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HP Weskott, MD
Gallbladder and Biliary Disease
Released: Feb 19, 2017 | Time: 19 min
Dorothy Bulas, MD
Ultrasound of Neonatal Abdominal Emergencies
Released: Feb 19, 2017 | Time: 25 min
Carol Benson, MD
The Fetal Skeletal System
Released: Feb 12, 2017 | Time: 39 min
Gibran Tim Yusuf
Liver Abscesses and Collections
Released: Feb 12, 2017 | Time: 16 min
Paul S. Sidhu, BSc, MBBS, MRCP, FRCR
Liver Transplantation
Released: Feb 05, 2017 | Time: 16 min
Rochelle F. Andreotti, MD, FACR, FSRU, FAIUM
3D Pelvic Sonography: Routine or Selective
Released: Feb 05, 2017 | Time: 18 min
James Pilcher, MBBS
NICE Guidelines on CEUS Liver
Released: Jan 29, 2017 | Time: 34 min
Michael A. Di Pietro, MD, FAIUM
Pediatric Hip
Released: Jan 29, 2017 | Time: 50 min
 
 
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Eggshell calcification of thyroid nodule not always benign
This case review presents an uncommon scenario of an anaplastic transformation of a micropapillary thyroid cancer. Surface calcification of a thyroid nodule has previously been considered evidence of slow growth with a benign pathology.
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Listed:   18 February 2017
Keyword : anaplastic transfomation, Benign, eggshell calcification, Malignant, micropapillary thyroid cancer, surface calcification, THYROID, thyroid nodule,

Scientists Develop Tiny Photoacoustic Ultrasound Device
Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a Micro-ring resonator detector, a tiny new photoacoustic device that is small enough to fit into a contact lens
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Listed:   18 February 2017
Keyword : blood flow in eye, contact lens, eye, light, micro-ring resonator detector, photo, photoacoustic, pre-clinical, research, retina,

Review of Therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound
This review article in BMJ lists current indications for therapeutic use of endoscopic ultrasound.
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Listed:   12 February 2017
Keyword : endoscopic, intervention, therapeutic, therapy, treatment, Ultrasound,

Chest x-ray and lung ultrasound complementary in the ER
About 20% of pneumonia cases were detectable only by CXR and 20% only by thoracic ultrasound and not by CXR. The concurrent use of TUS and CXR increases the overall sensitivity and specificity.
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Listed:   12 February 2017
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Keyword : chest, emergency, lungs, pneumonia, pneumothorax, THORAX,

Future Photoacoustic imager to screen for cardiovascular disease
France-headquartered Quantel Laser is to provide cutting-edge laser diode modules for a new European research project that will deploy photoacoustic (PA) imaging to diagnose cardiovascular disease.
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Listed:   11 February 2017
Keyword : cardiovascular disease, Europe, imager, optoacoustic imaging, PA, photoacoustic, Quantel Laser, research,

Strategies May Help Measure Muscle Function, Monitor Therapeutics in DMD Children
Two non-invasive strategies for measuring muscle function and its properties, electromechanical delay and ultrasound shear wave elastography, may help detect muscle impairments and assist in monitoring Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients’ responses to therapy.
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Listed:   11 February 2017
Keyword : DMD, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, measure, monitor therapy, muscle function, MUSCULOSKELETAL, response to therapy,

Findings support use of intraoperative ultrasound for pediatric patients with tumors
According to researchers of this study, use of intraoperative ultrasound in pediatric tumor surgery may lead to better tumor resection and can provide the additional benefits of little added OR time, no new risks and low cost.
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Listed:   11 February 2017
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Keyword : intraoperative ultrasound, neurosurgical, PEDIATRIC, tumor, ultrasound guidance,

Ultrasound Waves Turn Wine into Something Better
Brandies, such as cognac, are renowned for colors, flavors and aromas that require years to achieve. But scientists in Spain have used ultrasound to cut the time needed for such spirits to mature down to days.
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Listed:   04 February 2017
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Keyword : brandy, industrial, spirits, Ultrasound, waves, wine,

Lantheus Medical Imaging Announces FDA Approval of DEFINITY Label Update
The FDA has approved a label update for DEFINITY which removes the contraindication statement related to use in patients with a known or suspected cardiac shunt. A cardiac shunt is a pattern of blood flow in the heart that deviates from the normal path of the circulatory system.
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Listed:   04 February 2017
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Keyword : CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast agent, Definity, FDA, label update, Lantheus, Lantheus Medical Imaging, microbubble, remove contraindication, ultrasound contrast,

