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Elastography - Applications in Clinical Medicine

Dana Stoian

Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timișoara

Dr. Stoian has been active in the field of ultrasound technology, densitometry, female and male sexual dysfunction, and clinical endocrinology with a special interest in SWE and RTE breast thyroid and parathyroid elastography. She is a member of the Ultrasound Teaching Center (WFSUMB Education Centre) as well as a member of the AMSR Board (Romania Associating for Sexual Medicine), International Society of Sexual Medicine, and the American and European Endocrine Societies.


Alina Popescu

Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timișoara

Dr. Popescu is an expert in general ultrasonography and is currently the President of the Romanian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. She took part in the organization of several courses and scientific meetings in Romania and abroad, mainly in gastroenterology and ultrasound technology. She is a member of the Medical Ultrasonography and the Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases editorial boards.


Shear Wave Elastography Strain Elastography Thyroid Cancer Prostate Cancer Breast Cancer Cervical Cancer Chronic Hepatitis Cirrhosis Hepatic Disease Renal Disease Disease Progression Organ-Specific Threshold

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Elastography is a well known application of conventional ultrasonography with involvement both in diffuse and nodular diseases. The already published evidence is robustly demonstrating the clear position of elastography in the diagnostic algorithms of different diffuse and nodular pathologies.

This volume aims to present the latest up-to-date information related to the current standards in elastography according to the latest European and Universal Guidelines for Ultrasound and Elastography in major recognised fields of the evaluation of hepatic, thyroid, breast, prostate and cervical diseases. Also, a newer field of use such as parathyroid disease and autoimmune thyroid disease or chronic kidney disease, with an impact both in positive diagnostics and follow up, will be presented and discussed. Data regarding qualitative reports and quantitative results, with validated thresholds in the stratification of breast or hepatic diseases will also be discussed. Head to head comparison of different static and dynamic types of elastography will be taken into consideration along with similarities, differences as well as their weak and strong points.

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Dana Stoian

Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timișoara

Dr. Dana Stoian attended Medical school at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timişoara., Romania and, in 1997, gained her MD licence. Since 2004, she is a specialist in endocrinology. In 2009, she gained her Ph.D. degree and has become a senior consultant endocrinologist. In the same year, she finished her Endocrine Ultrasound course at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila București, Romania which gave her her licence in endocrine ultrasound imaging. In 2010, she finished her sexology specialization at the same university. Dr. Stoian attended a Sexual Medicine Specialist Training Programme in Oxford, UK in 2008 and a course in Integrative Nutrition at the New York State University in 2011 and has become a Health Coach recognized by American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She has been active in the field of ultrasound technology, densitometry, female and male sexual dysfunction and clinical endocrinology while attending courses across Europe. Currently, she works at the Department of Endocrinology, 'Victor Babeș” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timişoara, Romania and is a member of the AMSR Board (Romania Associating for Sexual Medicine), the Romanian and German Societies of Endocrinology, International Society of Sexual Medicine, American and European Endocrine Societies and the Romania Society of Surgery.

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