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ACR US LI-RADS for Screening and Surveillance in HCC
Released: Feb 18, 2018 | Time: 28 min
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Zika in Pregnancy: Epidemiology and US
Released: Feb 11, 2018 | Time: 30 min
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Released: Feb 04, 2018 | Time: 27 min
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The Placenta and Umbilical Cord
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Released: Jan 21, 2018 | Time: 41 min
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CEUS: Billing, Reimbursement and CPT Codes
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Ultrasound of Hernias
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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Baseline Ultrasound Abnormalities May Predict Relapse
Ultrasound abnormalities may be a strong predictor of relapse in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), according to a prospective study in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
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Listed:   17 February 2018
Keyword : baseline, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, predict relapse, Ultrasound,

Is Ultrasound During Pregnancy Linked to Autism?
Study actually reveals ultrasound to be safe, says F. Perry Wilson, MD
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Listed:   17 February 2018
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Keyword : autism, linked to autism, STUDY, Ultrasound,

Cells Have An Ear For Music Too
scientists from Kyoto University’s Graduate School of Biostudies in Japan have shown that certain ‘mechanosensitive’ genes are suppressed when subjected to audible sound. Moreover, these effects vary depending on cell type.
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Listed:   17 February 2018
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Keyword : audible sound, cells, gene suppression, gene upregulation, genes, mechanosensitive genes, Ultrasound,

Blood test plus ultrasound boosts liver cancer detection by 40 percent
ombining ultrasound imaging with a blood test for high alpha fetoprotein (AFP) levels improves detection of early-stage liver cancer by as much as 40 percent, researchers at UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center found.
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Listed:   17 February 2018
Keyword : AFP, alpha fetoprotein, blood test, cancer, improved detection, LIVER,

Kidney imaging segmentation method beats traditional techniques
Researchers have developed a new method for segmenting kidney ultrasound (US) images that demonstrated an increased efficiency and accuracy compared to traditional methods.
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Listed:   17 February 2018
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Keyword : imaging, kidney, Renal, segmentation,

USPSTF recommends against ovarian cancer screening in asymptomatic women
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force does not recommend ovarian cancer screening for asymptomatic women who are not known to have a high-risk hereditary cancer syndrome.
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Listed:   17 February 2018
Keyword : asymptomatic women, not recommended, ovarian cancer, screening, USPSTF recommendation,

Ultrasound stimulates peripheral nerves in vivo
Focused ultrasound (FUS) provides non-invasive, targeted therapy for a wide range of clinical applications. Recently, FUS has proved effective at stimulating or inhibiting neuronal activity in both the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system .
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Listed:   17 February 2018
Keyword : central nervous system, CNS, focused ultrasound, FUS, nerve stimulation, neuromodulation, neuronal activity, peripheral nerves, peripheral nervous system, PNS, stimulation,

Ultrasound of tapeworm inside woman's eye
A patient who reported to hospital with sudden-onset pain, redness and vision loss was found to have a live tapeworm in her left eye.
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Listed:   17 February 2018
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Keyword : eye, ocular cyst, ophthalmic, parasite, retinal detachment, tapeworm,

Ultrasound provides little value to patients experiencing breast pain who have had a negative mammogram
After a negative mammogram, additional ultrasound for patients experiencing breast pain is unlikely to provide value, according to a study published by Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. If additional symptoms are present, however, ultrasound may be worth considering.
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Listed:   17 February 2018
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Keyword : Breast, breast pain, efficacy, mammogram, Ultrasound,

AI software trial to review ultrasound scans
A UK hospital is piloting technology that uses artificial intelligence to review foetal ultrasound images as patients are scanned.
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Listed:   17 February 2018
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Keyword : AI, artificial intelligence, FETAL, foetal, machine learning, Ultrasound,

Ultrasonic attenuation estimation of the pregnant cervix to predict premature delivery
A five-year $2.84 million grant has been awarded to assess collagen tissue changes in the cervix during pregnancy. Preliminary work in animals and a small pilot study in humans indicated that ultrasonic attenuation estimates were associated with interval to delivery.
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Listed:   11 February 2018
Keyword : attenuation, cervical length, CERVIX, delivery, Obstetrics, predict premature delivery, PREGNANCY, premature delivery, ripening, short cervix, ultrasonic attenuation estimate,

Robot-assisted histotripsy ablation noninvasively creates ablation zones
Robotically assisted sonic therapy (RAST) has proven to be effective in producing clinically relevant hepatic ablation zones without being invasive to the subject, according to a new study published in Radiology.
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Listed:   10 February 2018
Keyword : ABLATION, histotripsy, noninvasive surgery, robot-assisted,

GE Uses HoloLens To Teach Ultrasound Trainees
"We position virtual organs in the field of view of the operator, overlaid on top of the mannequin," said Ratnadeep Paul, lead engineer for augmented and virtual reality at GE Global Research.
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Listed:   10 February 2018
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Keyword : AR, augmented reality, GE, HoloLens, research, teach ultrasound, trainees,

