ultrasonography

Summary

Summary: The visualization of deep structures of the body by recording the reflections of echoes of pulses of ultrasonic waves directed into the tissues. Use of ultrasound for imaging or diagnostic purposes employs frequencies ranging from 1.6 to 10 megahertz.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi The utility of radiological imaging in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
    Sherif Saadeh
    Department of Gastroenterology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Gastroenterology 123:745-50. 2002
  2. ncbi Ultrasound microbubble contrast agents: fundamentals and application to gene and drug delivery
    Katherine Ferrara
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, California 95616 8686, USA
    Annu Rev Biomed Eng 9:415-47. 2007
  3. ncbi Non-invasive assessment and quantification of liver steatosis by ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance
    Nina F Schwenzer
    Section on Experimental Radiology, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Eberhard Karls University, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    J Hepatol 51:433-45. 2009
  4. ncbi Coronary plaque classification with intravascular ultrasound radiofrequency data analysis
    Anuja Nair
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    Circulation 106:2200-6. 2002
  5. ncbi Teaching medical students diagnostic sonography
    Peter H Arger
    Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3400 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 24:1365-9. 2005
  6. ncbi American College of Chest Physicians/La Société de Réanimation de Langue Française statement on competence in critical care ultrasonography
    Paul H Mayo
    Department of Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 410 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY 11140, USA
    Chest 135:1050-60. 2009
  7. ncbi Diagnosis of pneumothorax by radiography and ultrasonography: a meta-analysis
    Wu Ding
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, School of Medicine and Research Institute of Emergency Medicine, Hangzhou, China
    Chest 140:859-66. 2011
  8. ncbi Management of thyroid nodules detected at US: Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound consensus conference statement
    Mary C Frates
    Radiology 237:794-800. 2005
  9. ncbi Systematic review: the use of ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis, assessment of activity and abdominal complications of Crohn's disease
    J Panes
    Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 34:125-45. 2011
  10. ncbi Ultrasound diagnosis of occult pneumothorax
    Daniel A Lichtenstein
    Medical Intensive Care Unit, Hopital Ambroise Pare, Boulogne Paris Ouest, France
    Crit Care Med 33:1231-8. 2005

Detail Information

Publications348 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi The utility of radiological imaging in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
    Sherif Saadeh
    Department of Gastroenterology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Gastroenterology 123:745-50. 2002
    ..This prospective study evaluates the role of radiological modalities in establishing the diagnosis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)...
  2. ncbi Ultrasound microbubble contrast agents: fundamentals and application to gene and drug delivery
    Katherine Ferrara
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, California 95616 8686, USA
    Annu Rev Biomed Eng 9:415-47. 2007
    ..The technology, early successes with drug and gene delivery, and potential clinical applications are reviewed...
  3. ncbi Non-invasive assessment and quantification of liver steatosis by ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance
    Nina F Schwenzer
    Section on Experimental Radiology, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Eberhard Karls University, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    J Hepatol 51:433-45. 2009
    ..MR elastography, which can estimate the amount of fibrosis, also appears promising in the differentiation between simple steatosis and steatohepatitis...
  4. ncbi Coronary plaque classification with intravascular ultrasound radiofrequency data analysis
    Anuja Nair
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    Circulation 106:2200-6. 2002
    ..Spectral analysis of backscattered intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) data has potential for real-time in vivo plaque classification...
  5. ncbi Teaching medical students diagnostic sonography
    Peter H Arger
    Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3400 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 24:1365-9. 2005
    ..The purpose of this pilot project was to train medical students in sonography...
  6. ncbi American College of Chest Physicians/La Société de Réanimation de Langue Française statement on competence in critical care ultrasonography
    Paul H Mayo
    Department of Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 410 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY 11140, USA
    Chest 135:1050-60. 2009
    To define competence in critical care ultrasonography (CCUS).
  7. ncbi Diagnosis of pneumothorax by radiography and ultrasonography: a meta-analysis
    Wu Ding
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, School of Medicine and Research Institute of Emergency Medicine, Hangzhou, China
    Chest 140:859-66. 2011
    This study compares, by meta-analysis, the use of anterior-posterior chest radiography (CR) with transthoracic ultrasonography for the diagnosis of pneumothorax.
  8. ncbi Management of thyroid nodules detected at US: Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound consensus conference statement
    Mary C Frates
    Radiology 237:794-800. 2005
    ..of medical disciplines to come to a consensus on the management of thyroid nodules identified with thyroid ultrasonography (US), with particular focus on which nodules should be subjected to US-guided fine needle aspiration and ..
  9. ncbi Systematic review: the use of ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis, assessment of activity and abdominal complications of Crohn's disease
    J Panes
    Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 34:125-45. 2011
    Cross-sectional imaging techniques, including ultrasonography (US), computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are increasingly used for evaluation of Crohn's disease (CD)...
  10. ncbi Ultrasound diagnosis of occult pneumothorax
    Daniel A Lichtenstein
    Medical Intensive Care Unit, Hopital Ambroise Pare, Boulogne Paris Ouest, France
    Crit Care Med 33:1231-8. 2005
    ..Pneumothorax can be missed by bedside radiography, and computed tomography is the current alternative. We asked whether lung ultrasound could be of any help in this situation...
  11. ncbi Musculoskeletal ultrasound
    Walter Grassi
    Cattedra di Reumatologia Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ospedale A Murri, Via dei Colli, 52, 60035 Jesi, Ancona, Italy
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 18:813-26. 2004
    Over the last few years a sonographic revolution has occurred in rheumatology. Ultrasonography has been shown to be capable of substantially changing the traditional approach to most clinical problems in daily rheumatological practice ..
  12. ncbi Evaluation of lymph node perfusion using continuous mode harmonic ultrasonography with a second-generation contrast agent
    Leopoldo Rubaltelli
    Department of Medical Diagnostic Sciences and Special Therapies, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    J Ultrasound Med 23:829-36. 2004
    To evaluate the contribution of continuous mode contrast-enhanced harmonic ultrasonography (CE-HUS) with a second-generation contrast agent to the characterization of superficial lymphadenopathies with respect to conventional ..
  13. ncbi Optimal enhancement configuration of silica nanoparticles for ultrasound imaging and automatic detection at conventional diagnostic frequencies
    Sergio Casciaro
    Biomedical Engineering Science and Technology Division, Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, Lecce, Italy
    Invest Radiol 45:715-24. 2010
    ..We also assessed the effectiveness of a novel method for automatic detection of targeted silica nanoparticles for future tissue typing applications...
  14. ncbi Ultrasonography in the management of the airway
    M S Kristensen
    Department of Anaesthesia and Operating Theatre Services, Center of Head and Orthopaedics, Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 55:1155-73. 2011
    In this study, it is described how to use ultrasonography (US) for real-time imaging of the airway from the mouth, over pharynx, larynx, and trachea to the peripheral alveoli, and how to use this in airway management...
