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Leslie M. Scoutt, MD
Leslie M. Scoutt, MD
Ultrasound Evaluation of Patients s/p Carotid Endarterectomy and Stent Placement
Released: May 01, 2016 | Time: 50 min
Tom Stavros, MD, FACR
Tom Stavros, MD, FACR
Ultrasound Evaluation of Regional Lymph Nodes as an Extension of the Breast Ultrasound Exam
Released: Apr 24, 2016 | Time: 80 min
 
 
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New Japanese wearable ultrasound device alerts user when it's time to go to the toilet
Getting caught short without a toilet in sight might be a thing of the past thanks to a ultrasound-based device that's been developed in Japan.
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Listed:   30 April 2016
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Keyword : bowel, fecal incontinence, go to toilet, monitor bowel, time to go to toilet,

Suspected Pediatric Appendicitis: When Should CT Scans Be Used?
In this interview transcript Eric Glissmeyer, M.D., a pediatric emergency physician, discusses how doctors can know whether to employ advanced scanning in kids. He presented this information to his peers at the 2016 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in Baltimore.
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Listed:   30 April 2016
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Keyword : appendicitis, appendix, CT, diagnosis, emergency, Eric Glissmeyer, PEDIATRIC, ultrasonography, Ultrasound,

Ultrasonography features may help distinguish thyroid nodules
Ultrasonography features for thyroid nodules may help differentiate nodules that are atypia of undetermined significance or follicular lesion of undetermined significance, study data indicate.
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Listed:   30 April 2016
Keyword : AUS, Bethesda III nodules, Bethesda system for reporting thyroid cytopathology, BRAF mutation, FLUS, follicular lesion of undetermined significance, Malignancy, nodules, nodules that are atypia of undetermined significance, Soo Yeon Hahn, THYROID, ultrasonographic features, ultrasonography features,

Ultrasound to safely measure brain pressure
Based on the Doppler effect, the ultrasound scanner provides intracranial pressure estimation via a probe applied to the patient's eye.
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Listed:   30 April 2016
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Keyword : eye, intracranial pressure, measurement, ophthalmic, TRANSCRANIAL,

 

Ultrasound assessment of the gastric contents for the guidance of the anaesthetic strategy
This study explores use of ultrasound to assess gastric contents in pediatric patients prior to surgery for hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. The results of the ultrasound were used to guide the choice of the anaesthetic induction technique, depending on volume of stomach content.
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Listed:   30 April 2016
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Keyword : anesthesiology, assessment, bedside, contents, guide anesthesiology strategy, point of care, rapid induction, stomach,

The March Toward Elastography for Assessing Fibrosis in HCV
Magnetic resonance and transient ultrasound elastography have become the twin pillars of the field for assessment of fibrosis in HCV.
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Listed:   23 April 2016
Keyword : Elastography, fibrosis, HCV, noninvasive assessment, transient ultrasound elastography,

Radiologists Call for Consensus on Thyroid Nodule Guidelines
The Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS), modeled on the BI-RADS classification of breast lesions, has the highest diagnostic accuracy for stratifying thyroid nodules, according to a comparison of guidelines for fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid.
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Listed:   23 April 2016
Keyword : accuracy, nodules, reporting, stratification, THYROID, TI-RADS,

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound may be effective in diagnosing large vessel vasculitis
Carotid contrast-enhanced ultrasound vascularization grade and grade of vascular inflammation shown on 18F-FDG positron emission tomography correlated well in patients with large vessel vasculitis, according to recently published research.
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Listed:   23 April 2016
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Keyword : large vessel vasculitis, rheumatology, VASCULAR, vasculitis,

Most Carotid Ultrasounds Performed for Uncertain or Inappropriate Indications
The vast majority of imaging tests that result in carotid revascularization of asymptomatic patients are performed for “uncertain” indications, with as many as one in nine carotid ultrasounds performed for “inappropriate” indications, according to the results of new analysis.
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Listed:   23 April 2016
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Keyword : CAROTID, indications, necessity, Ultrasound, uncertain, VASCULAR,

Ultrasonic Wireless Signal Capable Of Streaming Video Through Human Body
Implanted devices may one day stream high-definition “Netflix-quality” video from inside the body using a ultrasonic wireless signal, said scientists from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
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Listed:   23 April 2016
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Keyword : broadcast, inside body, Ultrasound, wireless,

