Ultrasound safer than other imaging modalities for imaging female pelvis, say OB/GYN experts

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” … A group of noted obstetricians and gynecologists maintain that ultrasound is more cost-effective and safer than other imaging modalities for imaging the female pelvis and should be the first imaging modality used for patients with pelvic symptoms…”

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Learn more about OB/GYN ultrasound training at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute

Word of the Day – Head circumference (HC)

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Head circumference (HC)

Head circumference (HC) – a measurement of the transverse cranial circumference taken at the same level as the BPD.  The cranium is measured for the outer edge to the outer edge, using an ellipse to outline the contour of the cranium.  This measurement combined with other measurements (BPD, abdominal circumference, femur length, humerus length) are used for dating and growth in the second and third trimesters

To learn more about Head circumference (HC), 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.

Which breast cancer patients need lymph nodes removed? Ultrasound narrows it down, study finds

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A new study finds that not all women with lymph node-positive breast cancer treated with chemotherapy before surgery need to have all of their underarm nodes taken out. Ultrasound is a useful tool for judging before breast cancer surgery whether chemotherapy eliminated cancer from the underarm lymph nodes, the researchers found.

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Check out Gulf Coast Ultrasound’s Continuing Medical Education materials for Breast and OB/GYN ultrasound.

Word of the Day – Endometriosis

Word of the Day

EndometriosisThe 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.