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Kathryn A Robinson, MD
Basic Gallbladder
Released: Oct 21, 2018 | Time: 30 min
Margarita Revzin, MD, MS
Ultrasound Assessment of the Aorta and Post Endovascular Stent Graft Repair
Released: Oct 14, 2018 | Time: 27 min
Mary C. Frates, MD
The Myometrium
Released: Oct 07, 2018 | Time: 31 min
Paula J. Woodward, MD
Multiple Gestations: The Terrible Twos
Released: Sep 30, 2018 | Time: 30 min
Sandra J. Allison, MD
Sonography of Common Shoulder and Elbow Pathology
Released: Sep 23, 2018 | Time: 32 min
Sheila Sheth, MD
Thyroid Cancer Staging and Surveillance
Released: Sep 16, 2018 | Time: 28 min
Shuchi K. Rodgers, MD
Pelvic Pain: Positive Pregnancy Test
Released: Sep 09, 2018 | Time: 35 min
Deborah J. Rubens, MD
Liver Lesions
Released: Sep 02, 2018 | Time: 22 min
 
 
 
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Sonography in the News: Top Stories
Ultrasound Patch Monitors Blood Pressure in Deep Arteries
The flexible wearable could be an alternative to current invasive methods of measuring central blood pressure within the human body.
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Listed:   21 October 2018
Keyword : blood pressure, deep arteries, noninvasive blood pressure monitoring, patch, Ultrasound, wearable,

POCUS for gastrointestinal pathology: A reivew from basics to advanced
This international review article advocates wider use of POCUS in GI pathology and provides examples of ultrasound findings.
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Listed:   21 October 2018
Classification:
Keyword : gastrointestinal pathology, GI, pocus, point of care ultrasound,

Ultrasound can reveal renal medulla urate deposits in tophaceous gout
Patients with severe tophaceous gout are likely to have monosodium urate crystal deposits visible on ultrasound images of the renal medulla, researchers have reported in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
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Listed:   21 October 2018
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Keyword : kidney, Renal, renal medulla urate deposits, tophaceous gout,

Transcranial sonography predicts functional outcome after stroke thrombectomy
Transcranial duplex sonography (TCD) can assess middle cerebral artery blood flow and provide prognostic information for stroke patients after thrombectomy for large vessel occlusions, suggests a report published Oct. 15 in Stroke.
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Listed:   21 October 2018
Classification:
Keyword : cerebrovascular, functional outcome, stroke, TCD, thrombectomy, TRANSCRANIAL, VASCULAR,

PETRUS hybrid device acquires multimodal images in vivo
A research team in France has developed the PETRUS hybrid imaging instrument which simultaneously performs PET/CT and ultrafast ultrasound, to acquire multimodal images in vivo in mice without significant degradation of image quality.
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Listed:   21 October 2018
Keyword : hybrid imaging device, in vivo, mice, PET/CT, PETRUS, ultrafast ultrasound,

Ultrasound Predicts Successful AVF Maturation
Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) blood flow, diameter, and depth, assessed by ultrasound following surgery, accurately predicts AVF maturation, according to new findings published online ahead of print in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
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Listed:   21 October 2018
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Keyword : arteriovenous fistula, AVF, blood flow, dialysis, maturation of AVF,

Nurse-performed focused ultrasound in the emergency department: A systematic review
The study authors concluded that focused ultrasonography performed by emergency nurses was highly accurate, consistent and safe.
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Listed:   21 October 2018
Keyword : emergency, emergency department, emergency room, Nurse-performed,

Virginia Tech's Medical School Uses Ultrasound to Learn Anatomy, Pathology
At the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, there’s a great deal of emphasis placed on starting students to learn ultrasound techniques early on in their studies.
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Listed:   21 October 2018
Classification:
Keyword : ANATOMY, medical school, medical students, portable ultrasound machines, student training, teaching,

Ultrasound Claims Increasing Among USA Emergency Department Providers
Medical claims for many limited ultrasound studies are increasing more among emergency department (ED) providers than radiologists, according to a study published in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
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Listed:   13 October 2018
Classification:
Keyword : claims, emergency, emergency medicine, financial, providers, radiologists, reimbursement,

