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VIDEO : Most Recent Releases
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Nirvikar Dahiya, MD
Ultrasound of Lumps and Bumps
Released: Aug 12, 2018 | Time: 25 min
Franklin Tessler, MD
ACR TI-RADS: Tips, Pitfalls and Prospects
Released: Aug 05, 2018 | Time: 23 min
R. Brooke Jeffrey, MD
Ultrasound for RLQ Pain: What's New?
Released: Jul 29, 2018 | Time: 26 min
Scott W. Young, MD
The Ultrasound Diagnosis of Deep Endometriosis: How I Do It
Released: Jul 22, 2018 | Time: 17 min
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
 
 
 
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Sonography in the News: Top Stories
Lung ultrasound predicts need for first-dose surfactant in neonates
This study found that lung ultrasound score may be used to predict the need for surfactant replacement in extremely preterm neonates with respiratory distress syndrome.
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Listed:   18 August 2018
Classification:
Keyword : lung, lung ultrasound, lung ultrasound score, LUS, neonates, premature, preterm, RDS, respiratory distress syndrome,

Clinical trial to focus on use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open blood-brain barrier
Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine will be testing the ability of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open a brain cancer patient’s blood-brain barrier.
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Listed:   18 August 2018
Classification:
Keyword : blood-brain barrier, clinical trial, focused ultrasound, MR-guided,

Education and exercise better than corticosteroid injection for gluteal tendinopathy
A study published in BMJ followed 204 individuals with gluteal tendinopathy to compare three approaches: Wait and See, Education and Exercise, and a single ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection. Overall the Education and Exercise approach performed better than the other two.
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Listed:   18 August 2018
Keyword : corticosteroid injection, efficacy, exercise, gluteal tendinopathy, MUSCULOSKELETAL, treatment, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED, wait and see,

Heart Monitoring a Must for Breast Cancer Patients on Herceptin
New research adds to mounting evidence that use of the chemotherapy drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) increases the risk for heart failure. Periodic heart monitoring with echocardiography is recommended by study authors.
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Listed:   18 August 2018
Classification:
Keyword : breast cancer, chemotherapy, heart failure. echocardiography, heart monitoring, herceptin, trastuzumab,

Activision launches MSK HIFU system in Europe
Guided Therapy Systems has launched its system that uses focused ultrasound for thermal ablation to stimulate collagen growth and the regeneration of connective tissue.
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Listed:   18 August 2018
Keyword : activision, guided therapy systems, intense focused ultrasound, msk, MUSCULOSKELETAL, therapy, thermal ablation,

Ultrasound-guided pulsed radiofrequency for treatment of severe supraorbital neuralgia
This case report describes use of ultrasound-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment for severe supraorbital pain post craniotomy.
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Listed:   18 August 2018
Classification:
Keyword : nerve pain, pulsed radiofrequency treatment, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED,

Is Routine Chest X-Ray After Ultrasound-Guided Central Venous Catheter Insertion Choosing Wisely?
This study of over 6,000 patients concluded that a routine postprocedural CXR is unnecessary.
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Listed:   11 August 2018
Classification:
Keyword : Central Venous Catheter Insertion, chest x-ray, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED,

Early detection of congenital urinary tract malformations vital
In this article directed to pediatricians the author reviews the importance of early detection (primarily via ultrasound) of congenital urinary tract malformations in order to improve long term outcomes.
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Listed:   11 August 2018
Classification:
Keyword : Congenital, early detection, kidney, malformation, PEDIATRIC, Renal, urinary tract,

Ultrasonographic findings of re-epithelialized skin after partial-thickness burns
This study found ultrasonographic differences between re-epithelialized skin and normal skin and that a low-echogenic band (LEB) of varying thickness was formed after re-epithelialization. The thickness of the LEB increased with healing time and was related to scar status.
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Listed:   11 August 2018
Keyword : LEB, low-echogenic band, partial-thickness burns, re-epithelialized skin, scar status, skin,