Echocardiography Gains Two New CPT Add-On Codes
The new CPT code for myocardial strain imaging is +0399T. The newly established code for myocardial contrast perfusion echocardiography is +0439T.
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Listed:   04 February 2017
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Keyword : add-on codes, CPT codes, echo, myocardial contrast perfusion echocardiography, myocardial strain imaging, new codes,

Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound in Children
Pediatric contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a safe procedure and allows for less ionizing radiation and gadolinium contrast administration, according to a study in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
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Listed:   04 February 2017
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Keyword : CEUS, children, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced, contrast-enhanced, microbubble, PEDIATRIC, ultrasonography, Ultrasound,

Lung ultrasound can help doctors see other diseases that mask as lethal clots in lung
Study finds that a pretest risk stratification enhanced by ultrasound of lung and venous performs better than Wells score in the early diagnostic process of pulmonary embolism (PE).
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Listed:   04 February 2017
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Keyword : chest, clots, lethal, lung, lung ultrasound, lungs, mask, mimic, PE, pulmonary embolism,

Do physicians dismiss patients' financial concerns?
Without information about the costs of care—or conversations with their physicians about costs—it’s virtually impossible for patients to incorporate cost information into their decision-making.
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Listed:   04 February 2017
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Keyword : communication with patients, decisionmaking, financial concerns, healthcare cost, physicians,

CAE Healthcare announces first mixed reality ultrasound simulation solution with Microsoft HoloLens
CAE Healthcare announced the release of CAE VimedixAR, an ultrasound training simulator integrated with the Microsoft HoloLens, the world’s first self-contained holographic computer. CAE will be the first to bring a commercial Microsoft HoloLens application to the medical simulation market.
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Listed:   04 February 2017
Keyword : CAE Healthcare, hologram, holographic, HoloLens, microsoft, mixed reality, simulation, simulator, Ultrasound,

New WHO international fetal growth charts
A research article by Torvid Kiserud from the University of Bergen, Norway, and colleagues contributes to the evidence base regarding the use of population charts for detection of fetal growth disorders and how best to determine risk of complications.
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Listed:   28 January 2017
Keyword : biometry, charts, EFW, estimated fetal weight, fetal growth, fetal growth disorders, fetal measurements, head and abdominal circumference, length of the thigh bone, PREGNANCY, ultrasonography, Ultrasound, WHO, World Health Organization,

New 'needle pulse' beam pattern packs a punch
A new beam pattern devised by University of Rochester researchers could bring unprecedented sharpness to ultrasound and radar images, burn precise holes in manufactured materials at a nano scale—even etch new properties onto their surfaces.
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Listed:   28 January 2017
Keyword : beam, beam formation, Kevin Parker, Miguel Alonso, needle pulse, pattern, Physics, research, Ultrasound,

Is there now ultrasound technology that can clear the brain of abnormal amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's disease?
The formation of amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles are thought to contribute to the degradation of the nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain and the subsequent symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. A research team has reported success using ultrasound to clear amyloid plaques in the mouse.
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Listed:   28 January 2017
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Keyword : Alzheimer's, amyloid, BRAIN, clear plaques, plaques, treatment, Ultrasound,

Noninvasive ultrasound pulses used to precisely tweak rat brain activity
Biomedical engineers at Johns Hopkins report they have worked out a noninvasive way to release and deliver concentrated amounts of a drug to the brain of rats in a temporary, localized manner using ultrasound.
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Listed:   28 January 2017
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Keyword : BRAIN, drug, nano, Nanoparticle, rat, therapy,

Portable ultrasound brings help for heart failure patients
Specially trained nurses are able to dispense medication for heart patients more precisely using a pocket-sized ultrasound device.
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Listed:   28 January 2017
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Keyword : cardiac, diuretic, heart failure, nurse, pleural effusion, POC, pocus, point of care, portable, Ultrasound,

Characterization of Rotator Cuff Tears: Ultrasound Versus Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Conclusion: ultrasound may be the best modality for identifying tears, and MRI is superior in surgical planning for larger tears.
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Listed:   28 January 2017
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Keyword : characterization, comparison, Magnetic resonance imaging, MRI, MUSCULOSKELETAL, rotator cuff, shoulder, tears, Ultrasound,

Point of Care Ultrasound for Identifying the Etiology of Respiratory Distress in Neonates
This study found that Point of Care Ultrasound had sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of respiratory distress of 98.4% and 100% respectively. The authors conclude that PoC-USG can be used to diagnose different etiologies of RD in neonates.
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Listed:   28 January 2017
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Keyword : lung, neonate, PEDIATRIC, pocus, point of care, Respiratory distress,

