A visual comparison between the Ultrasound X6-1 Matrix transducer and MRI in lesion detection in the dome of the liver
Subaran, Sarah Samira
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Imaging the dome of the liver can be a very challenging area to image by Ultrasound. Due to its position inside the ribcage there can be difficulty with rib shadowing artifacts causing the sonographer to miss small lesions. The X6–1 Matrix transducer is one of the newest of its kind and claims to be the better multi-use transducer. Its larger aperture reduces rib artifacts and is composed of PureWave Crystal Technology. A phantom will serve as a great approach in this abdominal study to visually compare the lesions between MRI (gold standard) and the new X6–1 Matrix Ultrasound transducer. The X6–1 transducers did reveal minimal rib shadowing and the small lesions were identified.