Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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2012 | July-September | Volume 6 | Issue 3

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Tho Quynh Nguyen, Melanie Flores, Melchor Ortiz, Soyoung Lee, Zuber D Mulla

Accuracy and Reliability of Volume Measurements by 3D Ultrasound: A Prospective Study Performed by Novices

[Year:2012] [Month:July-September] [Volume:6] [Number:3] [Pages:6] [Pages No:219 - 224]

Keywords: 3D ultrasound,2D ultrasound,VOCALTM,Novice

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1245  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Purpose

This study evaluates the accuracy and reliability of off-line volume measurement using virtual organ computer-aided analysis (VOCALTM) and two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound by novices.

Methods

Thirty medical students, 15 sonographers and three experts were recruited to measure a liver, a gestational sac and a breast cancer lesion using 2D ultrasound and threedimensional (3D) VOCALTM method. The VOCALTM measurements produced by the experts were used as the gold standard for comparison. Accuracy and reliability were assessed by analysis of variance followed by a mean separation procedure.

Results

The t-test revealed with statistical significance that in measuring the liver, students outperformed sonographers regardless of 2D or VOCALTM methods; also, VOCALTM generated more accurate measurements than 2D ultrasound in both groups. In regards to the gestational sac, students continued to perform well with both 2D and VOCALTM while the sonographers were accurate by using VOCALTM only. Both groups of novices were not accurate with measuring the breast lesion. VOCALTM increased the novices’ interobserver reliability but not intraobserver reliability.

Conclusion

Students and sonographers can measure regularly shaped structures, such as the gestational sac accurately and reliably using VOCALTM. VOCALTM increased interobserver reliability in all groups of operators.

How to cite this article

Nguyen TQ, Flores M, Ortiz M, Lee S, Mulla ZD, Plavsic SK. Accuracy and Reliability of Volume Measurements by 3D Ultrasound: A Prospective Study Performed by Novices. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2012;6(3):219-224.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Francisco Raga, Newton G Osborne, Luiz E Machado, Francisco Bonilla, Fernando Bonilla-Musoles, Juan Carlos Castillo, Ana Martínez-Aspas

Umbilical Cord Entanglement: Diagnostic and Clinical Repercussions

[Year:2012] [Month:July-September] [Volume:6] [Number:3] [Pages:8] [Pages No:225 - 232]

Keywords: Doppler,2D,3D/4D umbilical cord,Entanglement control through all pregnancy

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1246  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Martínez-Aspas A, Raga F, Machado LE, Bonilla F Jr, Castillo JC, Osborne NG, Bonilla-Musoles F. Umbilical Cord Entanglement: Diagnostic and Clinical Repercussions. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2012;6(3):225-232.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Fernando Bonilla-Musoles, Juan Carlos Castillo, Luis Carlos Jimenez

Congenital Dacryocystocele: A Rare and Benign Nasolacrimal Duct Cyst Condition

[Year:2012] [Month:July-September] [Volume:6] [Number:3] [Pages:4] [Pages No:233 - 236]

Keywords: Dacryocystocele,2D and 3D ultrasound,Nasolacrimal duct cyst,Prenatal diagnosis

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1247  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

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Bonilla-Musoles F, Jimenez LC, Castillo JC. Congenital Dacryocystocele: A Rare and Benign Nasolacrimal Duct Cyst Condition. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2012;6(3):233-236.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Ulrich Honemeyer, Sanja Zaputovic, Tanja Turudic

Surgically Correctable Fetal Anomalies: Ultrasound Diagnosis and Management

[Year:2012] [Month:July-September] [Volume:6] [Number:3] [Pages:20] [Pages No:237 - 256]

Keywords: Fetal anomalies,Prenatal diagnosis,Ultrasound,Surgical correction

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1248  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

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Zaputovic S, Stanojevic M, Honemeyer U, Turudic T, Kurjak A. Surgically Correctable Fetal Anomalies: Ultrasound Diagnosis and Management. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2012;6(3):237-256.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Dominic Iliescu, Aris Antsaklis, Panagiotis Antsaklis, Daniela Paulescu, Alexandru Comanescu, Stefania Tudorache, Iuliana Ceausu, Liliana Novac, Nicolae Cernea

Applications of Ultrasound in Prelabor and Labor

[Year:2012] [Month:July-September] [Volume:6] [Number:3] [Pages:13] [Pages No:257 - 269]