  15. pmc Antiangiogenic cancer therapy: monitoring with molecular US and a clinically translatable contrast agent (BR55)
    Marybeth A Pysz
    Department of Radiology, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford, Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Dr, Room H1307, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Radiology 256:519-27. 2010
    ..To develop and test human kinase insert domain receptor (KDR)-targeted microbubbles (MBs) (MB(KDR)) for imaging KDR at the molecular level and for monitoring antiangiogenic therapy in a human colon cancer xenograft tumor model in mice...
  16. ncbi Metastatic renal cell carcinoma treated with sunitinib: early evaluation of treatment response using dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasonography
    Nathalie Lassau
    Imaging Department, Service of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and Medical Department, Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif Cedex, France
    Clin Cancer Res 16:1216-25. 2010
    To determine the utility of dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (DCE-US) as a prognostic tool for metastatic renal cell carcinoma patients receiving sunitinib and to identify DCE-US parameters that correlate with early treatment ..
  17. ncbi Longitudinal enhancement of the hyperechoic regions in ultrasonography of muscles using a Gabor filter bank approach: a preparation for semi-automatic muscle fiber orientation estimation
    Yongjin Zhou
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics and the Research Institute of Innovative Products and Technologies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, P R China
    Ultrasound Med Biol 37:665-73. 2011
    ..The proposed method has the potential of assisting in the visualization of strongly oriented patterns in skeletal muscle sonograms as well as in the semi-automatic estimation of muscle fiber orientations...
  18. ncbi Liquid perfluorocarbons as contrast agents for ultrasonography and (19)F-MRI
    Raquel Díaz-López
    Univ Paris Sud, UMR CNRS 8612, Faculte de Pharmacie, 5 Rue Jean Baptiste Clement, 92296, Chatenay Malabry, France
    Pharm Res 27:1-16. 2010
    ..Besides this main application, PFCs have also been tested as contrast agents for ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging since the end of the 1970s...
  19. ncbi Ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of hepatocellular carcinoma: toward improved treatment decisions
    Takamichi Murakami
    Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kinki University, Osakasayama, Japan
    Oncology 81:86-99. 2011
    ..Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) using microbubble contrast agents has expanded the role of US in the detection and diagnosis of liver ..
  20. ncbi US-elastography in the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant thyroid nodules
    Carmela Asteria
    Department of Experimental Endocrinology and Cardiovascular Prevention, Policlinico Multimedica, IRCCS, Milan, Sesto San Giovanni, Italy
    Thyroid 18:523-31. 2008
    ..This technique has previously been shown to be useful in the differential diagnosis between benign and malignant tumors...
  21. ncbi Preoperative work-up for patients with deeply infiltrating endometriosis: transvaginal ultrasonography must definitely be the first-line imaging examination
    Mathilde Piketty
    Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics II and Reproductive Medicine, Universite Paris Descartes, Paris, France
    Hum Reprod 24:602-7. 2009
    Transvaginal ultrasonography (TVUS) has important advantages compared with transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS): it is less invasive, is cost-effective, is a familiar and well-accepted approach, and anesthesia is not required...
  22. pmc Evaluation of the increase in permeability of the blood-brain barrier during tumor progression after pulsed focused ultrasound
    Feng Yi Yang
    Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Nanomedicine 7:723-30. 2012
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  23. ncbi Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma: differential diagnosis with contrast-enhanced ultrasound
    Li Da Chen
    Department of Medical Ultrasonics, The First Affiliated Hospital, Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound, Sun Yat Sen University, 58 Zhongshan Road 2, Guangzhou 510080, China
    Eur Radiol 20:743-53. 2010
    ..We assessed the usefulness of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the differentiation of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  24. pmc A method for assessing the microvasculature in a murine tumor model using contrast-enhanced ultrasonography
    Mary E Loveless
    Institute of Imaging Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232 2675, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 27:1699-709. 2008
    The purpose of this study was to develop a method for assessing tumor vascularity in a preclinical model of breast cancer using contrast-enhanced ultrasonography.
  25. ncbi Ultrasonography of the gastrointestinal tract in cattle
    Ueli Braun
    Department of Farm Animals, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract 25:567-90, Table of Contents. 2009
    b>Ultrasonography is an ideal diagnostic tool for investigating gastrointestinal disorders in cattle. In animals with traumatic reticuloperitonitis, inflammatory fibrinous changes and abscesses can be imaged...
  26. ncbi Ultrasound contrast imaging research
    Michalakis Averkiou
    Philips Medical Systems Philips Ultrasound, Bothell, Washington 98041 3003, USA
    Ultrasound Q 19:27-37. 2003
    ..A connection is made between the aforementioned imaging techniques and the different contrast agents available. The blood flow appearance of different liver tumors in the presence of contrast agents is demonstrated with examples...
  27. ncbi Shear wave elasticity imaging: a new ultrasonic technology of medical diagnostics
    A P Sarvazyan
    Artann Laboratories, East Brunswick, NJ, USA
    Ultrasound Med Biol 24:1419-35. 1998
    ..Finally, the safety of the SWEI method is discussed, and it is shown that typical ultrasonic exposure of SWEI is significantly below the threshold of damaging effects of focused ultrasound...
  28. pmc US imaging of tumor angiogenesis with microbubbles targeted to vascular endothelial growth factor receptor type 2 in mice
    Jurgen K Willmann
    Department of Radiology and Bio X Program, Stanford University School of Medicine, James H Clark Center, 318 Campus Dr, East Wing, 1st Floor, Stanford, CA 94305 5427, USA
    Radiology 246:508-18. 2008
    To prospectively evaluate contrast material-enhanced ultrasonography (US) with microbubbles targeted to vascular endothelial growth factor receptor type 2 (VEGFR2) for imaging tumor angiogenesis in two murine tumor models.
  29. pmc Assessment of molecular imaging of angiogenesis with three-dimensional ultrasonography
    Jason E Streeter
    Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina North Carolina State University, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Mol Imaging 10:460-8. 2011
    Molecular imaging (MI) with ultrasonography relies on microbubble contrast agents (MCAs) adhering to a ligand-specific target for applications such as characterizing tumor angiogenesis...
  30. pmc Improved characterisation of histologically proven liver tumours by contrast enhanced ultrasonography during the portal venous and specific late phase of SHU 508A
    C F Dietrich
    Second Department of Internal Medicine, Caritas Hospital Bad Mergentheim, Germany
    Gut 53:401-5. 2004
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  31. ncbi [Realtime elastography. A new ultrasound procedure for the reconstruction of tissue elasticity]
    H Frey
    HITACHI Medical Systems GmbH, Wiesbaden
    Radiologe 43:850-5. 2003
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  32. ncbi DNA-loaded albumin microbubbles enhance ultrasound-mediated transfection in vitro
    Peter A Frenkel
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
    Ultrasound Med Biol 28:817-22. 2002
    ..9 +/- 3%, p < 0.0001). DNA loading of microbubbles enhances gene expression and transfection efficiency in US-targeted transfection in vitro and may represent an improved avenue for therapeutic gene delivery in vivo...
