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Beverly G. Coleman, MD, FACR
The Fetal MSK System: Watch the Hands and Feet
Released: Mar 26, 2017 | Time: 28 min
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Renal Disease: Technique and Quantification
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Carotid and Vertebral Ultrasound: Beyond ICA Stenosis
Released: Mar 19, 2017 | Time: 27 min
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Ectopic Pregnancy
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Aorta and EVAR
Released: Mar 05, 2017 | Time: 25 min
Harris L. Cohen, MD, FACR
Neonatal Neurosonography - The Premature Infant
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Ultrasound of Adnexal Masses
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Sonography in the News: Top Stories
Novel Beam Pattern Could Have Applications for Ultrasound, Radar
The discovery of a thin, intense beam pattern, dubbed the “needle pulse beam,” could have applications ranging from imaging in pulse-echo systems to use in conjunction with nonlinear systems and media.
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Listed:   25 March 2017
Keyword : beam formation, beam pattern, needle pulse, needle-like beam,

Can Ultrasonography Help Diagnose Gout?
Yes, but with certain caveats...
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Listed:   25 March 2017
Keyword : gout, joints, MUSCULOSKELETAL,

NIH finds ultrasound screening for short cervix early in pregnancy not effective for predicting preterm delivery
After screening more than 9,000 women throughout pregnancy, ultrasound screening for short cervix and testing for fetal fibronectin both identified only a small proportion of the women who would eventually deliver preterm.
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Listed:   18 March 2017
Keyword : CERVIX, premature delivery, preterm delivery, screening, shortened cervix,

Geography, not patient need, driving endoscopic ultrasound utilization in USA
Researchers linked certain geographical areas and institutional factors to a higher likelihood of undergoing EUS, in addition to a baseline increase in utilization nationwide.
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Listed:   18 March 2017
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Keyword : endoscopic ultrasound, EUS, geographic distribution, PANCREAS, utilization,

Tiny bubbles of gene therapy may help treat hemophilia
Researchers at the Center for Cardiovascular Research at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) hope that patients with hemophilia could one day be treated with gene therapy delivered by tiny bubbles.
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Listed:   18 March 2017
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Keyword : CONTRAST, gene therapy, hemophilia, microbubbles,

Diagnostic imaging varies in evaluation of patients with appendicitis at children's hospitals
A study published in the Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) found variations across children’s hospitals in regards to diagnostic imaging when evaluating patients with appendicitis. These distinctions were due to the variations in hospital-level resources.
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Listed:   18 March 2017
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Keyword : appendicitis, diagnosis, imaging, modality, PEDIATRIC, variations by location,

Patent approved for the visualization and assessment of the fetal skeleton from 3D ultrasound
The patent was awarded to ContextVision which specializes in image analysis and artificial intelligence. The technology is based on a visualization software and improves the potential for early discovery of skeletal irregularities in unborn babies.
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Listed:   18 March 2017
Keyword : 3D ultrasound, artificial intelligence, ContextVision, fetal skeleton, images analysis,

First trimester ultrasound tests alone or in combination with first trimester serum tests for Down's syndrome screening
For the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, the evidence supports the use of first trimester ultrasound tests in combination with two serum (blood) markers - especially pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) and free beta human chorionic gonadotrophin (ßhCG) - and maternal age, for Down's syndrome
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Listed:   18 March 2017
Keyword : detection, Down's syndrome, Free beta HCG, maternal age, PAPP-A, serum markers, ßhCG, ultrasound tests,

Using robotics and ultrasound to guide and insert needles
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Cincinnati Children's Hospital launch new company to commercialize Fast Intelligent Needle Delivery system.
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Listed:   18 March 2017
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Keyword : needle guidance, robot, robotics, Ultrasound,

Portable 3-D ultrasound will enable fieldside, roadside screening of head injury
Researchers are developing a portable, painless 3-D ultrasound that can image the optic nerve sheath to rapidly gauge whether there has been a brain injury.
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Listed:   18 March 2017
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Keyword : 3D ultrasound, BRAIN, brain injury, concussion, intracranial pressure, optic nerve sheath, screening,

