The thyroid is an endocrine organ that secretes hormones that regulate metabolism and protein synthesis. The gland is about 10 - 20 g and butterfly shaped with 2 lobes and isthmus, 30 % of the population also have a pyramidal lobe the extends superior to the isthmus.
The small organ that can cause big trouble.
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.
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJq8eXf41nI&t=405s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiRt8UiXRag Neonatal Neurosonography is a very important and indispensable tool for evaluating pre-term and term neonates for intracranial pathology. It is readily available, portable, relatively inexpensive and safe. Premature infants are at a heightened risk for Intracranial hemorrhage. Up to 67% of pre-term infants born before 32 weeks gestational age develop … Continue reading Neonatal Neurosonography
Musculoskeletal Sonography is becoming more utilized each day. We now have a certification via the ARDMS exclusively for MSK ultrasound. In no time it'll be as common as gallbladders! It's good to study and learn new techniques to make yourself marketable in the future of sonography and also cause learning is fun! Routinely scanned structures … Continue reading Musculoskeletal Ultrasound a Primer