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Interventional-Intraoperative Ultrasound Community


Interventional-Intraoperative Ultrasound Community

This community includes ultrasound professionals who utilize ultrasound technology for both diagnosis and treatment in invasive procedures, including percutaneous interventions, as well as surgical procedures performed in the operating room.

The current community officers are Chair Joaquin Santolaya MD, PhD; Vice Chair Nami Azar, MD; and Secretary Dev Butani, MD. They can be reached via e-mail at

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Latest Activity: Feb 21


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Comment by AIUM on February 3, 2016 at 3:48pm

The Committee and Community meeting schedule has now been posted for the 2016 AIUM Annual Convention.

Check it out here.

Comment by Gina Stevens on November 15, 2012 at 9:08pm
We had a case in which the breast needle loc wire was trimmed prior to surgery and then was retained and not retrieved and required a second surgery to retrieve it. What are other institutions doing in regards to "trimming" the localization wires prior to prepping the patient and wire for their surgery.

It has been our facilities practice to trim the wires to assist in maintaining sterility of both the wire and the patient.  As you know sometimes the length of the wire can be long and it makes it difficult to keep that wire sterile once it is prepped and apply the drapes, etc.

We wonder if we need to make a determination that the wire cannot be trimmed any shorter than a specific length, etc…..

Any comments/ suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
Comment by DR,Mujibur Rahman on October 1, 2011 at 3:21pm
IV USG in our country is very much helpfull, 5 days ago  a case was reffered to me for evaluation whether it is Liver abscess, I scanned & became in a conclusion that it is a large liver abscess yet to be burst & it was neglected by a physician who was treating her by medicine, I drained it by LP neddle, about one litre of thick souces like fluid. Pt was very much toxic, after 5 days with treatment now her condition is very good enough.As a developing country like BD it is very cheap procedure costs only $42.
Comment by AIUM on September 15, 2011 at 2:40pm

Soliciting Grant Proposals for 2012 


The AIUM's Endowment for Education and Research (EER) is accepting grant proposals through November 1, 2011.


Ultrasound researchers may apply for grants of up to $10,000 in teaching, clinical research, or basic science.


A list of all previously awarded grants, detailed criteria, and an application form are available on the AIUM website.

Comment by Paxton Holt Daniel on July 31, 2011 at 5:46pm

Thanks Dr. Malik. Sorry I didn't see your response earlier. I plan to follow your lead.



Comment by Dr.Muhammad Bashir Malik on June 15, 2011 at 11:40am

Dear Fellow, 

Its my routine practice at least 4 cases in a week its very safe and no need to inject methotrexate in to residual cyst.

Last Saturday I aspirated a 11.5x 13.4 cm large simple cyst in a 21 year unmarried girl and it was now enough pain full for her.

She was on different therapies since last about 18 month and now was planing for leparatomy.

Another colleague referred to me, I explained the family the whole scenario and informed about recurrence chances.

Under local anesthesia I put 18 Gauge LP needle from Pubic approach saving iliac vessels and drained almost 350 ml clear fluid at the end about 3.5x 4.0 cm cyst was present but it was difficult to suck more fluid by 50 ml syringe so i left it that may be I ve to do next attempt after few days.

I started antibiotic with anti inflammatory  and asked for follow up scan. Today I scanned her with full bladder there was no cyst at all and even no fluid in cul-de-sac or any abdominopelvic recesses.    

Comment by Paxton Holt Daniel on April 27, 2011 at 11:20pm

Hello all. I appreciate the opportunity to engage with you on this topic.


I have a patient with a large ovarian cyst and associated symptoms. Has anyone had experience with percutaneous drainage of simple ovarian cysts? I am also interested in any insight into injecting methotrexate into the residual cyst to prevent recurrence.




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