Small Parts

  • Pedro Seguí
  • Elena Elizagaray
  • Carlos Nicolau
  • Ximena Wortsman
  • Rosa Zabala
  • Jose Luís del Cura
  • Montserrat Domingo
Part of the Learning Imaging book series (LEARN)


The main problem with ultrasound as a diagnostic technique is the loss of acoustic signal and resolution while the distance to the structure studied increases. So, ultrasound achieves its highest performance in the study of superficial structures (when they contain no bone or air). In these structures, the so-called small parts, the ultrasound is the diagnostic procedure of choice.


Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Parotid Gland Retinal Detachment Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma Optic Nerve Head 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Seguí
    • 1
  • Elena Elizagaray
    • 2
  • Carlos Nicolau
    • 3
  • Ximena Wortsman
    • 4
  • Rosa Zabala
    • 2
  • Jose Luís del Cura
    • 2
  • Montserrat Domingo
    • 3
  1. 1.Servicio de RadiodiagnósticoHospital Universitario Reina SofíaCordobaSpain
  2. 2.Servicio de RadiodiagnósticoHospital BasurtoBilbaoSpain
  3. 3.Servicio de Radiodiagnóstico (CDIC)Hospital ClinicBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Departmento de Radiología, Clinica Servet, Facultad de MedicinaUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile

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