Navigation Links
Using Contrast Enhanced Sonography Improves Diagnosis of Liver and Spleen Injuries

Contrast-enhanced sonography shows liver and spleen injuries better than non-contrast enhanced sonography, according to a study conducted // at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine department of radiology in Sacramento, CA.

This study included 22 liver, spleen or renal injuries. Contrast-enhanced sonography depicted 20 (91%) of the 22 injuries while non-contrast-enhanced sonography revealed 11 (50%).

“The main focus of sonography for patients with blunt abdominal trauma is to detect free fluid,” said John McGahan, MD, lead author of the study. Free fluid is non-clotted blood within the peritoneal cavity. “However, there could be an organ injury without free fluid and the injury could be missed,” he said. “Contrast-enhanced sonography allows the radiologist to see free fluid as well as the injury itself,” he said.

On a scale ranging from 0, being non-visualization, to 3, being high visualization, the average grade went from 0.67 to 2.33 for spleen injuries and from 1.0 to 2.2 for liver injuries when comparing contrast-enhanced sonography to non-contrast-enhance sonography, said Dr. McGahan.

“We are very happy with the results and can say that the use of contrast-enhanced sonography is accurate for depicting solid organ injuries,” said Dr. McGahan.

Source-NewswiseBR>SRM
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Preventing Strokes Using Less Invasive Techniques
2. Using Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Effectively
3. Using herbal remedies with chemotherapy may not be a good idea
4. Teenagers Using Hormones And Dietary Supplements To Good Physique
5. Using Stem Cells To Treat Incontinence In Women
6. Using Eyes As The Line Of Reference For Fetal Brain Imaging
7. Remote Robotic Surgery Using Miniature Robots
8. Driving While Using A Mobile Phone May Be Dangerous
9. Detecting Brain Abnormalities in Babies Using New Brain Scanners.
10. Mobilizing Stem Cells at the Injured Site Using Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments.
11. Treatment of Sickle Cell Anemia Using Gene Therapy.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/17/2017)... ... August 17, 2017 , ... CareAcademy, ... that it has raised $1.675 M in seed funding to further expand its ... and Techstars Venture Capital Fund are the company’s primary investors. , ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... ... , ... Centrifugation is more than just spinning. Like a car in our ... do without. And just like a car, there are a few points to consider ... will learn about the most important safety aspects while using a centrifuge, as well ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... , ... The next Patient Care Academy at Kalamazoo Valley Community College begins ... the seven-week long Patient Care Academy are eligible to take the State of Michigan ... CNA in Kalamazoo is $24,428.* , As a CNA, one is equipped for employment ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... The Data Council, the leading ... was acquired by Advantage Solutions. The Data Council’s IX-ONE platform is the ... industry’s leading suppliers, brokers, distributors and retailers. The Data Council will become a ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... QualDerm Partners , ... development, today announced Cumberland Skin Surgery and Dermatology has joined the ... offices in both Hermitage and Lebanon, Tennessee, provides comprehensive general dermatology and skin ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/7/2017)... GAITHERSBURG, Md. , Aug. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... for healthcare member acquisition, retention, and engagement, announced ... Director of Strategy and Product Development, effective as ... strategic consulting and technology implementation strategy for our ... years of experience in consulting and business analytics ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... 7, 2017  Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ... resolve virtually all known U.S. mesh product liability claims ... the known remaining U.S. claims at reasonable values. Under ... the fourth quarter of 2017 and continuing through the ... quarter 2017 results, the Company intends to increase its ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... , Aug. 2, 2017 Fenita ... Who as a Pinnacle Lifetime Professional in the ... Account Manager at Turing Pharmaceuticals, AG. Her skills ... and relationship building.                ... than 25 years of experience as a highly ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: