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VIDEO : Most Recent Releases
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Ulrike Hamper, MD, MBA
Native Liver Doppler Ultrasound
Released: Jul 15, 2018 | Time: 36 min
Leslie M. Scoutt, MD
Carotid Ultrasound: More Than Just a Chart on the Wall
Released: Jul 08, 2018 | Time: 36 min
Tia Gordon, BS, RDCS (AE/PE), FASE
Aortic Stenosis
Released: Jul 01, 2018 | Time: 21 min
Tara A. Morgan, MD
Ultrasound of the Lower Extremity: Muscle Pathology
Released: Jun 24, 2018 | Time: 29 min
Jill E. Langer, MD
Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) and Cytology
Released: Jun 17, 2018 | Time: 17 min
Richard G. Barr, MD, PhD
Ultrasound Liver Elastography: How I Do It.
Released: Jun 10, 2018 | Time: 20 min
Iván Garcés Rea
Ultrasonido en Obstetricia Primer Trimestre
Released: Jun 04, 2018 | Time: 13 min
Jorge Rabat, MD
Ecografía en Trauma
Released: Jun 04, 2018 | Time: 27 min
 
 
 
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Sonography in the News: Top Stories
Bowel Ultrasound for Assessing Crohn's Disease
In a study titled Comparative Accuracy of Bowel Ultrasound Versus Magnetic Resonance Enterography in Combination With Colonoscopy in Assessing Crohn’s Disease and Guiding Clinical Decision-making the authors found ultrasound very accurate in assessing CD and useful to manage CD patients in practice.
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Listed:   14 July 2018
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Keyword : accuracy, bowel, colonoscopy, Crohn's disease, Ultrasound, vs. MRE,

Optoacoustic ultrasound to improve specificity in breast lesion categorization
This study investigates the incremental value of optoacoustic imaging in improving BI-RADS categorization of breast masses at ultrasound. The study found that Optoacoustic ultrasound resulted in downgrading of benign masses and upgrading of malignant masses compared with gray-scale ultrasound.
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Listed:   14 July 2018
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Keyword : beast, BI-RADS, cancer, categorization, masses, optoacoustic imaging,

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound improves specificity of breast cancer diagnoses
Adding contrast-enhanced ultrasound (US) to traditional US could promote better, more sensitive detection and diagnosis of breast lesions, researchers reported in Clinical Radiology this July.
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Listed:   14 July 2018
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Keyword : adding CEUS, Breast, cancer, CEUS, CONTRAST, Contrast-enhanced ultrasound, improved specificity,

Digisonics Launches Website for Calculating Microcephaly Risk Due to Zika Virus Exposure
Digisonics, a provider of PACS and Structured Reporting Solutions for OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine studies, has developed a website www.zikarisk.com to quickly calculate the risk of microcephaly due to Zika Virus exposure. Users input the gestational age and head circumference.
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Listed:   14 July 2018
Keyword : digisonics, microcephaly, microcephaly risk due to zika virus exposure, website, Zika,

New guideline addresses imaging after vascular procedures
The Society for Vascular Surgery released a new guideline outlining which kinds of imaging should be performed after endovascular and open vascular procedures, and how often imaging should be performed.
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Listed:   14 July 2018
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Keyword : guidelines, post surgery, surveillance, Ultrasound, VASCULAR,

Real-time breast ultrasound after second opinion helps detect new cancer, avoid unnecessary biopsies
Real-time breast ultrasound following second-opinion reinterpretation of an original study leads to a change in the clinical management of nearly 33 percent of patients, researchers report in the current edition of Clinical Imaging, and detects additional cancers in 5 percent of women.
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Listed:   14 July 2018
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Keyword : avoid biopsy, Breast, detect new cancer, second opinion, Ultrasound,

Keeping kidney stones at bay during space flights
A new, painless, non-invasive procedure that harnesses ultrasound technology to reposition kidney stones will undergo testing in emergency patients.
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Listed:   14 July 2018
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Keyword : kidney, reposition, Stones, Ultrasound,

Heat-activated chemo shows promise in liver cancer patients
Heat-sensitive lipid capsules packed with chemotherapy, which can be remotely released by bursting the lipid capsules using focused ultrasound, increased the amount of chemotherapy delivered directly to liver tumors according to a 10-person study published in The Lancet Oncology.
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Listed:   14 July 2018
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Keyword : chemotherapy, focused ultrasound, liposomal doxorubicin, LTLD, lyso-thermosensitive, targeted drug delivery, therapy,