  33. ncbi A pilot project to study the use of ultrasonography for teaching physical examination to medical students
    Robert S Shapiro
    Department of Radiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Box 1234, One Gustave L Levy Place, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Comput Biol Med 32:403-9. 2002
    ..Grading of ultrasound exams performed during the first clinical week averaged 4.1, improving to 4.5 at the end of the project. An exit survey indicated a favorable response to using ultrasound as an educational tool...
  34. ncbi Sonographic physical diagnosis 101: teaching senior medical students basic ultrasound scanning skills using a compact ultrasound system
    Teresita L Angtuaco
    Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
    Ultrasound Q 23:157-60. 2007
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  35. ncbi Acoustically active lipospheres containing paclitaxel: a new therapeutic ultrasound contrast agent
    E C Unger
    ImaRx Pharmaceutical Corp, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA
    Invest Radiol 33:886-92. 1998
    ..Paclitaxel-carrying lipospheres (MRX-552) were developed and evaluated as a new ultrasound contrast agent for chemotherapeutic drug delivery...
  36. ncbi Microbubble size isolation by differential centrifugation
    Jameel A Feshitan
    Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, 500 W 120 ST, New York, NY 10027, USA
    J Colloid Interface Sci 329:316-24. 2009
    ..Overall, differential centrifugation provided a rapid and robust means for size selection and reduced polydispersity of lipid-coated microbubbles...
  37. ncbi Non-invasive evaluation of liver cirrhosis using ultrasound
    N Goyal
    Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
    Clin Radiol 64:1056-66. 2009
    ..Optimized US technique is crucial for accurate diagnosis of the cirrhotic liver and its complications...
  38. ncbi Rapid dilation of the abdominal aorta during infusion of angiotensin II detected by noninvasive high-frequency ultrasonography
    Chiara Barisione
    Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536, USA
    J Vasc Surg 44:372-6. 2006
    ..This system had 100% accuracy in detecting AngII-induced AAAs in vivo, with intrauser and interuser variation coefficients of less than 10% for quantification of the aortic lumen diameter...
  39. ncbi Assessment of tissue perfusion by contrast-enhanced ultrasound
    Emilio Quaia
    Department of Radiology, Cattinara Hospital, University of Trieste, Strada di Fiume 447, Trieste, 34149, Italy
    Eur Radiol 21:604-15. 2011
    ..This allows to obtain semiquantitative parameters related to local tissue perfusion, especially in the heart, brain, and kidneys...
  40. ncbi Accuracy of ultrasonography, spiral CT, magnetic resonance, and alpha-fetoprotein in diagnosing hepatocellular carcinoma: a systematic review
    Agostino Colli
    Department of Internal Medicine, Ospedale A Manzoni, Lecco, Italy
    Am J Gastroenterol 101:513-23. 2006
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  41. ncbi Ultrasound contrast agents: properties, principles of action, tolerance, and artifacts
    J M Correas
    Department of Adult Radiology, Necker Hospital, Paris, France
    Eur Radiol 11:1316-28. 2001
    ..The combination of new generations of USCAs and new ultrasound image sequences appears to be very promising and currently represents a significant part of ultrasound research...
  42. ncbi Bioeffects considerations for diagnostic ultrasound contrast agents
    Douglas L Miller
    Department of Radiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0553, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 27:611-32; quiz 633-6. 2008
    ..Bioeffects of contrast-aided diagnostic ultrasound happen on a microscopic scale, and their importance in the clinical setting remains uncertain...
  43. ncbi Ultrasonographic assessment of human skeletal muscle size
    Neil D Reeves
    Institute for Biophysical and Clinical Research into Human Movement, Manchester Metropolitan University, Alsager Campus, Hassall Road, Alsager, Cheshire, ST7 2HL, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 91:116-8. 2004
    ..the present study was to test the reproducibility and validity of a more accessible alternative method using ultrasonography (ULT). We examined the cross-sectional areas in the vastus lateralis muscle of six individuals...
  44. ncbi Prevalence and risk factors of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in potential living liver donors in Korea: a review of 589 consecutive liver biopsies in a single center
    Ji Young Lee
    Department of Internal Medicine, Asan Medical Centre, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    J Hepatol 47:239-44. 2007
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  45. ncbi Magnetic resonance elastography for the noninvasive staging of liver fibrosis
    Laurent Huwart
    Diagnostic Radiology Unit, Universite Catholique de Louvain, St Luc University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
    Gastroenterology 135:32-40. 2008
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  46. ncbi Increase in muscle nociceptive substances and anaerobic metabolism in patients with trapezius myalgia: microdialysis in rest and during exercise
    Lars Rosendal
    National Institute of Occupational Health, Lersø Parkallé 105, DK 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Pain 112:324-34. 2004
    ..In addition, TM was associated with increased anaerobic metabolism, whereas a normal rise in blood flow was seen with exercise. These findings indicate that peripheral nociceptive processes are active in work-related TM...
  47. ncbi Scanning the future--ultrasonography as a reproductive management tool for dairy cattle
    P M Fricke
    Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53706, USA
    J Dairy Sci 85:1918-26. 2002
    Application of transrectal real-time ultrasonography as a research tool to study bovine reproduction represents a technological breakthrough that has revolutionized our understanding of reproductive biology in cattle...
  48. ncbi A multiscale dynamic programming procedure for boundary detection in ultrasonic artery images
    Q Liang
    Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    IEEE Trans Med Imaging 19:127-42. 2000
    ..We conclude that the automated procedure can replace the manual procedure and leads to an improved performance...
  49. ncbi Use of fusion imaging combining contrast-enhanced ultrasonography with a perflubutane-based contrast agent and contrast-enhanced computed tomography for the evaluation of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma
    Kazushi Numata
    Gastroenterological Center, Yokohama City University Medical Center, 4 57 Urafune cho, Minami Ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 232 0024, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 81:2746-53. 2012
    We evaluated the efficacy of fusion imaging, which fuses contrast-enhanced ultrasonography images with arterial-phase, contrast-enhanced CT images as a reference on a single screen in real time, for the evaluation of the effectiveness of ..
  50. ncbi Segmentation in ultrasonic B-mode images of healthy carotid arteries using mixtures of Nakagami distributions and stochastic optimization
    Francois Destrempes
    Laboratoire de Biorhéologie et d Ultrasonographie Médicale LBUM, Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l Université de Montréal CRCHUM, Montreal, QC, H2L 2W5 Canada
    IEEE Trans Med Imaging 28:215-29. 2009
    ..They suggest that the semi-automatic segmentations obtained by the proposed method are within the variability of the manual segmentations of two experts...
  51. ncbi Ultrasonography of major salivary glands could be an alternative tool to sialoscintigraphy in the American-European classification criteria for primary Sjogren's syndrome
    Vera Milic
    Rheumatology Department, University of Belgrade, Medical School, Belgrade, Serbia
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:1081-5. 2012
    To test the diagnostic accuracy of modified American-European classification criteria (AEC) for primary SS (pSS) by replacing sialoscintigraphy (sSC) with ultrasonography of the major salivary glands.
