Learn More
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)
BACKGROUND Transabdominal ultrasonography of the small intestine is hampered by luminal gas. We have developed a new sonographic method (hydrosonography) that largely eliminates the gas problem and have compared this method with radiologic barium study. METHODS Fifty-six patients admitted for X-ray examination of the small bowel because of abdominal pain,(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 purpose of this study was to develop a sonographic method to monitor postprandial size of the proximal stomach. Twenty-three healthy persons were scanned in a sitting position with a 3.25 MHz transducer after ingestion of 500 ml meat soup. The area in a sagittal section and the maximal diameter in an oblique frontal section were chosen as standard(More)
Functional dyspepsia (FD) is associated with impaired gastric accommodation and autonomic dysregulation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of autonomic manipulation on distension-induced gastric accommodation in subjects with and without FD, using a newly developed gastric barostat paradigm. Twelve healthy subjects (HS) and 18 subjects(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigatewhether sublingual glyceryl trinitrate influences thesize of the proximal stomach and postprandial symptomsin patients with functional dyspepsia. Twenty patients with functional dyspepsia were included in adouble-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study withsublingual glyceryl trinitrate. All patients werescanned(More)
The aims of this study were to investigate gastric antral geometry and stress-strain properties by using transabdominal ultrasound scanning during volume-controlled distensions in the human gastric antrum. Seven healthy volunteers underwent stepwise inflation of a bag located in the antrum with volumes up to 60 ml. The stretch ratio and Cauchy stress and(More)