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Testis: Tumour and Inflammation
Released: Apr 23, 2017 | Time: 20 min
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Sonography in the News: Top Stories
Helping Mothers and Children in Ghana One Scan at a Time
The International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) teamed up with Women’s Health to Wealth and GE Healthcare to create an ultrasound training program in Ghana. The program includes a week of intense classroom and hands-on training.
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Listed:   30 April 2017
Keyword : GE, Ghana, ISUOG, maternal health, training, ultrasound training program,

Ultrasound-B scan: an indispensable tool for diagnosing ocular cysticercosis
Ocular cysticercosis is still an important parasitic infection in low/middle-income countries, as its diagnosis requires meticulous ocular examination followed by skilful usage of point-focused ultrasound imaging for confirmation of the diagnosis. This case review presents typical findings.
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Listed:   30 April 2017
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Keyword : cysticercosis, eye, occular, ocular cysticercosis, ocular examination, ophthalmic, parasitic infection, Ultrasound,

Dr. Eric Topol diagnoses his own kidney stone with smartphone-based ultrasound
Topol diagnosed himself with a kidney stone, using an ultrasound device hooked up to his smartphone. A cardiologist-geneticist and chief academic officer at Scripps Health, Topol loses no opportunity to demonstrate just what digital medicine can do.
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Listed:   29 April 2017
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Keyword : digital medicine, Eric Topol, hand-held, kidney stone, smartphone,

Effectiveness of advertising availability of prenatal ultrasound on uptake of antenatal care in rural Uganda
In rural Uganda pregnant women often lack access to health services, do not attend antenatal care, and tend to utilize traditional healers/birth attendants. This study tested use of a message advertising that “you will be able to see your baby by ultrasound” to promote attendance at prenatal clinic
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Listed:   29 April 2017
Keyword : "see your baby", advertising, prenatal clinic, rural, STUDY, Uganda,

The World Health Organization Fetal Growth Chart - update with correction
The recently published WHO Fetal Growth Charts have been updated with a correction to one of the tables.
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Listed:   29 April 2017
Keyword : correction, update, WHO, World Health Organization Fetal Growth Chart,

Ultrasonography for confirmation of gastric tube placement
In this meta-analysis of prior studies, the authors conclude that ultrasound "does not have sufficient accuracy as a single test to confirm gastric tube placement" but may be useful to detect a misplaced tube when x-ray is not available.
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Listed:   22 April 2017
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Keyword : confirm placement, gastric tube placement, misplacement, ultrasonography,

Abdominal ultrasound screening for renal cell carcinoma - how effective would it be?
Meta-analysis study suggests that at least one RCC would be detected per 1000 individuals screened. The majority of tumours identified were early stage (T1-T2).
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Listed:   22 April 2017
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Keyword : Abdominal Ultrasound, effectiveness, meta analysis, RCC, renal cell carcinoma, screening,

Carotid Plaque Ultrasound Sharpens Stress Echo CAD Risk Assessment in Prospective Study
Taking a few extra minutes to perform carotid-artery ultrasound alongside stress echocardiography in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) offers incremental prognostic value that could aid in primary prevention, say UK researchers.
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Listed:   22 April 2017
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Keyword : CAD, CAROTID, coronary artery disease, plaque, primary prevention, prognostic value, risk assessment, stress echo,

Cystoscopy with ultrasound effective for diagnosing asymptomatic microscopic hematuria
For evaluation of asymptomatic microscopic hematuria, a screening strategy that combines cystoscopy and renal ultrasound optimizes cancer detection and reduces costs, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Listed:   22 April 2017
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Keyword : cystoscopy, microscopic hematuria, screening, Ultrasound, urinary bladder,

Ultracare Las Vegas settles sex discrimination allegations with $15,000 penalty
The U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced March 22 that ultrasound technician provider Ultracare Las Vegas will pay $15,000 after allegations of sex discrimination involving sex-role stereotypes. The plaintiff in the case is male.
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Listed:   17 April 2017
Classification:
Keyword : EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, lawsuit, sex discrimination, Sex-role stereotypes, sonographer, ultrasound technician,

Point of care ultrasound: new tool for the 21st century nephrologist
Across the country, nephrology programs are bringing point of care ultrasound into their curricula. Nephrologists and nephrology trainees are not only using point of care ultrasound for the assessment of kidneys and bladder but also for volume assessment.
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Listed:   15 April 2017
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Keyword : bedside, kidney, lung, physician performed, pocus, point of care, point-of-care, Renal, resident, training, ultrasound nephrology, volume assessment,

