ARDMS Announces an Expanded Organizational Structure
On January 1 ARDMS launched a non-profit umbrella governance and management company (Inteleos™) and a physician-centric certification organization (Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement™ - APCA™).
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FDA to Create Early Warning System for Medical Devices
Hammered for its regulation of medical device safety, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today proposed telling the public about "emerging signals" of possible device risk before it determines whether the risk actually exists.
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Toshiba to sell stake in medical systems unit
Toshiba had announced plans to sell off a wholly owned medical equipment subsidiary, Toshiba Medical Systems, under a restructuring plan.
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New study finds Ultrasound and Mammography comparable for detecting breast cancer
But ultrasound has more false positives, researchers find
cancer, comparable, detection, mammography, Ultrasound,
Transcranial Ultrasound Offers Ultra-Early Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease
Analysis of substantia nigra echogenicity proved to be useful for the diagnosis of the ultra early stage Parkinson's disease, which can potentially improve the accuracy of clinical diagnosis to significantly enhance early clinical intervention and reduce later disability.
brain disease, Doppler, early stage, Parkinson's, substantia nigra, TCD, TRANSCRANIAL,
Caution Urged With High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy in Prostate Cancer
The U.S. FDA has approved 2 types of minimally invasive, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy for treating prostate cancer. However, this advanced revolutionary technology requires significant urologic training as the technology is complex and caution is being urged.
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Ultrasound Can Determine Fetal Sex in First Trimester
Ultrasound can be used to determine the sex of a fetus during the first trimester of pregnancy, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound.
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"This technology is unstoppable": Saskatoon doctors on cutting edge of robo-health care
The remote presence lab on the fifth floor of the Health Sciences Building at the University of Saskatchewan has the only system in North America capable of performing a remote ultrasound.
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Vascular ultrasound utilization has nearly doubled since 1998, but down since 2009
Viewing the VUS data per 1,000 beneficiaries, utilization jumped from 146 in 1998 to 264 in 2012. However, the numbers peaked at 270 in 2009 and began to gradually decline afterward. Cardiology showed the highest rate of increase in use of vascular ultrasound.
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Mothers Pregnant With Twins Need To Be Aware of Twin To Twin Transfusion Syndrome
Are the twins identical and is there one placenta or two? These simple questions could give parents the key to the information they need to save the lives of their twins before they are born.
PLACENTA, TTS, twin to twin transfusion syndrome, twins,
Ultrasound Accurately Measures Fetal Weight in Overweight and Obese Moms
(HealthDay News) — Sonographic (US) examination can accurately estimate fetal weight, even in overweight and obese women with singleton pregnancies affected by fetal growth restriction (FGR), according to research published in the January issue of the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound.
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Ultrasound Findings in Invasive Breast CA Link to Histopathology
Histopathologic patterns and biomarkers for invasive breast cancer correlate with differences in findings on sonographic imaging, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound.
Breast, cancer, correlation, findings, Histopathology, Ultrasound,
Epidemic of cancer diagnoses attributable to better thyroid imaging
The incidence of thyroid cancers in the United States has nearly tripled in the past 4 decades, especially among women. However, the increase can largely be attributed to detection of low-risk asymptomatic cancers, most discovered with improved imaging.
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Non-invasive assessment of vascular alteration using ultrasound
If some technical problems in acquiring proper images and tracking thin arterial wall are improved, evaluation of arterial strain could be used extensively to assess local arterial function in future
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Shear-wave elastography aids monitoring of tendinopathy
Shear-wave elastography performs better than B-mode and power Doppler ultrasound for evaluating tendinopathy and helping to assess treatment response, German researchers recently reported at the RSNA 2015 meeting in Chicago.
Elastography, monitoring, shear wave, tendinopathy, tendon,
Why Aren't There More Female Radiologists?
In the USA, women make up almost half of current medical students, they’re still not even a third of all radiology residents. And the numbers haven’t budged in the last decade.
gender imbalance, radiologists, women,
UA researchers developing brain-mapping technology
Researchers at the University of Arizona are developing a noninvasive brain-scanning technology that could produce superior images of brain activity. The technique, acoustoelectric brain imaging, uses sound waves to measure electrical activity in neural tissue.
brain mapping, EEG, electroacoustic, fMRI,
Ovarian Cancer Screening Study Falls Short
The largest-ever screening study for ovarian cancer showed a modest reduction in the risk of dying of the cancer after more than a decade of follow-up, but failed to demonstrate a significant difference from no screening.
ovarian cancer, screening, transvaginal ultrasound,
'Smart fat cells' cross blood-brain barrier to catch early brain tumors
As an alternative to Ultrasound, an MRI contrast agent that can pass through the blood-brain barrier will allow doctors to detect deadly brain tumors called gliomas earlier, say Penn State College of Medicine researchers. This ability opens the door to make this fatal cancer treatable.
blood brain barrier, glioma, MRI contrast, therapy,
USA Medical Device Tax Suspended for 2 years
The medical device tax was implemented in 2013 as a means to fund President Obama’s health care law. It imposes a 2.3 percent tax on the sale of products like pacemakers, ultrasound machines, artificial hips, ventilators and X-ray machines. Lawmakers voted to suspend the tax for 2 years.
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