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Roya Sohaey, MD
Fetal GI and GU Anomalies
Released: Oct 15, 2017 | Time: 41 min
Cicero J. Torres A. Silva, MD
Sonographic Evaluation of the Pediatric Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal...
Released: Oct 08, 2017 | Time: 34 min
Shuchi K. Rodgers, MD
3D Ultrasound of the Female Pelvis and Early Pregnancy: Tips and Tricks
Released: Oct 01, 2017 | Time: 27 min
Sheila Sheth, MD
Challenging Cases
Released: Sep 24, 2017 | Time: 50 min
Margarita Revzin, MD, MS
Ultrasound Assessment of the Aorta and Mesenteric Arteries
Released: Sep 17, 2017 | Time: 41 min
Deborah J. Rubens, MD
Vascular Cases
Released: Sep 10, 2017 | Time: 43 min
Ann Podrasky, MD
Let's Get Biophysical! Ultrasound Assessment of Fetal Well-Being
Released: Sep 03, 2017 | Time: 46 min
Liina Poder, MD
Controversies in Sonography: Placenta Accreta-Percreta
Released: Aug 27, 2017 | Time: 33 min
 
 
 
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Sonography in the News: Top Stories
MRI outperforms ultrasound in Zika-affected fetuses
This study found the effects of Zika virus on fetuses can be better analyzed using MRI over ultrasound as the imaging modality. MRI provides more detailed images that reveal more extensive areas of damage to the developing fetal brain. The study did not consider cost or availability issues.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
Keyword : comparison, fetal brain, MRI, Obstetrics, Ultrasound, Zika, Zika virus,

Accuracy in Evaluating Gastric Ultrasound Images Before and After Brief Training
An important preoperative evaluation is determining the presence of gastric contents. In this study, student clinicians are taught how to use ultrasound to gauge aspiration risk.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
Keyword : anesthesiology, gastric contents, gauge aspiration risk, preoperative evaluation, training,

Real-time functional ultrasound imaging (fUSI) could detect stroke, brain damage in infants
Real-time functional ultrasound imaging (fUSI) involves combining simultaneous continuous video–electroencephalography (EEG) recording and ultrafast Doppler (UfD) imaging of the brain microvasculature, using a static probe placed over the anterior fontanelle.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
Keyword : anterior fontanelle, BRAIN, brain damage, brain microvasculature, fUSI, neonate, PEDIATRIC, real-time functional ultrasound imaging, seizures, UfD, ultrafast Doppler,

The 10 most unnecessary, overused treatments of 2016
Overtreatment, overtesting and overdiagnosis were themes of a JAMA: Internal Medicine review this month that explored 10 of the riskiest instances of medical overuse in 2016. Transesophageal echocardiography and carotid ultrasonography both featured prominently in the list.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
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Keyword : carotid ultrasonography, JAMA Internal medicine, overdiagnosis, overtesting, overtreatment, overuse, riskiest, TEE, transesophageal echocardiography, unnecessary,

Ultrasound-guided intrauterine device insertion: a step closer to painless insertion
This study looked at the effect of using trans-abdominal sonography guidance for intrauterine device (IUD) insertion. The authors concluded that use of TAS guidance reduced patient pain and duration of the procedure through minimizing instrumentation.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
Keyword : effectiveness, guidance, insertion, intrauterine device, IUD, Pain, procedure duration, TAS, transabdominal sonography, ultrasound guidance, ultrasound guided,

USAID Empowers Young Female Medical Technicians in Afghanistan
Thirteen young women are among the first to graduate from USAID Promote: Women in the Economy’s (WIE) Forward Together Scholarship Doppler Ultrasound course. Held at the Ariana Hospital, Kabul, Afghanistan, the course gave participants the skills needed to operate an advanced ultrasound machine.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
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Keyword : Afghanistan, course, Doppler, FEMALE, technicians, training, Ultrasound, USAID,

