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John P. McGahan, MD
Examination of the Fetal Heart with Ultrasound
Released: Jul 16, 2017 | Time: 26 min
Beatrice L. Madrazo, MD, FACR, RVT
Hepatic Vascular Conditions
Released: Jul 09, 2017 | Time: 93 min
Edward A. Lyons, OC, MD, FRCP (C), FACR
Answer the Question: "An Imperative for Radiology" "Imaging Re-Visited?"
Released: Jul 02, 2017 | Time: 44 min
Jill E. Langer, MD
Update on Recommendations for the Biopsy and Follow-Up of Thyroid Nodules
Released: Jun 25, 2017 | Time: 50 min
Annamaria Deganello, MD
CEUS-Miscellaneous Application in Pediatric Practice
Released: Jun 18, 2017 | Time: 20 min
Anne Kennedy, MD, BCh
Prenatal Diagnosis of Skeletal Dysplasias
Released: Jun 18, 2017 | Time: 25 min
Dean Huang, MD
Intervention Using CEUS
Released: Jun 11, 2017 | Time: 25 min
Robert A. Kane, MD
Gallbladder Polyps: What To Do, When To Do It
Released: Jun 11, 2017 | Time: 14 min
 
 
 
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Sonography in the News: Top Stories
3-D Ultrasound Quantifies Plaque Burden in Healthy Middle-Aged Cohort
Even at midlife, 55% of men and 30% of women have subclinical atherosclerosis identified on ultrasound, report investigators.
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Listed:   16 July 2017
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Keyword : 3D, 3-D, arteries, Atherosclerosis, burden, CAROTID, cerebrovascular, plaque, quantification, Ultrasound,

ACR updates contrast-media guide
Spotlighting an entirely new chapter on contrast-enhanced ultrasound, the American College of Radiology on July 12 announced the latest version of its Manual on Contrast Media. The publication is available online in full for free.
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Listed:   16 July 2017
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Keyword : ACR, agent, American College of Radiology, CONTRAST, Contrast-enhanced ultrasound, Manual on Contrast Media,

Evaluating Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity During Migraine Headache
Overall blood flow velocity remains unchanged during migraine headache, although blood flow velocity may be decreased early on in the attack, according to a study published in Headache.
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Listed:   16 July 2017
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Keyword : blood flow velocity, cerebral, headache, migraine,

Contaminated ultrasound gel recalled in Australia
Meditech ultrasound gel manufactured by Linmed Medical Co., Ltd. of China is being recalled in Australia after 11 hospital patients were infected with burkholderia cenocepacia which was isolated from the gel.
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Listed:   15 July 2017
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Keyword : Australia recall, burkholderia cenocepacia, China, contamination, Linmed Medical, Meditech, recall, ultrasound gel,

Imaging Strategies for Suspected Acute Cranial Shunt Failure in the Pediatric Patient
This study compared cost-effectiveness of CT, MRI and ultrasonography measurement of optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) for suspected acute shunt failure. In children with low pretest probability of cranial shunt failure, an ultrasonographic measurement of ONSD is the preferred initial test.
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Listed:   15 July 2017
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Keyword : BRAIN, cranial shunt, PEDIATRIC, shunt, shunt failure,

Ultrasound recommended as first choice for diagnosing muscle hernia
Ultrasound has outperformed MRI in a small Chinese study focused on muscle hernias, prompting the authors to recommend sonography as the first-line imaging modality for diagnosing these not-uncommon sports injuries.
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Listed:   09 July 2017
Keyword : muscle, muscle hernias, MUSCULOSKELETAL,

In the FAST exam - Think Outside Morison's Pouch
Morison's Pouch is where most examiners expect to see free fluid - but an analysis of positive FAST exams showed that in the RUQ the area that was most often positive was not Morison's pouch but the area surrounding the tip of the liver and extending to the right paracolic gutter.
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Listed:   09 July 2017
Keyword : bedside, emergency, ER, FAST, free fluid, Morison's pouch, paracolic gutter, RUQ,

Indolent Thyroid Cancer: New Challenges from an Epidemic of Diagnosis
The incidence of thyroid cancer has been rising steadily in the US and around the world, but the reason does not seem to be an inherent rise in thyroid cancer incidence, but rather the increased detection of thyroid cancer. This blog discusses how medicine should approach this cancer "epidemic".
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Listed:   09 July 2017
Keyword : cancer, epidemic, indolent, surveillance, THYROID, treatment,

Nevada Health Centers Settles EEOC Sex Discrimination Lawsuit
A male sonographer was terminated solely because of his gender. EEOC stated: "Outdated stereotypes in the health care industry cannot be used to categorically exclude emp­loyees from certain jobs based on gender"
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Listed:   09 July 2017
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Keyword : EEOC, gender, lawsuit, Nevada Health Centers, sex discrimination,

