“I had noticed for a couple years I had like a swollen gland, but it eventually got bigger,” she recalled. Adrienne’s doctor found what’s called a carotid body tumor.
“The tumor is in the bifurcation or forking of the artery,” Baltimore’s Mercy Medical Center vascular surgeon Dr. Kurtis Kim said. It wasn’t cancerous, but still needed to come out.
It was wrapping itself around my artery.” Dr. Kurtis Kim had a new tool to guide the delicate surgery.
And worse yet, Adrienne found out. “The tumor grows on the middle of it.”
Doctors and vascular technologists say it’s like going from watching something in standard definition television to ultra high-def. The Resona 7 is an ultrasound system that produces images that are sharper than ever.
“It enables us to see far deeper than we ever were before with a far greater clarity,” he added. Dr. Kim says his team is using the Resona 7 to find the cause of leg swelling and pain, poor circulation, and clots. “It enables us to see far deeper than we ever were before with a far greater clarity,” explained Todd Hall, the technical director at Mercy Vascular Labs.
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