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Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound of the Kidneys
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Sonography in the News: Top Stories
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
Classification:
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
Classification:
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
Classification:
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
Classification:
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
Classification:
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,

Neonatal periventricular leukomalacia: current perspectives (review article)
Significant advances in the neonatal ICU have improved the survival of extreme premature neonates; with this comes the importance of intact survival. Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) is the commonest white matter brain injury in preterm infants.
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Listed:   13 January 2018
Keyword : cranial ultrasound, neonatal brain, neonatal periventricular leukomalacia, premature neonates, preterm, white matter brain injury,

CareerCast Rates Diagnostic Medical Sonographer least stressful job of 2018
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Listed:   13 January 2018
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Keyword : career, CareerCast, diagnostic medical sonographer, least stressful job, sonographer, Stress,

GE's Augmented Reality Technology for Ultrasound Training
A team at General Electric is now working on utilizing augmented reality, produced by Microsoft HoloLens, to teach sonography students how to locate and properly scan different organs.
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Listed:   13 January 2018
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Keyword : augmented reality, GE, General Electric, Microsoft HoloLens, teaching sonography students, ultrasound training,

Standardized workflow between emergency and radiology department improves incidental findings
Incidental findings can lead to negative consequences for patients, but establishing a standardized method of communicating these discoveries between emergency and radiology departments can improve patient safety.
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Listed:   13 January 2018
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Keyword : emergency, improvement, incidental findings, Radiology, standardized workflow,

Role of Intraoperative Ultrasound in Surgery for Treatment of Recurrent Gynecological Cancer
This research study found that 25% of patients would benefit from intraoperative ultrasound (IOUS) in the detection and localization of recurrent disease in gynecological cancer patients during minimally invasive surgery (MIS).
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Listed:   13 January 2018
Keyword : cancer, gynecology, intraoperative ultrasound, IOUS, minimally invasive, recurrent GYN cancer, surgery,

Neural Analytics raises $15 Million in Latest Funding Round
Nerual Analytics is developing a tablet-based ultrasound system for assessment of the brain. In October, the four-year-old company was awarded a $10 million contract by the U.S. Army to help develop a portable kit to assess combat-related traumatic brain injuries.
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Listed:   13 January 2018
Classification:
Keyword : BRAIN, funding, Neural Analytics, tablet-based, traumatic brain injury,

Small Thyroid Cancers Unlikely to Grow in First Five Years of Observation
A new study described the kinetics of PTC tumor growth over 5 years in a cohort of 291 patients undergoing active surveillance for low-risk disease using serial tumor measurements via ultrasonography.
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Listed:   13 January 2018
Keyword : cancer, observation. active surveillance, papillary cancer, serial tumor measurements, surveillance, THYROID, thyroid cancer, ultrasonography,

Venography vs. ultrasound for the diagnosis of asymptomatic DVT in the upper body in children
The authors conclude that ultrasound is insensitive for DVT in the central upper venous system but may be more sensitive than venography in the jugular veins. A combination of both venography and ultrasound is required for screening for DVT in the upper venous system.
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Listed:   07 January 2018
Classification:
Keyword : asymptomatic DVT, children, deep venous thrombosis, DVT, PEDIATRIC, sensitivity, upper body, VASCULAR,

Complete compression ultrasonography of the leg veins as a single test for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis.
This prospective study evaluated a standardized protocol of complete compression ultrasound comprising all proximal and distal veins (CCUS) as the only diagnostic test for DVT. The authors conclude that the CCUS protocol has a low technical failure rate and is safe with respect to excluding DVT.
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Listed:   07 January 2018
Keyword : complete compression, deep venous thrombosis, DVT, VASCULAR,

IVF/ICSI techniques may increase risk for congenital heart defects in newborns
Newborns conceived through in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection have a 45% higher risk for congenital heart defects, compared with those conceived spontaneously, according to findings published in Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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Listed:   06 January 2018
Keyword : congenital heart defects, IVF/ICSI risk,

Researchers discover way to enhance effectiveness and safety of sonogenetics
Researchers at Duke University have discovered a way to enhance the effectiveness and safety of sonogenetics or ultrasonic modulation, emerging techniques that use sound waves to control the behavior of individual neurons or to promote tissue growth and wound healing in other cells.
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Listed:   06 January 2018
Classification:
Keyword : CONTRAST, control behavior of neurons, microbubbles, promote tissue growth, sonogenetics, ultrasonic modulation, wound healing,

