Hepatic segments and HVs

The first day you put your hand on a probe you may be introduced to the largest organ in the peritoneum, the liver. The liver consists of 3 lobes (right, left, and caudate) divided into 8 segments (I, II, III, (IVa & IVb), V, VI, VII, and VIII). The hepatic veins divide the liver into parts [...]

Hepatic segments and HVs2018-09-27T21:15:48-04:00

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is considered one of the deadliest cancers that shows resistance to chemotherapy. The prognosis is usually poor given that symptoms don’t usually show until it has become metastatic to nearby organs like the liver, gallbladder, and intestine. Some of your fellow sonographers and/or radiologist may reference this cancer type as the “silent [...]

Pancreatic Cancer2018-09-27T21:23:31-04:00

Liver Doppler: Portal Hypertension

Liver Dopplers can be very difficult to complete depending on the level of the diseased liver. A liver becomes diseased from hepatitis, cirrhosis, alcohol abuse, or other factors. Portal Hypertension means there is elevated pressure in the portal venous system within the liver. Cirrhosis, obstruction, and liver diseases can cause portal hypertension (HTN, the medical abbreviation for hypertension). Viral [...]

Liver Doppler: Portal Hypertension2016-11-02T14:54:22-04:00