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Portal Hypertension

Preliminary Diagnosis: Portal Hypertension I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Ultrasound of the liver utilizing gray scale, Color Doppler, and spectrum wave form analysis sonographic imaging. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosing portal hypertension. Advantages Highly portable and quick imaging modality. Does not expose patients to ionizing…

Ascites

Preliminary Diagnosis: Ascites I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis The first line imaging technique is a plain radiograph of the abdomen. II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of Ascites. Plain radiography is a quick and relative portable imaging modality. Plain radiography exposes patients to minimal ionizing radiation.…

Mitral Regurgitation

Preliminary Diagnosis: Mitral Regurgitation I. What imaging technique is first-line for this diagnosis? Echocardiography (transthoracic) II. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of this technique for diagnosis of mitral regurgitation. Advantages Offers exquisite anatomical and functional imaging Does not expose patients to ionizing radiation Helps detect pressure gradients and velocities across a diseased valve and helps…

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