Directing Chemotherapy Microbubbles To Tumors Using Magnets
Scientists have created microbubbles coated with cancer drug particles and iron oxide nanoparticles, and then used magnets to direct these bubbles to gather around a specific tumour.
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Listed:   23 April 2016
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Keyword : chemotherapy, CONTRAST, direct bubbles to tumor, iron oxide, magnetic, magnets, microbubble, nanoparticles, research, therapy,

Sonographic triangular cord sign and gallbladder abnormalities diagnostic for biliary atresia
This meta-analysis found that for newborns presenting with jaundice, the triangular cord sign and abnormal gallbladder characteristics on ultrasound were most useful in the diagnosis or exclusion of biliary atresia.
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Listed:   17 April 2016
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Keyword : biliary atresia, diagnosis, gallbladder abnormalities, jaundice, neonate, PEDIATRIC, triangular cord sign,

SMFM releases statement on ultrasound screening for fetal microcephaly
The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine released a statement on the use of ultrasound screening for fetal microcephaly following Zika virus exposure.
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Listed:   17 April 2016
Keyword : exposure, fetal microcephaly, SMFM, Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, statement, use of ultrasound screening, Zika, Zika virus,

Ultrasound for Concussion advances another step
A recent study reports that an advanced version of TCD ultrasound was able to differentiate between healthy and concussed athletes 83 percent of the time, a substantial improvement over conventional TCD.
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Listed:   17 April 2016
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Keyword : advanced version of TCD, athlete, athletics, BRAIN, concussion, sports, TCD,

In the future Ultrasound may turn your palm into a touchscreen
UK scientists successfully created tactile sensations on the palm using ultrasound sent through the hand. The study is the first to find a way for users to feel what they are doing when interacting with displays projected on their hand.
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Listed:   17 April 2016
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Keyword : display, palm, projected on hand, tactile feedback, tactile sensations, through the hand, Ultrasound,

In the future Ultrasound may turn your palm into a touchscreen
UK scientists successfully created tactile sensations on the palm using ultrasound sent through the hand. The study is the first to find a way for users to feel what they are doing when interacting with displays projected on their hand.
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Listed:   17 April 2016
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Keyword : display, future, Haptic, palm, time-reversal, touchscreen, Ultrasound, waves,

Study claims Point-of-care ultrasound saves nearly $20,000 per patient in early shock
Patients in early shock evaluated with point-of-care ultrasound spent less time on medications that support blood pressure and showed trends toward fewer days being supported by mechanical ventilation and time in the ICU. This was associated with calculated cost savings of about $20,000 per patient.
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Listed:   17 April 2016
Keyword : cost savings, critical care, ICU, intensive care, pocus, point of service, shock,

Ultrasound Remission in RA: No Better Than Clinical
Integrating musculoskeletal ultrasound assessment into a treat-to-target strategy led to more intensive treatment, but not significantly better clinical or imaging outcomes in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to researchers in Scotland.
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Listed:   17 April 2016
Keyword : arthritis, Early rheumatoid arthritis, monitoring, outcomes, RA, Remission, rheumatoid, rheumatology, treat to target, Ultrasound,

Tumor volumes in choroidal melanoma: agreement between three-dimensional ultrasound and two mathematical models
This study compares 3D ultrasound of ocular melanoma versus 2D and use of a volume calculation. The authors conclude that the formulas are good enough to be used as an alternative to 3D ultrasound or MRI except in certain asymmetric tumors.
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Listed:   17 April 2016
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Keyword : 3D ultrasound, alternative, choroidal, eye, formula, melanoma, ophthalmic, THREE-DIMENSIONAL, tumor volume estimation,

Lung ultrasound: a novel technique for detecting fluid overload in children on dialysis
A linear correlation between lung ultrasound B-line score and fluid overload judged by weight was observed in children with acute kidney injury.
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Listed:   10 April 2016
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Keyword : acute kidney injury, AKI, B line, Bline, B-line, children, fluid overload, lung, lung ultrasound, PEDIATRIC,

