Dear Colleagues,

We hand to you the December edition of “Journal of Ultrasonography” which features highly diversified and interesting articles. I do hope that it becomes the impetus for your own academic and clinical investigations. As the great master artist and scientist, Leonardo da Vinci, said,

Painting does not generate countless children, as do printed books. It alone is unique, and does not beget children equal to itself. And it is more excellent than those which are everywhere copied.

I am pleased to inform you about the success of our Journal, which can be currently found in international databases. This means that your articles are read by the international academic community. We are now facing another stage: acquiring the impact factor. Here, we need your help: Please, quote articles published in “Journal of Ultrasonography” in other journals. A special time, Christmas and New Year, is upon us. Ancient Romans devoted this time to Janus, a guardian of gates and doors. As the “World Book Encyclopedia” states: The month of January was named after Janus, who had two faces—one looking forward and the other looking backward. All the Editorial Team of the “Journal of Ultrasonography” wishes for our Readers and ourselves to look boldly forward but not to forget what we have already accomplished in both our private and professional lives.

“Journal of Ultrasonography”
(J Ultrason) is the official organ of the Polish Ultrasound Society. Mission of the journal is promotion of ultrasonography among medical professionals representing various specialties and presentation of current state-of-the-art and results of original studies using ultrasonographic imaging. The journal publishes: original papers, review papers, case reports, ultrasonographic quiz, video presentations as well as experts’ opinions (concerning new criteria, new probes, new examination techniques), diagnostic pitfalls in ultrasound medicine (discussing diagnostic failures), and guest editorials (concerning particular paper).

  • The journal does not have article processing charges and article submission charges.
  • In 2015, the journal has published 31 research and review articles.

Number of issues: 4 issues per year (quarterly)
ISSN: 2084-8404
eISSN: 2451-070X
Language: Polish, English
Circulation: 1400 copies


Dear Readers,

We are pleased to announce the laureates of the 5th edition of the competition for the best publication in “Journal of Ultrasonography” – in 2016 (issues no. 64–67) in two age categories: below and above 35 years of age. The prizes are funded by the Polish Ultrasound Society.
The laureates were selected by Jury composed of the representatives of the Polish Ultrasound Society and “Journal of Ultrasonography”.
We wish to congratulate the winners and simultaneously, invite the Readers to submit their publications to “Journal of Ultrasonography,” and at the same time, to this year’s edition of the competition.
The rules and regulations of the competition are available on: and

Editorial Staff

The best paper published in 2016 in “Journal of Ultrasonography” in the category
below 35 years of age:


Usefulness of ultrasound examination in the evaluation of a neonate’s body fluid status
Journal of Ultrasonography 2016; 16 (65): 125–134.

The best paper published in 2016 in “Journal of Ultrasonography” in the category
above 35 years of age

Inability of shear-wave elastography to distinguish malignant from benign prostate tissue – a comparison of biopsy, whole-mount sectioning and shear-wave elastography
Journal of Ultrasonography 2016; 16 (67): 348–358.