Roy A. Filly, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, of Surgery, and of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco.
Ultrasound is a unique imaging modality due to the variability of image acquisition. Unlike other modalities where images are acquired linearly with fixed slices in a predictable order, ultrasound requires flexibility and a unique skill set to obtain diagnostic images. Surgical bandages, overlying bowel gas, anatomical variability all impact the quality of the study. While other cross-sectional imaging provides a holistic view of the internal anatomy of a patient, ultrasound can be thought of as a flashlight interrogating a dark room. If an area isn’t illuminated, it just isn’t seen. Read Complete Paper