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Tom Stavros, MD, FACR
Ultrasound Evaluation of Regional Lymph Nodes as an Extension of the Breast Ultrasound Exam
Tom Stavros, MD, FACR
01/22/2009 | Time : 54 min
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Topics mentioned in this video : Normal sonographic appearance of lymph nodes related to structure and physiology of the node., Recognition of the normal node and the range of variance in normals., Natural history of metastasis in lymph nodes., Changes from normal lymph node pattern resulting from metastatic deposits., Distinguishing benign from malignant change in lymph nodes., Reactive lymph nodes appearance on ultrasound, Effect of harmonic imaging on appearance of lymph nodes, Examples of abnormal lymph nodes and how to evaluate each pattern., Use of tie-breakers when the pattern is equivocal., Calcifications in lymph nodes, significance., Histological and biologic behavior of primary vs. metastases, Doppler findings in malignant lymph nodes, Spectral Doppler waveform in malignant deposits in lymph nodes, Color Doppler of lymph node metastases, Reactive lymph node color Doppler findings, Rotter Nodes, at same level as level 2 axillary nodes., Biopsy "one level higher" rule., Internal mammary lymph nodes; location, appearance., Color Doppler to distinguish vessels from Rotter nodes., Use of fremitus to identify lymph nodes., Recurrent carcinomas in chest wall arising from lymph nodes., Summary of procedure and strategy in evaluating lymph nodes., Ultrasound contrast agent evaluation of lymph nodes, Sonazoid.

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Keywords : abnormal lymph nodes, axilla, axillary lymph nodes, BIRADS 4, BIRADS 5, calcifications in lymph nodes, color Doppler, core biopsy, Distinguishing benign from malignant, Doppler, fine needle biopsy, FNA, harmonic imaging, histological and biologic behavior, internal mammary lymph nodes, internal mammary nodes, intramammary lymph nodes, lymph node groups, lymphatic ultrasound contrast, metastasis in lymph nodes, metastatic deposits, needle biopsy, normal lymph node, pectoralis major muscle, pectoralis minor muscle, reactive lymph node, reactive lymph nodes, recurrent carcinoma, Rotter Nodes, sonazoid, sonographic appearance, sonographic evaluation lymph nodes, spectral Doppler waveform, staging lymph nodes, supraclavicular lymph nodes, tie-breakers

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