This atlas presents a practical and systematic approach for performing dermatologic ultrasound. In recent years, the use of this imaging modality for diagnosing pathologic conditions of the skin, hair, nails, scalp, and soft tissues has grown dramatically and there is a demonstrated need for quick access to this information. For common dermatologic entities, richly-illustrated figures and drawings describe the ultrasound normal anatomy, technical guidelines, common findings, variants, key points, and tips and pitfalls. The extensive collection includes clinical and ultrasonographic correlations with 3D color Doppler ultrasound images and high-definition videos produced with state-of-the-art technology and relevant topics such as benign cutaneous and nail tumors and pseudotumors, skin cancer, vascular anomalies, facial ultrasound anatomy for cosmetic purposes, aesthetic complications, inflammatory diseases, etc. The Atlas of Dermatologic Ultrasound is a valuable resource and a must-have book for radiologists, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, sonographers, residents, and medical professionals who wish to strengthen their knowledge of the wide spectrum of sonographic presentations of dermatologic conditions and successfully integrate this field ofultrasound into their clinical practice.
• Presents a practical and systematic approach for performing dermatologic ultrasound
• Outlines clinical and ultrasound correlation of pathologic conditions of the skin, hair, nails, scalp, and vascular system
• Describes procedural guidelines, analysis of the images, common findings, variants, key points, and tips and pitfalls
Ximena Wortsman, MD. Adjunct Associate Professor. IDIEP—Institute for Diagnostic Imaging and Research of the Skin and Soft Tissues. Department of Dermatology University of Chile Department of Dermatology. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Dr. Ximena Wortsman is a radiologist, subspecialized in dermatologic ultrasound. Due to her work in this field, she has been awarded the category of fellow member of American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), the American Society of Ultrasound, which is a way to recognize individuals who have substantially contributed in a most distinguished fashion to the field of ultrasound. During the last 17 years, she has been fully dedicated to the development of applications and research in dermatologic ultrasound. She has more than 135 publications, including the textbook “Dermatologic Ultrasound with Clinical and Histologic Correlations”. She is the founder and current Chair of the dermatologic community at AIUM and is the medical technical director of the Institute for Diagnostic Imaging and Research of the Skin and Soft Tissues in Santiago, Chile. Dr. Wortsman is an adjunct associate professor at the Department of Dermatology at the University of Chile and adjunct assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology at the Pontifical Catholic University in Santiago de Chile. Her daily work and lines of research comprise a wide range of applications of ultrasound in dermatology that include skin, nail and hair pathologies. She has actively participated in the early detection and characterization of multiple dermatologic pathologies as well as in the creation of guidelines, protocols and sonographic scorings in this field that are currently used in multiple countries around the world.