  52. ncbi Ultrasonography-based 2D motion-compensated HIFU sonication integrated with reference-free MR temperature monitoring: a feasibility study ex vivo
    Vincent Auboiroux
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Phys Med Biol 57:N159-71. 2012
    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography have been used simultaneously in this ex vivo study for the image-guidance of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment in moving tissue...
  53. ncbi Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography for characterization of canine focal liver lesions
    Kensuke Nakamura
    Laboratory of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, N18 W9 Sapporo, Hokkaido 060 0818, Japan
    Vet Radiol Ultrasound 51:79-85. 2010
    In six normal beagles and 27 dogs with spontaneous focal or multifocal liver lesions, contrast-enhanced ultrasonography using Sonazoid was performed...
  54. pmc Current trends in staging rectal cancer
    Abdus Samee
    Department of Surgery, Princess Royal Hospital, Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom
    World J Gastroenterol 17:828-34. 2011
    ..In future, functional imaging may play an active role in identifying patients with lymph node metastasis and those with residual and recurrent disease following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy...
  55. ncbi Investigation of the relationship of nonlinear backscattered ultrasound intensity with microbubble concentration at low MI
    Marios Lampaskis
    University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
    Ultrasound Med Biol 36:306-12. 2010
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  56. ncbi Ultrasound measurement of subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness accurately predicts total and segmental body fat of young adults
    Siobhan Leahy
    Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
    Ultrasound Med Biol 38:28-34. 2012
    ..0%, LoA; -6.5% to +5.4%). These data indicate that ultrasound measurement of SAT thickness proportionally reflects segmental fat mass and accurately predicts % body fat in young adults...
  57. ncbi Automated follicle tracking improves measurement reliability in patients undergoing ovarian stimulation
    N Raine-Fenning
    University of Nottingham, UK
    Reprod Biomed Online 18:658-63. 2009
    ..0 +/- 6.0 versus 236.10 +/- 57.1 s; P < 0.001). Automated 3D follicular measurements using sono-AVC provide a comparable but quicker assessment of follicle number and size...
  58. pmc Study on the characteristics of contrast-enhanced ultrasound and its utility in assessing the microvessel density in ovarian tumors or tumor-like lesions
    Junyan Wang
    Department of Ultrasound, The Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China
    Int J Biol Sci 7:600-6. 2011
    ..In our study, we aimed at investigating the efficacy of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) in exploring the vascularity of the ovarian tumors or tumor-like lesions to assess the relationship ..
  59. pmc Phase-shift, stimuli-responsive drug carriers for targeted delivery
    Brian E O'Neill
    Department of Translational Imaging, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, MC R6 414, 6670 Bertner Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Ther Deliv 2:1165-87. 2011
    ..This review covers in detail ultrasound and laser-activated phase-shift nano- and micro-particles and their use in drug delivery. Phase-shift based drug-delivery mechanisms and competing technologies are discussed...
  60. ncbi The diagnostic value of compression ultrasonography in patients with suspected recurrent deep vein thrombosis
    Paolo Prandoni
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padua Medical School, Italy
    Thromb Haemost 88:402-6. 2002
    ..In conclusion, it is safe to withhold anticoagulant treatment from patients with suspected recurrent ipsilateral DVT in whom compression ultrasonography showed improved or stable vein diameters.
  61. pmc Improving sensitivity in ultrasound molecular imaging by tailoring contrast agent size distribution: in vivo studies
    Jason E Streeter
    Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina North Carolina State University, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Mol Imaging 9:87-95. 2010
    ..Tailoring size-distributions results in substantial imaging sensitivity improvement over unsorted populations, which is essential in maximizing sensitivity to small numbers of MCAs for molecular imaging...
  62. ncbi Tolerability, side effects, and complications of hysterosalpingocontrast sonography (HyCoSy)
    Luca Savelli
    Reproductive Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Fertil Steril 92:1481-6. 2009
    ..To evaluate the tolerability, side effects and complications of hysterosalpingocontrast sonography (HyCoSy)...
  63. ncbi Sonomyography: monitoring morphological changes of forearm muscles in actions with the feasibility for the control of powered prosthesis
    Y P Zheng
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, PR China
    Med Eng Phys 28:405-15. 2006
    ..The results demonstrated that SMG had potentials for the musculoskeletal control and assessment...
  64. ncbi Development and characterization of a nano-scale contrast agent
    Brian E Oeffinger
    School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ultrasonics 42:343-7. 2004
    ..Future work will also include imaging of tumor-bearing mice and measuring imaging potential in vivo in New Zealand white rabbits using power Doppler...
  65. pmc Mass-forming pancreatitis: value of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography
    Mirko D'Onofrio
    Department of Radiology, University of Verona, Policlinico G B Rossi, Piazzale L A Scuro 37134, Verona, Italy
    World J Gastroenterol 12:4181-4. 2006
    To assess the utility of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) with a second-generation contrast medium in the differential diagnosis between mass-forming pancreatitis and pancreatic carcinoma.
  66. ncbi Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography to detect liver metastases : a prospective trial to compare transcutaneous unenhanced and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography in patients undergoing laparotomy
    R Konopke
    Department of Visceral, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital, University of Technology, Fetscherstr 74, 01307 Dresden, Germany
    Int J Colorectal Dis 22:201-7. 2007
    ..In this study, we evaluated B-mode and color-duplex imaging and CEUS in the detection of liver metastases, using intraoperative and histological findings as a reference...
  67. ncbi Safety profile of paediatric percutaneous ultrasonography-guided renal biopsies
    S Skalova
    Department of Paediatrics, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
    Singapore Med J 51:481-3. 2010
    ..Renal biopsy (RB) is a decisive diagnostic procedure for patients with renal disease. Our aim was to assess the safety of RB and the prevalence of associated clinical complications...
  68. ncbi Manganese oxide-based multifunctionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticles for pH-responsive MRI, ultrasonography and circumvention of MDR in cancer cells
    Yu Chen
    State Laboratory of High Performance Ceramic and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, PR China
    Biomaterials 33:7126-37. 2012
    ..and thin mesoporous silica shells endow HMCNs with the functions of CAs for efficient in vitro and in vivo ultrasonography under both harmonic- and B-modes...
  69. pmc Double contrast-enhanced two-dimensional and three-dimensional ultrasonography for evaluation of gastric lesions
    Hong Shi
    Department of Ultrasound, the 117th Hospital of PLA, Hangzhou 310013, Zhejiang Province, China
    World J Gastroenterol 18:4136-44. 2012
    To investigate the value of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) double contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (DCUS) imaging for evaluation of gastric lesions.
