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Application of Handheld Ultrasound in Urology

"Professional ultrasound is the third eye of urologists". 

The sentence well interprets the important position of professional ultrasound in urology, and it also indicates that professional ultrasound is one of the basic skills that should be mastered by urologists. For beginners in urology, they have poor basic knowledge of ultrasound. Currently, there are wide fields for the clinical work of urinary ultrasound. 

Therefore, only with a better grasp of professional ultrasound technology, can urologists make better use of wireless ultrasound transducers to serve patients better!

Why does ultrasound is needed in the urinary? - "It is the icing on the cake for clinical work."

Large Ultrasound Machine

  Large ultrasound machine

The following phased array ultrasound probe was provided by Stork Healthcare, a reliable ultrasound probe manufacturer.

Wireless Handheld Ultrasound Scanner From Stork - Lite Series

Wireless handheld ultrasound scanner from Stork - Lite series

Applications of urinary ultrasound

  • Urogenital ultrasound examination

  • Prostate biopsy

  • Cyst puncture for prostate

  • Iodine-125 seed implantation for prostate cancer

  • Cryotherapy for prostate cancer

  • Assisted ultrasound for partial nephrectomy

  • Percutaneous kidney operation

  • Kidney cyst puncture

  • Flexible ureteroscopic examination

  • Andrology ultrasound

Stork Ultrasound Probe Used in Urology Surgery

Ultrasound scanning method and orientation

(1) Sagittal scanning (longitudinal section)

(2) Horizontal scanning (cross-section)

(3) Oblique scanning (oblique section)

(4) Coronal scanning (coronal section or frontal section)

Sagittal Horizontal Oblique Coronal

Sagittal     Horizontal    Oblique    Coronal

Orientation of image (a supine position as an example)

Longitudinal: Left-Up, Right-Down, Up-Front, Down-Back

Longitudinal: left-up, right-down, up-front, down-back

Horizontal: Left-Right, Left-Right, Up-Front, Down-Back

Horizontal: left-right, left-right, up-front, down-back

Types of the echo

  • Anechoic (bile, urine, blood, ascites)

  • Hypoechoic (renal cones, etc.)

  • Isoechoic (liver, spleen, pancreatic parenchyma, etc.)

  • Hyperechoic (tendon, diaphragm, fibrous scar, etc.)

  • Strong echo (bone, stones, lungs with air, etc.)

Echo Images by Stork Probe

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