Diagnostic reliability of pediatric appendicitis score, ultrasound and low-dose computed tomography scan in children with suspected acute appendicitis
Although CT remains the most accurate and least operator-dependent exam for pediatric appendicitis, radiation exposure can be minimized by using a Pediatric Appendicitis Score as an excluding tool and Ultrasound as the primary imaging modality followed by low-dose CT for inconclusive cases only.
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Listed:   09 July 2017
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Keyword : appendicitis, CT, PEDIATRIC, Pediatric appendicitis score, radiation,

Photoacoustic/ultrasound dual imaging of human thyroid cancers: an initial clinical study
This study from China presents photoacoustic imaging results in context with conventional gray scale and color Doppler images. While the technology is clearly not ready for clinical use, the study does suggest that it might be useful in the future, especially for very superficial lesions.
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Listed:   02 July 2017
Keyword : cancer, photoacoustic, THYROID,

New ultrasound techniques for peering inside bony structures
Well, not exactly "new", but this overview mentions two technologies you may not be familiar with - a "time-reversal" technique, called the DORT method that allows focusing the beam around ribs, and a lens-based transcranial focusing device that uses only one piezoelectric transducer element.
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Listed:   02 July 2017
Keyword : DORT method, HIFU, high intensity focused ultrasound,

A robotic doctor (remotely controlled by a human) is gearing up for ultrasound action
During the exam a doctor sits at a desk facing three screens, one showing the doctor's robotic hand on the far-distant patient, a second for teleconferencing with the patient, and a third for ultrasound images.
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Listed:   01 July 2017
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Keyword : distance, distant, Haptic, remote, robot, tele, Ultrasound,

Position Available with Medecins Sans Frontieres: DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING ADVISOR - ULTRASOUND
Location: MSF Operational Centre – Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris including 50-70% field travel to MSF field sites. Duration: 12 months 100% position (with potential extension). Reporting to: Leader of the MSF Intersectional Diagnostic Network.
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Listed:   01 July 2017
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Keyword : Diagnostic Imaging Advisor, Médecins Sans Frontières, NGO, Position available,

3D Ultrasound for particle manipulation in assembling electronics
Not imaging, but a 3D ultrasound field. A Lithuanian company called Neurotechnology has developed a device they are calling an ultrasonic 3D printer. It's just a prototype, but think "primitive Star Trek replicator" and you are getting the right idea.
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Listed:   01 July 2017
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Keyword : 3D printer, 3D ultrasound, assembling electronics, manipulation of particles,

Would you prefer to be awake during surgery? With ultrasound guided nerve block you can!
For some patients, ultrasound-guided nerve block may be preferable to general anesthesia. This article/video looks at two patients who selected nerve block for shoulder surgery.
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Listed:   01 July 2017
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Keyword : nerve block, surgery, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED,

Microbubbles, Magnets and Ultrasound for treatment of cancer
An Oxford scientist has developed a method for delivering chemotherapy directly to a target tumor by using magnets to collect the bubbles in the target area and ultrasound to burst the bubbles releasing the chemotherapeutic agent.
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Listed:   01 July 2017
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Keyword : chemotherapy, CONTRAST, magnets, microbubbles, therapy, treatment,

Exposure to Cardiovascular Risk Factors Linked with Arterial Distensibility in Adolescence
Cardiovascular risk factors, such as overweight, high blood pressure, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and insulin resistance, are associated with arterial distensibility in childhood and adolescence as measured by ultrasound.
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Listed:   01 July 2017
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Keyword : adolescence, arterial distensibility, arterial elasticity, cardiovascular risk factors, childhood, cholesterol, hypertension, insulin resistance, LDL, overweight, VASCULAR,

Screening breast ultrasound supplies definitive diagnoses in dense tissue
Screening sonography of women with dense breast tissue can find cancers that mammography misses, and the radiation-free modality is specific enough to keep unneeded biopsies in check, according to Stamatia Destounis, MD and coauthors in a study published in the Journal of Ultrasound Medicine.
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Listed:   01 July 2017
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Keyword : Breast, cancer, dense breast tissue, reduced biopsies, screening, SONOGRAPHY,

Research shows broken heart syndrome causes long lasting heart damage
A condition once thought to temporarily cause heart failure in people who experience severe stress might actually cause longer-lasting damage to the heart muscle, according to new research.
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Listed:   24 June 2017
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Keyword : broken heart syndrome, long lasting heart damage, Takotsubo syndrome,

A "See and Treat" office procedure for retained products of conception removal
This research study compared ultrasound guided manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) in the office setting with operative hysteroscopy (OH). Successful remnant evacuation and overall complications rates were similar. The authors conclude MVA is an efficient alternative to OH and offers additional benefit.
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Listed:   24 June 2017
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Keyword : manual vacuum aspiration, MVA, office setting, retained products of conception, ultrasound guided,