  70. pmc An efficient framework for estimation of muscle fiber orientation using ultrasonography
    Shan Ling
    The Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Low cost Healthcare, Shenzhen, China
    Biomed Eng Online 12:98. 2013
    ..The traditional manual method for MFO estimation in sonograms was labor-intensive. The automatic methods proposed in recent years also involved voting procedures which were computationally expensive...
  71. ncbi Sonographic differentiation of asymptomatic diffuse thyroid disease from normal thyroid: a prospective study
    D W Kim
    Department of Radiology, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, South Korea
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 31:1956-60. 2010
    ..This study was prospectively designed to evaluate the efficacy of the use of real-time thyroid sonography as performed by an experienced radiologist for the identification of asymptomatic DTD...
  72. pmc Using thoracic ultrasonography to accurately assess pneumothorax progression during positive pressure ventilation: a comparison with CT scanning
    Nils Petter Oveland
    Department of Research and Development, Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation, Droebak, Norway
    Chest 143:415-22. 2013
    Although thoracic ultrasonography accurately determines the size and extent of occult pneumothoraces (PTXs) in spontaneously breathing patients, there is uncertainty about patients receiving positive pressure ventilation...
  73. ncbi Systematic review: computed tomography and ultrasonography to detect acute appendicitis in adults and adolescents
    Teruhiko Terasawa
    San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 141:537-46. 2004
    Although clinicians commonly use computed tomography or ultrasonography to diagnose acute appendicitis, the accuracy of these imaging tests remains unclear.
  74. ncbi Role of transrectal ultrasonography in the evaluation of azoospermic men with low-volume ejaculate
    Gil Raviv
    Male Infertility Unit, Division of Urology, The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Gan 52621, Israel
    J Ultrasound Med 25:825-9. 2006
    The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the incidence of distal ejaculatory system defects with transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) among patients evaluated for azoospermia.
  75. ncbi Test characteristics of ultrasonography for the detection of pneumothorax: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Khaled Alrajhi
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Chest 141:703-8. 2012
    ..We compared the test characteristics of ultrasonography and supine chest radiography in adult patients clinically suspected of having a pneumothorax, using CT scan ..
  76. pmc Dynamic imaging of pancreatic diseases by contrast enhanced coded phase inversion harmonic ultrasonography
    M Kitano
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kinki University School of Medicine, Ohno Higashi, Osaka Sayama, Japan
    Gut 53:854-9. 2004
    Coded phase inversion harmonic ultrasonography, a newly available sonographic technique, enables visualisation of slow flow in minute vessels in a real time fashion with the use of a sonographic contrast agent containing monosaccharide...
  77. ncbi Ultrasonography-guided percutaneous nephrolithotomy
    Mohammad Mehdi Hosseini
    Endourology Division, Department of Urology, Nephrology Urology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    J Endourol 23:603-7. 2009
    ..To evaluate the safety and efficacy of ultrasound-guided percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)...
  78. ncbi Sonographic interstitial syndrome: the sound of lung water
    Gino Soldati
    Emergency Department, Valle del Serchio General Hospital, Castelnuovo Garfagnana, Lucca, Italy
    J Ultrasound Med 28:163-74. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to show the morphologic and genetic variability of interstitial lung disease studied with echography and thus to propose a unitary mechanism for the formation of ULCs...
  79. ncbi Attenuation correction in ultrasound contrast agent imaging: elementary theory and preliminary experimental evaluation
    Meng Xing Tang
    Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, London, UK
    Ultrasound Med Biol 34:1998-2008. 2008
    ..This development is an important step towards real-time quantitative contrast US imaging...
  80. ncbi Accuracy of endorectal ultrasonography and computed tomography for restaging rectal cancer after preoperative chemoradiation
    Jung Wook Huh
    Department of Surgery, Yongdong Severance Hospital, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul, Korea
    J Am Coll Surg 207:7-12. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of endorectal ultrasonography (ERUS) and CT in restaging rectal cancer after preoperative chemoradiation and to evaluate the factors ..
  81. ncbi Comparison of low-field dedicated extremity magnetic resonance imaging with articular ultrasonography in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Masanobu Horikoshi
    Doctoral Program in Clinical Sciences, Division of Clinical Immunology, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Science, University of Tsukuba, 1 1 1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305 8575, Japan
    Mod Rheumatol 20:556-60. 2010
    To compare magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography (US) in the detection of joint inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 6 patients with RA were examined by US and low-field 0...
  82. ncbi Ultrasonography in patients with ulnar neuropathy at the elbow: comparison of cross-sectional area and swelling ratio with electrophysiological severity
    Ayse Oytun Bayrak
    Department of Neurology, Ondokuz Mayis University School of Medicine, 55139 Samsun, Turkey
    Muscle Nerve 41:661-6. 2010
    ..05). None of the swelling ratios showed a significant correlation with the ESSS. The largest CSA measurement is the most valuable ultrasonographic measurement both for diagnosis and determining the severity of UNE...
  83. ncbi Value of ultrasound and cytological classification system to predict the malignancy of thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytology
    Frederico Fernandes Ribeiro Maia
    Endocrinology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas, Rua Tessália Vieira de Camargo, 126 Cidade Universitária, 13083 887, Campinas, SP, Brazil
    Endocr Pathol 22:66-73. 2011
    ..These findings enhance our current limited predictive armamentarium and can be used to guide surgical decision making...
  84. ncbi Sonazoid-enhanced ultrasonography for diagnosis of hepatic malignancies: comparison with contrast-enhanced CT
    Kinuyo Hatanaka
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kinki University School of Medicine, Osaka Sayama, Japan
    Oncology 75:42-7. 2008
    The purpose of this study was to assess the usefulness of Sonazoid-enhanced ultrasonography (US) in the diagnosis of hepatic malignancies in comparison with contrast-enhanced CT findings.
  85. ncbi Multicenter surveillance of women at high genetic breast cancer risk using mammography, ultrasonography, and contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (the high breast cancer risk italian 1 study): final results
    Francesco Sardanelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze Medico Chirurgiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Unità di Radiologia, San Donato Milanese, Milano, Italy
    Invest Radiol 46:94-105. 2011
    To prospectively compare clinical breast examination, mammography, ultrasonography, and contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a multicenter surveillance of high-risk women.
  86. ncbi Evaluation of an OSCE assessment tool for abdominal ultrasound courses
    M Hofer
    AG Medizindidaktik, University Clinic, H Heine University Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
    Ultraschall Med 32:184-90. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was the conception and evaluation of a standardized and reliable assessment tool in the OSCE format to measure the performance and practical skills of abdominal ultrasound users in PGME...
  87. ncbi Sonographic evaluation of the peripheral nerve in diabetic patients: the relationship between nerve conduction studies, echo intensity, and cross-sectional area
    Tsuneo Watanabe
    Department of Sports Medicine and Sports Science, Gifu University Graduate School of Medicine, Gifu, Japan
    J Ultrasound Med 29:697-708. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the echo intensity of the peripheral nerve and to evaluate the relationship between nerve conduction study results and sonographic findings in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  88. ncbi Clinical utility of three-dimensional contrast-enhanced ultrasound in the differentiation between noninvasive and invasive neoplasms of urinary bladder
    Qiu yang Li
    Department of Ultrasound, Chinese People s Liberation Army General Hospital, 28 Fuxing Road, Beijing 100853, China
    Eur J Radiol 81:2936-42. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of three-dimensional contrast-enhanced ultrasound in differentiating invasive and noninvasive neoplasms of urinary bladder...