Sonographers almost as accurate as radiologists interpreting biliary ultrasound
When it comes to interpreting biliary ultrasound scans, there’s not a lot of discrepancy between sonographers offering preliminary reads and radiologists giving final interpretations.
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Listed:   15 April 2017
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Keyword : comparison, interpretation, radiologists, reading, relative accuracy, relative efficacy, reporting, sonographers,

Layered Microparticles Carry Cancer Drug, Can be Imaged and Activated Using Ultrasound
At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, scientists have developed a new microparticle that carries doxorubicin chemo load, that can be imaged within the body and then made to release the cargo using external ultrasound.
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Listed:   08 April 2017
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Keyword : activated using ultrasound, cancer therapy, cancer treatment, CONTRAST, microbubbles, microparticles,

CDC Recommends Brain Imaging for Zika-Affected Babies
Infants born to mothers who were infected with the virus during pregnancy—including babies who do not show signs of microcephaly—may experience other birth defects.
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Listed:   08 April 2017
Keyword : birth defects, CDC recommendation, head imaging, neonatal brain, Zika, Zika-affected babies,

Ultrasound and drug research holds promise for Alzheimer’s disease
Non-invasive ultrasound improves the delivery to the brain of a therapeutic antibody targeting Alzheimer’s disease, University of Queensland researchers have found.
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Listed:   08 April 2017
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Keyword : Adult brain, Alzheimer's, blood brain barrier, blood-brain, BRAIN,

Ultrasound and microbubbles flag malignant cancer in humans
A Stanford-led team of researchers has developed tiny bubbles that bind to malignant tumors, making them visible to ultrasound imaging.
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Listed:   08 April 2017
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Keyword : bind, cancer, CEUS, CONTRAST, detection, marker, microbubble, ultrasound contrast,

Automated breast ultrasound performs comparably to handheld
When women are recalled from screening mammography for additional imaging, they may soon be as likely to get scanned with automated ultrasound as with handheld, for European researchers have found similar performance between the two.
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Listed:   01 April 2017
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Keyword : ABUS, automated breast ultrasound, automated ultrasound, Breast, comparison, efficacy, handheld ultrasound, sonomammography,

Survey results - Use of POCUS by Family Physicians after initial training
The purpose of this survey was to determine which ultrasound tests are most often performed by family physicians, and what factors contribute to their use of ultrasound imaging.
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Listed:   01 April 2017
Keyword : bedside, family physician, physician performed, pocus, point of care, post training use, training,

SEARCH 8Es: A novel point of care ultrasound protocol for patients with chest pain, dyspnea or symptomatic hypotension in the emergency department
This study evaluatec a problem-oriented focused torso bedside ultrasound protocol termed “Sonographic Evaluation of Aetiology for Respiratory difficulty, Chest pain, and/or Hypotension” (SEARCH 8Es) for its ability to narrow differential diagnoses and increase physicians’ diagnostic confidence.
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Listed:   01 April 2017
Keyword : bedside, chest pain, emergency, hypotension, physician-performed, point of care, protocol, respiratory difficulty, SEARCH 8E's,

Australian Chief Medical Officer slams Stroke Screening service
A stroke charity accused of frightening people into having potentially unnecessary scans of their arteries is being investigated by the Commonwealth's Chief Medical Officer.
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Listed:   01 April 2017
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Keyword : Australia, carotid artery screening, Chief Medical Officer, stroke screening, StrokeCheck,

Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) for the Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Clinicians at the University Hospital Erlangen are using a new laser-based imaging technique termed MSOT to detect inflammation more accurately than current non-invasive diagnostic procedures such as endoscopy and ultrasound. MSOT uses laser light to generate ultrasound from tissues.
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Listed:   01 April 2017
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Keyword : bowel, imaging technique, inflammation, inflammatory bowel disease, laser-based, MSOT, multispectral optoacoustic tomography, opto-acoustic,

Team creates triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules for guided drug delivery
Chemists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have designed triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules that bring the promise of guided drug delivery closer to preclinical testing.
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Listed:   01 April 2017
Keyword : CONTRAST, drug delivery, microbubble, polymer capsules, therapy,

3D printing from ultrasound helps blind Brazilian couple to feel their unborn child
A 3D printed model from ultrasound images of their baby allowed the Brazillian couple to feel their unborn child.
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Listed:   01 April 2017
Keyword : 3D, baby, model, printed, printing,

