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Annamaria Deganello, MD
CEUS-Miscellaneous Application in Pediatric Practice
Released: Jun 18, 2017 | Time: 20 min
Anne Kennedy, MD, BCh
Prenatal Diagnosis of Skeletal Dysplasias
Released: Jun 18, 2017 | Time: 25 min
Dean Huang, MD
Intervention Using CEUS
Released: Jun 11, 2017 | Time: 25 min
Robert A. Kane, MD
Gallbladder Polyps: What To Do, When To Do It
Released: Jun 11, 2017 | Time: 14 min
Diana Gaitini, MD
Temporomandibular Disk Displacement US and MRI
Released: Jun 04, 2017 | Time: 12 min
Keshthra Satchithananda, MD
Sentinel Node Detection in Breast Malignancy
Released: Jun 04, 2017 | Time: 23 min
Vito Cantisani, MD
Salivary Glands & Thyroid
Released: May 28, 2017 | Time: 23 min
Aya Kamaya, MD
Hepatobiliary: Unusual but Instructive Cases
Released: May 28, 2017 | Time: 32 min
 
 
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Sonography in the News: Top Stories
Research shows broken heart syndrome causes long lasting heart damage
A condition once thought to temporarily cause heart failure in people who experience severe stress might actually cause longer-lasting damage to the heart muscle, according to new research.
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Listed:   24 June 2017
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Keyword : broken heart syndrome, long lasting heart damage, Takotsubo syndrome,

A "See and Treat" office procedure for retained products of conception removal
This research study compared ultrasound guided manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) in the office setting with operative hysteroscopy (OH). Successful remnant evacuation and overall complications rates were similar. The authors conclude MVA is an efficient alternative to OH and offers additional benefit.
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Listed:   24 June 2017
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Keyword : manual vacuum aspiration, MVA, office setting, retained products of conception, ultrasound guided,

Pulsed High Intensity Ultrasound Removes Calcified Buildup from Prosthetic Heart Valves
A team of French researchers are proposing using pulsed cavitational ultrasound, also known as histotripsy, to clean implanted valves of the calcified buildup on their surfaces.
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Listed:   24 June 2017
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Keyword : calcified buildup, cardiac, histotripsy, prosthetic heart valves, pulsed high intensity ultrasound,

New ultrasound scoring system for thyroid nodules to reduce unnecessary biopsies
The newly published guidelines provide an ultrasound-based risk stratification system to identify nodules that warrant biopsy or sonographic follow-up. The guidelines are "designed to identify most clinically significant malignancies while reducing the number of biopsies performed on benign nodules"
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Listed:   24 June 2017
Keyword : Biopsy, guidelines for biopsy, nodules, THYROID, TI-RADS, ultrasound scoring system,

Zika-Caused Microcephaly Not Evident Until Later in Pregnancy
Microcephaly in fetuses of mothers infected with the Zika virus is undetectable via prenatal imaging early in pregnancy, a study has shown. The earliest diagnosis in the study group occurred at 24 weeks of gestation.
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Listed:   24 June 2017
Keyword : earliest detection, microcephaly, Zika,

In Memoriam: Gerald "Jerry" Posakony, researcher and ultrasonics pioneer
Posakony, a longtime researcher for the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, passed away May 27, 2017, at the age of 92.
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Listed:   17 June 2017
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Keyword : "Jerry" Posakony, Department of Energy, DOE, Gerald Posakony, In Memoriam, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, PNNL, researcher, ultrasonics pioneer,

A mechanical trigger for toxic tumor therapy
The new drug delivery system uses low-energy ultrasound waves to trigger the dispersal of chemotherapy-containing sustained-release nanoparticles precisely at tumor sites.
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Listed:   17 June 2017
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Keyword : chemotherapy, low-energy ultrasound, Nanoparticle, therapy, treatment, tumor,

Ultrasound in ED for Children with Blunt Abdominal Trauma
Using Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) in the emergency department to assess children presenting with possible abdominal trauma does not appear to improve use of resources or care, according to a study published in JAMA.
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Listed:   17 June 2017
Keyword : blunt abdominal trauma, ED, emergency, FAST, focused assessment with sonography for trauma, PEDIATRIC, Ultrasound,

Hand-held Ultrasound Device Accurate For Neuraxial Depth and Landmark Assessment
A pocket-sized ultrasound device for spinal anesthesia guidance accurately predicts Tuohy needle depth to epidural space. In addition, using the epidural insertion point identified by the hand-held device was associated with high first-pass success and minimal needle redirections.
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Listed:   17 June 2017
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Keyword : anesthesia, effectivness, epidural, pocket-sized ultrasound, spinal, spinal anesthesia, Tuohy needle,

Tiny Forward Facing Ultrasound Drill to Bust Through Blood Clots
Researchers have developed a forward looking intravascular ultrasound probe that works at low frequencies, and that will hopefully be more effective at clot disruption, resulting in better penetration and lower use of clot busting drugs, such as tPA.
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Listed:   17 June 2017
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Keyword : blood clots, clot buster, clot busting, intravascular, lysis, sonothrombolysis, ultrasound drill,