Zika brain damage may go undetected in pregnancy
Zika virus may cause significant damage to the fetal brain even when the baby's head size is normal, according to a new animal study led by researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. The study also raises concern about Zika infection in children.
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Listed:   10 February 2018
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Keyword : brain damage, children, infection, PEDIATRIC, PREGNANCY, undetected, Zika,

Ultrasound guidance, other techniques ensure transradial access safety in vascular procedures
Ultrasound guidance and four other steps were identified as core factors for safely performing vascular procedures with transradial access by a speaker at the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET).
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Listed:   10 February 2018
Keyword : interventional, transradial access, ultrasound guidance, vascular procedures,

Mitsui and TechMatrix to Establish a Medical Image AI Platform Business Joint Venture
TechMatrix already has a massive resource of imaging data representing 100 million medical examinations of a total of 20 million patients. The new company will provide AI-based interpretation and diagnosis support.
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Listed:   10 February 2018
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Keyword : AI, AI interpretation, business, cloud, joint venture, Mitsui, techMatrix,

Radiology-pathology report pairing system works wonders for radiologists
Radiology-pathology report pairing can provide potential opportunities for learning and improved accuracy when matched by organ systems, according to a new article published in Academic Radiology.
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Listed:   10 February 2018
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Keyword : pairing, pathology, Radiology, reports,

New registry seeks to improve cardiovascular ultrasound quality
ImageGuideEcho - the first registry devoted solely to measuring quality in cardiovascular ultrasounds - is now open to U.S. physicians. The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) made the announcement in a Jan. 29 press release.
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Listed:   03 February 2018
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Keyword : cardiovascular ultrasound, image registry, improvement, Quality, registry,

Microbubbles make breast cancer more susceptible to radiation therapy
Injecting breast cancer with oxygen-filled microbubbles makes tumors three-times more sensitive to radiation therapy and improves survival in animal models of the disease.
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Listed:   03 February 2018
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Keyword : CONTRAST, microbubble, oxygen, radiation theraply, tumor, Ultrasound,

Augmented reality system lets doctors see under patients' skin without the scalpel
The system, called ProjectDR, allows medical images such as CT scans and MRI data to be displayed directly on a patient’s body in a way that moves as the patient does.
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Listed:   03 February 2018
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Keyword : AR, augmented reality, see medical images projected on patient,

3D Ultrasound Better for Measuring Bladder Volume
The authors conclude that measurements of bladder volume during filling can be accurately computed using both the 3D ultrasound and corrected 2D ultrasound methods. However, the 3D method was more precise and better accounted for bladders with irregular shapes.
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Listed:   03 February 2018
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Keyword : 2D ultrasound, 3D ultrasound, bladder volume, measurement, urinary bladder,

Prostate ultrasound imaging: evaluation of a two-step scoring system in the diagnosis of prostate cancer.
A two-stage process and scoring system using conventional transrectal ultrasound followed by contrast-enhanced ultrasound resulted in sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of 84.7%, 83.2%, and 83.7%, respectively, versus 22.8%, 96.6%, and 70.4% for conventional TRUS alone.
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Listed:   03 February 2018
Keyword : Biopsy, CONTRAST, contrast-enhanced, prostate, transrectal, two-step scoring system,

First EULAR Guidance on Imaging in Large Vessel Vasculitis
New recommendations from the European Union League Against Rheumatism address the use of imaging in large vessel vasculitis (LVV) such as giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu arteritis (TAK). The recommendations include early imaging in suspected disease, ultrasound for GCA and MRI for TAK.
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Listed:   03 February 2018
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Keyword : EULAR guidance, GCA, giant cell arteritis, large vessel vasculitis, LVV, TAK, Takayasu arteritis,

Improving image quality of mid trimester fetal sonography in obese: the role of ultrasound propagation velocity
Obesity impairs the quality of ultrasound images. All ultrasound scanners are calibrated for an ultrasound propagation velocity of 1540 m/s, although the propagation in fatty tissue is slower (1450 m/s). This study compared image quality at three different UPV settings.
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Listed:   27 January 2018
Keyword : Acoustic propagation velocity, image quality, obese, Obstetrics, speed of sound,

An ultrasound on Instagram suggested the baby could be in danger. Does a physician have a duty to warn?
If we see something medically worrisome on social media, are we as health care professionals obliged to say something? And if we do take action, should it be public or private?
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Listed:   27 January 2018
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Keyword : baby ultrasound pictures, moral duty, public posting, social media,

