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Jon A. Jacobson, MD
Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound
Released: Dec 09, 2018 | Time: 29 min
Jason Wagner, M.D.
Salivary Glands
Released: Dec 02, 2018 | Time: 29 min
Beryl Benacerraf, MD
The Endometrium
Released: Nov 25, 2018 | Time: 29 min
Wui K. Chong, MD
Renal Transplants
Released: Nov 18, 2018 | Time: 28 min
Francisco Quiroz, MD
Parathyroid Glands
Released: Nov 11, 2018 | Time: 32 min
Carol Benson, MD
Obstetrical Procedures Under Ultrasound Guidance
Released: Nov 04, 2018 | Time: 31 min
Liina Poder, MD
Pelvic Pain: Negative Pregnancy Test
Released: Oct 28, 2018 | Time: 33 min
Kathryn A Robinson, MD
Basic Gallbladder
Released: Oct 21, 2018 | Time: 30 min
 
 
 
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Sonography in the News: Top Stories
Ultrasonography for assessment of ulcerative colitis
This prospective study showed moderate concordance between ultrasound and colonoscopy in assessing the disease activity of ulcerative colitis. The authors suggest that more general and widespread use of US for assessment of ulcerative colitis could be applied in day-to-day clinical practice.
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Listed:   15 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : assess disease activity, assessment, colonoscopy, ulcerative colitis, ultrasonography,

Lung ultrasound for the diagnosis of pneumonia in children with acute bronchiolitis
This study shows the good accuracy of LUS in diagnosing pneumonia in children with clinical bronchiolitis. When including only consolidation size > 1 cm, specificity of LUS was higher than CXR, avoiding the need to perform CXR in these patients.
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Listed:   15 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : bronchiolitis, children, comparison with CXR, diagnosis, lung, lung ultrasound, LUS, PEDIATRIC, pneumonia,

How AI is Evolving in Diagnostic Imaging
AI continues to make significant progress in the field of diagnostic imaging, as can be gauged using the recently concluded Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) Annual Meeting in Chicago as a barometer.
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Listed:   15 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : AI, artificial intelligence, diagnostic imaging, image analysis,

Contrast-Enhanced US Differentiates Between Malignant/Benign Renal Lesions
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) helps differentiate between malignant and benignant renal lesions, according to a study published in the journal European Radiology.
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Listed:   15 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : CEUS, CONTRAST, Contrast-enhanced ultrasound, differentiation between benign and malignant, renal lesions,

Alberta midwives granted broader powers to give drugs, insert IUDs, perform ultrasounds
The Alberta government said starting April 1, 2019, midwives who complete additional training and are authorized by the College of Midwives of Alberta will be able to prescribe, dispense and administer a broader range of prescription drugs and be able to use ultrasounds to determine fetal position.
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Listed:   15 December 2018
Keyword : Alberta, Canada, expanded scope of practice, midwives, Ultrasound, ultrasounds to determine fetal position,

15 percent of babies exposed to Zika before birth had severe abnormalities in first 18 months
Researchers evaluated motor skills and cognitive development, visual and hearing function, and brain images of children who had been exposed to the Zika virus during their mothers' pregnancies. By the age of 12 to 18 months, significant problems were present in 14.5 percent.
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Listed:   15 December 2018
Keyword : abnormalities, Babies, brain images, cognitive development, exposed to Zika, motor skills, visual and hearing function, Zika,

Retrospective Analysis of Plantar Fascia by Ultrasound Imaging in Patients with Plantar Fasciitis
The study found that acute injuries are significantly thicker than chronic injuries, and only acute symptomatic thicknesses are significantly different from their asymptomatic thickness counterparts. In addition the authors noted that 93% of symptomatic feet had hypoechoic lesions.
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Listed:   09 December 2018
Keyword : hypoechoic lesions, MUSCULOSKELETAL, plantar fascitis, thickness, ultrasound imaging,

Ultrasound-based 3D printed model for surgical rehearsal prior to fetoscopic myelomeningocele repair
New UOG Journal video clip illustrating an ultrasound-based 3D multimaterial printing of a patient-matched medical model to prepare a surgical team for fetoscopic myelomeningocele repair.
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Listed:   09 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : 3D printed model, fetoscopic myelomeningocele repair, surgical rehearsal, ultrasound-based,

Update Proposed for EULAR Recommendations for Abnormalities in Knee Osteoarthritis
A new study has recommended updated cutoffs for synovial effusion and hypertrophy to help screen for patients with symptomatic radiographic knee osteoarthritis.
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Listed:   09 December 2018
Keyword : EULAR Recommendations, hypertrophy, knee, MUSCULOSKELETAL, osteoarthritis, synovial effusion, updated cutoffs,