Improving Nephrology Care With Point-of-Care Ultrasound
This article describes the introduction of point-of-care ultrasound to nephrologists in a hospital setting. It provides ultrasound professionals with a better understanding of how clinicians perceive the role of POC ultrasound in their practice.
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Listed:   18 March 2017
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Keyword : bedside, clinician-performed, nephrology, POC, pocus, point of care, point-of-care,

Echocardiography's expanding role in cardiovascular diagnosis and management
The number of echocardiography procedures performed each year continues to expand and this growth is driven by many factors. This overview article explores the trends in echocardiography and the reasons for the continuing growth.
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Listed:   12 March 2017
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Keyword : diagnosis, echocardiography, expansion, management, overview, Role,

Fusion targeted prostate biopsy proves more accurate in diagnosis of prostate cancer
New research confirms that an innovative procedure combining MRI and ultrasound to create a 3D image of the prostate can more accurately locate suspicious areas and help diagnose whether it’s prostate cancer.
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Listed:   12 March 2017
Keyword : 3D, Biopsy, fusion, MRI, prostate, prostate cancer, targeted,

A simple test for the integrity of echo ultrasound probes
A testing procedure recently published in Physics Medica, The European Journal of Medical Physics, describes use of M-mode and a paper clip test to identify dead or poorly functioning elements in the echocardiography transducer.
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Listed:   11 March 2017
Keyword : bad crystal, bad element, echo, element, m-mode, paper clip, performance, probe, QA, quality assurance, Testing, transducer,

Medical students performing emergency ultrasound scans boost care quality
Calling on ultrasound-trained medical students to perform point-of-care scans in the emergency department can be a workable way to obtain accurate diagnoses and ensure appropriate patient management, according to a study published online March 3 in the Journal of Emergency Medicine.
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Listed:   11 March 2017
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Keyword : emergency, medical student, pocus, point of care ultrasound,

Lung ultrasound can help doctors see other diseases that mask as lethal clots in lung
A study by Nazerian, et al, suggests that transthoracic lung ultrasound can show alternative diagnoses such as pneumonia or pleural effusion. The data add to findings of a recent systematic review and meta-analysis showing useful overall diagnostic accuracy for lung ultrasound.
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Listed:   11 March 2017
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Keyword : lung, PE, pretest risk stratification, pulmonary embolism, Ultrasound, Wells score,

Ultrasound specific but not sensitive for perforated versus nonperforated appendicitis in children
In a prospective study ultrasound was found to be highly specific but not sensitive in the detection of appendix perforation. Positive associations included duration of symptoms, greater maximum diameter, peri-appendiceal fluid, and the presence of an appendicolith.
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Listed:   05 March 2017
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Keyword : appendicitis, appendix, associated findings, childtren, PEDIATRIC, perforation, sensitivity, specificity,

Future Ultrasound scalpel to destroy liver tumors
At the European Congress of Radiology, Fraunhofer researchers will present a method, developed as part of the TRANS-FUSIMO EU project, that enables focused ultrasound treatment of the liver, an organ that moves while breathing.
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Listed:   04 March 2017
Keyword : ABLATION, development, focused ultrasound, HIFU, liver tumors, thermal, ultrasound scalpel,

Connecting rural physicians with ultrasound - UBC Canada HOUSE POCUS Program
A Hands-on Ultrasound Education (HOUSE) program is being offered to rural physicians and medical residents by the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Rural Continuing Professional Development (RCPD) team. The program provides Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) training to improve rural healthcare.
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Listed:   04 March 2017
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Keyword : Canada, Hands-on Ultrasound Education, HOUSE, pocus, point of care ultrasound, rural, rural physicians, training, UBC,

