European Journal of Ultrasound

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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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Editorial board


Michael Bachmann Nielsen, Copenhagen
Vito Cantisani, Rome
Rabih Chaoui, Berlin
Stefan Meng, Vienna
Eberhard Merz, Frankfurt/Main
Fabio Piscaglia, Bologna
Paul Sidhu, London
Deike Strobel, Erlangen
Sevgi Tercanli, Basel
Uwe Walter, Rostock

Founded in 1980 by

Hans Rudolf Müller, Basel †
Emil Reinold, Vienna †
Gerhard Rettenmaier, Böblingen †

Editorial Board

Thomas Albrecht, Berlin
Christian Arning, Hamburg
Radu Badea, Cluj-Napoca
Annalisa Berzigotti, Bern
Boris Brkljačić, Zagreb
Alfred Bunk, Dresden
Jonathan Carlsen, Copenhagen
Dirk-Andre Clevert, Munich
Karl-Heinz Deeg, Bamberg
Friedrich Degenhardt, Bielefeld
Christoph Dietrich, Bad Mergentheim
Francesco Maria Drudi, Rome
Manfred Essig, Zweisimmen
David H. Evans, Leicester
Mireen Friedrich-Rust, Frankfurt
Michael Gebel, Hannover
Ulrich Gembruch, Bonn
Alois Gessl, Wien
Odd Helge Gilja, Bergen
Rüdiger Görtz, Erlangen
Norbert Gritzmann, Salzburg
Bernhard-Joachim Hackelöer, Hamburg
Joachim Hohmann, Winterthur
Ernst-Michael Jung, Regensburg
Markus Hoopmann, Tübingen
Klaus-Vitold Jenderka, Merseburg
Karim Kalache, Berlin
Philipp Klaritsch, Graz
Andrea Sabine Klauser, Innsbruck
Christian Kollmann, Vienna
Wolf Mann, Mainz
Gebhard Mathis, Hohenems
Jean-Yves Meuwly, Lausanne
Petru Adrian Mircea, Cluj Napoca
Gerhard Mostbeck, Vienna
Christian Nolsøe, Copenhagen
Dieter Nürnberg, Neuruppin
Lukas Pfeifer, Erlangen
Kjell Åsmund Salvesen, Trondheim
Barbara Schellhaas, Erlangen
Hans-Rudolf Schwarzenbach, Melide
Jörg Simanowski, Hannover
Ioan Sporea, Timisoara
Daniel Staub, Basel
Horst Steiner, Salzburg
Hubert Stiegler, Munich
Holger Strunk, Bonn
Stefan Wellek, Mainz
Frank Wolfram, Gera
Pavlos S. Zoumpoulis, Kifissia