How would sonography be of any use of these patients?

How would sonography be of any use of these patients?

1. an elderly woman has fallen while leaving her house. She is in great pain, is unable to walk, and has probably broken the neck of her femur.

2. an elderly man has a slurred speech and drooping facial features indicative of a stroke.

3. a 23 year-old male, is known to have multiple sclerosis, but the extent of regeneration in his nervous system is to be evaluated.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Well sonography (ultrasounds) are used to see organs and tissues and are oft times considered better for some then CTs or MRIs as sonography can be done in doppler color on certain tests to be able to differentiate better.

    1. Could be used to get an image of the soft tissues surrounding the bones for inflammation applying pressure to the break and to look for fragments that could become embedded with movement if it was a shatter.

    2. Can be used for stroke complications control by being able to differentiate between a inter-cerebral hemorrhage and an ischemic stroke.

    3. Can better show multiple sclerosis lesions which would indicate the extent of the disease then a CT and can also used to measure the extent of atrophy.

    of course there are a host of reason why they would chose to use sonography over other forms of radiology, these are just a few of the possible ones.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well being a xray tech myself and also I have MS, it's basically useless for all three and especially the MS patient. The only way for MS lesions to show up on an xray is by a MRI.

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  • 1 decade ago

    almost useless in all of the above execpt the stroke patient ( as you may check the carotid arteries with doppler ultrasound).

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