Dynamic Inguinal Ultrasound (DIUS) Workshop
According to recently published International Guidelines for Groin Hernia Management Dynamic Inguinal ultrasound is the most sensitive and specific method in assessment of suspected inguinal hernia in the case of negative clinical examination (CE). Clinical examination alone is reported to have a sensitivity of 0.754 and specificity of 0.963. CE combined with DIUS increases these values to almost 100 %. MRI can be used to diagnose other pathologies such as adductor tendonitis, pubic osteitis, hip arthrosis or endometriosis.
DIUS is than considered as the first choice in the diagnosis of not clinically manifested groin pathologies since it is routinely available, relatively specific, cost-effective, repeatable, delivering non-ionizing radiation and well accepted by patients.
The workshop will be conducted by Prof. Dr Henning Niebuhr from ATOS Clinic in Hamburg, a world leader in DIUS, author of the chapter about diagnostics of a hernia in the International Guidelines and famous hernia surgeon.
The workshop is planned as a one-day event with lectures, clinical cases description and practical part on selected patients. It is organized in cooperation with the 2nd Department of Radiology of the Gdansk Medical University with 4 modern US work stations to give the participants the possibility of practical training.