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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.


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Hot Tip – Calculating the Aortic Valve Area Using the Continuity Equation

Here’s a tip on how to calculate the aortic valve area using the continuity equation. This video provides clarification on the often confusing continuity equation and Bridget Mazzuco, BBA, RDCS, RVT, demonstrates three easy steps to calculate AVA.

For more educational information like this, check out our upcoming Adult Echocardiography Hands On Training Seminars at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute.

Hot Tips – Gallbladder “Rolling Stones” Sign on Ultrasound

One of the most common pitfalls in gallbladder sonography is confusing the proximal duodenum for an abnormal gallbladder.  Sonographers also struggle to demonstrate gallstones when they are located in close proximity to the GB neck. Theresa Jorgensen, RDMS, RDCS, RVT will discuss the  “rolling stones” sign to help demonstrate non-obstructed true-luminal gallstones to accurately distinguish between the gallbladder and GI tract.

For more educational information like this, check out our upcoming abdominal hands-on ultrasound seminars at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute.