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Diana Gaitini, MD
Ultrasound of the Salivary Glands
Released: May 21, 2017 | Time: 21 min
Maria Sellars, MD
CEUS in the Pediatric Liver: A Problem Solving Tool
Released: May 21, 2017 | Time: 19 min
Mindy M. Horrow, MD, FACR, FSRU, FAIUM
Advancing Age, Cholecystectomy and the Bile Duct Diameter
Released: May 14, 2017 | Time: 17 min
Annamaria Deganello, MD
CEUS in Pediatric Blunt Abdominal Trauma
Released: May 14, 2017 | Time: 22 min
Helena Gabriel, MD
Screening for Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) and an Introduction to LI-RADS
Released: May 07, 2017 | Time: 40 min
Mirko D'Onofrio, MD
Spleen: Focal Lesions
Released: May 07, 2017 | Time: 12 min
Dean Huang, MD
Testis: Tumour and Inflammation
Released: Apr 23, 2017 | Time: 20 min
Peter M. Doubilet, MD
Obstetrical Measurements - Which Ones Are Important?
Released: Apr 23, 2017 | Time: 46 min
 
 
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Heart imaging remotely guided, accurately assessed via smartphone
South Korean researchers have shown that an offsite physician supervising a novice sonographer via live video over social media can perform as well as an onsite peer.
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Listed:   21 May 2017
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Keyword : accuracy, cardiac, HEART, remote, remote guidance, remotely guided, smartphone,

Bubbles, Ultrasound and BMP-6 for bone repair
This study demonstrated that localized ultrasound-mediated, microbubble-enhanced therapeutic gene delivery to endogenous stem cells can induce efficient bone regeneration and fracture repair in the pig. The novel two-stage process used may provide a framework for future research in other areas.
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Listed:   21 May 2017
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Keyword : BMP-6, bone, bone regeneration, CONTRAST, endogenous stem cells, fracture repair, gene delivery, genes, microbubble,

Making Shear Waves for Ultrasonic Imaging
Ultrasound imaging could produce far better pictures with a different kind of sound wave. These higher-performing sound waves, so-called shear waves, are usually hard to generate, but now researchers have demonstrated a simple way to produce them.
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Listed:   21 May 2017
Keyword : metamaterial, Shear waves, transform longitudinal to shear wave, Ultrasound,

POC ultrasound rules out serious ankle injury in children
Point-of-care ultrasound, aka “POCUS,” may not be great for finding what x-rays miss in children’s injured ankles, but it proved specific enough in a recent pilot study to recommend itself for ruling out significant ligament tears and radiographically occult bone damage.
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Listed:   21 May 2017
Keyword : ankle, children, injured ankle, ligament tears, PEDIATRIC, POC, point of care, radiographically occult bone damage, rule out, Ultrasound,

Minimally invasive ultrasound-guided biopsy a "fine" diagnostic for nonpalpable breast lesions
Breast lesions that physicians can't feel by palpation are little match for fine-needle aspiration guided by ultrasound, although the procedure's performance varies somewhat with the age of the patient and the BI-RADS category of the lesion.
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Listed:   21 May 2017
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Keyword : aspiration, Biopsy, Breast, fine-needle, minimally invasive, nonpalpable breast lesions,

RA - clinical remission doesn't necessarily mean ultrasound remission
In this small study, ultrasound (US) findings did not correspond neatly with clinical remission, swollen joints, or self-reported health status. However, ultrasound may detect active but subclinical synovitis, and such a finding can predict relapse.
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Listed:   21 May 2017
Keyword : clinical remission, correlation, RA, rheumatoid arthritis, subclinical, synovitis, ultrasound remission,

Ultrasound Molecular Imaging: A Good Start
This editorial on the recently published article "Ultrasound Molecular Imaging With BR55 in Patients With Breast and Ovarian Lesions: First-in-Human Results" provides context for this new ultrasound-based approach and assesses it against currently available imaging technology.
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Listed:   21 May 2017
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Keyword : BR55, Breast, first-in-human, molecular imaging, ovary, Ultrasound,

Five amazing ultrasound inventions set to change the world (and not a pregnancy scan in sight)
Today, ultrasound is finding its way into even more applications, powering inventions that have the potential to make huge changes in their fields. This lay article describes some non-medical applications of ultrasound that are likely to have a role in our lives in the future.
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Listed:   14 May 2017
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Keyword : non-medical applications, Ultrasound,

Peripheral nerve ultrasound in Friedreich's ataxia
This study found enlarged peripheral nerves in FRDA patients suggesting a structural abnormality at peripheral nerve level.
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Listed:   14 May 2017
Keyword : Friedrich's ataxia, MUSCULOSKELETAL, nerve, nerve enlargement, peripheral nerve,

Laser, sound waves provide live views of organs in action
Photoacoustic imaging uses light to induce cells to emit ultrasound waves. Advances in the technology now allow it to scan entire cross-sections of a live mouse in real time for an entire body view in under a minute.
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Listed:   13 May 2017
Keyword : imaging, laser, photoacoustic, sound waves,

USPSTF recommends against thyroid cancer screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force announced it is recommending against screening for thyroid cancer in asymptomatic adults. The grade D recommendation was based on a review of 67 studies involving 583,914 patients.
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Listed:   13 May 2017
Keyword : no screening, recommendation, screening, THYROID, USPSTF,

Ultrasound for Children with Broken Arms
Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) assessment of distal forearm injuries in children is accurate, timely, and associated with low levels of pain and high caregiver satisfaction. That is the main finding of a study to be published in the May 2017 issue of Academic Emergency Medicine.
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Listed:   13 May 2017
Keyword : better than x-ray, bone, broken arm, distal arm, fracture, PEDIATRIC, Ultrasound,

In Memoriam: Professor Peter Wells CBE, 1936-2017
Peter Wells CBE, Emeritus Professor of the School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol passed away after a short illness at home.
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Listed:   06 May 2017
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Keyword : In Memoriam, Professor Peter Wells,

10 Can't Miss Ultrasound Diagnoses
This Medscape slideshow presents typical examples of critical diagnoses made by ultrasound. Requires registration with Medscape.
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Listed:   06 May 2017
Keyword : can't miss diagnoses, Ultrasound,

Combined Clinical and Sonographic Score for Diagnosis of Appendicitis
The scoring system based entirely on US findings was highly sensitive and specific for appendicitis, and it significantly improved when combined with the Alvarado Score. After prospective evaluation, the combined US-Alvarado score might replace the need for CT imaging in a majority of patients.
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Listed:   06 May 2017
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Keyword : appendicitis, appendix, clinical score, diagnosis, sonographic score,

3D saline infusion sonography compared to 2D SIS for the diagnosis of focal intracavitary lesions
This Cochrane literature review found 3D saline infusion sonography was slightly better compared to 2D SIS for the diagnosis of focal intracavitary lesions but the difference did not reach statistical significance.. However use of 3D is recommended when expertise is available
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Listed:   06 May 2017
Keyword : 2D saline infusion sonography, 3D saline infusion sonography, hysterograpy, saline hysterography, uterine polyps,

Sonographer's misdiagnosis of ectopic pregnancy results in tube removal
A New Zealand trainee sonographer, her supervisor and a radiologist are all to have their work randomly reviewed after a 19-year-old woman had a fallopian tube unnecessarily removed.
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Listed:   06 May 2017
Keyword : ectopic pregnancy, fallopian tube removal, misdiagnosis, sonographer,

Ultrasound at a distance
A Canadian team has received funding for an ambitious Earth-space technology project. Their goal is to develop protocols and technology allowing an inexperienced clinician to be mentored at a distance through any unfamiliar medical assessment including, if necessary, ultrasound imaging.
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Listed:   06 May 2017
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Keyword : canadian, remote, tele, Ultrasound, Univ. Calgary,

Wise Buy? Focused Ultrasound Therapies
Exciting technology, but now sold to patients on slim supporting evidence
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Listed:   30 April 2017
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Keyword : assessment, economics, focused ultrasound therapy, FUS,

Helping Mothers and Children in Ghana One Scan at a Time
The International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) teamed up with Women’s Health to Wealth and GE Healthcare to create an ultrasound training program in Ghana. The program includes a week of intense classroom and hands-on training.
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Listed:   30 April 2017
Keyword : GE, Ghana, ISUOG, maternal health, training, ultrasound training program,

Ultrasound-B scan: an indispensable tool for diagnosing ocular cysticercosis
Ocular cysticercosis is still an important parasitic infection in low/middle-income countries, as its diagnosis requires meticulous ocular examination followed by skilful usage of point-focused ultrasound imaging for confirmation of the diagnosis. This case review presents typical findings.
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Listed:   30 April 2017
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Keyword : cysticercosis, eye, occular, ocular cysticercosis, ocular examination, ophthalmic, parasitic infection, Ultrasound,

Dr. Eric Topol diagnoses his own kidney stone with smartphone-based ultrasound
Topol diagnosed himself with a kidney stone, using an ultrasound device hooked up to his smartphone. A cardiologist-geneticist and chief academic officer at Scripps Health, Topol loses no opportunity to demonstrate just what digital medicine can do.
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Listed:   29 April 2017
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Keyword : digital medicine, Eric Topol, hand-held, kidney stone, smartphone,

Effectiveness of advertising availability of prenatal ultrasound on uptake of antenatal care in rural Uganda
In rural Uganda pregnant women often lack access to health services, do not attend antenatal care, and tend to utilize traditional healers/birth attendants. This study tested use of a message advertising that “you will be able to see your baby by ultrasound” to promote attendance at prenatal clinic
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Listed:   29 April 2017
Keyword : "see your baby", advertising, prenatal clinic, rural, STUDY, Uganda,

The World Health Organization Fetal Growth Chart - update with correction
The recently published WHO Fetal Growth Charts have been updated with a correction to one of the tables.
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Listed:   29 April 2017
Keyword : correction, update, WHO, World Health Organization Fetal Growth Chart,

Ultrasonography for confirmation of gastric tube placement
In this meta-analysis of prior studies, the authors conclude that ultrasound "does not have sufficient accuracy as a single test to confirm gastric tube placement" but may be useful to detect a misplaced tube when x-ray is not available.
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Listed:   22 April 2017
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Keyword : confirm placement, gastric tube placement, misplacement, ultrasonography,

Abdominal ultrasound screening for renal cell carcinoma - how effective would it be?
Meta-analysis study suggests that at least one RCC would be detected per 1000 individuals screened. The majority of tumours identified were early stage (T1-T2).
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Listed:   22 April 2017
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Keyword : Abdominal Ultrasound, effectiveness, meta analysis, RCC, renal cell carcinoma, screening,

Carotid Plaque Ultrasound Sharpens Stress Echo CAD Risk Assessment in Prospective Study
Taking a few extra minutes to perform carotid-artery ultrasound alongside stress echocardiography in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) offers incremental prognostic value that could aid in primary prevention, say UK researchers.
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Listed:   22 April 2017
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Keyword : CAD, CAROTID, coronary artery disease, plaque, primary prevention, prognostic value, risk assessment, stress echo,

Cystoscopy with ultrasound effective for diagnosing asymptomatic microscopic hematuria
For evaluation of asymptomatic microscopic hematuria, a screening strategy that combines cystoscopy and renal ultrasound optimizes cancer detection and reduces costs, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Listed:   22 April 2017
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Keyword : cystoscopy, microscopic hematuria, screening, Ultrasound, urinary bladder,

Ultracare Las Vegas settles sex discrimination allegations with $15,000 penalty
The U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced March 22 that ultrasound technician provider Ultracare Las Vegas will pay $15,000 after allegations of sex discrimination involving sex-role stereotypes. The plaintiff in the case is male.
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Listed:   17 April 2017
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Keyword : EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, lawsuit, sex discrimination, Sex-role stereotypes, sonographer, ultrasound technician,

Point of care ultrasound: new tool for the 21st century nephrologist
Across the country, nephrology programs are bringing point of care ultrasound into their curricula. Nephrologists and nephrology trainees are not only using point of care ultrasound for the assessment of kidneys and bladder but also for volume assessment.
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Listed:   15 April 2017
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Keyword : bedside, kidney, lung, physician performed, pocus, point of care, point-of-care, Renal, resident, training, ultrasound nephrology, volume assessment,