Elastography in Evaluating Small Parts

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2024 | Viewed by 365

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Endocrinology, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine Pharmacy, 300041 Timisoara, Romania
Interests: elastography; medical imaging; shear wave elastography; secondary hyperparathyroidism; renal disease; primary hyperparathyroidism; thyroid ultrasound; thyroid; ultrasonography
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Department of Endocrinology, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 300041 Timisoara, Romania
Interests: elastography; parathyroid; secondary hyperparathyroidism; shear wave elastography; ultrasonography; acromegaly; thyroid ultrasonography

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Department of Endocrinology, “Victor Babes” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 300041 Timisoara, Romania
Interests: endocrinology; elastography; viscosity; contrast-enhanced ultrasound; multiparametric evaluation; thyroid disease; renal disease; liver fibrosis; hyperparathyroidism
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ultrasound evaluations are performed in all medical fields and represent a valuable instrument in clinical medicine and the research area. Technological advancements in ultrasonography have introduced elastography as a novel and improved method, complementary to conventional ultrasonography.

Elastography is used to assess tissue stiffness, with the potential of differentiating benign from malignant tissues. It offers quantitative and qualitative information concerning tissue stiffness by measuring the tissue elasticity index. Elastography is a validated marker of pathological states, approved in many clinical areas, improving diagnostic methods and establishing its role in the field of endocrinology, hepato-gastroenterology, senology, urology, and otorhinolaryngology.

Various elastographic techniques exist, developed based on the ultrasound signal processing method, allowing a direct, repeatable, harmless, non-invasive quantification, with direct measurements of the structural tissue changes.

In this Special Issue, we invite submissions exploring endocrine disease and disorders of small parts as well as superficial structures. The Special Issue palette includes elastographic evaluation of thyroid pathology (nodular goiter and autoimmune disease), parathyroid disease, salivary glands, lymph nodes, joint and tendons, scrotum and intratesticular, breast, and peripheral nerves. Elastography has been repeatably proven as a useful qualitative and quantitative tool that can offer a better differentiation of tissue elasticity, thus facilitating diagnosis and therapeutic management.

Contributions may focus on correctly recognizing disease, differential diagnostics, and diagnostics of different types of disturbances.

This Special Issue invites the submission of both original and review papers, technical papers, and clinical papers exploring any aspect of ultrasound and elastography imaging.

Dr. Laura Cotoi
Dr. Daniela Amzar
Prof. Dr. Dana Stoian
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  • shear wave elastography
  • strain elastography
  • stiffness
  • thyroid nodules
  • primary hyperparathyroidism
  • secondary hyperparathyroidism
  • muscle tissue
  • lymphadenopathy
  • elastography
  • thyroid ultrasound, lymph nodes elastography, testicular elastography, salivary glands elastography, breast elastography, tendons and joints elastography, peripheral nerves elastography

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