Ultrasonograph Toshiba Aplio i800

Ultrasonography is a non-irradiating technique using ultrasounds.

Our institute is equipped with a last generation high-tech ultrasonograph, provided with new technologies:

  • iBeam forming, significantly improving temporal, spatial and contrast resolution, thus making images more homogeneous and sharp at all depths.
  • new « active » matrix ultra-wide band probes

The new linear high-frequency hockey stick probe 22L8 (8 – 22 MHz) improves spatial resolution in musculoskeletal and soft tissue imaging.

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The doppler of our ultrasonograph allows assessment of microvascularization.

This ultrasonograph is provided with two elastographic systems:

  • 1) strain elastography , now available on most ultrasonographs and useful in the assessment of palpable masses,
  • 2) and shear wave elastography which is a special feature of our ultrasonograph. It enables a realtime display and a quantitative measurement of tissue elasticity. Its clinical applications may be:
    • assessment of liver fibrosis, potentially useful in the follow-up of chronic hepatic diseases,
    • characterization of breast lesions and thyroid nodules.

Elastography may be performed in our institute using ultrasonography or MR imaging, therefore allowing an « all-in-one » (morphological and functional) liver assessment on a first-line (ultrasonography) or second-line (MR) imaging technique.

 

Procedures such as infiltrations, punctures and biopsies may be performed under ultrasonographic guidance.