Focused ultrasound treatment gets some moonshot initiative attention
Focused ultrasound, which involves tissue ablation with converging beams of sound, is rarely used commercially in the U.S. – only about two dozen hospitals offer it, mostly for conditions like uterine fibroids and prostate cancer. But it now has gotten the attention of Vice President Joe Biden.
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Listed:   10 April 2016
Keyword : ABLATION, Biden, focused ultrasound, HIFU, high intensity focused ultrasound, moonshot, therapy, thermal ablation,

Physician Group Applauds FDA Approval of New Liver Imaging Agent in the US
The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS), an international physician group commended the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its historic decision to allow the use of Lumason®, an ultrasound contrast agent, for diagnostic imaging of the liver in adults and children.
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Listed:   10 April 2016
Classification:
Keyword : Adult, approval, bracco, CEUS, contrast agent, Contrast enhanced ultrasonography, FDA, focal liver lesions, ICUS, International Contrast Ultrasound Society, LIVER, Lumason, PEDIATRIC, SonVue, ultrasound contrast,

Ultrasound transducer disinfection in emergency medicine practice
The objective of this study was to conduct a survey to investigate the variety of cleaning solutions or sanitary wipes used and evaluate current standard practice for transducer disinfection across emergency medicine training programs in the United States.
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Listed:   10 April 2016
Classification:
Keyword : cleaning solutions, coupling gel, disinfectant solution, disinfectant wipes, disinfection, infection control, noncritical, non-critical device, nosocomial infection, pathogen transmission, protocol, sanitary wipes, standard practice, transducers,

A New Renal Denervation Trial Launches
The challenge of renal denervation to control high blood pressure has humbled the likes of Medtronic, but a California startup forges ahead to test its ultrasound-based system.
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Listed:   09 April 2016
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Keyword : control, disrupt renal nerves, high blood pressure, ReCor Medical, renal denervation,

University of Virginia Student Invents Non-Surgical, Temporary Vasectomy
Echo-V is similar to an intrauterine device (IUD), but for men. A polymer solution is injected under ultrasound guidance into the vas deferens (the tubes that transport sperm). The solution then becomes a sperm-blocking gel that lasts for years but can be reversed with a de-polymerization solution.
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Listed:   09 April 2016
Keyword : Echo-V, injection, male contraceptive, polymer, sperm blocking gel, ultrasound guidance, vas deferens, vasectomy,

Ultrasound Guided Central Venous Catheter Placement Increases Success Rates in Pediatric Patients
This meta-analysis examines the efficacy and safety of US-guided CVC placement among pediatric patients
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Listed:   09 April 2016
Keyword : Central Venous Catheter, PEDIATRIC, placement, success rate, ultrasound guided,

FDA APPROVES ULTRASOUND CONTRAST FOR THE LIVER
Bracco Diagnostics Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Bracco Imaging S.p.A., announced today that LUMASON is now approved for use in ultrasonography of the liver for characterization of focal liver lesions in adult and pediatric patients.
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Listed:   09 April 2016
Keyword : Adult, bracco, characterization of focal liver lesions, CONTRAST, contrast agent, LIVER, Lumason, microbubble, PEDIATRIC, ultrasound contrast,

Fusion Imaging for Deep-Brain Stimulation Lead Location Safe, Feasible
A new fusion imaging technology that combines preacquired magnetic resonance with live ultrasonography imaging to check the lead location in patients undergoing deep-brain stimulation (DBS) is feasible and safe, a new study shows.
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Listed:   03 April 2016
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Keyword : CT, DBS, deep-brain stimulation, fusion imaging, lead location, MRI,

Immunopathologic characterization of ultrasound-defined synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis patients in clinical remission
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in clinical remission may have ultrasound-defined synovitis according to the presence of power Doppler (PD) signal. This study describes the immunopathologic characteristics of ultrasound-defined synovitis.
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Listed:   03 April 2016
Keyword : immuniopathologic characteristics, MUSCULOSKELETAL, power Doppler, RA, rheumatoid arthritis, synovitis, ultrasound-defined synovitis,

How many training cases are enough for core emergency applications?
This study involved EM residents learning subxiphoid visualization of the inferior vena cava. The authors conclude that the findings validate the ACEP recommendation that 25 cases should be sufficient for each of the core applications in emergency ultrasound.
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Listed:   03 April 2016
Keyword : EM, emergency ultrasound, ER, learning, minimum number of cases, minimum training, residents, training,


 
 
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