Diagnosing and treating giant cell arteritis
This Hospital Healthcare Europe review article discusses the role of ultrasound in diagnosis and monitoring of treatment of giant cell arteritis.
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Listed:   13 October 2018
Classification:
Keyword : giant cell arteritis, temporal artery, VASCULAR,

Auto-filling ultrasound software significantly decreases errors in radiology reports
Radiology report quality was improved with a software solution that auto-fills ultrasound measurements and helped radiologists focus better on their imaging interpretations, according to research published Oct. 7 in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.
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Listed:   13 October 2018
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Keyword : auto-filling, reporting, ultrasound measurements,

Should women 30-39 years old with focal breast symptoms undergo US, mammography or both?
The authors conclude that targeted breast ultrasound should be the initial imaging evaluation of women 30–39 years old who have symptoms and bilateral mammography should be added to ultrasound for women with risk factors for breast cancer and as an adjunct examination.
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Listed:   13 October 2018
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Keyword : Breast, cancer, diagnostic accuracy, focal breast symptoms, mammography,

AI and computer-aided detection improves breast cancer diagnosis
A study evaluating the performance of an AI-based computer-aided detection system showed fast interpretation times and diagnostic accuracy. The study, at the University of Chicago, was said to be the first of a concurrent-read AI/CAD system.
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Listed:   13 October 2018
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Keyword : AI, Breast, breast cancer, computer-aided detection, diagnosis,

Ultrasound-guided interventions for painful shoulder: from anatomy to evidence
This review describes shoulder anatomy using information from cadaveric models and to illustrates ultrasound-guided techniques using labeled figures and videos. The review also presents the evidence for specific ultrasound-guided therapies for shoulder pain.
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Listed:   13 October 2018
Keyword : ANATOMY, evidence for procedures, painful shoulder, review article, shoulder, ultrasound-guided interventions,

Ultrasound tool can detect high brain pressure at the scene of an accident
A new tool offers the potential to perform diagnostic tests at the scene of the accident, using non-invasive ultrasound eye examinations to detect elevations in intracranial pressure.
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Listed:   13 October 2018
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Keyword : accident, brain pressure, eye ultrasound, intracranial pressure, ophthalmic nerve sheath, ophthalmic ultrasound,

Knee, Metatarsophalangeal Joint Exam May Improve Gout Diagnosis
Routine examination of the knee and first metatarsophalangeal joints may improve gout diagnosis, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology.
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Listed:   13 October 2018
Keyword : diagnosis, gout, knee, metatarsophalangeal joint, msk, MUSCULOSKELETAL,

US Centers Fail to Analyze Neck Lymph Nodes in Preoperative Ultrasounds for Thyroid Cancer
Most clinics across the United States fail to conduct a complete preoperative evaluation of the neck with high-resolution neck ultrasound of the central and lateral lymph nodes among patients with thyroid cancer, according to a recently presented study.
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Listed:   13 October 2018
Keyword : cancer, Lymph nodes, preoperative, THYROID,

Facebook "viable method" for implementing critical care ultrasound curriculum
"We believe that Facebook is a viable method for implementing a CCUS curriculum," says Dr. Shiqian Li, lead researcher.
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Listed:   06 October 2018
Classification:
Keyword : critical care, curriculum, education, facebook, teaching,

Ultrasound Claims Increasing Among Emergency Department Providers
Medical claims for many limited ultrasound studies are increasing more among emergency department (ED) providers than radiologists, according to a study published in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
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Listed:   06 October 2018
Classification:
Keyword : claims, ED, emergency department, medical claims, payment, providers, radiologists, reimbursement,

Duplex Ultrasound Criteria for the Identification of Carotid Stenosis Should Be Laboratory Specific
This study compared two vascular laboratories and their duplex ultrasound (DU) machines in terms of their overall diagnostic performance and the optimal criteria to identify patients who have a 70% to 99% stenosis of the internal carotid artery.
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Listed:   06 October 2018
Classification:
Keyword : CAROTID, diagnostic performance, duplex ultrasound, internal carotid artery, laboratory specific, optimal criteria, stenosis, VASCULAR,

