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The Use of Handheld Ultrasound Devices – An EFSUMB Position Paper

The miniaturization of ultrasound equipment in the form of tablet- or smartphone-sized ultrasound equipment is a result of the rapid evolution of technology and handheld ultrasound devices (HHUSD). This position paper of the European Federation of Societies in Ultrasound and Medicine (EFSUMB) assesses the current status of HHUSD in abdominal ultrasound, pediatric ultrasound, targeted echocardiography and heart ultrasound, and we will report position comments on the most common clinical applications. Also included is a SWOT (Strength – Weaknesses – Opportunities – Threats) analysis, the use for handheld devices for medical students, educational & training aspects, documentation, storage and safety considerations.

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Cancer Diagnosis

In Germany there are yearly approximately 9000 people developing liver cancer and the numbers rise distinctly. During the last 35 years the number of new cases doubled. Common practice in diagnosing this disease is the ultrasound examination: with the aid of modern sonography a benign growth can accurately be distinguished from malignant tumors. If ultrasound diagnosis is combined with specific blood testing, then liver carcinoma can even be detected at a very early stage. Current meta-analysis research scientists from the US discovered that this way 40 percent more tumors can be detected at an early stage. DEGUM experts in front of this background call attention to the relevance of high-quality diagnosis.

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Case Reports

Case Reports

Freesmeyer, M.; Schleußner, E.; Winkens, T.: Diagnosis of Struma Ovarii in a Patient with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma – Verification via 124I-PET/US Fusion Eine Patientin mit papillärem Schilddrüsenkarzinom und Struma ovarii – Diagnose durch 124I-PET/US Fusion
Lee, H. M.; Jeong, Y. M.; Park, S. H: Sparganosis of Upper Extremity in Subcutaneous and Intramuscular Layers Sparganose der oberen Extremität in den subkutanen und intramuskulären Schichten
Liu, Z.; Guo, J.; Ren, W.; Sun, S.; Tang, S.; Xie, L.: A Gastric Calcifying Fibrous Pseudotumor Detected by Transabdominal Ultrasound after Oral Administration of an Echoic Cellulose-Based Gastrointestinal Ultrasound Contrast Agent Kalzifizierender fibröser Pseudotumor des Magens entdeckt durch transabdominale Sonografie nach oraler Applikation eines echogenen gastrointestinalen Kontrastmittels auf Zellulose-Basis
De Robertis, R.; D'Onofrio, M.; Manfrin, E.; Dal Bo, C.; Pozzi Mucelli, R.: A Rare Case of Pancreatic Head Splenosis Diagnosed by Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Seltener Fall einer Pankreaskopf-Splenose diagnostiziert mittels kontrastverstärkter Sonografie
Nonnenmacher, S.; Müller, T.; Haug, U.; Blank, W.; Kubicka, S.; Heinzmann, A.: Nachweis einer iliacoenteralen Fistel als seltene Ursache einer unteren gastrointestinalen Blutung mittels Kontrastmittelsonografie (CEUS) Detection of an Iliacoenteric Fistula as a Rare Cause of Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding by Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS)
Xu, H.S.; Li, S.Y.; Liang, X.; Shou, J.D.; Xu, K.; He, Y.T.: Hepatocellular Carcinoma Presenting as a Wandering Abdominal Lump with Atypical CEUS Ungewöhnliche Manifestation eines hepatozellulären Karzinoms: mobile Raumforderung mit atypischer CEUS
Miric Tesanic, D.; Tikvica Luetic, A.; Habek, D.; Stanojevic, M.; Grujic Koracin, J.: Prenatal Diagnosis of Ambient Cistern Cyst Pränatale Diagnose einer Zyste der Cisterna ambiens
Song, I.-H.; Rediner, U.; Hermann, K.-G.; Burmester, G. R.; Backhaus, M.: Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound for the Monitoring of the Efficacy of Intra-Articular Glucocorticosteroids in 2 Patients with Inflammatory Knee Joint Synovitis Kontrastmittelgestützter Ultraschall zum Monitoring der Effektivität von intraartikulär applizierten Glukokortikosteroiden bei 2 Patienten mit entzündlicher Gonarthritis
