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Dermatologic Ultrasound Interest Group


Dermatologic Ultrasound Interest Group

The Dermatologic Ultrasound Interest Group gathers professionals interested in the applications and development of ultrasound in dermatology. Ximena Wortsman, MD, is the chair. She can be reached via e-mail at

Members: 37
Latest Activity: Jul 27

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Test your skill 1 Reply

Any idea for this painless, reddish swelling developed 2 mo. ago in an healthy 41 yo, woman? [US images will follow later on]…Continue

Started by Orlando Catalano. Last reply by Ximena Wortsman Jul 27.

Infected and ruptured epidermal inclusion cyst of the shoulder 2 Replies


Started by Orlando Catalano. Last reply by Orlando Catalano Apr 20.

Polylactic Acid 2 Replies

Hello to all the members. Does anyone have images of sonographic aspects of this specific filler, the polylactic acid? The comercial name is Sculptra or new-Fill, among others. Thank you!Continue

Started by Fernanda Cavallieri. Last reply by Ximena Wortsman Feb 29, 2016.

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Comment by Ximena Wortsman on December 28, 2015 at 10:01am

Happy Holidays !!!

Comment by Ximena Wortsman on December 10, 2015 at 11:36am

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Webinar "Common and New Applications of Ultrasound in Dermatology", Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EDT, eligible for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Register at the following link:

Comment by Ximena Wortsman on December 1, 2015 at 4:32pm

"How I Became Involved in Dermatologic Ultrasound", in "The Scan" the official blog of the AIUM.

We would like to hear your history too !!

Comment by Ximena Wortsman on November 11, 2015 at 9:06am

Check the new publication on Color Doppler Ultrasound of Cutaneous Myiasis in JEADV

Comment by AIUM on October 22, 2015 at 8:23am

Just a heads up that we have added a Dermatology page to www.aium.org

Comment by Ximena Wortsman on October 12, 2015 at 6:49pm

I´m sharing in the discussion 3 tips for diagnosing glomus tumors of the nail with a power Doppler ultrasound image for illustrating the tips. If you have other tips for diagnosing these tumors or other dermatologic conditions please share.

Comment by STEFANO CIATTI on October 9, 2015 at 2:38pm

3D elastography as a new diagnostic tool to asses quantitative results of cosmetic

treatments by aesthetic medicine off the skin.

Paola Mannelli M.D.

Stefano Ciatti M.D



Elastography of soft biological tissues and organs has broad relevance in clinical

diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Existing characterisation methods for the skin

elasticity are invasive and lack microscale spatial resolution. Here, we use a 3D

probe (16 MHz) of a commercially available ultrasound equipment (Supersonic

Imagine Aixplorer Shearwave) with a large area of elastographic acquisition which

gives us values in kiloPascal (quantitative ) displayed on a color scale from blue

(soft) to red (hard) with qualitative evaluation; furthermore the 3D probe allows to

display the coronal plane which optimally shows the distribution of the elasticity

values in the near­surface regions of the epidermis. This system achieves conformal

contact with the underlying complex topography and texture of the targeted skin

under static conditions.

We applied this method on human subjects as a tool to evaluate the skin mechanical

properties before and after cosmetic treatments of aesthetic medicine (such as


Our preliminary results on the skin of the face of 10 white women ages 36 ­ 75 yrs

old give a mean decrease of stiffness of 23 %.

Conclusions: 3D Shear Wave ultrasound is an effective method to asses quantitative

results of cosmetic treatments by aesthetic medicine and to monitor their effects over


Comment by Ximena Wortsman on October 9, 2015 at 2:34pm

Fernando, I fully agree with your view !

Comment by Fernando Alfageme on October 9, 2015 at 1:07pm

Treating HS patients without US control is like treating them blindly, If it works , ok but if it doesn´t WHY? bad luck?: that´s the key role of ultrasound in HS, understanding the whys of treatment  success and failure  far beyond good luck or bad luck.

Comment by Ximena Wortsman on October 9, 2015 at 1:02pm

If ultrasound can support the diagnosis and staging in HS, by providing subclinical anatomical information, I believe that may also contribute to guided-therapy. 


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