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Nitin Chaubal, MD
Nitin Chaubal, MD
Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in Gynecology
Released: May 17, 2015 | Time: 24 min
Oksana H. Baltarowich, MD
Oksana H. Baltarowich, MD
Ultrasound First: Pelvic Pain (Non-pregnant)
Released: May 10, 2015 | Time: 31 min
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Study validates use of ultrasound to measure muscle glycogen
Researchers in exercise and sports science can put away their biopsy needles. The Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis has validated the use of ultrasound technology to measure muscle glycogen.

Negative Ultrasound Study Can Rule Out Upper Extremity DVT
Italian study suggests that "...similar to that of the lower extremities, a completely normal finding on ultrasonography of the upper extremity can safely exclude DVT".

Ultrasound Accurate for Groin Hernia Diagnosis
The overall rates of sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound for diagnosing the presence of groin hernia were 96 and 96 percent, respectively.


Sound Waves Instead Of X-Rays For Diagnosing Minor Fractures
A study of portable ultrasound in detecting the presence of minor fractures in patients showed that 85% of patients with a fracture confirmed by X-ray had injuries detected through ultrasonography.

Ultrasound for Gout, RA, and Other Forms of Arthritis - Overview
Musculoskeletal ultrasound as an aid for diagnosis and monitoring response to treatment is most widely used in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Early detection and treat-to-target strategies are known to prevent joint damage and functional impairment in patients with RA.

Secondary Sjorgren's syndrome in patients with RA may be detectable with salivary gland ultrasound
Secondary Sjögren’s syndrome may be detected in patients with rheumatoid arthritis though ultrasound images of the salivary glands, according to recently published research.

Swiss Surgical Navigation System with Ultrasound Fusion Receives FDA Clearance
CAS-ONE LIVER is used for precise and focused treatment of liver cancer and metastasis through navigated tumor resection and navigated ablation.

3D Ultrasound and 3D printing lets blind mom-to-be 'see' her son
Combining ultrasound and 3D-printing technologies leads to a wondrous moment for an expectant Brazilian mom.

Company to Develop Ultrasound-Based Continuous Urine Volume Sensor
The proposed device consists of a portable monitor and a flat ultrasound probe that can be attached to the abdomen over the bladder. The device continuously estimates the volume of urine in the bladder.

Ultrasound with contrast for pediatrics with abdominal trauma superior to CT
Results from a recent British study indicate that children who suffer from blunt abdominal injury can effectively be diagnosed and managed with contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS).

Measuring reduction in tumor growth with Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS)
CEUS using the “flash replenishment”(FR) method appears to provide a useful assessment of the anti-angiogenic and invasion-inhibiting effects of a triple combination therapy.

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation treatment for renal clear cell carcinoma
Percutaneous USG RFA for small renal mass has satisfied clinical outcomes, with the advantage of less injury, lower complication rates and shorter recovery time for small size of renal clear cell carcinoma. USG-RFA may become the preferred treatment alternative for SRM.

Thyroid ultrasound ‘not highly accurate’ for malignancy in children
Ultrasound has only limited value for diagnosing thyroid cancer in children, say the authors of a meta-analysis.

Focused Ultrasound Recognized as a Top Emerging Technology with Potential to Revolutionize Neurologic Care
Focused ultrasound was selected by the experts for its ability to target tissues deep within the body through the use of sound waves, as opposed to incisions and radiation.

Halo Sign Aids Vasculitis Dx
A shadow could be seen on ultrasound around the temporal artery in half of patients with giant cell arteritis.

Displaced Bony Fragment Signals Tendon Tear
The correlation between radiographic evidence of a displaced enthesophyte and underlying tendon rupture can serve as a "red flag" for potential tendon injury that requires further assessment with ultrasound or MRI new research shows.

A Noninvasive, Ultrasound-Based Pacemaker?
New research indicates that ultrasonic waves can stimulate rhythm in heart cells. Though feasibility investigations of an ultrasound-based pacemaker is still at the earliest stages, scientists believe it could offer a new option in cardiac pacing with less risk than an implantable device.

Study explores how NYC doctor can perform tele-robotic ultrasound over the Internet on patients in Chicago
A new clinical trial is testing the feasibility and efficiency of a doctor in New York City remotely performing long-distance, tele-robotic ultrasound exams over the Internet on patients in Chicago.

