THE IMAGING EVALUATION OF TYPICAL AND ATYPICAL CALCIFICATIONS IN DIFFERENT ANATOMICAL REGIONS STUDY IN BRASOV, ROMANIA

  • Gabriela SECHEL Transilvania University of Brasov
  • Angela REPANOVICI Transilvania University of Brasov
  • Rosana MANEA Transilvania University of Brasov
  • Victoria BURTEA Transilvania University of Brasov

Abstract

Calcifications in different anatomical regions were identified by using ultrasound exam, radiography, mammography, and computer tomography, according to the anatomical region investigated. The aim of this research is to highlighting and evaluating typical and atypical calcifications in the organs of different anatomical regions, correlating them with age and pathology, finding the best imaging methods for detecting calcifications according to the anatomical region examined. Material and methods This was a prospective study was conducted for 2 months in 2018, in a private hospital, on 1338 patients of different ages, with or without symptomatology, who were randomly assigned to the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging for the following types of examinations: radiography, computer tomography, ultrasound exam and mammography. Results: Calcifications found by imagistic methods were evaluated in the following anatomical regions: head, neck, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. A database was generated where all data was collected and analyzed with SPSS 20.0 software. Various situations have been highlighted by anatomical regions.

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Published
2020-06-30