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EFSUMB Guidelines and Recommendations of the Clinical Use of Liver Ultrasound Elastography, update 2017

Over the last decade EFSUMB has produced a series of guidelines and recommendations regarding different ultrasound applications. EFSUMB is working to promote high quality in ultrasound education and sustain excellent professional standards in training and practice. These guidelines are available on the EFSUMB website and are provided to guide both novice and expert users in performing examinations with ultrasound technology.

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Bericht zur DEGUM-Pressekonferenz am 20. April in Berlin

Welche modernen Möglichkeiten bietet Ultraschall, um Magen-Darm-Erkrankungen erkennbar zu machen? Und welche wichtigen Hinweise liefert das bildgebende Verfahren bei rheumatischen Erkrankungen? Warum sollte die Sonografie bei der Diagnose von Nierensteinen das Mittel der ersten Wahl sein? Über diese und weitere Fragen diskutierten Experten im April 2017 auf einer Pressekonferenz der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ultraschall in der Medizin e. V. (DEGUM) in Berlin. 

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European Journal of Ultrasound – 3/2017

Giovanni Maconi, Maria Teresa Greco, Anil Kumar Asthana

Transperineal ultrasound (TPUS) is a practical tool for assessing perianal inflammatory lesions. The authors systematically reviewed its accuracy for detecting and classifying perianal fistulae and abscesses.

Kim Nylund, Giovanni Maconi, Alois Hollerweger, Tomas Ripolles, Nadia Pallotta, Antony Higginson, Carla Serra, Christoph F. Dietrich, Ioan Sporea, Adrian Saftoiu, Klaus Dirks, Trygve Hausken, Emma Calabrese, Laura Romanini, Christian Maaser, Dieter Nuernberg, Odd Helge Gilja
In October 2014 the EFSUMB formed a Gastrointestinal Ultrasound (GIUS) task force group to promote the use of GIUS in a clinical setting. The first part of this guideline gives an overview of the examination techniques for GIUS recommended by experts in the field. It also presents the current evidence for the interpretation of normal sonoanatomical and physiological features as examined with different ultrasound modalities.


Rezzak Yilmaz, Andrea Pilotto, Benjamin Roeben, Oliver Preische, Ulrike Suenke, Sebastian Heinze, Florian G. Metzger, Christoph Laske, Walter Maetzler, Daniela Berg
One of the anatomical hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the atrophy of the medial temporal lobe (MTL), yet cost-effective and broadly available methodological alternatives to the current imaging tools for screening of this brain area are not currently available.