Remote ultrasound training helps physicians in resource-strapped areas diagnose TB
A group of medical practitioners in Malawi, a country in east Africa, used ultrasound to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) in patients with HIV with the aid of a tele-ultrasonography platform that sent images to U.S-based radiologists.
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Listed:   06 October 2018
Classification:
Keyword : diagnosis, remote, remote ultrasound, resource-limited, TB, teleradiology, tele-ultrasonography, teleultrasound,

The CEO behind General Electric's health unit on cutting ties from struggling parent GE
Kieran Murphy, CEO of GE Healthcare, is on track to spin out GE Healthcare into a separate, independent company by the end of 2019.
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Listed:   06 October 2018
Classification:
Keyword : CEO, GE Healthcare, General Electric, independent company, Kieran Murphy, spin out,

Is bowel preparation necessary prior to transvaginal ultrasound for rectosigmoid endometriosis?
This prospective study evaluated whether bowel preparation made a difference in diagnostic performance of transvaginal ultrasound to detect rectosigmoid endometriosis. The authors concluded that there is no difference and that bowel prep was not necessary.
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Listed:   29 September 2018
Keyword : bowel preparation, endometriosis, prep, rectosigmoid, transvaginal ultrasound,

Risk factors for infectious complications following transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy
BMI >28.196 kg/m2, history of diabetes, and preoperative catheterization are independent risk factors for infection after prostate biopsy.
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Listed:   29 September 2018
Keyword : body mass index, diabetes mellitus, infectious complications, preoperative catheterization, transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy,

POCUS better than palpation for prediction of pouch of Douglas obliteration in endometriosis
Point-of-care TVUS sliding sign demonstrated significantly improved sensitivity compared to palpation of a nodule on pelvic examination for prediction of POD obliteration. T
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Listed:   29 September 2018
Keyword : endometriosis, nodule, obliteration, palpation, pocus, point-of-care, pouch of Douglas, TBUS, transvaginal ultrasound, uterine-cervix sliding sign,

Cardiawave raises $8.2 million for ultrasound cavitation system to treat calcific aortic valve stenosis
Parisian startup Cardiawave has raised more than $8 million to boost development of its ultrasound device to treat calcific aortic stenosis.
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Listed:   29 September 2018
Classification:
Keyword : aortic valve, calcific stenosis, Cardiawave, cavitation, lithotripsy, shock wave, treatment,

Intraoperative Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography in Partial Nephrectomy
This presentation at WCE 2018 concluded that intraoperative contrast-enhanced Doppler ultrasound was a useful adjunct tool in robotic partial nephrectomy, when tumors had unclear margins on conventional B-mode US.
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Listed:   29 September 2018
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Keyword : CEUS, CONTRAST, Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography, partial nephrectomy, surgery,

Ovarian Diameter as a Predictor of Ovarian Torsion
This Case–Control Study suggests that a threshold maximum ovarian diameter of 5 cm on pelvic ultrasound may be useful to rule out ovarian torsion in postmenarchal females presenting in the emergency department with lower abdominal and pelvic pain.
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Listed:   29 September 2018
Keyword : emergency, ovarian diameter, ovarian torsion, postmenarchal,

Quantitative Assessment of Effectiveness of Ultrasonic Propulsion of Kidney Stones
This conference highlight report describes first human trial of ultrasound to reposition kidney stones.
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Listed:   29 September 2018
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Keyword : kidney stone, reposition, ultrasonic propulsion,

IVUS Tops Angiography Guidance for Stent Implantation
Implanting drug-eluting stents under intravascular ultrasound-guided (IVUS) guidance improves outcomes compared with angiography guidance, a randomized trial from China found.
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Listed:   29 September 2018
Keyword : angiography, guidance, IVUS, outcomes, stent placement,