Prehospital ultrasound. Does it improve diagnosis, treatment and transport decisions?
This systematic review of published articles since 1990 suggests that there is limited high-quality evidence that prehospital use of ultrasound improves clinical outcomes for patients suffering a traumatic injury. Including ultrasound during assessment may help rule out or find injuries missed.
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Listed:   17 June 2017
Keyword : diagnosis, emergency, EMS, Meta-analysis, prehospital, Systematic review, transport, treatment,

Portable ultrasounds to measure the health effects of pollution in developing countries
Washington University in St. Louis is training health workers from India, Rwanda, Guatemala and Peru to conduct a massive study on how the smoke from traditional cook stoves affects women and children. Researchers will collect data on fetal development as one facet of an extensive research study.
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Listed:   17 June 2017
Keyword : developing countries, fetal development, research, smoke, traditional cook stoves,

Ultrasonography for endoleak detection after endoluminal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
In this Cochrane Review ultrasound with or without contrast showed high specificity. The authors concluded that for ruling in endoleaks, CEUS appears superior and can be introduced as a routine diagnostic modality followed by CT scan only when the ultrasound is positive.
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Listed:   11 June 2017
Keyword : aneurysm, aneurysm repair, aorta, CE-CDUS, CEUS, CONTRAST, endoleak, EVAR,

Brain ultrasound during tumor surgery matches pre-op MRI guidance and then some
Italian researchers have shown how surgeons resecting glioblastomas, the most common and aggressive brain tumors, can use contrast-enhanced ultrasound to guide their view of tumor location, morphologic features, margins and dimensions in real time and for the duration of the entire surgery.
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Listed:   11 June 2017
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Keyword : BRAIN, CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced ultrasound, glioblastoma, microbubble, surgery, tumor margin,

Is Focused Ultrasound More Effective Than DBS for Parkinson's Disease?
Two movement disorders experts debate the merits of focused ultrasound thalamotomy for Parkinson's disease — with different perspectives on existing research.
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Listed:   10 June 2017
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Keyword : efficacy, focused ultrasound, Parkinson's disease, treatment,

Eric Topol runs through the cost-cutting technologies that fit in the palm of a patient's hand
Eric Topol, M.D., has performed a full-body scan of himself using a smartphone and a mobile ultrasound device. He imaged his carotid artery, his liver, his kidney … even his left foot. He calls it a full-body selfie and predicts that more folks will use these types of devices at home—
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Listed:   10 June 2017
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Keyword : Eric Topol, handheld ultrasound, mobile devices, smartphone ultrasound,

The Human Fetus Preferentially Engages with Facelike Visual Stimuli
Reid et al. using 4D ultrasound found that third trimester fetuses prefer to look at face-like stimuli when contrasted with the same stimuli in an inverted configuration. The study also shows that delivery of visual stimuli via maternal tissue to the fetus is technically feasible.
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Listed:   10 June 2017
Keyword : 4D ultrasound, external stimuli, face preference, fetus, visual stimuli,

MRI-guided PCa detection strategies found cost-effective
Compared with transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsies, MRI diagnostic exams followed by MRI-guided biopsies yielded net health benefits well within the commonly accepted threshold for cost-benefit ratios.
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Listed:   10 June 2017
Keyword : Biopsy, cost effective, cost-benefit ratio, MRI diagnostic exam, MRI-guided, net health benefit, prostate,

Study suggests forgo axillary dissection for single suspicious node on ultrasound
Women with a primary tumor 2 cm or smaller and only one abnormal lymph node on axillary ultrasound had metastases limited to the one lymph node in 73% of cases, suggesting that such patients “may undergo ... sentinel lymph node biopsy” instead of a complete axillary lymph node dissection.
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Listed:   03 June 2017
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Keyword : axillary lymph node dissection, Biopsy, Breast, cancer, sentinel lymph node,

Cranial ultrasound is a reliable first step imaging in children with suspected craniosynostosis
CUS is a highly specific and sensitive imaging technique. In referral centers, expert hands can use it as a reliable first-step screening for infants younger than 1 year, suspected to have a craniosynostosis, thus avoiding unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation.
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Listed:   03 June 2017
Keyword : cranial ultrasound, craniosynostosis, detection, INFANT, PEDIATRIC,

Enabling the Midwives of Uganda to Help Save Lives with Ultrasound Technology
Microfinancing Partners in Africa (MPA), a non-profit organization, focuses on the needs of impoverished women in Africa. MPA recently launched a program in Uganda to decrease perinatal and maternal deaths.
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Listed:   03 June 2017
Keyword : Microfinancing Partners in Africa, midwives, Mindray, MPA, Sharlene Teefey, Uganda, Ultrasound,

MR-HIFU Technology for New Cancer Therapies
This press release based article details results of a pre-clinical study into the combined use of drug-loaded temperature sensitive liposomes and MR-HIFU for local tumor treatment.
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Listed:   03 June 2017
Keyword : chemotherapy, CONTRAST, drug loaded temperature sensitive liposomes, high intensity focused ultrasound, MR-HIFU, ultrasound contrast,

