and subcoarctation of the aorta in a child with hemodynamically significant VSD. A study of the morphology, echocardiographic diagnostics and surgical therapy

Wojciech Mądry/ Maciej A. Karolczak/ Krzysztof Grabowski

The authors present a case of echocardiographic diagnosis of supravalvar mitral ring (a fi­bromembranous structure that arose from the atrial surface of the mitral leaflets) in a child with a parachute mitral valve, a ventricular septal defect, and mild narrowing of the aortic isthmus. The supravalvar mitral stenosis is a typical but very infrequently detected element of the complex of anatomical abnormalities located within the left heart and the proximal aorta, called the Shone’s complex (synd(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0030

Published Online: 29-September-2017

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous aspiration of adventitial cysts in the occluded popliteal artery – clinical results and MR findings at 5-year follow-up

Grzegorz Rosiak/ Krzysztof Milczarek/ Andrzej Cieszanowski/ Olgierd Rowiński

Cystic adventitial disease is a rare disorder that occurs in peripheral arteries. Calf claudica­tion caused by compression of the popliteal artery is a typical presentation of this disease. This is a report of two cases of occluded popliteal artery decompression by percutaneous ultrasound-guided cyst aspiration. In both cases, decompression of the artery was achieved with a significant decrease in the size of adventitial cysts and restoration of flow. Both pa­tients reported complete resolution (..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0031

Published Online: 29-September-2017

Ultrasound diagnostics of a spontaneous arteriovenous fistula of the head and neck

Maria Vadimovna Zakharkina/ Andrey Olegovich Chechetkin/ Marina Victorovna Krotenkova/ Rodion Nikolaevich Konovalov

An arteriovenous fistula is an abnormal connection between the arterial and venous systems. In the literature, there are well-described ultrasound findings of iatrogenic arteriovenous fis­tula as a potential complication from percutaneous transarterial or transvenous procedures. The most important sign is direct visualization of the fistula in the place of the access site. It is necessary to look for secondary signs of arterialization of the veins, which can suggest a diagnosis of an arterioveno(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0032

Published Online: 29-September-2017

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