Study finds one-time prolonged ultrasound exposure causes decreased bone density in fetal rabbits
Rabbit fetuses were given one-time exposure to conventional diagnostic ultrasound in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd stage of gestation for 30, 60 and 90 minutes respectively. Femur bone strength of the exposed group was significantly reduced compared to the control group.
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Listed:   01 April 2017
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Keyword : bioeffects, bone strength, decreased bone density, FETAL, prolonged ultrasound exposure,

Ultrasound for monitoring fluid levels in the lung
A team of engineering and medical researchers has found a way to use ultrasound to monitor fluid levels in the lung, offering a noninvasive way to track progress in treating pulmonary edema - fluid in the lungs - which often occurs in patients with congestive heart failure.
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Listed:   26 March 2017
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Keyword : fluid in lung, lung, monitoring, pulmonary edema, Ultrasound, ultrasound monitoring,

Novel Beam Pattern Could Have Applications for Ultrasound, Radar
The discovery of a thin, intense beam pattern, dubbed the “needle pulse beam,” could have applications ranging from imaging in pulse-echo systems to use in conjunction with nonlinear systems and media.
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Listed:   25 March 2017
Keyword : beam formation, beam pattern, needle pulse, needle-like beam,

Can Ultrasonography Help Diagnose Gout?
Yes, but with certain caveats...
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Listed:   25 March 2017
Keyword : gout, joints, MUSCULOSKELETAL,

NIH finds ultrasound screening for short cervix early in pregnancy not effective for predicting preterm delivery
After screening more than 9,000 women throughout pregnancy, ultrasound screening for short cervix and testing for fetal fibronectin both identified only a small proportion of the women who would eventually deliver preterm.
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Listed:   18 March 2017
Keyword : CERVIX, premature delivery, preterm delivery, screening, shortened cervix,

Geography, not patient need, driving endoscopic ultrasound utilization in USA
Researchers linked certain geographical areas and institutional factors to a higher likelihood of undergoing EUS, in addition to a baseline increase in utilization nationwide.
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Listed:   18 March 2017
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Keyword : endoscopic ultrasound, EUS, geographic distribution, PANCREAS, utilization,

Tiny bubbles of gene therapy may help treat hemophilia
Researchers at the Center for Cardiovascular Research at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) hope that patients with hemophilia could one day be treated with gene therapy delivered by tiny bubbles.
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Listed:   18 March 2017
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Keyword : CONTRAST, gene therapy, hemophilia, microbubbles,

Diagnostic imaging varies in evaluation of patients with appendicitis at children's hospitals
A study published in the Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) found variations across children’s hospitals in regards to diagnostic imaging when evaluating patients with appendicitis. These distinctions were due to the variations in hospital-level resources.
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Listed:   18 March 2017
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Keyword : appendicitis, diagnosis, imaging, modality, PEDIATRIC, variations by location,

Patent approved for the visualization and assessment of the fetal skeleton from 3D ultrasound
The patent was awarded to ContextVision which specializes in image analysis and artificial intelligence. The technology is based on a visualization software and improves the potential for early discovery of skeletal irregularities in unborn babies.
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Listed:   18 March 2017
Keyword : 3D ultrasound, artificial intelligence, ContextVision, fetal skeleton, images analysis,

First trimester ultrasound tests alone or in combination with first trimester serum tests for Down's syndrome screening
For the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, the evidence supports the use of first trimester ultrasound tests in combination with two serum (blood) markers - especially pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) and free beta human chorionic gonadotrophin (ßhCG) - and maternal age, for Down's syndrome
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Listed:   18 March 2017
Keyword : detection, Down's syndrome, Free beta HCG, maternal age, PAPP-A, serum markers, ßhCG, ultrasound tests,

Using robotics and ultrasound to guide and insert needles
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Cincinnati Children's Hospital launch new company to commercialize Fast Intelligent Needle Delivery system.
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Listed:   18 March 2017
Classification:
Keyword : needle guidance, robot, robotics, Ultrasound,

Portable 3-D ultrasound will enable fieldside, roadside screening of head injury
Researchers are developing a portable, painless 3-D ultrasound that can image the optic nerve sheath to rapidly gauge whether there has been a brain injury.
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Listed:   18 March 2017
Classification:
Keyword : 3D ultrasound, BRAIN, brain injury, concussion, intracranial pressure, optic nerve sheath, screening,


 
 
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