USA tariffs on Chinese products place nearly $1 billion in duties on the medtech industry
The U.S. medical device industry is facing nearly $1 billion in tariffs from the Trump administration, about $4 billion less than what was originally expected, according to AdvaMed. Customs and Border Protection began collecting the additional duties on July 6.
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Listed:   14 July 2018
Classification:
Keyword : China, economic, imports, industry, medtech, tarrifs,

Ultrasound Predicts Flare During RA Remission
n patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have achieved clinical remission, the presence of ultrasound-detected tenosynovitis and joint synovitis is an independent risk factor for flare, according to results published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
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Listed:   14 July 2018
Keyword : flare, MUSCULOSKELETAL, prediction, RA, rheumatoid arthritis, Tenosynovitis, ultrasound-detected,

MRI-compatible ultrasound system may improve flexibility
A new ultrasound prototype utilizing an optical - rather than electronic - system may provide flexibility in simultaneously pairing the modality with other imaging techniques, such as MRI. Experts say it could provide doctors more options for using ultrasound to diagnose and treat patients.
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Listed:   07 July 2018
Keyword : MRI-compatible, optical, ultrasound system,

HIFU for prostate cancer outcomes equivalent to surgery and radiation
With a median follow-up of five years, failure-free survival at one, three and five years was 99%, 92% and 88%, respectively, equivalent to that achieved with surgery. Metastasis-free, cancer-specific and overall survival at five years were 98%, 100% and 99%, respectively.
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Listed:   07 July 2018
Keyword : HIFU, high intensity focused ultrasound, prostate cancer, therapy, treatment,

Interest in Pediatric Contrast Ultrasound Is High Among Radiologists
Education and training are needed to support radiologists who plan to adopt contrast ultrasound for children into practice, according to the results of a survey published in the journal Pediatric Radiology.
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Listed:   07 July 2018
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Keyword : CONTRAST, interest, PEDIATRIC, radiologists,

How should AI be used in breast ultrasound?
How can radiologists make the most of artificial intelligence (AI) software in breast ultrasound? By using the software concurrently during the interpretation process, according to research presented at the recent Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting.
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Listed:   07 July 2018
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Keyword : AI, artificial intelligence, breast ultrasound, interpretation,

Asymptomatic carotid stenosis raises risk for falls
Asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis confers mobility impairment and cognitive dysfunction and increases the risk for falls, according to data presented at the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Annual Meeting.
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Listed:   07 July 2018
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Keyword : asymptomatic, Carotid artery, cognitive dysfunction, falls, increased risk for falls, mobility impairment, stenosis,

Low-Cost Suprapubic Catheter Insertion Training Simulator
The simulator consists of eight components (total cost ~$48 CAD) including saline bags, agar gelatin and a silicon simulation of skin.
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Listed:   30 June 2018
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Keyword : low cost, simulator, suprapubic catheter insertion, training, Ultrasound,

AI passes mockup of UK's GP exam, goes head-to-head with doctors
Babylon Health has developed a Artificial Intelligence chatbot they say can pass England’s GP exam. Hummmm.... will chatbots be ordering ultrasound studies in the future?
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Listed:   30 June 2018
Classification:
Keyword : AI, artificial intelligence, chatbot,

Telemedicine enhances care for high-risk pregnancies
This sponsored feature article describes one way in which telemedicine can be used for remote consultation in high-risk pregnancies.
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Listed:   30 June 2018
Keyword : high-risk OB, ob/gyn, Obstetrics, teleconsultation, telemedicine,

GE to spin off its healthcare unit
General Electric this week announced that it will spin off its healthcare business as a separate company. The company said Kieran Murphy, president and CEO of GE Healthcare, will continue to lead GE Healthcare as the standalone company.
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Listed:   30 June 2018
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Keyword : GE, General Electric, Healthcare Unit, spin off,

Neonatal neuroimaging has strong negative predictive value for developmental outcomes
The NEURO study found that adverse late neonatal cranial ultrasound findings were an independent risk factor for full scale IQ scores <70 at 6 to 7 years of age. The PPV was poor for low IQ scores and disability but the NPV was good to excellent for both.
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Listed:   30 June 2018
Keyword : cranial ultrasound, neonatal brain, neonatal imaging, prematurity,

