Here is a quick video explaining the protocol. Liver Protocol basics. The liver is the largest internal organ, the right lobe is 5-6 times larger than the left. Normally measures about 15 cm at mid clavicular line in adults, there is much variation in pediatric populations by age and size.… Read More Liver Anatomy and Protocol basics
The gastrointestinal system (aka GI Tract, alimentary canal or digestive system) is a series of hollow tubes that begins in the mouth and ends in the anus. The primary function of the GI tract is to break down food into energy for the various metabolic processes involved with life. Digestion begins in the mouth, teeth… Read More Gastrointestinal Sonography
Fatty liver is a condition consisting of the accumulation of fat (triglycerides) in the form of vesicles within the livers hepatocytes. Fatty liver is divided into two subcategories; alcoholic fatty liver disease ALFD and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or NAFLD, though the clinical outcomes are nearly the same. The condition is also associated with other diseases… Read More Hepatic Steatosis (Fatty Liver)
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Transcranial Doppler is used to identify and interrogate the intracerebral arterial system. Normally the skull is impenetrable to Ultrasound waves, but using certain windows allows adequate penetration to monitor cerebrovascular hemodynamics.… Read More Transcranial Doppler
Spine ultrasound provides a high resolution imaging technique to rule out common and uncommon vertebral column pathologies like tethered cord syndrome and other spinal dysraphisms.
Subgaleal hemorrhage is a rare collection of fluid in the potential space of the galeal or epicranial aponeurosisand cranial periosteum. Birth trauma and forceps use typically cause it (90% of cases), and may also be present in patients with blood clotting disorders. This condition is similar in appearance to a cephalohematoma, though the cephalohematomas are… Read More Subgaleal Hematoma
The brain is fed oxygenated blood by paired vessels that arises from the aortic arch.… Read More Carotid Duplex
“You the new ultrasound technician”? Technician or technologist, is it really a big deal how they refer to us? After all, according to our licensing society we are “Sonographer’s” a very cool term that conjures up images of photographers specializing in capturing snaps with sound waves of internal anatomy. Though the term hasn’t quite stuck.… Read More Technologist vs. Technician, does it matter?
Uterine congenital anomalies are a collection of dysmorphisms attributable to failure of Müllerian duct development. The Müllerian or Paramesonephric ducts are paired embryological structures that run down the sides of the urogenital ridge which in females become the Uterus and upper one third of the vagina.… Read More Uterine Anomaly Classification