  89. ncbi A performance analysis of echographic ultrasonic techniques for non-invasive temperature estimation in hyperthermia range using phantoms with scatterers
    I Bazan
    Electrical Engineering Department CINVESTAV IPN, Mexico DF, Mexico
    Ultrasonics 49:358-76. 2009
    ..Finally, new methods were detailed and applied in order to precisely quantify the advantages of each estimation technique; their respective intrinsic limitations were also underlined...
  90. ncbi Ultrasonographic evidence of inflammation is frequent in hands of patients with erosive osteoarthritis
    M Vlychou
    Department of Radiology, Thessaly University School of Medicine, Larissa 41 110, Greece
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 17:1283-7. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was the sonographic investigation of hand small joints in patients with EOA and comparison of the imaging findings with conventional radiography (CR)...
  91. ncbi Differential diagnosis between benign and malignant gallbladder diseases with real-time contrast-enhanced ultrasound
    Xiao Hua Xie
    Department of Medical Ultrasonics, The First Affiliated Hospital, Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound, Sun Yat Sen University, 58 Zhongshan Road 2, Guangzhou 510080, People s Republic of China
    Eur Radiol 20:239-48. 2010
    ..85, respectively. Conventional US made correct original diagnoses in 55 (68.8%) patients, whereas CEUS in 77 (96.3%). Thus, CEUS is useful in differential diagnosis between malignant and benign gallbladder diseases...
  92. pmc Quantitative volumetric perfusion mapping of the microvasculature using contrast ultrasound
    Steven Feingold
    Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Invest Radiol 45:669-74. 2010
    ..We also evaluate the effect of contrast agent concentration and infusion rate on perfusion estimates...
  93. pmc Formulation and characterization of echogenic lipid-Pluronic nanobubbles
    Tianyi M Krupka
    Department of Radiology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, USA
    Mol Pharm 7:49-59. 2010
    ..The resulting nanobubbles may be better suited for contrast enhanced tumor imaging and subsequent therapeutic delivery...
  94. ncbi Thoracic ultrasonography for the pulmonary specialist
    Seth J Koenig
    Department of Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 270 05 76th Ave, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, USA
    Chest 140:1332-41. 2011
    Thoracic ultrasonography is a noninvasive and readily available imaging modality that has important applications in pulmonary medicine outside of the ICU...
  95. ncbi On sizing and counting of microbubbles using optical microscopy
    Charles A Sennoga
    Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, United Kingdom
    Ultrasound Med Biol 36:2093-6. 2010
    ..This article presents a detailed protocol and outlines potential pitfalls in our approach. These results are in general agreement with those previously reported and compare well with known size distributions...
  96. ncbi Automated tracking of muscle fascicle orientation in B-mode ultrasound images
    Manku Rana
    School of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
    J Biomech 42:2068-73. 2009
    ..The wavelet analysis additionally provides information on the local fascicle orientations and can be used to quantify fascicle curvatures and regional differences with fascicle orientation across an image...
  97. ncbi Therapeutic applications of lipid-coated microbubbles
    Evan C Unger
    ImaRx Therapeutics, Inc, Tuscon, Arizona, USA
    Adv Drug Deliv Rev 56:1291-314. 2004
    ..Bioactive compounds can be incorporated into these carriers for site-specific delivery. Our aim is to cover the therapeutic applications of lipid-coated microbubbles and PFC emulsions in this review...
  98. ncbi Imaging in rheumatoid arthritis--status and recent advances for magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonography, computed tomography and conventional radiography
    Mikkel Østergaard
    Department of Rheumatology, Copenhagen University Hospitals at Herlev and Hvidovre, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 22:1019-44. 2008
    ..and the earliest stages of bone erosion. In contrast, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography (US) allow direct visualization of early inflammatory and destructive joint changes, and have several ..
  99. pmc A prospective study of aromatase inhibitor-associated musculoskeletal symptoms and abnormalities on serial high-resolution wrist ultrasonography
    N Lynn Henry
    Breast Oncology Program, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 5419, USA
    Cancer 116:4360-7. 2010
    ..Tendon sheath fluid and tenosynovial changes have been demonstrated by imaging symptomatic patients who were treated with AIs. The authors hypothesized that these abnormalities are correlated with AIMSS...
  100. ncbi Interobserver and intraobserver variability in the sonographic assessment of fatty liver
    Simon Strauss
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Zerifin 70300, Israel
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 189:W320-3. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate interobserver and intraobserver variability in the sonographic assessment of the presence and severity of fatty liver...
  101. ncbi Chest sonography detects lung water accumulation in healthy elite apnea divers
    Francesca Frassi
    Institute of Clinical Physiology and Fondazione Gabriele Monasterio, National Research Council, Pisa, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 21:1150-5. 2008
    ..Pulmonary edema may occur in elite apnea divers, possibly triggered by centralization of blood flow from the periphery to pulmonary vessels. We assessed the prevalence of ULCs in top-level breath-hold divers after immersion...

Research Grants63

  1. Mechanism of Bladder Overactivity in Pelvic Ischemia
    Kazem M Azadzoi; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Blood flow recording with transrectal color Doppler ultrasonography has revealed a significant decrease in bladder blood flow in the elderly patients in comparison with ..
  2. Comparison of Diesel and Biodiesel Emissions and Health Effects in Underground Mi
    Jefferey L Burgess; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Spirometry, symptoms, sputum, blood, urine, exhaled breath and ultrasonography will be collected on all subjects pre- and post-exposure...
  3. Role in Myopia Development of Retinal Pigment Epithelium - A New Therapeutic Targ
    Yan Zhang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..vivo structural and functional measurements will use advanced technologies, including high frequency A-scan ultrasonography, spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and electroretinography (ERG)...
  4. RCT of US versus CT for Patients in the ED with Suspected Renal Colic
    Rebecca Smith Bindman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Department (ED) between computerized tomography (CT) - the most common test used for urolithiasis -- and ultrasonography - a less expensive test that entails no radiation...
  5. HIV, HCV and Liver Disease Among Injection Drug Users in Chennai, India
    Shruti H Mehta; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..For Aim 1, we will use ultrasonography for steatosis and Fibroscan(R) for fibrosis...
  6. Endothelial Dysfunction in Older Adult Humans with the Metabolic Syndrome
    DEMETRA CHRISTOU; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..in response to sublingual nitroglycerin) will be determined non-invasively using high resolution duplex ultrasonography. Insight to the molecular mechanisms mediating the impairment in vascular endothelial function and ..