Lung ultrasound up to the task of diagnosing adult pneumonia
Chinese researchers have shown that adult pneumonia can be quite precisely diagnosed with lung ultrasound, according to a study conducted by members of the intensive care unit at Hebei General Hospital in the province of Hebei.
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Listed:   21 January 2017
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Keyword : Adult, chest, lung, pneumonia, Ultrasound,

RNA hitches a ride on ultrasound waves
MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers have demonstrated that they can deliver strands of RNA efficiently to colon cells, using bursts of ultrasound waves that propel the RNA into the cells.
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Listed:   21 January 2017
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Keyword : bowel, colon, drug delivery, RNA, therapy, Ultrasound,

Comparison of Ultrasound and MRI for the Diagnosis of Glenohumeral Dysplasia in Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy
MRI remains the gold standard for fully evaluating the glenohumeral joint. The clinical role of ultrasonography may be that of a screening tool or a way of evaluating joint reduction in real time.
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Listed:   21 January 2017
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Keyword : birth trauma, brachial plexus birth palsy, glenohumeral dysplasia, MUSCULOSKELETAL, neonate, PEDIATRIC, shoulder,

Ultrasonography detects ulnar nerve dislocation despite normal electrophysiology and magnetic resonance imaging
The authors conclude that the dynamic capability of US imaging complements data obtained from electrodiagnostic and MRI studies, especially when these tests are normal, and it should be considered by clinicians when evaluating patients with medial elbow pain or signs of ulnar neuropathy.
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Listed:   15 January 2017
Keyword : dislocation, elbow, MUSCULOSKELETAL, subluxation, ulnar nerve, ulnar neuropathy, Ultrasound,

Computer-aided thyroid nodule diagnosis demonstrates sensitivity similar to radiologists
The sensitivity and negative predictive values of the CAD system were as good as those of an experienced radiologist, while specificity and accuracy were lower.
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Listed:   14 January 2017
Keyword : CAD, comparison, computer assisted diagnosis, radiologist, THYROID, thyroid nodule,

How common is incomplete screening for fetal anatomy?
“Incomplete visualization was common in screening fetal anatomic ultrasound examinations,” said the authors, who characterized recommendations for repeat imaging as “nearly universal.” Abnormal fetal anatomy was infrequently discovered on repeat screening.
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Listed:   14 January 2017
Keyword : ANATOMY, fetal anatomy, frequency, Incomplete, screening,

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer "Least Stressful Job"?
Jobs board CareerCast picks sonographer as "least stressful job" with growth outlook of 24%
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Listed:   14 January 2017
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Keyword : best outlook, career, CareerCast, diagnostic medical sonographer, least stressful, sonographer, Stress,

ASE Launches Echovation Challenge 2017 to Foster Innovation in Cardiovascular Ultrasound
The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has launched Echovation, a competition for its members, and the medical and scientific community at large, to develop innovative solutions in cardiovascular ultrasound technology. The theme is Streamlining Diagnostics to Augment Medical Decision Making.
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Listed:   14 January 2017
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Keyword : American Society of Echocardiography, ASE, cardiovascular ultrasound, Challenge, Echovation, Echovation Challenge 2017, innovation,

FDA approves ultrasound contrast agent for pediatric vesicoureteral reflux exam
Bracco’s LUMASON is the first ultrasound contrast agent to be approved for use in ultrasonography of the urinary tract (voiding ultrasonography) for the evaluation of suspected or known vesicoureteral reflux in pediatric patients.
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Listed:   14 January 2017
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Keyword : approval, bracco, CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced, FDA, FDA approval, Lumason, microbubbles, vesicoureteral reflux, voiding ultrasonography,

Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Internal Medicine
An internal medicine physician provides an overview of POCUS applications and discusses the potential benefits and obstacles. (requires Medscape subscription)
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Listed:   14 January 2017
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Keyword : bedside, clinician performed, diagnostic ultrasound, internal medicine, pocus, point of care, point-of-care,

Contraindication Lifted for Ultrasound Contrast Agent
The FDA informed New Jersey–based Bracco Diagnostics that it has removed the contraindication for Lumason, an ultrasound contrast agent for use in patients with cardiac shunts.
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Listed:   14 January 2017
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Keyword : bracco, cardiac shunt, CONTRAST, FDA, lifted contraindication, Lumason, microbubble, removed contraindication, warning,


 
 
 
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