-Listen to the patient and the referring physician

-Use a copious amount of gel.

-Try to not compress the lesions, except during dynamic maneuvers

-Scan the lesion in every axis 

-Use color Doppler


-More than 100,000 visitors from more than 150 countries and from the 5 continents

-Link to the  Skin Ultrasound School at:

-313 members from 54 countries

-Over 120 skin ultrasound images are available for educational purposes, more than 60 of them in the OFM (only for members) section

-More than 120 references about skin ultrasound ( Dr W`s publications, highlight of the week, and other references sections in the web site)

-Library for members


The past 20 years have marked an interesting road in the development of the field of ultrasound.  I have included skin and nail ultrasound work for the last 12 years.

An explosive growth has been seen due to the need for non-invasive studies of the skin and nails.  Physicians and patients demand anatomical studies that match clinical signs for optimal medical and  surgical planning as well as excellent cosmetic results.

In this web site, you will find images, references and links that may help you  understand and/ or develop this exciting new tool at your own work place.

My best wishes to you and your team

Dr Ximena Wortsman

Adjunct Associate Professor

Department of Radiology and Department of Dermatology

Institute for Diagnostic Imaging and Research of the Skin and Soft Tissues-IDIEP

Clinica Servet, and Faculty of Medicine

University of Chile, Santiago,Chile