AIUM takes steps to improve the quality of ultrasound imaging in obstetrics and gynecology
AIUM convened a forum tasked with developing a roadmap for quality improvement in ultrasound imaging in obstetrics and gynecology and set up a task force to establish a consensus curriculum and competency assessment tools for residency training.
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Listed:   06 January 2018
Classification:
Keyword : AIUM, curriculum, ob/gyn, Quality, training,

Researchers use ultrasound to dry blood, hope to reduce shortages, aid space travel
University of Louisville researchers hope that a novel approach to use ultrasound to dry blood will ease shortages in remote locations, enable delivery by drone — and even facilitate long journeys in space.
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Listed:   06 January 2018
Classification:
Keyword : dehydration, dry blood, trehalose, Ultrasound,

Virtual touch quantification accurately measures fibrosis stage
Virtual touch quantification provided a noninvasive method for fibrosis staging and was more accurate than Fibrosis-4 index and aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index in patients with hepatitis C, according to a recently published study.
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Listed:   06 January 2018
Keyword : Elastography, fibrosis, fibrosis staging, LIVER, quantification, Virtual Touch,

Canon Announces Corporate Name Change of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation to Canon Medical Systems Corporation
Canon Inc. and Canon Medical Systems Corporation today announced the official corporate name (trade name) change of Canon Group Company Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation to Canon Medical Systems Corporation
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Listed:   06 January 2018
Classification:
Keyword : acquisition, Canon, Canon Medical Systems Corporation, Name Change, Toshiba,

These disease-fighting bacteria produce echoes detectable by ultrasound
Ultrasound can now track bacteria in the body like sonar detects submarines. The technique could help scientists verify if bacterial treatments for some cancers, gut illnesses are working.
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Listed:   06 January 2018
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Keyword : bacteria, CONTRAST, gas vesicles, Ultrasound,

AIUM Launches Sonographer Grant Program
The AIUM has announced a scholarship grant program designed exclusively for its members who are sonographers and sonography students. The program is funded by the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists and will award two $500 scholarships.
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Listed:   06 January 2018
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Keyword : AIUM, ARRT, scholarship,

In CPR Ultrasound Discerns Cardiac Standstill from Good Contractility and the Nebulous Findings in Between
Ultrasound has become standard during CPR. A quick look at the heart should, in theory, simplify pulse checks, removing the confusion of whether a perfusing rhythm is present. However, differentiating among true cardiac standstill, good contractility, and everything in between is not always easy.
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Listed:   30 December 2017
Keyword : cardiac contractility, cardiac standstill, cardiac ultrasound, CPR, emergency, HEART, perfusing rhythm, pocus, point of care, pulse checks, resuscitation,

Ultrasound Guidance for Botulinum Neurotoxin Chemodenervation Procedures
This extensive article reviews available guidance techniques including ultrasound (US) as well as technical aspects of US guidance and a focused literature review related to US guidance for chemodenervation procedures including Botulinum Neurotoxin Chemodenervation (BoNTs) injection.
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Listed:   30 December 2017
Keyword : BoNTs, botox, botulinum neurotoxin chemodenervation, MUSCULOSKELETAL, ultrasound guidance,

Assessment of pain score and specimen adequacy for ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodules
US-FNAB is a safe procedure, and most patients report no pain 5 minutes after the procedure. The use of local anesthesia was associated with lower immediate pain scales and higher specimen adequacy.
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Listed:   30 December 2017
Keyword : Biopsy, local anesthesia, pain scale, specimen adequacy, THYROID,

Hysteroscopic Sterilization Device Follow-Up Rate: Hysterosalpingogram Versus Transvaginal Ultrasound
Confirmation testing with transvaginal ultrasound rather than hysterosalpingogram 3 months after Essure device placement results in increased patient compliance that may lead to improved patient outcomes with reduction of unintended pregnancy.
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Listed:   30 December 2017
Keyword : Essure, follow-up rate, hysterosalpingogram, sterilization, transvaginal ultrasound,