Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Some neat ultrasound videos of normal fetal heart

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These short sonographic videos of the fetal heart show the 4 chambers clearly.
(LA= left atrium, RA= right atrium, LV= left ventricle,
RV= right ventricle).
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These ultrasound video clips show the beating heart of a late 3rd trimester fetus (34 weeks gestational age).
For images, video clips of fetal heart see this link:
http://www.ultrasound-images.com/normal-anatomy.htm

For ultrasound images of fetal heart pathology and congenital anomalies of the fetal heart click this link:
http://www.ultrasound-images.com/fetal-heart.htm

Saturday, November 14, 2009

New additions to my website:

Just added some nice ultrasound images and links on renal cell carcinoma to my web site at:
http://www.ultrasound-images.com/kidneys.htm
Also an interesting addition to a rare congenital anomaly in a 2nd trimester fetus:
see- http://www.ultrasound-images.com/fetal-face-and-neck.htm
The fetal face shows a proboscis with hypotelorism, part of a series of anomalies in this pregnancy.
Joe.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fibroadenoma and fibroadenosis of breast:















On http://www.ultrasound-images.com/breast.htm
I have just posted some nice sonographic images of a rather gray area in the field of breast imaging. There is almost no radiological literature on the subject of fibroadenosis of the breast, both on the internet and in print. At the link above are ultrasound images of both fibroadenoma and fibroadenosis of breast. What I have gathered is that fibroadenosis is a more or less "normal" nodularity of the breast which is usually self limiting (can disappear over a period of a few weeks to months). Clinically fibroadenosis may cause a little tenderness in the breast, with or without palpable nodules (which may be visualized on sonography). However, fibroadenoma of breast is a well established clinical and radiological entity. Fibroadenoma presents as a palpable (often "slippery") small nodule, well seen on ultrasound.
Here is a typical image of fibroadenoma.... (see above).