  7. Ultrasound-Assisted AQP1 Gene Therapy for Functional Restoration of Salivary Glan
    Michael J Passineau; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..non-viral gene transfer to the salivary gland using "off the shelf" FDA-approved microbubbles and clinical ultrasonography equipment...
  8. Circulating miRNA as a biomarker for biliary atresia
    Joshua R Friedman; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Conversely, the diagnostic work-up of the jaundiced infant is extensive, including blood tests, ultrasonography, nuclear medicine scans, liver biopsy, and intra-operative cholangiogram...
  9. Non-Invasive Detection of Fetal Aneuploidy by Next-Generation DNA Sequencing
    DAVID GERARD PETERS; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Established screening methods targeted towards serum proteins are used routinely alongside ultrasonography to identify potentially abnormal pregnancies...
  10. Effect of Extended-Release Niacin on Saphenous Vein Graft Atherosclerosis
    Emmanouil Brilakis; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Coronary angiography, intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) of the target intermediate SVG lesion will be performed at ..
  11. Prenatal Alcohol in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Stillbirgh (PASS) Network
    Kimberly A Dukes; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..hearing, and cortical activity in the fetus and/or infant, fetal growth and in vivo brain development with ultrasonography, and neurotransmitter and synaptic maturation in the brainstem and cerebral cortex in autopsy studies of the ..
  12. VPAC1 Recpetor-Targeted PET Imaging of Prostate Cancer
    MATHEW LAXMAN THAKUR; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) measurements, transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) remain standard tools for diagnosis and management of PC...
  13. Gastroesophageal Antireflux Mechanisms
    MICHAEL RAYMOND RUGGIERI; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The first approach uses simultaneous high-resolution ultrasonography and vector volume manometry before and after pharmacologic manipulation to inhibit the smooth muscle ..
  14. Prasugrel for prevention of early saphenous vein graft thrombosis
    Emmanouil Brilakis; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..All patients will receive aspirin. Coronary angiography, optical coherence tomography, intravascular ultrasonography, and near-infrared spectroscopy of one target saphenous vein graft will be performed at 12 months...
  15. A Controlled Clinical Trial of Regadenoson in Sickle Cell Anemia
    Donna S Neuberg; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..biomarkers in blood, and 3) evaluate a portable magnetic resonance imaging instrument and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography, novel outcome measures to assess pulmonary interstitial edema and regional blood flow, respectively...
  16. Effect of Statin Therapy on Disease Progression in Children with ADPKD
    Robert W Schrier; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..by MRI;3) urinary albumin excretion;and 4) endothelial-dependent vasodilation as assessed by brachial ultrasonography. This study will involve pediatric subjects because we believe that early intervention is critical if we are ..
  17. RECOVERY OF OPTICAL ABSORPTION COEFFICIENT IN QUANTITATIVE PHOTOACOUSTIC IMAGING
    Lihong Wang; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..PAI is also free of speckle artifacts, which exist in optical coherence tomography and ultrasonography. Furthermore, the maximum imaging depth and spatial resolution of PAI can be scaled with the ultrasonic ..
  18. Aging and The Renin-Angiotensin System in Elderly Hypertensive Individuals
    Ihab M Hajjar; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..genetics, endocrinology, and gerontology) advisory committee;coursework in clinical trials, neurovascular ultrasonography, neuropsychology, and genetic epidemiology;training at neurovasuclar and neuropsychological laboratories;and ..
  19. Sparing Conversion to Abnormal TCD Elevation
    Russell E Ware; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..of screening to identify children at increased risk for primary stroke using Transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography has improved the care of young patients with sickle cell anemia...
  20. Pelvic Floor Changes Before and After Birth
    REBECCA GLENN ROGERS; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..At 6 months, endoanal ultrasound to evaluate the anal sphincter, translabial 3 D ultrasonography to evaluate the levator ani and a paper towel test to document urinary incontinence will be performed...
  21. Confocal Photacoustic Microscopy: Technology Development
    Lihong Wang; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Furthermore, PAM is free of speckle artifacts, which plague OCT and ultrasonography. Potential applications were highlighted by Nature Reviews Drug Discovery and Nature Reviews Molecular Cell ..
  22. Development of Thermoacoustic Tomography Brain Imaging
    Mark A Anastasio; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Alternatively, ultrasonography is an established portable pediatric brain imaging modality, but its image quality degrades severely when ..
  23. Are Overweight Children with T1DM at Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?
    Ingrid M Libman; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..clamp to assess insulin resistance, measurement of early CVD markers such as carotid ultrasonography to measure intima media thickness and pulse wave velocity and carefully selected course work in clinical ..
  24. Structural and Functional Characterization of a Novel Model for Glaucoma Research
    GILLIAN JANE MCLELLAN; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..of cats will be evaluated longitudinally by both non-invasive means (including tonometry, high resolution ultrasonography, fluorophotometry, optical coherence tomography and electrophysiology) and by histomorphological evaluation ..
  25. Circulatory Dysfunction in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Julian Stewart; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFv) will be estimated by transcranial Doppler ultrasonography. Thoracic, splanchnic, and pelvic vascular volumes will be measured by impedance plethysmography, and limb ..
  26. Primate model of mid-gestation Ureaplasma in utero infection: Prevention of neuro
    PETA LOUISE GRIGSBY; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..parvum IAI, and maternal antenatal therapy, will be monitored by Doppler ultrasonography and linked with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the fetal brain during critical periods of development...
  27. Effect of Intra-Articular Steroids on Structural Progression of Knee OA: An RCT
    Timothy E McAlindon; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..MRI), measure subchondral bone properties (DXA and MRI), and evaluate synovitis in a clinical setting (ultrasonography), now allows us to test for the first time the effects of IACS on the structural progression of OA...
  28. ENDOSCOPIC BIOPSY OF ISLET TRANSPLANTS IN THE GASTRIC SUBMUCOSAL SPACE IN PIGS
    Hidetaka Hara; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..The islets will be located by endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) followed by endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and biopsy on days 14 and 28 after islet Tx...
  29. Targeting Muller Cells to Treat Optic Nerve Injury
    Sherry Ball; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In fact, the prevalence of optic nerve damage is thought to be so great that ultrasonography of the optic nerve has recently been suggested as a diagnostic measure for TBI (Geeraerts et al...
  30. The Fetal Adrenal Gland as a Predictor of Spontaneous Preterm Birth
    Ronald Wapner; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Recently, two reports have suggested that ultrasonography of the fetal adrenal gland during the early third trimester is a highly sensitive and specific short term ..
  31. VisualSonics Ultrasound Imaging System Upgrade
    Kirk Peterson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Cardiac ultrasonography continues to be used frequently in experimental medicine for certifying in vivo the physiologic and anatomic characteristics of the cardiovascular system...
  32. P30 - CORE GRANT FOR VISION RESEARCH
    P Michael Iuvone; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The Structural Biology and Imaging Module adds ultrasonography in this renewal to existing support for immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, fluorescence image ..
