Department of Radiology

Organ Specific Ultrasound

A variety of organs can be evaluated using ultrasound. Many clinical studies require anatomical evaluation of organs such as the liver, kidneys, spleen, gall bladder, thyroid, uterus, ovaries, testis and/or prostate, as pre-inclusion criteria or as a part of the continuing research. Additional uses of ultrasound include pre-op anatomical evaluations, organ evaluation while on medications and study completion evaluations.

Evaluating Perfusion

Power Doppler is available to evaluate perfusion of a variety of tissue types. Spectral Doppler imaging can provide a variety of measures and indices in both arterial and venous flow.

Measuring Tissue Motion

M-mode imaging is available for measuring tissue motion in cardiac and other applications.

Contrast Enhanced Sonography

Enhancing ultrasound images through the use of micro-bubble based contrast agents is now FDA approved for cardiac imaging, and is being evaluated for other clinical applications. Ultrasound Research Services has the resources necessary for performing this type of imaging in both fundamental and harmonic modes, and the capability for both qualitative and quantitative assessment of such images.

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