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The technical part of these Guidelines and Recommendations, produced under the auspices of EFSUMB, provides an introduction to the physical principles and technology on which all forms of current commercially available ultrasound elastography are based. A difference in shear modulus is the common underlying physical mechanism that provides tissue contrast(More)
The clinical part of these Guidelines and Recommendations produced under the auspices of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology EFSUMB assesses the clinically used applications of all forms of elastography, stressing the evidence from meta-analyses and giving practical advice for their uses and interpretation. Diffuse(More)
Real-time elastography is a method for visualization of the elastic properties of soft tissue and may potentially enable differentiation between malignant and benign pathologic lesions. Our aim was to validate the method on a tissue-mimicking (TM) phantom and to evaluate the influence of different scanning parameters and investigator variability. A(More)
The objective of this study was to develop an analytical method to describe the three-dimensional (3-D) geometry of the gastric antrum, gastric fundus and the whole stomach. The Fourier series method was used to simulate the organ surface geometry obtained from a 3-D ultrasound system. Data generated from eight antrums and three whole stomachs, at pressures(More)
BACKGROUND We have developed and validated a three-dimensional ultrasound system for transabdominal imaging. The aims of this study was to evaluate its applicability in scanning and volume estimation of the gastric antrum in humans. METHODS Twenty patients with functional dyspepsia and 20 healthy controls, comparable with regard to gender, age, and(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy and precision of a three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound system in volume estimation of abdominal organs in vitro. A mechanical sector scanner coupled to a stepping motor recorded images of porcine stomach and kidneys. The transducer was tilted through 88 degrees yielding 81 frames, and volume estimation(More)
The third part of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) Guidelines on Interventional Ultrasound (INVUS) assesses the evidence for ultrasound-guided and assisted interventions in abdominal treatment procedures. Recommendations for clinical practice are presented covering indications, contraindications, and safe(More)
Ultrasound (US) imaging in the paediatric population has been a routine technique for decades, in part because of the advantages it offers over other imaging modalities. Off-label use (and its funding) is of the utmost importance in paediatrics because many drugs have not been evaluated in randomised trials in children. As a consequence such drugs are not(More)