  33. Venous Thrombosis in Cancer Outpatients: Prevention and Role of Tissue Factor
    Charles W Francis; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..They will be followed for the development of symptomatic VTE and will undergo screening with serial ultrasonography for asymptomatic DVT and chest CT scan for asymptomatic PE...
  34. Toward a practical ultrasound tomography algorithm for improved breast imaging
    Cuiping Li; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Successful outcome of the proposed technique will lead to major improvements in breast cancer imaging and support our long term goal of a practical, low-cost device for breast cancer detection and diagnosis. ..
  35. Monitoring of Breast Neoadjuvant Therapy by Thermo- and Photo- Acoustic Tomograph
    Lihong Wang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..5 mm). We hypothesize that the combined contrasts from TAT and PAT as well as ultrasonography can accurately predict breast neoadjuvant therapeutic response...
  36. Study of Atherosclerotic Risk in an Overweight Latino Adolescent Population
    CLAUDIA MICHELE TOLEDO CORRAL; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..To this end,, we are measuring intima media thickness of the common carotid artery via B-mode ultrasonography, a non-invasive marker of early atherosclerosis...
  37. Racial Differences in Atherosclerosis, Plaque Vulnerability, and CVD
    Steven E Reis; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..between blacks and whites who are enrolled in Heart SCORE by using microbubble contrast-enhanced B-mode ultrasonography to quantify carotid artery adventitial vasa vasorum density, which correlates with plaque vulnerability, and ..
  38. Genetic mechanisms of arterial stiffness in polygenic salt-sensitive hypertension
    Nelson Ruiz-Opazo; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..large artery stiffening (measured as aortic PWV and strain, carotid PWV and strain via high-resolution ultrasonography), and the development of salt-sensitive hypertension (measured via non-stress 24/7 telemetric BP analysis of ..
  39. PROSPECTIVE INVESTIGATION OF PULMONARY EMBOLISM DX II
    CHARLES HALES; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Noninvasive leg tests, particularly venous ultrasonography, permit a strategy of management by treatment on the basis of venous thromboembolic disease (PE or deep ..
  40. Intraoral Ultrasound Probe for Dental Hard Tissue Imaging
    Rahul Singh; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Therefore, ultrasonography may provide a significant benefit to patients by allowing early detection of tooth defects as well as ..
  41. Fetal Behavior, Brain &Stress Response: Ultrasound Markers of Maternal Smoking
    Laura R Stroud; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The advent of 3D ultrasonography offers higher resolution fetal images, allowing volumetric characterization of specific fetal brain and ..
  42. PRENATAL ALCOHOL IN SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME AND STILLBIRTH (PASS)
    HENDRIK JOHANNES ODENDAAL; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..facial features, somatic growth, and neurological/brain development in the fetus and infant utilizing fetal ultrasonography and infant facial imaging and standardized feature assessment...
  43. Operative Strategies To Reduce Cerebral Embolic Events During CABG
    Michael Halkos; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography is an established method to detect cerebral embolic signals during cardiac surgery and will be utilized to ..
  44. Angiomyogenesis With Myoblast Derived iPS Cells
    Yigang Wang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..physiology involving well-established experimental animal model, pressure-volume loop and transthoracic ultrasonography for animal heart function...
  45. Pathophysiology of Aerodigestive Reflexes in Infants
    SUDARSHAN JADCHERLA; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..esophageal sensory provocation methods, videomanometry, pH-Impedance methods, symptom indices, glottal ultrasonography, and innovative feeding strategy...
  46. Vevo 2100 Imaging System
    Mark L Kahn; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..It is a highly specialized and utilized core facility that performs echocardiography and vascular ultrasonography on mice from the earliest stages of development (E10.5 in utero) to maturity...
  47. FETAL TRACHEAL OCCLUSION FOR SEVERE DIAPHAGMATIC HERNIA
    Craig Albanese; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..There can be no other anomies demonstrated by ultrasonography, and the karyotype and fetal echocardiogram must be normal...
  48. CEREBROVASCULAR RESERVE BY XE/CT VERSUS TCD AND OXIMETRY
    Ronda Pindzola; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..have shown that hemodynamic compromise and high risk for stroke can be identified by transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) and stable Xenon-enhanced computed tomography (Xe/CT) cerebral blood flow (CBF) measurements...
  49. Prostate Cancer Management with Multimodality Imaging
    Youngho Seo; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..structural imaging techniques, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS)...
  50. Novel Ovarian Cancer Detection Agents from Phage Display
    SUSAN DEUTSCHER; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Current screening methods include ultrasonography, pelvic exam, and serum screening for CA125...
  51. PROSPECTIVE INVESTIGATION OF PE DX-II
    Kenneth Leeper; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Noninvasive leg tests, particularly venous ultrasonography, permit a strategy of management by identifying deep venous venous thrombosis (DVT) and potentially obviating ..
  52. Targeting Inflammation to Improve Endothelial Function in Type 2 Diabetes: A Subs
    Mark A Creager; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..vasodilation of the brachial (conduit) artery will be measured by high resolution vascular ultrasonography in patients with type 2 diabetes...
  53. 3D CORONARY RECONSTRUCTION AND MULTIMODALITY FUSION
    Shiuh Yung Chen; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..and correlation of coronary vascularture of human heart based on x-ray angiography and intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS)...
  54. HIV PROTEASE INHIBITORS EFFECT--NENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION
    Changyi Chen; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Endothelium- dependent relaxation will also be tested by high-resolution ultrasonography of the brachial artery in humans receiving and not receiving therapy (J Lennox R01). 2)...
  55. STUDIES ON ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION IN HEART FAILURE
    Stuart Katz; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..with a battery of tests for physiological testing of flow-mediated nitric oxide-induced vasodilation (Doppler ultrasonography and venous occlusion plethysmography) and determination of nitric oxide metabolism (isotope tracer techniques ..
  56. Functional brain imaging by laser-induced PAT
    Lihong Wang; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Furthermore, fPAT is free of the speckle artifacts present in OCT and pulse-echo ultrasonography, two analogous technologies...
  57. GALLSTONE FORMATION & PREVENTION DURING WEIGHT REDUCTION
    JAY MARKS; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..142 obese patients undergoing weight loss will be followed prospectively by ultrasonography for the development of gallstones...
  58. T cell costimulation and regulation in myocarditis
    Andrew Lichtman; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Disease can be assessed by histology, serum troponin levels, ultrasonography, and mortality. There are three Specific Aims in this proposal. Specific Aim 1...
  59. COMMUNITY AND COHORT SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM
    Christie Ballantyne; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..Atherosclerosis is measured by carotid and ultrasonography. Arteriosclerosis is measured using retinal photography...
  60. Sealing Liver Biopsy Tracts with Hydrogels
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    ..The most common type of liver biopsy is a percutaneous (through the skin) needle biopsy. Ultrasonography or Computed Tomography (CT) scans may be used to aid in the procedure to identify lesions in the liver and ..
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