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By Bates J.

ISBN-10: 0195328981

ISBN-13: 9780195328981

A entire advisor to stomach ultrasound, together with uncomplicated anatomy, method and ultrasound appearances including the commonest pathological tactics. could be hugely illustrated with top of the range scans, many in color.

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Scan first, sweeping smoothly from one aspect of the organ to the other in two planes, then take the relevant images to support your findings. ● Make the most of your equipment (see Chapter 1). Increase the confidence level of your scan by fully utilizing all the available facilities, using Doppler, tissue harmonics, changing transducers and frequencies and manipulating the machine settings and processing options. GENERAL POINTERS ON UPPER-ABDOMINAL TECHNIQUE Scanning technique is not something that can be learnt from a book.

15 Postprandial, contracted gallbladder, with consequently thickened wall. (Fig. 17). The gallbladder itself is abnormally small, rather than just contracted. Cystic fibrosis also carries an increased incidence of gallstones because of the altered composition of the bile and bile stasis and the wall might be thickened and fibrosed from cholecystitis. PORCELAIN GALLBLADDER When the gallbladder wall becomes calcified the resulting appearance is of a solid reflective structure causing a distal shadow in the gallbladder fossa (Fig.

4 Haemodynamics of the liver Pulsed and colour Doppler to investigate the hepatic vasculature are now established aids to diagnosis in the upper abdomen. Doppler should always be used in conjunction with the real-time image and in the context of the patient’s presenting symptoms. Used in isolation it can be highly misleading. 18 The right and left branches of the portal vein. 19 The portal vein radical is associated with a branch of the hepatic artery and a biliary duct (arrows) within the hyperechoic fibrous sheath.

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