Few Sonographic Enthesitis Scoring Instruments Validated in Psoriatic Arthritis
This literature review study concluded that there is a need for a well-validated instrument for assessment of sonographic enthesitis in PsA that includes the unique features of PsA and will assist in diagnosis, disease burden quantification, clinical decisions, and prognosis.
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Listed:   11 August 2018
Keyword : enthesis, enthesitis, MUSCULOSKELETAL, psoriatic arthritis, scoring instrument, validation,

Emergency Ultrasound vs. CT for Thoracic Trauma
In this study comparing bedside ultrasonography versus CT for thoracic trauma ultrasonography was found to be highly specific but only moderately sensitive for the identification of thoracic injuries.
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Listed:   11 August 2018
Classification:
Keyword : bedside ultrasonography, comparison, CT, emergency, pocus, sensitivity, specificity, thoracic trauma,

Concurrent read CAD software cuts breast image study time
The authors of this article found that using a current read CAD at the same time as a radiologist interpreted the initial ABUS images can cut the time a radiologist needs to interpret images.
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Listed:   11 August 2018
Classification:
Keyword : ABUS, automated breast ultrasound, Breast, CAD, cancer, computer assisted diagnosis, diagnosis, interpretation,

ARFI imaging useful for evaluating liver fibrosis
Acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging has proved useful in evaluating liver fibrosis, opening the field to a more universal method for measuring tissue repair, according to a study of 500 hepatitis B patients in Taiwan.
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Listed:   05 August 2018
Keyword : acoustic radiation force imaging, ARFI, fibrosis, hepatitis B, LIVER, liver stiffness, measure tissue repair, serial measurements,

Ultrasound Beneficial for Diagnosing Pure Clear Cell Carcinoma of the Ovary
Ultrasonography was shown to be beneficial in identifying the characteristics of pure ovarian clear cell carcinoma, according to a study published in Ultrasound: Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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Listed:   05 August 2018
Keyword : cancer, clear cell carcinoma, diagnosis, Ovarian, ovary, Ultrasound,

3-D ultrasound images help track dialysis AV fistula maturation
The use of 3-D images to survey the progress of a maturing arteriovenous fistula can help clinicians determine whether the access will need modifications or be useable over time, a recently published study shows.
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Listed:   05 August 2018
Classification:
Keyword : 3D, 3-D, AFV, arteriovenous fistula, AV fistula, dialysis, hemodialysis, Ultrasound,

Dense breast notification impact study
Notification of patients about issues surrounding increased breast density was associated with increased follow-up by ultrasound within 30 days of mammography by 1.02 percentage points. Specifics of each state legislation augmented or moderated this effect.
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Listed:   05 August 2018
Classification:
Keyword : dense breast, impact, legislation, notification,

Bubble TCD Detects PFOs in Elderly With Cryptogenic TIA
Contrast-enhanced transcranial Doppler (bubble-TCD) sonography is a useful noninvasive bedside technique for detecting probable patent foramen ovale (PFO) among elderly patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA) or nondisabling stroke, according to study findings published in Lancet Neurology.
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Listed:   05 August 2018
Classification:
Keyword : bubble-TCD, CONTRAST, cryptogenic event, microbubble, nondisabling stroke, patent foramen ovale, right-to-left shunt, RLS, stroke, TCD, TIA, transcranial Doppler, transient ischemic attack,

4 things every radiologist should know about male breast disease
Male breast cancer is rare, making up less than 1 percent of all breast cancers. However, radiologists and all imaging professionals must have as much up-to-date information on the detection and treatment of male breast cancer as possible.
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Listed:   05 August 2018
Classification:
Keyword : breast cancer, male breast cancer, male breast disease,

Prospective evaluation of non-radiologist performed emergency abdominal ultrasound for haemoperitoneum
The authors concluded that FAST can be successfully performed by trained non-radiologists and that it is an accurate and rapid investigation for blunt trauma but the results should be interpreted with caution in penetrating injury.
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Listed:   28 July 2018
Classification:
Keyword : emergency, FAST, non-radiologists, pocus, trauma,