Photoacoustic computed tomography breast scanning system developed
In photoacoustic imaging laser light is transmitted into tissue, causing transient heating which creates vibrations that return to a detector as ultrasound which is used to create the image. The new system primarily maps blood vessels. This allows detection of the abnormal vessels in tumors.
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Listed:   24 June 2018
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Keyword : Breast, photoacoustic, tomography,

Ultrasound used to identify link between ticks, an allergen in red meat and heart disease
Intravascular ultrasound was used to identify a significantly higher plaque burden in individuals sensitive to a red meat allergen, suggesting a link between allergen sensitivity and heart disease. A tick sensitizes people to this allergen when it bites them.
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Listed:   24 June 2018
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Keyword : intravascular ultrasound, IVUS, plaque, red meat allergen, tick, Ultrasound,

Fully Automated AI Echocardiogram Analysis for Ejection Fraction
The new AI software performs fully automated echocardiography clip selection and calculation of left ventricular ejection fraction (EF). The software reviews the digital video clips and rates them according to image quality, and then selects the best ones to calculate the EF.
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Listed:   24 June 2018
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Keyword : AI, analysis, artificial intelligence, automated selection of video clip, calculate EF, echo, echocardiogram, echocardiography, EF, ejection fraction,

Diagnostic accuracy in gynecologic emergency exams varies day vs. night
Diagnostic accuracy for ectopic pregnancy, intrauterine pregnancy and acute pelvic inflammatory disease showed significant differences for studies performed in the day versus night. Ectopic pregnancy had the highest level of difference in accuracy , 96.4% day versus 75.4% night.
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Listed:   24 June 2018
Keyword : day vs night, emergency, exam accuracy, gynecologic,

CMUTs Enable Next-Gen Ultrasound Systems
This in-depth technical article describes Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers (CMUT) which are MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) based structures that can be used to generate and sense acoustic signals in the ultrasonic range.
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Listed:   24 June 2018
Keyword : capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers, CMUT, MEMS, micro-electro-mechanical-systems, transducer crystals, transducer elements, transducers, ultrasound probes,

Stress Echo better than CTA for triage of ER patients with chest pain
For patients presenting to the emergency department with acute chest pain but negative biomarkers for MI, assessment with stress echocardiography is safe and associated with fewer hospitalizations and shorter lengths of stay compared with coronary CT angiography (CTA)
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Listed:   23 June 2018
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Keyword : chest pain, echocardiography, ED, emergency room, ER, ER patients, heart attack, stress echo, triage,

Time-harmonic elastography assesses liver disease without need for invasive biopsy
Patients laid on a trolley that rolled out vibrational waves - "not unlike those produced by a massage chair," according to the release - and those waves were measured inside the liver tissue using ultrasound technology.
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Listed:   23 June 2018
Keyword : Elastography, liver disease, liver fibrosis, THE, time-harmonic elastography,

Transient elastography of the liver to monitor enzyme replacement therapy in children with Gaucher disease
Gaucher disease, an inherited disorder caused by a deficiency of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase, affects many of the body’s organs and tissues. Treatment with enzyme replacement therapy can be monitored using transient elastography of the liver.
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Listed:   16 June 2018
Keyword : children, Gaucher disease, glucocerebrosidase, liver biopsies, liver elastography, liver stiffness, PEDIATRIC, shear wave, Transient elastography, ultrasonography,

Getting to the heart of congenital cardiac defects
The CHD4 protein works in developing heart muscle cells to repress the production of muscle-filament proteins that are meant to operate in non-heart types of muscle cell. The failure of this repression leads to the development of abnormal, "hybrid" muscle cells that can't pump blood as efficiently.
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Listed:   16 June 2018
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Keyword : Cardiac defects, CHD4 protein, Congenital, heart development,

Ultrasound Detects as Much Pediatric IBD as MR Enterography
Ultrasound (US) detects as much clinically significant bowel disease as does magnetic resonance enterography (MRE), the current gold standard for imaging, according to a study published in the journal Pediatric Radiology.
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Listed:   16 June 2018
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Keyword : bowel disease, IBD, irritable bowel disease, MR Enterography, PEDIATRIC, Ultrasound,

Study questions the benefits of abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in men
Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm may not substantially reduce deaths from the condition, according to a Swedish cohort study of more than 130000 men published in The Lancet. The findings question the need for the screening, which is also conducted in the UK and USA.
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Listed:   16 June 2018
Keyword : AAA, abdominal aorta, abdominal aortic aneurysm, benefit, overdiagnosis, screening,