Expanding use of prehospital point of care ultrasound
If emerging tools and technology trends continue, prehospital point of care ultrasound (P-POCUS) is the assessment and skills adjunct that might be right around the corner for many more EMS services.
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Listed:   09 December 2018
Keyword : ambulance, emergency, EMS service, pocus, P-POCUS, prehospital, pre-hospital, rescue,

Exoanal Imaging of the Anal Sphincters
Exoanal or transperineal/translabial tomographic imaging has been developed as a noninvasive alternative to Endoanal imaging. This pictorial overview introduces the reader to exoanal imaging and demonstrates common findings in asymptomatic and symptomatic women.
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Listed:   08 December 2018
Keyword : anal sphincters, exoanal imaging, noninvasive alternative to endoanal imaging, tomographic imaging, translabial, transperineal,

Is Testicular Macrocalcification a Risk for Malignancy?
This article reports a series of 6 patients with testicular macrocalcification, with development of a malignancy on follow‐up US. The authors encourage US follow-up examinations for patients with macrocalcification, potentially in a similar manner as for those with testicular microlithiasis.
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Listed:   08 December 2018
Keyword : Malignancy, microlithiasis, risk, testicle, testicular macrocalcification,

Why ultrasound imaging may be the future of neurological treatments
Researchers are exploring transcranial ultrasound stimulation (tUS), "an emerging technique that uses ultrasonic waves to noninvasively modulate brain activity." "Two minutes of ultrasonic imaging to the head produces about eight minutes of enhanced brain activity, and then it returns to normal.
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Listed:   08 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : BRAIN, enhanced brain activity, modulate brain activity, transcranial ultrasound stimulation, tUS,

The Placenta, an Afterthought No Longer
An ephemeral organ, long dismissed merely as afterbirth, increasingly is viewed as critical to understanding the health and course of pregnancy.
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Listed:   08 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : Obstetrics, PLACENTA, role in pregnancy,

Screening algorithm for prediction of SGA and late fetal growth restriction
This research study found that a simple screening algorithm model combining maternal and first- and second-trimester predictors including ultrasound scans can detect 60%of fetuses that will develop late FGR, and 79% of those fetuses that will be classified prenatally as late FGR, for a 10% FPR.
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Listed:   08 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : fetal growth, late fetal growth restriction, Obstetrics, prediction, PREGNANCY, screening algorithm, SGA,

AI, blockchain dominate future of medical imaging
As technological innovation, new business models and artificial intelligence (AI) have emerged to the forefront of the medical device industry over the past decade, medical imaging in particular has benefited the most from these trends.
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Listed:   08 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : AI, artificial intelligence, blockchain, medical device industry, medical imaging, new business models, technological innovation,

Images of atherosclerosis may boost patient adherence to CVD prevention
Showing patients and their primary care doctors pictorial representations of carotid plaque may prompt greater adherence to lifestyle and medication interventions, resulting in lower cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk within one year, according to a study published Dec. 3 in The Lancet.
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Listed:   08 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : cardiovascular disease, carotid plaque, patient adherence, pictoral representations,

Gold Nanoparticles in Photoacoustic Tomography
Photoacoustic tomography provides information about tissues in real time by utilizing ultrasonic waves. A contrast agent is used which interacts with light, creating ultrasonic waves. One such contrast agent is gold nanoparticles.
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Listed:   08 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : CONTRAST, gold, nanoparticles, photoacoustic tomography,

Baby born via uterus transplanted from deceased donor
In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby, researchers reported Wednesday.
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Listed:   08 December 2018
Keyword : deceased donor, PREGNANCY, transplant, uterus,

Physicians Predict "Sea Change" for Contrast Ultrasound Use
CPT Code changes which will go into effect in the U.S. on January 1, 2019, include a new “Category I” CPT code to support the use of CEUS for non-cardiac abdominal imaging. In addition, final Medicare physician payment rules will increase the RVUs (relative value units) for the new CEUS codes.
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Listed:   01 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : billing, CEUS, CEUS codes, CONTRAST, CPT Code, non-cardiac abdominal imaging, reimbursement, RVUs,

FDA considering imposing 10-year limit when manufacturers choose older predicates
FDA is modernizing its 510(k) program and one change it is mulling is placing a limit on how old a predicate device is when manufacturers develop a new product showing substantial equivalence.
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Listed:   01 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : 10 year limit, 510(k), FDA, older predicates, predicate device, regulatory, substantial equivalence,

Diaphragmatic parameters by ultrasonography for predicting weaning outcomes
Among diaphragmatic parameters, time to peak inspiratory amplitude of the diaphragm exhibits good performance in predicting the success of weaning from mechanical ventilation.
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Listed:   01 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : diaphragm, Mechanical ventilation, weaning,

