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Edward G. Grant, MD
Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound of the Kidneys
Released: Dec 17, 2017 | Time: 39 min
Arthur C. Fleischer, MD
Theranostic Applications of Microbubble Sonography: An Overview
Released: Dec 10, 2017 | Time: 21 min
Thomas C. Winter, MD
Coagulation Guideline for Interventions
Released: Dec 03, 2017 | Time: 15 min
Sheila Sheth, MD
Ultrasound Contrast: Principles and Applications
Released: Nov 26, 2017 | Time: 42 min
Gary J. Whitman, M.D
Breast Cancer Staging After the Z11 Trial: Is Axillary Ultrasound Neces...
Released: Nov 19, 2017 | Time: 23 min
Jason Wagner, M.D.
Core Needle Biopsy of the Salivary Glands
Released: Nov 12, 2017 | Time: 27 min
Franklin Tessler, MD
Parathyroid Ultrasound: Facts and Myths
Released: Nov 05, 2017 | Time: 28 min
Daniel R. Swerdlow, MD
Ultrasound Guided Head and Neck Procedures
Released: Oct 29, 2017 | Time: 30 min
 
 
 
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Sonography in the News: Top Stories
The Force is Strong: Amputee Controls Individual Prosthetic Fingers Using Ultrasound Sensors
Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand is a step closer to reality for amputees in this galaxy. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created an ultrasonic sensor that allows amputees to control each of their prosthetic fingers individually.
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Listed:   16 December 2017
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Keyword : amputees, bionic hand, control prosthetic fingers individually, ultrasonic sensor,

Use of ultrasound for the palpable undescended testis: a wasteful practice
Many primary care physicians order an ultrasound before referral to specialist care for suspected undescended testis; however, the value of this practice is questionable. In this retrospective study the authors conclude that ultrasound should not be routinely ordered in these cases.
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Listed:   16 December 2017
Keyword : cryptorchidism, diagnostic imaging, general practitioners, patient referral, PEDIATRIC, physical examination, primary care physicians, testicle, testis, ultrasonography, undescended testis, urology,

Thyroid Cancer Less Likely to Progress in Pediatrics, Young Adults
In pediatric patients and young adults, many thyroid cancers may not proliferate or progress into more aggressive carcinomas, according to study findings published in JAMA Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery.
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Listed:   16 December 2017
Keyword : cancer, PEDIATRIC, Progression, THYROID,

3-D ultrasound imaging using a single sensor instead of thousands
The new technique involved creating a disk with bumps on it of varying heights across its surface and then sending the sound waves through the disk which is rotated on successive pulses. The technology is still at the lab bench stage but shows promise for use in future low-cost instruments.
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Listed:   16 December 2017
Keyword : 3D, 3-D, compressive, rotating disk, single sensor, ultrasound imaging,

Molecular beacon signals low oxygen with ultrasound
Researchers have developed an oxygen-sensitive photoacoustic molecule (a molecular beacon) that emits ultrasound signals in response to light in a process called photoacoustic imaging. The molecules only respond to stimulation when they are in a low oxygen environment,
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Listed:   10 December 2017
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Keyword : hypoxia, low oxygen environment, molecular beacon, photoacoustic imaging,

Ultrasound imaging needle to transform heart surgery
Heart tissue can be imaged in real-time during keyhole procedures using a new optical ultrasound needle. The technology has been used for minimally invasive heart surgery in pigs, giving a high-resolution view of soft tissues up to 2.5 cm in front of the instrument, inside the body.
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Listed:   10 December 2017
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Keyword : cardiovascular, HEART, keyhole, minimally invasive heart surgery, surgery, ultrasound imaging needle,

B-mode ultrasound assessment of pupillary function: Feasibility, reliability and normal values
B-mode ultrasound is a simple, rapid and objective method for the quantitative assessment of pupillary function, which may prove useful in a variety of settings where eyelid retraction is impeded or an infrared pupillometry device is unavailable.
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Listed:   10 December 2017
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Keyword : eye, ophthalmic, pupil, pupil contraction, pupillary function,

3D MRI Fetal Images Superior in Quality to 3D US
When there is a question of findings during 3D ultrasound (US) in the third trimester of pregnancy, many radiologists are turning to 3D MRI for anatomy exploration of the fetus and to support diagnostic decisions.
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Listed:   09 December 2017
Keyword : 3D MRI, 3D ultrasound, comparison, fetal anatomy, third trimester,

Ultrasound guidance beats clinician's touch for pediatric cannula placement
When it comes to inserting cannulas in the radial arteries of pediatric CCU patients, ultrasound guidance is superior to manual palpation.
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Listed:   09 December 2017
Keyword : inserting cannulas, PEDIATRIC, radial artery cannulation, ultrasound guidance,

Right-handed or left-handed?
Using 4D ultrasound Italian researchers have confirmed that hand preference is already well defined at the 18th week of gestation; this may have implications on the early recognition of pathologies characterised by cerebral asymmetries.
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Listed:   09 December 2017
Keyword : 4D ultrasound, FETAL, fetal kinematics, fetal movement, Foetal kinematics, hand dominance, hand preference,