Tombesi, P.; Di Vece, F.; Salviato, E.; Galeotti, R.; Sartori, S.: Spontaneous Active Bleeding in Thoracoacromial Artery Diagnoses by Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound – a Case Report Diagnose einer aktiven Spontanblutung der Brust-Schulter-Arterie mittels kontrastverstärkter Sonografie – ein Fallbericht
Viaccoz, A.; Müller, H.; Perren, F.: Asymptomatic External Carotid Artery Thrombosis in Acute Stroke Asymptomatische Thrombose der Arteria carotis externa bei akutem Schlaganfall
Pompili, M.; Riccardi, L.; Garcovich, M.; Sollazzi, L.; Seccia, A.; Rapaccini, G.: Severe Skin Burn at Needle Entry Point Complicating Radiofrequency Ablation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Schwere Hautverbrennung am Nadeleintrittspunkt als Komplikation einer Radiofrequenzablation bei hepatozellulärem Karzinom
Fette, A.; Mayr, J.: Slipped Distal Humerus Epiphysis in Tiny Infants Easily Detected and Followed-Up by Ultrasound Distale Humerusepiphysenlösung bei Säuglingen. Diagnose mittels Ultraschall
Chopra, S. S.; Eisele, R.; Guckelberger, O.; Mogl, M.; Grieser, C.; Neuhaus, P.; Denecke, T.: Stellenwert der Duplex-Sonografie in der Diagnose und Therapiekontrolle des Lienalis-Steal-Syndroms nach Lebertransplantation Impact of Duplex Ultrasound on Diagnosis and Therapy of Lienalis Steal Syndrome following Liver Transplantation
Hoxha, A.; Merz, E.: Maternal Sjögren Syndrome and Isolated Complete Fetal AV Block: Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy Maternales Sjögren-Syndrom und isolierter kompletter fetaler AV-Block: Pränatale Diagnose und Therapie
Holschbach, V.; Lattrich, C. R.; Ortmann, O.; Müller, A. M.; Germer, U.: Upper Abdominal Cysts in First Trimester Fetuses Fetale Oberbauchzysten im ersten Trimenon
Ilivitzki, A.; Shaoul, R.; Engel, A.: The Unique Sonographic Appearance of a Gastric Mucosal Lining Duplication Cyst Das einzigartige sonografische Erscheinungsbild einer zystischen Duplikatur mit Magenschleimhaut
Solivetti, F. M.; Elia, F.; Musicco, F.; Bonagura, A. C.; Di Leo, N.; Iera, J.; Drudi, Francesco: Anaphylactic Shock Induced by Sulphur Hexafluoride in an Individual with no History of Heart Disease: Case Report and Literature review Schwefelhexafluorid-induzierter allergischer Schock bei einer Person ohne Vorgeschichte einer Herzerkrankung
Enzensberger, C.; Eskef, K.; Schwarze, A.; Faas, D.; Axt-Fliedner, R.: Course and Outcome of Pregnancy After Maternal Exposure to Angiotensin-II-Receptor Blockers – Case Report and Review of the Literature Schwangerschaftsverlauf bei maternaler Therapie mit Angiotensin-II-Rezeptor-Blocker – Case Report und Literaturübersicht
Koch, A. M.: Abgang der rechten Koronararterie aus dem linken Sinus Valsalva mit interarteriellem Verlauf bei einem asymptomatischen Neugeborenen Right Coronary Artery Arising from the Left Coronary Sinus with Interarterial Course in an Asymptomatic Newborn
Deuschle, P.; Michel, M.; Lenz, F.; Wessel, L.: Erstbeschreibung einer pränatal diagnostizierten Nuck-Zyste First Case of an Antenatally Diagnosed Cyst of Nuck
Colmorn, L. B.; Jensen, T.; Petersen, B. L.; Helvind, M.; Jørgensen, F. S.: Prenatal Ultrasound Diagnosis of a Multiple Atypical Right Atrial Cardiac Fibroma Pränatale sonografische Diagnose eines multiplen atypischen rechts-atrialen Fibroms
Seliger, C.; Turmanidze, N.; Schmid, E.; Wiethölter, H.; Boy, S.; Bogdahn, U.; Kaiser, B.; Schlachetzki, F.: Three Cases of Stroke in Patients with Atypical Presentation of Type A Aortic Dissection – Potential of Neurosonography in the Early Diagnosis of Atypical Stroke Extrakranielle Duplex-Sonografie in der Frühdiagnose von Typ-A-Aortendissektionen – 3 Fallbeispiele mit atypischer Schlaganfallätiologie
Basaran, A.: Diagnosis of Occipital Meningocele at 10 Weeks of Gestation and its Natural Course – Imaging of Meningoencephalocele in Early Postembryonic Period Diagnose der okzipitalen Meningozele in der 10. Gestationswoche und deren natürlicher Verlauf – Darstellung der Meningoenzephalozele in der frühen nachembryonalen Periode