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Impact Factor 2013

The Impact Factor 2013 was released this year on July 29.
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Scientific Corner

SPAT(E)US, Characterization of Small Pancreatic Tumors by   (E)US

Pediatric Registry

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Statement of the Section Internal Medicine of the DEGUM


Ultrasound Obtains Pole Position for Clinical Imaging in Acute Diverticulitis

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Chest Ultrasound Course - Advanced
14-16 May 2015, Zamosc, Poland

Liver and Pancreas CEUS and Interventional Ultrasound Course
22-23 May 2015, Verona, Italy

CEUS Update Abdominal & Non-Abdominal Applications
12-13 June 2015, Riga, Latvia

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Current Issue - April 2015

Diagnostic Accuracy and Interobserver Agreement of Quasistatic Ultrasound Elastography in the Diagnosis of Thyroid Nodules

V. Cantisani, P. Lodise, G. Di Rocco, H. Grazhdani, D. Giannotti, G. Patrizi, E. Medvedyeva, M. Olive, C. Fioravanti, L. Giacomelli, C. Chiesa, A. Redler, C. Catalano, F. D'Ambrosio, P. Ricci

The purpose of Cantisani et al. was to assess the best technique and the diagnostic accuracy of Quasistatic Ultrasound Elastography (QUE) in thyroid nodules. Interobserver agreement was also evaluated.

CEUS in Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Intrahepatic Cholangiocellular Carcinoma in 320 Patients – Early or Late Washout Matters: A Subanalysis of the DEGUM Multicenter Trial

D. Wildner, T. Bernatik, C. Greis, K. Seitz, M. F. Neurath, D. Strobel

The aim of the study was the comparison of tumor vascularization and contrast enhancement in contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for the characterization of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and intrahepatic cholangiocellular carcinoma (ICC). The authors present data of the subpopulations HCC and ICC examined in the DEGUM multicenter trial for the characterization of focal liver lesions in clinical practice.


Incidence of Bleeding in 8172 Percutaneous Ultrasound-Guided Intraabdominal Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions – Results of the Prospective Multicenter DEGUM Interventional Ultrasound Study (PIUS Study)

D. Strobel, T. Bernatik, W. Blank, U. Will, A. Reichel, M. Wüstner, V. Keim, D. Schacherer, A. P. Barreiros, G. Kunze, D. Nürnberg, A. Ignee, E. Burmester, A. A. Bunk, M. Friedrich-Rust, E. Froehlich, A. Schuler, C. Jenssen, W. Bohle, M. Mauch, K. Dirks, J. Kaemmer, C. Pachmann, J. Stock, M. Hocke, A. Kendel, C. Schmidt, C. Jakobeit, H. Kinkel, W. Heinz, G. Hübner, M. Pichler, T. Müller

The authors designed a prospective multicenter observational study within the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ultraschall in der Medizin, DEGUM) to evaluate the incidence of bleeding complications after percutaneous ultrasound-guided intraabdominal diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.