Word of the Day

Atrial septal defect

Atrial_Septal_DefectAtrial septal defect – A hole in the wall of the heart separating the atria or in the wall of the heart separating the ventricles.

Atrial septal defect (ASD) is a heart defect that is present at birth (congenital). While the baby is in the womb, there is normally an opening between the upper chambers of the heart (atria) to allow blood to flow around the lungs. This opening usually closes around the time when the baby is born.

Word of the Day – Atherectomy

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Atherectomy

Atherectomy – A nonsurgical technique for treating diseased arteries with a rotating device that cuts or shaves away material that is blocking or narrowing an artery.

To learn more about Atherectomy, and how to identify it during your evaluations, check out upcoming Vascular hands-on training course that will provide hours of hands-on scanning.

Word of the Day

Artifacts

artifact_mirror_uterus_markedArtifacts can be defined as any structure in an ultrasound image that does not have a corresponding anatomic tissue structure.

Artifacts may be classified into four main categories: missing structures, degraded images, falsely perceived objects, and structures with a misregistered location.

 

Read more here: http://www.scahq.org/sca3/events/2012/echo/fundamentals/submissions/mon/Artifacts%20od%20Ultrasound%20-%20Heller.pdf

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Word of the Day – Arcuate Arteries

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Arcuate arteries

spenomegalyArcuate arteries – small arteries that lie at the bases of the renal medullary pyramids. They normally appear as thread-like echogenic structures that should not be confused for calculi.

To learn more about Arcuate arteries, and how to identify it during your evaluations, check out upcoming Abdominal hands-on training course that will provide hours of hands-on scanning.