CEUS works well for central-line check, less so for ruling out misplacement
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging is safe, efficient and highly specific for confirming location and placement of central venous catheter tips in adult patients, according to a medical literature meta-analysis running in the December edition of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
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Listed:   09 December 2017
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Keyword : central line, Central Venous Catheter, CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced ultrasound, line placement,

Compression ultrasonography ‘reliable tool’ for deep vein thrombosis diagnosis
General practitioners trained in compression ultrasonography showed substantial accuracy and agreement, suggesting the test can be a “reliable tool” in diagnosing symptomatic proximal deep vein thrombosis, according to findings recently published in Annals of Family Medicine.
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Listed:   09 December 2017
Keyword : asymptomatic proximal DVT, compression ultrasonography, deep vein thrombosis, deep venous thrombosis, DVT, family medicine, family practice, general practitioners, hand-held, Lower extremity, pocus, point of care ultrasound, VASCULAR,

The Indispensable Role of Ultrasound in Iraq
Imagine how a day in the life of an emergency physician using ultrasound looks in a place like Duhok, Iraq.
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Listed:   03 December 2017
Keyword : emergency, emergency ultrasound, FAST, pocus, point of care, RUSH, triage, war zone,

POCUS excels in management of intra-abdominal hypertension
Point-of-care ultrasound has shown notable prowess as an adjuvant tool for aiding both diagnosis and treatment of intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH), a common complication in critically ill patients, according to a study published online Nov. 28 in Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy.
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Listed:   03 December 2017
Keyword : bedside ultrasound, hand-held ultrasound, IAH, intensive care, intra-abdominal hypertension, pocus, point of care ultrasound,

Can unenhanced MR replace CT when diagnosing pediatric appendicitis?
The researchers concluded "a staged algorithm of ultrasonography followed by unenhanced MR imaging can be highly sensitive and specific for pediatric appendicitis" and "When MR imaging is available, the role of CT in the assessment of suspected pediatric appendicitis should be minimized.”
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Listed:   03 December 2017
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Keyword : appendicitis, CT, diagnosis, MRI, PEDIATRIC, radiation, staged algorithm, ultrasonography, Ultrasound,

Validation of Ultrasound Risk Stratification Systems for Pediatric Thyroid Nodules
The American Thyroid Association (ATA) and the Thyroid Image Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) provide some assistance for determining thyroid nodule malignancy in pediatric patients undergoing ultrasound readings, according to a retrospective study published in Pediatric Radiology.
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Listed:   02 December 2017
Keyword : ATA, diagnosis, Malignancy, PEDIATRIC, THYROID, TI-RADS,

Opto-acoustic ultrasound of breast masses improves specificity compared with gray scale ultrasound
Opto-acoustic ultrasound was used to assess blood flow around a tumor to better characterise benign vs malignant. The new technique showed improved specificity when compared with gray scale ultrasound.
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Listed:   02 December 2017
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Keyword : Benign, Breast, cancer, gray scale, Malignant, opto-acoustic, specificity, tumor, Ultrasound,

An unusual treatment saves the function of a child's arm
Focused ultrasound provides a new tool for treatment of desmoid tumor in a child.
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Listed:   02 December 2017
Keyword : desmoid, focused ultrasound, HIFU, high intensity focused ultrasound, PEDIATRIC,

How Bursts of Ultrasound Can Be Used to Flip Switches in the Brain
Using extrasensory sound waves to alter someone’s actions sounds like a classic sci-fi trope. Yet last week, at the Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington, DC, two teams of scientists presented proof-of-concept data showing that acoustic mind control may be possible.
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Listed:   02 December 2017
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Keyword : BRAIN, control, focused ultrasound, stimulation,

Scleroderma Patients Have Stiffer Than Normal Hand Nerves
Scleroderma patients’ nerve-related hand problems, including numbness, tingling and pain, may stem from the main nerve to the hands becoming stiffer than normal, according to Turkish researchers.
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Listed:   25 November 2017
Keyword : Elastography, hand, MUSCULOSKELETAL, nerves, scleroderma,

Congenital heart defects in IVF/ICSI pregnancy
A systematic review and meta-analysis suggests that fetuses conceived with IVF/ICSI methods are at an increased risk of CHD, compared to spontaneous conceptions. However, this finding deserves further investigation due to heterogeneity of both ART procedures and cardiac defects.
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Listed:   25 November 2017
Keyword : art, assisted conception, assisted reproduction, congenital heart defect, ICSI, IVF, PREGNANCY,

Venous Percutanous Trasluminal Angioplasy Found Ineffective, Not Recommended for MS Patients
Venous percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is an ineffective treatment for patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) and should not be performed, concluded the authors of a multicenter, randomized study published online on November 18 in JAMA Neurology.
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Listed:   25 November 2017
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Keyword : BRAIN, Brave Dreams clinical trial, CCSVI, chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, MS, Muliple sclerosis, Paolo Zamboni, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, PTA, VASCULAR,