Ultrasound screening data from Fukushima reveals large reservoir of subclinical thyroid cancer in children
The study provides vital data on thyroid cancer and may lead to growing demands outside of Japan for more ultrasound scans in younger people, increasing the risk of overdiagnosis, experts have warned.
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Listed:   01 December 2018
Keyword : Fukushima, radiation exposure, screening, subclinical reservoir, thyroid cancer,

Prenatal US detects brain abnormalities in fetuses exposed to Zika virus
In a cohort of 82 pregnant women with the Zika virus infection, prenatal ultrasound was able to detect all fetal brain abnormalities but one. Results from the study were published in JAMA Pediatrics.
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Listed:   01 December 2018
Keyword : brain abnormalities, prenatal ultrasound, Zika,

ICUS applauds announcement of dramatic changes in payment for contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging
The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) applauds the announcement of dramatic changes in payment for contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging of the abdomen in the United States.
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Listed:   01 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : coding, CONTRAST, contrast-enhanced, CPT, ICUS, payment, reimbursement,

Endoscopic Doppler Reduced Rebleeding in Patients with Bleeding Peptic Ulcers
Current endoscopic treatments for bleeding peptic ulcers rely on visual endpoints to assess adequacy of therapy. The use of endoscopic Doppler ultrasound probes may allow for a more reliable assessment of therapeutic accuracy with less peptic ulcer rebleeding.
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Listed:   01 December 2018
Keyword : Doppler, endoluminal, peptic ulcers, rebleeding,

Ultrasound-guided Cryoablation shows promise in treating low-risk breast cancers
Cryoablation -- the destruction of cancer cells through freezing -- shows early indications of effectiveness in treating women with low-risk breast cancers, according to research presented at RSNA
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Listed:   01 December 2018
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Keyword : breast cancer, cryoablation, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED,

Clinical and Ultrasound Predictors of Placenta Accreta in Pregnant Women with Antepartum Diagnosis of Placenta Previa
Women with a prior delivery by caesarean section have a high incidence of placenta accreta among women with antepartum diagnosis of placenta previa.
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Listed:   01 December 2018
Keyword : abnormally invasive placenta, accreta, Obstetrics, PLACENTA, previa,

Percutaneous coronary intervention guided by intravascular ultrasound linked to long-term advantages
The use of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to guide PCI leads to further improvements in event-free survival between one and two years post-procedure, according to a report from the ADAPT-DES study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
Classification:
Keyword : event-free survival, intravascular ultrasound guidance, IVUS, PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention,

Twinkling artifact on Doppler ultrasound for the detection of breast microcalcifications
The authors of this research study conclude that the twinkling artifact is useful for microcalcifications in ultrasound examinations, enabling a significant increase in the yield of ultrasound-guided biopsies and better preoperative marking of groups of microcalcifications.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
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Keyword : Breast, detection of microcalcifications, Doppler ultrasound, microcalcifications, twinkling artifact,

Evaluation and management of polyhydramnios
This article from Contemporary OB/GYN provides an overview of polyhydramnios etiology, assessment, and treatment.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
Keyword : amniotic fluid, assessment, etiology, hydramnios, management, polyhydramnios, treatment,

Ultrasound Safer Than MRI to Monitor Rheumatoid Arthritis in Pregnancy
Ultrasounds are a safer and equally effective diagnostic tool compared with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose and monitor pregnant women with suspected active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new report published in Radiology Case Reports.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
Keyword : monitor, MRI, PREGNANCY, rheumatoid arthritis, safety, Ultrasound,

Machine learning identifies foetal size from ultrasound images
Researchers from Yonsei University have developed a machine learning-based method for automated analysis of foetal ultrasound images. They report excellent levels of accuracy in determining foetal biometric parameters.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
Keyword : AI, determine fetal size, foetal size, machine learning, Ultrasound,

Shoulder brightness on ultrasound may be a sign of diabetes
Based on the brightness of the echo pattern of the deltoid muscle, radiologists correctly predicted diabetes in 70 of 79 patients, or 89 percent.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
Keyword : brightness, deltoid, diabetes, pre-diabetes, shoulder, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound Used to Release Drugs to Alter Brain Activity in Rats
The non-invasive method allows the delivery of drugs to within a few millimeters of a desired point in the brain. So far scientists have successfully used focused ultrasound beams to ‘jiggle’ the drug molecules out of nanoparticle cages that were injected into the bloodstream of rats.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
Classification:
Keyword : drug release, nanoparticle cages, therapy, treatment, Ultrasound,

The role of ultrasonography in detecting urinary tract calculi compared to CT scan
The stone size obtained by US was almost the same as that detected by NCCT; however, US is a limited imaging modality in detecting urinary tract stone, especially when used by an inexperienced radiologist, and in the case of smaller stone size, increased weight, and low grade of hydronephrosis.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
Classification:
Keyword : compared with CT scan, detection, kidney stone, Ultrasound, urinary tract calculi,