Inguinal Ultrasound – how to find a talented technician or radiologist??

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      Luke
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      I need to determine if my bilateral inguinal hernia is indirect or direct. I understand a dynamic ultrasound is my best chances. Problem is I’ve read clear warning from Dr Towfigh and others that these results are severily compromised due to improper administration and/or interpretation. So how to I find a reputable place where I can get an accurate diagnosis? This is critical as I want to have a repair done at the shouldice hospital but only if I have a direct hernia and am willing to do anything to get an accurate diagnosis to confirm direct vs. indirect as it changes who I will pick for my surgeon.

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      DrBrown
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      Dear Luke.
      The ultrasound should be done while you are standing with a Valsalva maneuver.
      Both sides should be examined.
      Most medical schools will have well-trained technicians and radiologists.
      Regards.
      Bill Brown MD

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