An intussusception is a medical condition in which a part of the intestine goes into another, typically the Ileum into the Ascending colon causing a intestinal obstruction. An easy way to visualize the mechanism is to imagine when you collapse a telescope, that is essentially what happens to the intestines. The part that prolapses into … Continue reading Intussusception
Hip Effusion (Transient synovitis) of the hip Self-limiting condition in which there is an inflammation of the inner lining (the synovium) of the capsule of the hip joint. Physical exam and radiography are common tools for diagnosis, sonography is a great tool that increases acuracy. Patients tupically present with limping. In the LT Hip you … Continue reading Hip Effusion
The renal veins are paired blood vessels that return blood back to the IVC. The left renal vein is the longer one and courses between the superior mesenteric artery and aorta. It is important to visualize these vessels to rule out Renal Vein Thrombosis, or Nutcracker syndrome.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm is a focal dilatation of the Aorta caused by degeneration of the tunica media (middle connective layer of the arterial wall).
Indications Vomiting usually occasional at first, then progressing to occur after every feeding becoming projectile, which is considered pathognomic for pyloric stenosis. Delayed diagnosis can lead to failure to thrive, dehydration and electrolyte disturbances. It is the most common cause of non bilious surgical vomiting in infancy. Use a high frequency linear transducer 9-15 … Continue reading Pyloric Ultrasound
A varicocele is an abnormal enlargement of the pampiniform plexus (a network of small veins in the spermatic cord).
Seeing with sound to some may sound like science fiction, but to Sonographers it is a way of life. The technology was first used as an underwater navigation tool by submarines in the form of sonar, it was only a matter of time before medical scientists began to query whether sound waves could be used to … Continue reading The Past, Present and Future of Medical Ultrasound