Fetal growth standards in gastroschisis: Reference values for ultrasound measurements
Fetuses with gastroschisis show symmetrical growth deficits in the second and third trimesters, with normal UA Doppler velocimetry. These results reinforce the hypothesis that they are constitutionally smaller, yet not restricted due to placental insufficiency.
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Listed:   25 November 2017
Keyword : biometry, Doppler velocimetry, FETAL, Gastroschisis, growth curves, growth standards, MEASUREMENTS, ultrasonography biometric parameters, umbilical artery,

Bedside Sonography Flunks a Significant Test
Bedside sonography, usually performed by non-radiologists, is employed increasingly in emergency departments and inpatient settings to expedite care. This randomized controlled trial suggests it may not be ready for prime time use in pediatric abdominal blunt trauma.
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Listed:   25 November 2017
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Keyword : abdominal trauma, emergency, FAST, PEDIATRIC,

Ultrasound-Unenhanced CT Fusion for Detection and Localization of Ureteral Stones
Of the 25 stones founds on unenhanced CT studies, 22 (88%) were confidently identified using US–unenhanced CT fusion within 72 hours after the initial CT scan was obtained. US–unenhanced CT fusion might obviate the need for repeated CT scans for monitoring urolithiasis.
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Listed:   18 November 2017
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Keyword : detection, fusion, kidney, localization, Renal, Ultrasound, ultrasound-unenhanced CT, ureteral stones, urolithiasis,

Usono ProbeFix harness secures a ultrasound probe in a fixed location on the chest
The ProbeFix harness may improve reproducibility of ultrasound images in repeat exams. The device will be primarily of interest to researchers and for continuous monitoring in which the probe needs to remain in a fixed location for extended periods.
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Listed:   18 November 2017
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Keyword : fixed location, harness, probe holder, ProbeFix, secure probe on chest, ultrasound accessory, Usono,

Neuropixel Probe Monitors Brain Activity Across Multiple Brain Regions
Not ultrasound-related, but interesting and perhaps a breakthrough in brain research.
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Listed:   18 November 2017
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Keyword : BRAIN, neuropixel, research,

Edward Grant recognized for advancing ultrasound education
The Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound has chosen Edward G. Grant, MD, chair and professor of radiology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, to receive the 2017 GE Barry Goldberg Educational Excellence Award.
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Listed:   18 November 2017
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Keyword : award, Barry Goldbrerg Educational Excellence Award, Edward Grant MD, lifetime achievement, Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, SRU,

In Africa, Rural Clinics Entice Pregnant Women With 'Baby Pictures'
A group of Canadian doctors is pioneering what appears to be a very effective way to entice rural African mothers to visit clinics long before their due dates. They offered ultrasounds advertised on local radio with the words: "You will be able to see your baby."
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Listed:   18 November 2017
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Keyword : advertisement, Africa, baby pictures, clinics, prenatal care,

The Next Generation of Noninvasive Brain Stimulation
Methods for manipulating brain activity are getting better by the day, it seems. From electrical and magnetic stimulation to optical and ultrasonic neural control, researchers are refining techniques to not only study the brain in animal models, but to possibly treat human neurodegenerative disease.
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Listed:   18 November 2017
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Keyword : BRAIN, neural control., noninvasive, stimulation, Ultrasound,

German Armed Forces purchases 142 Philips Lumify app-based ultrasound systems
The German Armed Forces is planning to adopt Philips' Lumify mobile app-based diagnostic ultrasound solution as standard equipment to be used in emergency and rescue operations.
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Listed:   18 November 2017
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Keyword : app-based, diagnostic ultrasound system, German Armed Forces, Lumify, Mobile, Philips,

A delicate crossing: Controller developed to open the blood-brain barrier with precision
Researchers have developed a closed-loop controller system in preclinical models that offers a finer degree of control - and, therefore, safety - in opening the blood-brain barrier.
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Listed:   18 November 2017
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Keyword : blood-brain barrier, BRAIN, closed-loop controller, CONTRAST, microbubbles,

Want to add fetal hearing tests to your fetal ultrasound study?
An inventor has patented a method to transform any ultrasound equipment into a prenatal deafness detection device. The system obtains heart rate frequency modification of the fetus and cochleopalpebral reflex, presumably in response to acoustic stimulation of the fetus.
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Listed:   18 November 2017
Keyword : cochieopalpebral reflex, fetal hearing, fetal heart rate frequency modification, prenatal deafness detection, Testing,

The Role of Pelvic Ultrasound in Preoperative Evaluation for Laparoscopic Myomectomy
The authors of this study conclude that pelvic ultrasound is a valuable tool in preoperative evaluation and should be systematically performed when planning laparoscopic myomectomy.
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Listed:   18 November 2017
Keyword : gynecology, laparoscopic myomectomy, myoma, Pelvic Ultrasound, PELVIS, preoperative evaluation, uterus,