Research Papers/Topics in Medical Ultrasonography

Establishing A Relationship Between Uterine Myoma And Thyroid Nodules Using Medical Ultrasonographic Pattern Approach

ABSTRACT Background: Every cell in the body depends on the thyroid hormones for regulation of their metabolism. About 5-10% of thyroid nodules are suggested to be malignant. Many philosophies explain myoma growth through different pathways and most make mention of estrogen as a contributor. Estrogen is known to have influence on thyroid function, and suspected to have a role in formation of thyroid nodules. Estrogen receptors have been found in normal and neoplastic thyroid tissue...

Sonographic Determination Of Prevalence Of Thyroid Pathology Among Asymptomatic Health Workers Of Volta Regional Hospital, Ho

ABSTRACT Background: Ultrasonography is now the preferred imaging modality in diagnosing thyroid pathology because it is widely available, affordable, and easy to use.  Apart from detecting more nodules than palpation, it is able to classify the nodules and also measure thyroid volume. Thyroid pathology detection is up to 8% by palpation, 13 to 65% by ultrasound, and up to 50% by autopsy studies, Aim: The aim of this study was to sonographically determine the prevalence of thyroid ...

Determining Best Regressional Model in Predicting Foetal Weight in Philips Clearview 350 Ultrasound Equipment

ABSTRACT Background: Earlier investigations have demonstrated that the accuracy of foetal weight estimation is significantly higher if several ultrasonic foetal parameters are measured, because the total body mass depends on the size of foetal head, abdominal circumference and femur length. Aim: This study aimed to determine the best ultrasound regression models that use the common foetal biometric measurements in predicting foetal weight for normal singleton pregnancies in ClearVue 35...

Comparative Study Of Pregnancy Dating By Symphysisfundal Height Measurement And Ultrasound Scanning In Kumasi Metropolis

ABSTRACT Background: Gestational age (GA) assessment is an essential tool used to monitor the proper growth and development of fetuses. Obstetricians therefore depend on estimated GA to correctly diagnose either pre-term or post-term labour and to distinguish between preterm birth and intrauterine growth restriction. Aim: The aim of study was to evaluate the accuracy of symphysis-fundal height (SFH) in comparison to ultrasound scan for the assessment of gestational age. Methodology: Th...

Prevalence And Risk Factors Of Symptomatic Gallbladder Stone Disease Using Ultrasonography

ABSTRACT Background: Diseases of the gallbladder are common and its management is costly. The best epidemiological screening method to accurately determine point prevalence of gallstones disease is ultrasonography. Symptomatic gallstones present with characteristic right upper quadrant discomfort or pain (biliary colic).Many risk factors for cholesterol gallstones formation are not modifiable such as ethnic background, increasing age, female gender and family history or genetics. Conver...

Trans-Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging in Men Presenting with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in A Ghanaian Population

ABSTRACT Background: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are a common condition in elderly men. Male LUTS were once called ‘prostatism’ because LUTS in men were thought to be caused primarily by benign prostatic enlargement (BPE). The BPE is a common health problem that affects elderly men worldwide.  Aim: The study sought to investigate the correlation between the trans-abdominal ultrasound measurement of the transverse anterior to posterior (AP) and transverse diameter of...