Fractional thigh volume better at detecting late-onset fetal growth restriction
This study concluded that fractional thigh volume measurements offer some improvement over 2-dimensional biometry for the detection of late-onset fetal growth restriction at 34-36 weeks.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
Keyword : fetal measurement, fetal weight, fractional thigh volume, growth restriction, IUGR, Obstetrics, third trimester,

Lose Weight While You Sleep? Maybe Soon, According to ICUS Conference Study
In the study finding, a gene ‘cocktail’ delivered via microbubbles into skeletal muscles in rats resulted in increased fat and glucose oxidation and weight loss.
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Listed:   08 October 2017
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Keyword : CONTRAST, delivery, gene, microbubbles,

Feasibility and safety of ultrasound-aided thoracentesis in mechanically ventilated patients
This study found ultrasound to be more efficient than bedside X-ray in detecting pleural effusion and that, if basic rules are followed, ultrasound localization makes thoracentesis a safe, easy and simple procedure in patients on mechanical ventilation.
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Listed:   08 October 2017
Keyword : complications, feasibility, Mechanical ventilation, safety, thoracentesis,

MITA issues guidelines for live model ultrasound scanning
An industry group, The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), issued new guidelines for live model ultrasound scanning for educational purposes. The guidelines address live model ultrasound scanning at industry booths during exhibitions, trade-shows, and other venues.
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Listed:   07 October 2017
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Keyword : guidelines, industry, live model scanning, Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance, MITA, trade shows,

ACR updates LI-RADS to improve communication, overall quality of care
The American College of Radiology (ACR) announced Thursday that it has updated its standards for liver cancer screening and surveillance ultrasound exams. The updated system is a 24-page document available for free on the ACR’s website.
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Listed:   07 October 2017
Keyword : ACR, American College of Radiology, LI-RADS, liver cancer, screening, standards, surveillance ultrasound exams,

FDA Approves Lumason for evaluation of Vesicoureteral Reflux
The Food and Drug Administration approved Bracco Diagnostics Inc.'s LUMASON (sulfur hexafluoride lipid-type A microspheres) for use with ultrasonography for the evaluation of suspected or known vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in the pediatric patient.
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Listed:   07 October 2017
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Keyword : bracco, child, CONTRAST, INFANT, Lumason, microbubbles, Microspheres, PEDIATRIC, sulfur hexafluoride, vesicoureteral reflux, VUR,

The use of ultrasound in the management of a life-threatening malignant laryngotracheal obstruction
Ultrasound is becoming a valuable diagnostic tool in the armamentarium of thoracic surgeons. This case report presents use of ultrasound to follow stent placement in the laryngotracheal position for management of life-threatening neoplastic obstruction. [Ed. A video of the procedure is included]
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Listed:   01 October 2017
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Keyword : laryngotracheal, stenting, thoracic surgery, trachea, ultrasound monitoring,

Microbubble ultrasound, perfusion software combine to check ablation of liver lesions
Following percutaneous interventions for malignant liver lesions, patients are ably assessed with a combination of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and perfusion-imaging software, according to the study authors.
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Listed:   01 October 2017
Keyword : abdomen liver lesions, ABLATION, bracco, CEUS, CONTRAST, Contrast-enhanced ultrasound, Echobox, LIVER, microbubbles, perfusion-imaging software, post ablation,

Implications of slow fetal growth between first and early second trimester ultrasound scans
This large Swedish study found that fetal growth below the 2.5 th centile during early pregnancy increases the risk of preterm and term severe SGA birth, also in pregnancies without hypertensive diseases.
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Listed:   01 October 2017
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Keyword : fetal growth, growth restriction, Obstetrics, slow fetal growth, small for gestational age,

EchoNous, parent company of Signostics, gets $35 million dollar investment
The additional investment will be used toward funding marketing of the company’s Uscan intelligent ultrasound tool for bladder and kidney care, while pursuing a vein-finding solution and bringing a major new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven ultrasound project to market.
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Listed:   01 October 2017
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Keyword : AI-driven, Bladderscan, EchoNous, industry news, investment, miniaturized, nurse performed, Signostics, ultrasound project,