CEUS for discrimination of serous from mucinous cystadenoma in the pancreas
Research study find that Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound can play an important role in the diagnosis of SCAs and MCAs in the pancreas.
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Listed:   04 March 2017
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Keyword : CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced, discrimination, microbubble, mucinous cystadenoma, PANCREAS, serious cystadenoma, ultrasound contrast,

Increased ultrasound utilization in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in children
In a retrospective review of over 96 000 children with acute appendicitis, there was a significant decrease in the utilization of computed tomography (CT) and a corresponding increase in ultrasound from 2005 to 2014.
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Listed:   25 February 2017
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Keyword : appendicitis, appendix, child, CT, diagnosis, PEDIATRIC, Ultrasound, utilization,

Diagnostic and prognostic values of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in breast cancer
Retrospective study finds CEUS is a useful tool for the early diagnosis and prognosis of breast cancer.
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Listed:   25 February 2017
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Keyword : Breast, breast cancer, cancer, CEUS, CONTRAST, Contrast-enhanced ultrasound, diagnosis, microbubble, prognosis, ultrasound contrast,

Ultrasound Won't Help Broken Bones Heal
Expert Panel says detailed review suggests it's time to retire this costly but useless intervention.
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Listed:   25 February 2017
Keyword : bone healing, broken bone, fracture, ultrasound therapy,

Ultrasound Criteria for Assessment of Vertebral Artery Origins
This research study concluded that ultrasound has good sensitivity and excellent specificity for detecting vertebral origin occlusion. Flow velocity can be used to screen for severe stenosis of vertebral artery at origin.
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Listed:   25 February 2017
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Keyword : assessment, cerebrovascular, criteria for diagnosis, detection, flow velocity, stenosis, VASCULAR, vertebral artery,

Term ultrasound shown unreliable for diagnosing macrosomia
Ultrasound examination at 39 weeks’ gestation often fails to identify fetuses that exceed 4,000 g at delivery. Near-term ultrasound identified only 58% of fetuses with macrosomia.
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Listed:   25 February 2017
Keyword : diagnosing macrosomia, identifying macrosomia, macrosomia, near term, PREGNANCY, Ultrasound,

Superfluid is now helping brain surgeons
A superfluid, which resembles brain tissue, makes ultrasound images easier to interpret during an operation. This will make it easier for surgeons to remove brain tumors more accurately, say researchers.
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Listed:   25 February 2017
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Keyword : brain surgery, brain ultrasound, couplant, improved ultrasound image, intraoperative ultrasound, superfluid, surgery, tissue mimicking fluid,

Follow-up imaging significantly less when initial ED ultrasound is interpreted by radiologists
the use of follow-up imaging is significantly less when initial emergency department (ED) ultrasound examinations are interpreted by a radiologist than a nonradiologist. The study is published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR).
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Listed:   25 February 2017
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Keyword : cost, ED, follow up, non-radiologist interpretation, point of care, radiologist interpretation, resource use,

Mayo Clinic CIO on AI: This stuff is really real
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty gave a powerful keynote address at the annual HIMSS meeting in Orlando describing humanity as on the cusp of ushering in a new cognitive era. AI is at the heart of that era.
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Listed:   25 February 2017
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Keyword : AI, artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning,

Eggshell calcification of thyroid nodule not always benign
This case review presents an uncommon scenario of an anaplastic transformation of a micropapillary thyroid cancer. Surface calcification of a thyroid nodule has previously been considered evidence of slow growth with a benign pathology.
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Listed:   18 February 2017
Keyword : anaplastic transfomation, Benign, eggshell calcification, Malignant, micropapillary thyroid cancer, surface calcification, THYROID, thyroid nodule,

Scientists Develop Tiny Photoacoustic Ultrasound Device
Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a Micro-ring resonator detector, a tiny new photoacoustic device that is small enough to fit into a contact lens
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Listed:   18 February 2017
Keyword : blood flow in eye, contact lens, eye, light, micro-ring resonator detector, photo, photoacoustic, pre-clinical, research, retina,


 
 
 
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