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Hi everyone ....

My dermatologist wants me to get an ultrasound to stage skin thickening and to monitor disease progression....has anyone ever heard of this before? I was sent to a Dermatologist for a skin biopsy and for some reason he decided not to do it and ordered this instead (wasted time/visit/effort). I have read alot about Scleroderma but have never come across this idea.....anyone have any information regarding the usefulness of such a study. I tried to make an appt. at my local hospital to get it done and they "needed more information" from the ordering MD. I guess they had never heard of it either. Thanks!


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We certainly learn something new everyday don't we? :)

I found this study on ISN.

Thirteen-megahertz ultrasound probe: its role in diagnosing localized scleroderma.


There are also a few studies on ultrasound under Diagnosis of Skin Fibrosis.


I hope these help. It looks interesting.


Big Hugs,

Janey Willis

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Assistant Webmaster

(Retired) ISN News Director

(Retired) ISN Technical Writer for Training Manuals

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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