Pulsed High Intensity Ultrasound Removes Calcified Buildup from Prosthetic Heart Valves
A team of French researchers are proposing using pulsed cavitational ultrasound, also known as histotripsy, to clean implanted valves of the calcified buildup on their surfaces.
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Listed:   24 June 2017
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Keyword : calcified buildup, cardiac, histotripsy, prosthetic heart valves, pulsed high intensity ultrasound,

New ultrasound scoring system for thyroid nodules to reduce unnecessary biopsies
The newly published guidelines provide an ultrasound-based risk stratification system to identify nodules that warrant biopsy or sonographic follow-up. The guidelines are "designed to identify most clinically significant malignancies while reducing the number of biopsies performed on benign nodules"
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Listed:   24 June 2017
Keyword : Biopsy, guidelines for biopsy, nodules, THYROID, TI-RADS, ultrasound scoring system,

Zika-Caused Microcephaly Not Evident Until Later in Pregnancy
Microcephaly in fetuses of mothers infected with the Zika virus is undetectable via prenatal imaging early in pregnancy, a study has shown. The earliest diagnosis in the study group occurred at 24 weeks of gestation.
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Listed:   24 June 2017
Keyword : earliest detection, microcephaly, Zika,

In Memoriam: Gerald "Jerry" Posakony, researcher and ultrasonics pioneer
Posakony, a longtime researcher for the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, passed away May 27, 2017, at the age of 92.
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Listed:   17 June 2017
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Keyword : "Jerry" Posakony, Department of Energy, DOE, Gerald Posakony, In Memoriam, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, PNNL, researcher, ultrasonics pioneer,

A mechanical trigger for toxic tumor therapy
The new drug delivery system uses low-energy ultrasound waves to trigger the dispersal of chemotherapy-containing sustained-release nanoparticles precisely at tumor sites.
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Listed:   17 June 2017
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Keyword : chemotherapy, low-energy ultrasound, Nanoparticle, therapy, treatment, tumor,

Ultrasound in ED for Children with Blunt Abdominal Trauma
Using Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) in the emergency department to assess children presenting with possible abdominal trauma does not appear to improve use of resources or care, according to a study published in JAMA.
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Listed:   17 June 2017
Keyword : blunt abdominal trauma, ED, emergency, FAST, focused assessment with sonography for trauma, PEDIATRIC, Ultrasound,

Hand-held Ultrasound Device Accurate For Neuraxial Depth and Landmark Assessment
A pocket-sized ultrasound device for spinal anesthesia guidance accurately predicts Tuohy needle depth to epidural space. In addition, using the epidural insertion point identified by the hand-held device was associated with high first-pass success and minimal needle redirections.
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Listed:   17 June 2017
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Keyword : anesthesia, effectivness, epidural, pocket-sized ultrasound, spinal, spinal anesthesia, Tuohy needle,

Tiny Forward Facing Ultrasound Drill to Bust Through Blood Clots
Researchers have developed a forward looking intravascular ultrasound probe that works at low frequencies, and that will hopefully be more effective at clot disruption, resulting in better penetration and lower use of clot busting drugs, such as tPA.
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Listed:   17 June 2017
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Keyword : blood clots, clot buster, clot busting, intravascular, lysis, sonothrombolysis, ultrasound drill,

Prehospital ultrasound. Does it improve diagnosis, treatment and transport decisions?
This systematic review of published articles since 1990 suggests that there is limited high-quality evidence that prehospital use of ultrasound improves clinical outcomes for patients suffering a traumatic injury. Including ultrasound during assessment may help rule out or find injuries missed.
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Listed:   17 June 2017
Keyword : diagnosis, emergency, EMS, Meta-analysis, prehospital, Systematic review, transport, treatment,

Portable ultrasounds to measure the health effects of pollution in developing countries
Washington University in St. Louis is training health workers from India, Rwanda, Guatemala and Peru to conduct a massive study on how the smoke from traditional cook stoves affects women and children. Researchers will collect data on fetal development as one facet of an extensive research study.
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Listed:   17 June 2017
Keyword : developing countries, fetal development, research, smoke, traditional cook stoves,

Ultrasonography for endoleak detection after endoluminal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
In this Cochrane Review ultrasound with or without contrast showed high specificity. The authors concluded that for ruling in endoleaks, CEUS appears superior and can be introduced as a routine diagnostic modality followed by CT scan only when the ultrasound is positive.
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Listed:   11 June 2017
Keyword : aneurysm, aneurysm repair, aorta, CE-CDUS, CEUS, CONTRAST, endoleak, EVAR,

Brain ultrasound during tumor surgery matches pre-op MRI guidance and then some
Italian researchers have shown how surgeons resecting glioblastomas, the most common and aggressive brain tumors, can use contrast-enhanced ultrasound to guide their view of tumor location, morphologic features, margins and dimensions in real time and for the duration of the entire surgery.
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Listed:   11 June 2017
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Keyword : BRAIN, CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced ultrasound, glioblastoma, microbubble, surgery, tumor margin,