Researchers Use New Method to Predict Pancreatic Damage in CF Patients
The researchers found the efficacy was lower when compared to MRI, but transabdominal ultrasound is radiation free and allows repeated examinations. Additionally, it’s a low cost exam and the low impact on patients’ well being makes it one of the most suitable diagnostic tools for routine follow-up.
Ultrasound may eliminate the need for biopsy in teens with breast lumps
Breast cancer is rare in adolescents, and the vast majority of teenage breast lumps turn out to be benign masses that are related to hormones and often go away over time. A recent Loyola University Health System study suggests that a breast ultrasound exam might eliminate the need for biopsy.
Ultrasound best for breast tumour analysis
Regardless of breast density, ultrasound outperformed MRI and digital mammography for preoperatively assessing breast tumour size, according to research presented at the recent AIUM meeting in Orlando.
Ultrasound and Acne
Researchers use the latest in nanotechnology and transdermal drug delivery to take on an old problem: acne.
Ultrasound Accurate for Diagnosing Pneumonia in Children
Pediatricians looking for alternative ways to diagnose childhood pneumonia may have another effective tool at their disposal: the lung ultrasound (LUS). LUS had high specificity and sensitivity in the hands of trained clinicians, according to a meta-analysis published online March 16 in Pediatrics.
Study: patients getting too much medical radiation
People checked with a heart CT scan after seeing a doctor for chest pain have no less risk of heart attack, dying or being hospitalized months later than those who take a simple treadmill test or other older exam, finds a big federal study.
ECR 2015: Advanced ultrasound applications
An ultrasound exam may not immediately be thought of as sophisticated as advanced imaging technologies like CT, MRI or PET. But at the recent European Congress of Radiology (ECR 2015) in Vienna, Austria, a special focus session looking at new sonographic techniques impressed the attendees.
Sunnybrook partners with GE to advance WaveCheck technology
WaveCheck uses conventional ultrasound with special software to visually demonstrates whether chemotherapy is destroying a breast cancer tumour at the beginning of chemotherapy treatment in as little as one week, allowing rapid adjustment of therapy if initial results are not positive.
Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Risk
Looking at government data on over 700,000 U.S. women treated for breast cancer, researchers found that the women had a higher-than-normal risk of developing thyroid cancer -- particularly within five years of the breast cancer diagnosis. "Vigilant screening" recommended.
Qualcomm Mobile Ultrasound Project Wins GSMA mHealth Award
This week during Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, the Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ initiative and Trice Imaging won the GSMA Global Mobile award for Best Innovation in Mobile Health for their Mobile Ultrasound Patrol project in Morocco.