Acoustic tractor beam creates an ultrasound tornado for large-scale levitation
Scientists from the University of Bristol have developed a new "acoustic tractor beam" that can levitate up to 2 cm objects. Note: the "subscribe" box that pops up on this site can be dismissed by clicking an invisible "x" at upper right in the box or by clicking anywhere outside the box.
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Listed:   27 January 2018
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Keyword : acoustic levitation, research,

The Second Coming of Ultrasound
"So how did this 100-year-old technology (ultrasound) learn some new tricks? With the help of modern-day medical imaging, and lots and lots of bubbles." This popular press article from wired.com looks at some of the new and unusual applications of ultrasound in health care.
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Listed:   27 January 2018
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Keyword : new developments, research, Ultrasound,

Ultrasonography-guided percutaneous nephrolithotomy in pediatric patients
This single-center study presents the safety and efficacy of fluoroscopy-free ultrasound-guided percutaneous nephrolithotomy in pediatric patients. The authors conclude that ultrasound-guided PCNL in pediatric patients of all ages is safe and highly efficient.
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Listed:   27 January 2018
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Keyword : kidney, nephrolithotomy, PEDIATRIC, PERCUTANEOUS, radiation-free, Stone, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED,

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound a promising tool for pediatric imaging
A new type of bubble is in town, and this one is changing the practice of modern pediatric imaging. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) employs gas microbubbles that are smaller than a red blood cell to enhance standard sonographic images without the risks of radiation exposure...
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Listed:   27 January 2018
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Keyword : CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced ultrasound, microbubble, PEDIATRIC,

If You've Ever Wanted X-Ray Vision, Check Out This Combination of Augmented Reality & Ultrasound
A researcher in Japan posted a video demonstrating a process for visualizing an ultrasound image in augmented reality. Using markerless tracking, the system can sense the angle and position of the ultrasound probe and display corresponding stored images.
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Listed:   20 January 2018
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Keyword : augmented reality, Ultrasound,

Using Respiratory Therapists to Perform Ultrasound-Guided Central Lines
At Midland Health in Midland, TX, Respiratory Therapists have been successfully placing arterial lines since 2010. When the hospital wanted to improve coverage for the placement of central lines in 2016, it just naturally turned to the respiratory care department to take on the job.
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Listed:   20 January 2018
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Keyword : central line placement, central lines, respiratory therapists, ultrasound guided,

3D doppler ultrasound can better determine fetal growth restriction than 2D version
A study has shown that a 3D Doppler ultrasound can more accurately determine altered fetal growth restriction (FGR) in fetuses vulnerable to developing abnormal cerebral vascular flow patterns than a standard 2D Doppler ultrasound.
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Listed:   20 January 2018
Keyword : 2D Doppler ultrasound, 3D Doppler ultrasound, altered fetal growth restriction cerebral vascular flow patterns, FETAL, fetal growth restriction, Obstetrics,

Indian State asks all graduating MBBS docs to get ultrasound training
Hyderabad state health department has asked all new MBBS doctors to get training in ultrasound diagnosis as many Primary Health Centres and other delivery points do not have radiologists to conduct these tests.
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Listed:   20 January 2018
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Keyword : Hyderabad, India, MBBS, ultrasound training,

Researchers develop ultrasound triggered mechanogenetics system to target and kill cancer cells
A team of researchers has developed an ultrasound-based system that can non-invasively and remotely control genetic processes in live immune T cells so that they recognize and kill cancer cells.
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Listed:   20 January 2018
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Keyword : cancer, CAR-T cell, CONTRAST, microbubble, ultrasound triggered,

Vascular organizations form registry to link images and data
SVS, SVU and Medstreaming-M2S announced the development of the Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) Vascular Ultrasound Registry. The registry expands on the work of the SVS Vascular Quality Initiative.
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Listed:   20 January 2018
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Keyword : quality initiative, registry, SVS, SVU, VASCULAR,

Practice Required for Novice Emergency Medicine Residents to Diagnose Appendicitis
"A minimum of 20 cases are needed to achieve competency in emergency ultrasonography diagnosis of acute appendicitis," the authors write.
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Listed:   20 January 2018
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Keyword : ABDOMEN, appendix, diagnosis, emergency, practice required,

Patent application: Laser ultrasound system eliminates patient contact
Researchers at MIT have published details of a non-contact ultrasound imaging system designed to mitigate inter- and intra-operator variability, and possibly patient discomfort, by using a standoff optical concept that generates and measures ultrasonic waves without patient contact.
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Listed:   13 January 2018
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Keyword : laser ultrasound, MIT, non-contact ultrasound imaging system, patent application, standoff optical concept,

Carotid ultrasound may improve CVD risk assessment in patients with inflammatory skin condition
Carotid ultrasound improves the cardiovascular risk stratification of individuals with the skin condition hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), according to a study published Jan. 4 in PLOS One.
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Listed:   13 January 2018
Classification:
Keyword : cardiovascular disease risk assessment, carotid ultrasound, hidradenitis suppurative, VASCULAR,