Publication Date

2020-12-03

Document Type

Presentation

Disciplines

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Family Medicine | Medical Education | Radiology

Abstract

This presentation is part of the PEER Liberia Radiology Lecture Series. The presentation provides an overview of abdominal ultrasound of the liver. Evaluation of the liver demands a comprehensive survey through all the tissue. The practitioner must use a variety of scan planes, acoustic windows and patient positions in order to achieve this. It is important to utilize optimum equipment settings in order to interpret the appearances. Constant evaluation of the image with necessary changes in the settings throughout the scan is necessary to avoid pitfalls and interpret appearance accurately. Diagnosis must be made in the context of the patient’s presenting symptoms and any past history. Utilizing tools such as Doppler help to maximize the information available from the ultrasound scan.

Keywords

abdominal ultrasound, liver, radiology

Rights and Permissions

Copyright 2020 The Author(s)

DOI of Published Version

10.13028/0m9g-4b28

Journal/Book/Conference Title

PEER Liberia Radiology Lecture Series

Comments

Presented online to the ELWA Family Medicine residents, Monrovia, Liberia, on December 3, 2020.

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