Keywords: Ultrasound,Labor,Prelabor,Sonopartogram

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1249  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Iliescu D, Antsaklis P, Paulescu D, Comanescu A, Tudorache S, Antsaklis A, Ceausu I, Novac L, Cernea N, Kurjak A. Applications of Ultrasound in Prelabor and Labor. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2012;6(3):257-269.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Ekaterini Domali, Konstantinos Kyriakopoulos, Aris Antsaklis

Ultrasonography: The Main Diagnostic Tool in Subfertile Women

[Year:2012] [Month:July-September] [Volume:6] [Number:3] [Pages:16] [Pages No:270 - 285]

Keywords: Three-dimensional ultrasound,Subfertility,Diagnosis

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1250  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

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Domali E, Kyriakopoulos K, Antsaklis A. Ultrasonography: The Main Diagnostic Tool in Subfertile Women. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2012;6(3):270-285.

REVIEW ARTICLE

A Cristina Rossi, Vincenzo D’ Addario

Diagnosis and Management of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

[Year:2012] [Month:July-September] [Volume:6] [Number:3] [Pages:4] [Pages No:286 - 289]

Keywords: Twin-twin transfusion syndrome,Laser therapy,Monochorionic pregnancies,Fetal management,Fetal ultrasound,Quintero staging system

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1251  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

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Rossi AC, D'Addario V. Diagnosis and Management of Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2012;6(3):286-289.

REVIEW ARTICLE

CB Nagori

Baseline Scan and Ultrasound Diagnosis of PCOS

[Year:2012] [Month:July-September] [Volume:6] [Number:3] [Pages:10] [Pages No:290 - 299]

Keywords: Baseline scan,PCOS,Dose calculation,Hormonal correlation

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1252  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

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Panchal S, Nagori CB. Baseline Scan and Ultrasound Diagnosis of PCOS. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2012;6(3):290-299.

REVIEW ARTICLE

CB Nagori

Follicular Monitoring

[Year:2012] [Month:July-September] [Volume:6] [Number:3] [Pages:13] [Pages No:300 - 312]

Keywords: pre-hCG scan,Follicular maturity,Endometrial receptivity,3D power Doppler

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1253  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

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Panchal S, Nagori CB. Follicular Monitoring. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2012; 6(3):300-312.

REVIEW ARTICLE

The Safe Use of Diagnostic Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

[Year:2012] [Month:July-September] [Volume:6] [Number:3] [Pages:5] [Pages No:313 - 317]

Keywords: Fetus,Early pregnancy,Diagnostic ultrasound safety,B-mode,3D and 4D ultrasound,Pulsed Doppler ultrasound

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1254  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

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Maeda K, Kurjak A. The Safe Use of Diagnostic Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2012;6(3):313-317.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Ahmed S Ansari, Thomas G Tullius, Jason R Ross

The Role of Ultrasound in the Assessment of Intrauterine Device Complications

[Year:2012] [Month:July-September] [Volume:6] [Number:3] [Pages:9] [Pages No:318 - 326]

Keywords: Intrauterine device,Pelvic pain,Abnormal uterine bleeding,Contraception,Pelvic inflammatory disease,Uterine perforation,Uterine anomalies,Ultrasound

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1255  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

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Ansari AS, Tullius TG Jr, Ross JR, Plavsic SK. The Role of Ultrasound in the Assessment of Intrauterine Device Complications. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2012;6(3):318-326.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Ulrich Honemeyer, Lisa Montgomery, Kallie Appleton, Thomas G Tullius, Jason R Ross, Jami J Barnard

Recurrent Leiomyomatosis Peritonealis Disseminata: Sonographic and Laparoscopic Correlation

[Year:2012] [Month:July-September] [Volume:6] [Number:3] [Pages:6] [Pages No:327 - 332]

Keywords: Leiomyomatosis peritonealis disseminata,Disseminated peritoneal leiomyomatosis,Metastatic leiomyosarcoma,Spindle-cells,Fibroids,Infertility,Ovarian hyperstimulation

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1256  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

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Honemeyer U, Ross JR, Barnard JJ, Appleton K, Tullius TG Jr, Montgomery L, Plavsic SK. Recurrent Leiomyomatosis Peritonealis Disseminata: Sonographic and Laparoscopic Correlation. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2012;6(3):327-332.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Asim Kurjak, Ana Stavljenic Rukavina

Aging Society and Decline Fertility: How to Respond?

[Year:2012] [Month:July-September] [Volume:6] [Number:3] [Pages:9] [Pages No:333 - 341]

Keywords: Aging society,Fertility rate,Gross domestic product

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1257  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Kurjak A, Stavljenic Rukavina A, Stanojevic M. Aging Society and Decline Fertility: How to Respond? Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2012;6(3):333-341.

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