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Inguinal Hernias: The Difference Between Direct vs. Indirect & Why it Matters for Sonographers

Hernias are a bulge of an organ outside of the space in which it is normally contained.  Inguinal hernias are the most common type of external hernia.  They account for 80% of the external hernias followed by incisional hernias which account for 10%, femoral hernias which account for 5%, and umbilical hernias which account for… Continue reading Inguinal Hernias: The Difference Between Direct vs. Indirect & Why it Matters for Sonographers

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The Guidelines for Ultrasound Interpretation

Have you ever wondered where you doctors are getting the guidelines for interpretation of your exams?  They are not pulling random numbers and studies out of the sky.  In fact, many of the radiologists I have worked with refer to http://www.acr.org, American College of Radiology, for the appropriateness criteria.   This website does require membership… Continue reading The Guidelines for Ultrasound Interpretation

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Abdomen Ultrasound Protocol & Upper Limits of Normal Cheat Sheet

I have often wished there was a universal protocol for how we take ultrasound images that spanned across all facilities nationwide.  This would make it easier for me to compare my exam to the prior images if they are available.  It would be easier for the interpreting physician too.  If you are working amongst a group… Continue reading Abdomen Ultrasound Protocol & Upper Limits of Normal Cheat Sheet

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Trophon versus Cidex: Why I’m glad we have a Trophon

I’ve been a working sonographer since 2006 and few things surprise me anymore.  Today I decided to do a little research on disinfection of transvaginal probe because we recently replaced our Cidex with a Trophon unit.  I didn’t think too much about the Cidex method because it is what every hospital & clinic I have… Continue reading Trophon versus Cidex: Why I’m glad we have a Trophon