Transabdominal ultrasound


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Transabdominal ultrasound

A small handheld instrument called a transducer is passed back and forth over the pelvic area to provide images of the abdomen
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Clinical characteristics, preoperative transabdominal ultrasound findings, surgeon findings and new lesions detected solely by IOUS are summarized in table 1.
Transabdominal ultrasound guidance offers a noninvasive method, which has infrequently been reported in the literature (14-17), and despite its advantages is not widely used in Europe (4).
Diagnostic modality of choice for placenta previa is trans-vaginal ultrasound; however, since it is not widely available every where in developing countries also because of fearsome risk of torrential vaginal bleeding occurring in case of vaginal probe accidentally hitting the os in placenta previa major; transabdominal ultrasound seems a safer option.
Transabdominal ultrasound measurement of the lumbar spinal canal.
The mean change in both the volume and number of uterine fibroids was assessed by transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) and/or transabdominal ultrasound at baseline and at the end of the 4-month treatment period.
11] In addition, measuring BWT by transabdominal ultrasound is a simple, non-invasive method to assess BOO in BPH patients.
Finkler and 12 colleagues used the transabdominal ultrasound in combination with CA125 for ovarian cancer screening and found a sensitivity of 30% to 50% for stage 1 disease compared with 88% for 13 advanced disease (stages 3 and 4) .
Due to rare reports in the literature about the utility of the BOON, and the fact that transabdominal ultrasound (rather than transrectal, as originally included in the formula) was performed, Kendall's tau rank correlation test determined the correlation between prostate volume, Qmax and mean voided urine, as well as other clinical variables with the determinants of obstruction: URA, Schaefer nomogram and bladder outlet obstruction index.
A transabdominal ultrasound reveals a complex mass surrounding the bladder and throughout the lower quadrants consistent with pseudomyxoma peritonei Figures 2 and 3).
Transabdominal ultrasound was not conclusive, given bad transmission of the sound and lack of collaboration from the patient, in spite of which normal ovaries were observed.
The current methods to distinguish the right side of the fetus from the left side on the transabdominal ultrasound examination rely on several parameters including maternal position, fetal position and transducer orientation.