Infection control lapse identified at Canadian ultrasound clinic
Public Health authorities have intervened to stop a local ultrasound clinic from performing transvaginal ultrasound, following a complaint from a member of the public. The complaint triggered a site inspection that identified multiple issues infection control issues.
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Listed:   01 October 2017
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Keyword : citation, complaint, infection control, transvaginal ultrasound,

Clitoral Hypertrophy in the Premature Infant
Neonatal clitoromegaly in premature females in believed to occur most often due to congenital adrenal hyperplasia. However, in a case report French researchers identify a different cause - ovarian cysts. The authors recommend ultrasound examination of the ovaries in cases not associated with CAH.
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Listed:   30 September 2017
Keyword : CAH, clitoral hypertrophy, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, neonatal clitoromegaly, neonate, ovarian cyst, PEDIATRIC, premature, premature infant,

Tongue ultrasound shown effective for directing treatment of sleep apnea
Sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be evaluated with ultrasound images of the tongue captured as the patient, awake, performs a simple breathing exercise. Taiwanese researchers demonstrated the usefulness of the procedure for planning treatment strategies.
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Listed:   30 September 2017
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Keyword : head and neck, obstructive sleep apnea, OSA, sleep apnea, tongue, tongue ultrasound, treatment, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound-guided methotrexate injection for De Quervain disease of the wrist
De Quervain disease (DQVD) is one of the most common causes of lateral wrist pain and can lead to significant disability. This free access case report highlights the potential usefulness of ultrasound-guided methotrexate injection for recalcitrant DQVD of the wrist.
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Listed:   30 September 2017
Keyword : case report, De Quervain disease, DQVD, injection, interventional, methotrexate, MUSCULOSKELETAL, treatment, wrist,

Study shows low malignancy rate for clustered microcysts in breast
A new study in the American Journal of Roentgenology aimed to study the malignancy rate of lesions in the breast, identified as clustered microcysts, a common find on breast ultrasound. The study indicated that the risk of malignancy for clustered microcysts is extremely low to nonexistent.
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Listed:   30 September 2017
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Keyword : Breast, clustered microcysts, malignancy rate, microcysts, risk of malignancy,

Wireless Technologies Linked to Improved Heart Disease Outcomes
A new study suggests mobile health (mHealth) technologies like smartphone-connected monitors, activity trackers, and pocket echocardiography may hasten diagnosis and treatment of patients with rheumatic and structural heart disease.
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Listed:   30 September 2017
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Keyword : cardiovascular, cell phone based, echocardiography, handheld, heart disease, Mobile, outcomes, physician performed, pocket, point of service, POS, rheumatic heart disease, structural heart disease, wireless,

Ultrasound effective in predicting structural failure after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
The authors of this study found that a single ultrasound study at 6 months postoperatively was a cost-effective tool for predicting structural failure after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.
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Listed:   30 September 2017
Keyword : arthroscopic repair, MUSCULOSKELETAL, predict structural failure, predictability, rotator cuff, shoulder, structural failure, Ultrasound,

Shockwave's ultrasound PAD balloon shows promise in new patient group
Shockwave Medical reported results from a 20-patient study showing its ultrasound balloon for the treatment of peripheral artery disease was effective in patients with arterial blockage below the knee.
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Listed:   24 September 2017
Keyword : arterial blockage, balloon, lithotripsy, PAD, peripheral artery disease, shockwave, treatment, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound Touch Ultrasound Systems
Sponsored Content: Carestream’s Touch Prime/Touch Prime XE Ultrasound Systems feature a sealed, all-touch control panel that combines the speed and flexibility of a soft user interface with the tactile feedback of traditional keys.
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Listed:   24 September 2017
Keyword : Carestream, SynTek Architecture, Touch, Touch Prime, Touch Prime XE, ultrasound touch system,

Ultrasound Echo Intensity Is Potential Frailty Biomarker
Higher levels of echo intensity on ultrasound are associated with lower levels of muscle strength and greater frailty in the elderly, according to a study published online Sept. 7 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
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Listed:   23 September 2017
Keyword : biomarker, EI, elderly, frailty, geriatrics, muscle strength, ultrasound echo intensity,

