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What's new in urologic ultrasound?

Lal A, Naranje P, Pavunesan SK - Indian J Urol (2015 Jul-Sep)

Bottom Line: It is a commonly used initial diagnostic imaging modality as it is rapid, effective, portable, relatively inexpensive, and causes no harm to human health.In the last few decades, there have been significant technological improvements in the equipment as well as the development of contrast agents that allowed ultrasound to be even more widely adopted for urologic imaging.Ultrasound is an excellent guidance tool for an array of urologic interventional procedures and also has therapeutic application in the form of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for tumor ablation.

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Affiliation: Department of Radiodiagnosis, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

ABSTRACT
Ultrasound is an imaging technology that has evolved swiftly and has come a long way since its beginnings. It is a commonly used initial diagnostic imaging modality as it is rapid, effective, portable, relatively inexpensive, and causes no harm to human health. In the last few decades, there have been significant technological improvements in the equipment as well as the development of contrast agents that allowed ultrasound to be even more widely adopted for urologic imaging. Ultrasound is an excellent guidance tool for an array of urologic interventional procedures and also has therapeutic application in the form of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for tumor ablation. This article focuses on the recent advances in ultrasound technology and its emerging clinical applications in urology.

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3D-ultrasound image (a- axial, b- coronal and c- sagittal) of a patient with hematuria showing bladder growth (short arrows) in all the three axes in an image acquired in a single acquisition. Foley's catheter bulb is seen in situ (long arrows)
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Figure 3: 3D-ultrasound image (a- axial, b- coronal and c- sagittal) of a patient with hematuria showing bladder growth (short arrows) in all the three axes in an image acquired in a single acquisition. Foley's catheter bulb is seen in situ (long arrows)

Mentions: 3D ultrasonography or volume sonography involves acquisition of several datasets of 2D images from the patient. After acquisition, this volumetric data is qualitatively and quantitatively postprocessed with the use of many analysis tools, such as surface and volume rendering, multiplanar imaging, and volume calculation techniques. Features in the individual 2D image datasets are registered in various image planes with respect to one another to form a 3D-rendered display of tissue structures[12] [Figure 3]. When real-time 3D ultrasound allows image display over time, the technique is referred to as 4D ultrasound.


What's new in urologic ultrasound?

Lal A, Naranje P, Pavunesan SK - Indian J Urol (2015 Jul-Sep)

3D-ultrasound image (a- axial, b- coronal and c- sagittal) of a patient with hematuria showing bladder growth (short arrows) in all the three axes in an image acquired in a single acquisition. Foley's catheter bulb is seen in situ (long arrows)
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Figure 3: 3D-ultrasound image (a- axial, b- coronal and c- sagittal) of a patient with hematuria showing bladder growth (short arrows) in all the three axes in an image acquired in a single acquisition. Foley's catheter bulb is seen in situ (long arrows)
Mentions: 3D ultrasonography or volume sonography involves acquisition of several datasets of 2D images from the patient. After acquisition, this volumetric data is qualitatively and quantitatively postprocessed with the use of many analysis tools, such as surface and volume rendering, multiplanar imaging, and volume calculation techniques. Features in the individual 2D image datasets are registered in various image planes with respect to one another to form a 3D-rendered display of tissue structures[12] [Figure 3]. When real-time 3D ultrasound allows image display over time, the technique is referred to as 4D ultrasound.

Bottom Line: It is a commonly used initial diagnostic imaging modality as it is rapid, effective, portable, relatively inexpensive, and causes no harm to human health.In the last few decades, there have been significant technological improvements in the equipment as well as the development of contrast agents that allowed ultrasound to be even more widely adopted for urologic imaging.Ultrasound is an excellent guidance tool for an array of urologic interventional procedures and also has therapeutic application in the form of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for tumor ablation.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Radiodiagnosis, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

ABSTRACT
Ultrasound is an imaging technology that has evolved swiftly and has come a long way since its beginnings. It is a commonly used initial diagnostic imaging modality as it is rapid, effective, portable, relatively inexpensive, and causes no harm to human health. In the last few decades, there have been significant technological improvements in the equipment as well as the development of contrast agents that allowed ultrasound to be even more widely adopted for urologic imaging. Ultrasound is an excellent guidance tool for an array of urologic interventional procedures and also has therapeutic application in the form of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for tumor ablation. This article focuses on the recent advances in ultrasound technology and its emerging clinical applications in urology.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus