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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 62 (September 2015) > List of articles

Standards in neurosonology. Part I

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

Keywords : neurosonologic evaluation,  ultrasonography criteria,  cerebral circulatory hemodynamics,  performance and description standard

Citation Information : Journal of Ultrasonography. Volume 15, Issue 62, Pages 307-317, DOI: https://doi.org/10.15557/JoU.2015.0027

License : (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Received Date : 17-June-2015 / Accepted: 17-August-2015 / Published Online: 13-September-2016

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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 specifi c 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 technique and documentation as well as the required elements of ultrasound description. Practical criteria for the diagnosis of certain pathologies in accordance with the latest literature were also presented. Furthermore, additional comments were included in some of the sections. Part I discusses standards for the performance, documentation and description of different ultrasound methods (Duplex, Doppler). Part II and III are devoted to standards for specifi c clinical situations (vasospasm, monitoring after the acute stage of stroke, detection of a right-toleft shunts, confi rmation of the arrest of the cerebral circulation, an assessment of the functional effi ciency of circle of Willis, an assessment of the cerebrovascular vasomotor reserve as well as the measurement of substantia nigra hyperechogenicity).

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