US-Guided Central Lines: Better Success and Fewer Complications
This Emergency Medicine News article reviews current practice in central line placement and then focuses on the subclavian vein approach because it offers a reduced risk of CLABSI compared to IJ and femoral vein sites. Use of ultrasound guidance further reduces complications and improves success.
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Listed:   03 June 2017
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Keyword : central line placement, CLABSI, subclavian vein, ultrasound guidance,

Handheld scanner reveals vascularization in psoriasis patients
The scanner produces a weak laser pulse which excites the tissue of interest, which then absorbs energy and heats up minimally. This causes momentary tissue expansion, which generates ultrasound waves.
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Listed:   03 June 2017
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Keyword : dermatology, handheld scanner, imaging, OCT, psoriasis, RSOM, skin,

David Cosgrove obituary
David Owen Cosgrove, of Wimbledon, London, UK, lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday the 16th of May 2017, at St. Raphael’s Hospice, North Cheam, London. Professor Cosgrove died two days short of his 79th birthday.
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Listed:   03 June 2017
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Keyword : David Cosgrove, in memorium, obituary,

Ultrasound breast biopsy beats stereotactic counterpart on patient experience
Women undergoing percutaneous breast biopsy experience less pain and discomfort when the procedure is guided by ultrasound than by stereotactic mammography with vacuum assistance, according to a Canadian study published online May 22 in European Radiology.
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Listed:   28 May 2017
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Keyword : Biopsy, Breast, comparison, Pain, stereotactic mammography guidance, ultrasound guidance,

Brain-penetrating nanoparticles delivered by MR image-guided focused ultrasound restore neuron function
Researchers at the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore have developed a new, non-invasive and non-toxic genetic therapeutic technique to restore dopaminergic neuron function in rats suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
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Listed:   27 May 2017
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Keyword : BBB, blood-brain barrier, brain-penetrating nanoparticles, CONTRAST, MR image-guided focused ultrasound, Parkinson's disease,

Quantitative Transmission (QT) ultrasound shows potential as mammography adjunct
The emerging imaging technology called quantitative transmission (QT) ultrasound has shown its utility as an aid in distinguishing cysts from solid lesions in the breast, according to a study published online May 23 in Academic Radiology.
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Listed:   27 May 2017
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Keyword : Breast, mammography adjunct, QT, quantitative transmission, Ultrasound,

Medical microbots need better imaging and control
Ultrasound is one of the methods being used to control microbots within the body. This article provides an overview (along with some fascinating video clips) of the state of the art in medical microbots.
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Listed:   27 May 2017
Keyword : control, manipulation, medical microbots, micromotors, optoacoustic, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound Predicts RA Damage During Remission
Among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in clinical remission, factors that helped predict progression of erosions at 12 months included clinical and patient features, medications used, and sonographic findings, a prospective Spanish study found.
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Listed:   27 May 2017
Keyword : clinical remission, MUSCULOSKELETAL, progression of erosions, RA, rheumatoid arthritis, Ultrasound,

Healthcare Workers Have the Most Favorable Job Outlook, Says New CareerCast Report
In its new report on the most in-demand jobs, CareerCast found that many of the professions with the brightest outlook are in the healthcare field. Diagnostic Medical Sonographer ranked 9 in the top 10 list with a 24% Growth Outlook.
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Listed:   27 May 2017
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Keyword : employment, job outlook, jobs, jobs growth,

CEUS superior to Doppler for managing abdominal aneurysms
Patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms are better served by contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) than by color Doppler for follow-up care after receiving endovascular aortic repair (EVAR), according to a study published online May 18 in Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation.
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Listed:   27 May 2017
Keyword : ABDOMEN, aorta, CEUS, CONTRAST, endoleak, endovascular aortic repair, EVAR, microbubble, VASCULAR,

Heart imaging remotely guided, accurately assessed via smartphone
South Korean researchers have shown that an offsite physician supervising a novice sonographer via live video over social media can perform as well as an onsite peer.
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Listed:   21 May 2017
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Keyword : accuracy, cardiac, HEART, remote, remote guidance, remotely guided, smartphone,

Bubbles, Ultrasound and BMP-6 for bone repair
This study demonstrated that localized ultrasound-mediated, microbubble-enhanced therapeutic gene delivery to endogenous stem cells can induce efficient bone regeneration and fracture repair in the pig. The novel two-stage process used may provide a framework for future research in other areas.
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Listed:   21 May 2017
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Keyword : BMP-6, bone, bone regeneration, CONTRAST, endogenous stem cells, fracture repair, gene delivery, genes, microbubble,

Making Shear Waves for Ultrasonic Imaging
Ultrasound imaging could produce far better pictures with a different kind of sound wave. These higher-performing sound waves, so-called shear waves, are usually hard to generate, but now researchers have demonstrated a simple way to produce them.
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Listed:   21 May 2017
Keyword : metamaterial, Shear waves, transform longitudinal to shear wave, Ultrasound,