Inflamed Knees Common With Age
A high prevalence of inflammatory abnormalities in the knee joints of healthy older adults has been identified on ultrasound, suggesting that inflammation likely contributes to impairment of joint function with age, European investigators are reporting.

Detection of critical heart disease before birth lags among poor
While prenatal ultrasounds are doing a good job of identifying critical congenital heart disease, those living in poor or rural communities are less likely to find out their baby has heart disease before birth than those in more affluent or urban communities.

Pocket-sized ultrasound device reduce need for further testing in inpatient and outpatient settings
Results from a study presented at The International Liver Congress™ 2015 demonstrate that the use of a pocket-sized ultrasound device (PUD) helps to reduce the need for further testing in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

Ultrasound settings can change beat frequency of cardiac cells
Ultrasound can increase the rate at which heart cells beat, researchers from Drexel University report. In the Journal of Applied Physiology, they describe the ultrasound settings that can change the beat frequency of cardiac cells.

Cholecystitis on CT, Check Ultrasound Before Treating
Current guidelines recommend that patients with suspected acute cholecystitis be evaluated first with ultrasound but in the emergency room setting patients are often first evaluated with CT. Study finds that when CT is done first, CT is not good enough to skip the ultrasound.

Here's what NASA plans to do if someone gets sick on the way to Mars
The NSBRI awards contracts to companies, tasking them with developing both diagnostic and treatment tools that can be used during space flight. One such company is Sonomotion, a medical device maker developing new methods for diagnosing and treating kidney stones.

Gene delivery to the spinal cord using MRI-guided focused ultrasound
Non-invasive gene delivery across the blood–spinal cord barrier (BSCB) remains a challenge for treatment of spinal cord injury and disease.

Ultrasound First, Not CT, for Women's Pelvic Pain
Using ultrasound to diagnose pelvic pain can reveal unexpected pathologies, according to new research presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 2015 Annual Convention in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

CT Radiation Doses Still Too High in Most US Centers, STONE Shows
Some patients presenting to the emergency department with suspected kidney stones receive inappropriately high doses of radiation when undergoing CT. This is despite longstanding recommendations to use low-dose protocols in such patients.

ACOG's Guide to Managing Miscarriage: Follow Patient Preference
Updated clinical management of early pregnancy loss focuses on patient choice.

Ultrasound shows improvement but with lingering Doppler signal in patients with gout after ULT
Urate-lowering therapy reduced symptoms and synovitis in patients with gout; however, after 2 years of treatment, a Doppler signal persists in many asymptomatic patients, suggesting subclinical disease activity is present, according to findings from a recently published study.

Addition of real-time elastography to ultrasound a helpful addition for detection of implant rupture
Sonoelastography analyzes tissue elasticity and can be a powerful tool when used along with high-resolution ultrasound for the detection of ruptured breast implants, according to researchers.

Ultrasound to test for battery charge?
Researchers in the US have shown that ultrasound echoes can indicate density changes to provide a simple and non-invasive method for measuring charge within any battery.

I'm Not Putting My Arm Anywhere Near This Blood-Thirsty Needle Robot
Using infrared and ultrasound imaging the VenousPro is able to see right through the skin on a human’s arm to the veins below, allowing it to pinpoint the ideal spot for a needle insertion.

New approach to lithotripsy uses focused ultrasound
Treating stones with ultrasound pulses rather than shock waves produces some desirable and important changes in how stones fracture. Such pulses can fracture stones with an order of magnitude lower pressure than SWL – pressure levels that can be generated by a relatively small ultrasound device.

Transabdominal contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging of the prostate could replace transrectal imaging
"Although further improvements are expected by optimization of the transabdominal settings, the results of transabdominal and transrectal DCE-US are closely comparable, confirming the feasibility of transabdominal DCE-US".

Pocket Ultrasound Helps Increase Resident Efficiency
Point-of-care examinations with pocket-size imaging devices increase diagnostic accuracy and capability of medical residents, according to a study published in the Journal of Ultrasound.

65-year-old German woman pregnant with quadruplets
While her colleagues look forward to retirement and a well-earned break from children, one Berlin teacher has another challenge ahead: quadruplets.