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EUROSON 2020

The Euroson 2020 is taking place in Bergen, the gateway to the fjords and mountains of Norway. In accordance with the EFSUMB's motto "Building a European Ultrasound Community", the congress will create a vibrant, interdisciplinary meeting place for students, doctors, engineers, professors, sonographers, industry and all stakeholders of ultrasound. The congress will focus on new developments in science and promote educational activities.

Date: 11th - 13th June 2020
Location: Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway

 
 
 

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European Journal of Ultrasound – 1/2020

Single-Center Study: Evaluating the Diagnostic Performance and Safety of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) in Pregnant Women to Assess Hepatic Lesions

Vincent Schwarze et al.
 
Ultrasound is an essential imaging tool for evaluating physiological and pathological fetal or maternal conditions during pregnancy. Published data is limited with respect to the application of CEUS during pregnancy. The aim of the present retrospective single-center study is to assess the diagnostic performance and safety of CEUS during pregnancy to evaluate hepatic lesions of unknown entity.

Intrauterine Fetal Growth Delay During Late Pregnancy After Maternal Gastric Bypass Surgery

Michael Feichtinger et al.

In pregnancy, obesity is associated with increased maternal morbidity and fetal morbidity and mortality. Within the past decade, bariatric surgery has evolved to be the most effective treatment for morbid obesity. The aim of this study was to investigate intrauterine growth tendencies of fetuses conceived after gastric bypass surgery and compare them to a BMI-matched control group. As a primary outcome measure, trajectories of fetal anthropometry (including abdominal circumference, head circumference, femur length) determined by ultrasound has been evaluated.

 

Long-Term Knowledge Retention after Peer-Assisted Abdominal Ultrasound Teaching: Is PAL a Successful Model for Achieving Knowledge Retention?

Nasenien Nourkami-Tutdibi et al.

Diagnostic ultrasound has a crucial importance in clinical settings, especially in intensive care medicine where bedside ultrasound has become indispensable. Medical students as well as residents therefore have a strong interest in learning this useful skill. Since staff resources are limited, more and more universities are using student tutors in a peer-assisted learning concept (PAL) to teach medical students early in their training. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether PAL is a suitable method for teaching complex skills like abdominal ultrasound and to evaluate whether students do achieve adequate longterm knowledge retention after peer-assisted teaching.