European Journal of Ultrasound

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Presidential address

Dear members of EFSUMB, dear members of our European ultrasound family,

One month ago the General Assembly of our federation took place and elected the members of the Executive Bureau (ExB) and of the committees of EFSUMB. I really would like to thank all the delegates of our national societies for this really exciting election and for the trust you have placed in the newly elected members of EFSUMBs governing bodies.

On behalf of the EFSUMB Executive Bureau

Christian Jenssen

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European Journal of Ultrasound 4-2021

A Closer Look at a Small Brain: Transnuchal Ultrasound Facilitates High-Resolution Imaging of the Cerebellum in Preterm Infants

Tobias Muehlbacher et al.

Transnuchal ultrasound is feasible for examination of the preterm cerebellum and improves image quality compared to scans through the MF with higher resolution at a very short distance. Monitoring cerebellar growth during early postnatal life via transnuchal ultrasound can help to identify children at high risk for neurodevelopmental impairment.
Comparison of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound as Diagnostic Options for Unclear Cystic Renal Lesions: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Felix Gassert et al.

A decision model including the diagnostic modalities MRI and CEUS was created based on Markov simulations estimating lifetime costs and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). The recent literature was reviewed to obtain model input parameters. The deterministic sensitivity of diagnostic parameters and costs was determined and probabilistic sensitivity analysis using Monte-Carlo Modelling was applied. Willingness-to-pay (WTP) was assumed to be $ 100 000/QALY.
A Simplified Ultrasonographic Score for the Prediction of Cytologically Suspicious Thyroid Nodules

Loredana Pagano et al.

The major aim of ultrasound (US)-based risk stratification systems is to reduce unnecessary thyroid biopsies without losing the ability to recognize nodules with clinically significant malignancy. Each of the classic suspicious features of a thyroid nodule detected on US scan (hypoechoic pattern, microcalcifications, irregular margin, taller than wide shape, irregular vascularization) is significantly independently associated with the probability of malignancy, but none of them has good diagnostic accuracy.