Paramedic-performed lung ultrasound deemed presently unfeasible
Patients experiencing respiratory distress are not well served by lung ultrasound administered by paramedics and remotely interpreted by emergency physicians, although this could change if training techniques advance along with telemedicine and ultrasound technologies.
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Listed:   23 September 2017
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Keyword : ambulance, lung, paramedic, paramedic-performed ultrasound, prehospital, transport,

Nanoparticles for the treatment of liver fibrosis
This review presents the pathogenesis, diagnosis and the emerging nanoparticulate systems used in the treatment of chronic liver diseases caused by liver fibrosis.
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Listed:   23 September 2017
Keyword : CONTRAST, diagnosis, inorganic nanoparticles, liposomes, liver fibrosis, micelles, treatment,

ASNC and ASE team up to expand the ImageGuide Registry
The Echo Module, ImageGuideEcho, will continue the registry’s mission to harness the power of patient data to accelerate research and technology development for improved patient outcomes in the field of cardiovascular imaging.
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Listed:   23 September 2017
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Keyword : ASE, ASNC, echocardiography, ImageGuide Registry, ImageGuideEcho, registry, research,

Children's ERs choosing ultrasound over CT for abdominal pain; general ERs encouraged to follow suit
The study authors call for wider dissemination of pediatric imaging protocols to general EDs as a way to keep radiation exposure top of mind for children no matter where they’re taken for emergency care.
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Listed:   23 September 2017
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Keyword : ABDOMEN, abdominal pain, CT, ED, emergency, ER, PEDIATRIC, pediatric ER, Ultrasound,

Optoacoustic Imaging To Complement Ultrasound Tumor Diagnosis
Optoacoustic imaging has recently shown potential to provide a new method of tissue interrogation. By illuminating tissue with light pulses and detecting ultrasound waves, optoacoustic imaging provides new forms of contrast useful for diagnostic imaging.
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Listed:   23 September 2017
Keyword : complement, imaging, lipoma, optoacoustic, superficial, Ultrasound,

Liability in ob/gyn ultrasound (USA)
Adhering to best practices for ultrasound can help reduce the chances of a lawsuit related to use of the technology.
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Listed:   23 September 2017
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Keyword : law, lawsuit, legal, liability, malpractice, ob/gyn ultrasound,

The Usefulness of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in the Assessment of Early Kidney Transplant Function and Complications
The authors of this study conclude that Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) is a useful tool in the characterization of renal graft dysfunction with special interest on acute vascular complications after renal transplant.
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Listed:   17 September 2017
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Keyword : allograft, CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast-enhanced, kidney, Renal, transplant, transplant function,

Therapeutic Ultrasound of Carotid Body for Hypertension Treatment
The procedure guides a catheter through the femoral vein in the groin up to the neck and ends adjacent to the carotid body. The device then specifically targets the organ with short ultrasound energy pulses, rendering it ineffective in controlling blood pressure.
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Listed:   16 September 2017
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Keyword : blood pressure, carotid body, hypertension, malignant hypertension, therapeutic ultrasound, therapy, treatment,

Pulsed Laser Diodes Can Hasten Clinical Use of Photoacoustic Imaging
Recent technical advances can reduce the size and cost of devices to simplify workflows and increase accessibility.
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Listed:   16 September 2017
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Keyword : clinical use, photoacoustic imaging, pulsed laser diodes,

ACR Releases New Core LI-RADS for US Imaging
College Refines Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System Standardized System
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Listed:   16 September 2017
Keyword : ABDOMEN, ACR, Hepatic, imaging, LI-RADS, LIVER, reporting, score, Ultrasound,

Active surveillance of thyroid cancer instead of surgery
A study looking at the natural history and growth parameters of small, low-risk papillary thyroid cancers supports active surveillance as a management option. The study used ultrasonographic serial measurements of tumor volume.
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Listed:   16 September 2017
Keyword : active surveillance, cancer, measurement, papillary thyroid cancer, serial, surgery, THYROID, tumor, ultrasonographic, Ultrasound, Volume, volumetric,