ULTRASONOGRAPHY

Imaging of Other Tissues

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Imaging of Other Tissues INTRODUCTION Knowledge of the sonographic appearance of other tissues is needed to appropriately identify structural relationships. Bone, skin, fat, cartilage, ligaments, arteries, and veins all have…

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Understanding the Equipment

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Understanding the Equipment The vast array of controls on most ultrasound machines can create anxiety for the beginner. Developing an understanding of the purpose of the instrumentation will facilitate the…

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Imaging Nerve

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Imaging Nerve Ultrasound is an excellent modality for evaluation of peripheral nerve tissue. The high resolution and dynamic capabilities allow precise measurements of even subtle changes, detection of alteration of…

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Imaging Tendon

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Imaging Tendon Ultrasound is an excellent imaging modality for assessing tendons. Evaluation of tendon and tendonopathy is one of the most frequent uses of ultrasound in musculoskeletal medicine. Tendons are…

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Imaging Muscle

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Imaging Muscle Ultrasound provides high-resolution images of muscle and can detect even subtle abnormalities. The dynamic capabilities of ultrasound allow identification of pathology not appreciable with static imaging. Ultrasound allows…

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Ultrasound Guidance for Injections

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Ultrasound Guidance for Injections Ultrasound is the ideal imaging modality for guiding most peripheral joint, tendon, and nerve injections. It allows visualization of both the needle and soft tissue target…

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Physics of Ultrasound

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Physics of Ultrasound A comprehensive review of the physics used in ultrasonography is beyond the scope of this text. Despite this, some understanding of the basic physics used in ultrasound…

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Doppler Imaging

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Doppler Imaging Doppler imaging provides an important complement to the gray scale image in routine B-mode ultrasound. It provides color signal with movement, making it particularly useful for assessing vascular…

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Artifacts

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Artifacts Artifacts in musculoskeletal ultrasound refer to features in the ultrasound image that do not reliably represent the anatomic structure underneath the transducer. Knowledge of artifacts is critical for reliably…

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Scanning Techniques and Ergonomics

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Scanning Techniques and Ergonomics INTRODUCTION Development of proper positioning and scanning early on in training is paramount to success later on. The goal should be to have an arrangement in…

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