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Transabdominal Pelvic Ultrasound

A 35-year-old female underwent a transabdominal pelvic ultrasound examination. The image below shows a mid-longitudinal view of the uterus.   What structure is the arrow...

Questionable Mass

A 35-year-old female had a thyroid ultrasound performed for evaluation of a questionable mass in the region of the right lobe of the thyroid gland.   What is the most likely...

Thyroid Ultrasound

A 25-year-old female underwent thyroid ultrasound scan. The isthmus and the right lobe of thyroid appeared normal. The patient had had no surgical procedure performed in the neck...

Pelvic Ultrasound

A 16-year-old female underwent a routine pelvic ultrasound. The urine pregnancy test and serum beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) were negative.   What is the most...

Pancreas Assessment

A 50-year-old female presented to the hospital with history of chronic abdominal pain for 6 months. She is a known alcoholic and had been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis in the...

Fusiform Aneurysm

The image below shows a fusiform aneurysm.   What is the arrow pointing to? A. Residual vessel lumen B. Artifact C. Intraluminal thrombus     Explanation...

Possible Appendicitis

A 19-year-old female patient presented to the emergency room with a history of abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting for the past 2 days. The physician suspected the possibility of...

Moderate Hydronephrosis

A 35-year-old female presented to the clinic with pain in the left flank. A kidney, ureter bladder (KUB) was performed. The following image was obtained which shows moderate...

Carotid Artery

A 65-year-old male underwent a duplex ultrasound examination to assess the common carotid, external and internal carotid arteries. The internal jugular vein was also seen very...

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