Word of the Day

Endometriosis

Endometriosis-UltrasoundEndometriosis is the presence of tissue that normally grows inside the uterus (womb) in an abnormal anatomical location. Endometriosis is very common and may not produce symptoms, or it may lead to painful menstruation. It has also been associated with infertility. Endometriosis occurs most commonly within the Fallopian tubes and on the outside of the tubes and ovaries, the outer surface of the uterus and intestines, and anywhere on the surface of the pelvic cavity. It can also be found, less often, on the surface of the liver, in old surgery scars or, very rarely, in the lung or brain.

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

Word of the Day – Fibrillation

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Fibrillation

In matters of the heart (cardiology), fibrillation is incoordinate twitching of the heart muscle fibers.

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

Word of the Day

Deep vein thrombosis

Deep-venous-thrombosis-ultrasoundDeep vein thrombosis

A blood clot (thrombus) in a deep vein in the thigh or leg. The clot can break off as an embolus and make its way to the lung, where it can cause respiratory distress and respiratory failure.

To learn more about Deep vein thrombosis, 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 – Tomography

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Tomography

The process for generating a tomogram, a two-dimensional image of a slice or section through a three-dimensional object. Tomography achieves this remarkable result by simply moving an x-ray source in one direction as the x-ray film is moved in the opposite direction during the exposure to sharpen structures in the focal plane, while structures in other planes appear blurred. The tomogram is the picture; the tomograph is the apparatus; and tomography is the process.

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