Whole-brain LIPUS therapy improves cognitive dysfunction in mice simulating dementia, Alzheimer's
Applying low-intensity pulsed ultrasound waves to the brain could be a revolutionary new way to treat dementia. The technique, which has been developed by scientists at Tohoku University in Japan, has been found to improve cognitive function in those with vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
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Listed:   28 July 2018
Classification:
Keyword : Alzheimer's, dementia, LIPUS, low-intensity pulsed ultrasound, mice,

Secondary imaging interpretations on the rise among Medicare beneficiaries
Secondary interpretations of diagnostic imaging examinations have increased significantly among Medicare beneficiaries, according to a new study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology. The authors also noted that denial rates for secondary interpretations are “uniformly low".
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Listed:   28 July 2018
Classification:
Keyword : Medicare, secondary interpretation,

A Connected Wearable Device To Predict Toilet Timing
A sensor secured to the lower abdomen uses ultrasound to monitor the change in bladder size. The notification is then sent to a smartphone or tablet used by the patient or caregiver to inform them when it is necessary to go to the bathroom.
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Listed:   28 July 2018
Classification:
Keyword : bladder size, sensor, toilet timing, wearable, when to pee,

How 3D Technology Is Transforming Medical Imaging
AI, cloud and supersonic networking speeds make images clearer, crisper and more informative.
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Listed:   28 July 2018
Classification:
Keyword : 3D, 3-D, diagnosis, technology, transforming medicine,

Ultrasound Opens Blood-Brain Barrier in Alzheimer's Patients
A Phase 1 clinical trial shows the noninvasive technique is safe and could aid in the delivery treatments to the brain.
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Listed:   28 July 2018
Classification:
Keyword : Alzheimer's, bloodl-brain barrier, CONTRAST, Ultrasound,

Obstetric ultrasound use in low and middle income countries: a narrative review
This narrative review discusses issues encountered by those trying to implement or scale-up ultrasound technology in low and middle income countries. Issues addressed include health personnel training and capacity, maintenance, cost, overuse and misuse of ultrasound and outcomes.
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Listed:   22 July 2018
Keyword : access, cost-benefit, effectiveness, impact, issues, low income countries, obstetric ultrasound, potential challenges, resource-constrained settings, utility,

Shear-wave elastography plus ultrasound helps differentiate benign, malignant breast masses
The addition of shear-wave elastography to conventional breast ultrasound improves the characterization of low-suspicion masses, according to research published in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging this month, possibly reducing the need for long-term follow-up and unnecessary biopsies in scores
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Listed:   22 July 2018
Classification:
Keyword : Breast, cancer, characterization, Elastography, shear wave, shear-wave,

Remote technology ultrasound system improves access for Canadian communities
Medical researchers from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine are using a new remote technology ultrasound system that may one day make it possible for people in Saskatchewan’s remote and isolated communities to have the same access to the diagnostic tool as people in larger centres.
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Listed:   22 July 2018
Classification:
Keyword : remote, tele-, teleultrasound,

Real-time sonography accurate in diagnosing diffuse thyroid disease
A team of radiologists from South Korea found real-time sonography (US) accurate in diagnosing diffuse thyroid disease (DTD) from normal thyroid parenchyma, according to a four-center study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
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Listed:   22 July 2018
Keyword : diffuse thyroid disease, DTD, normal thyroid parenchyma, THYROID,

Focused Ultrasound may permit liquid biopsy for detection of brain tumor biomarkers
The proof-of-concept technique allows biomarkers from a brain tumor to pass through the blood-brain barrier into a patient’s blood using noninvasive focused ultrasound and microbubbles.
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Listed:   22 July 2018
Classification:
Keyword : biomarkers, blood-brain barrier, brain tumor, focused ultrasound, liquid biopsy,

Lightly Embalmed Cadavers as a Training Tool
This Academic Radiology article describes use of a lightly embalmed cadaver for realistic practice of common US-guided procedures in interventional radiology (IR) prior to direct patient care.
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Listed:   22 July 2018
Classification:
Keyword : cadaver, interventional, training, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED,

Contrast ultrasound identifies early cervical cancer
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) appears to be an effective alternative to MRI for identifying early cervical cancer -- especially in women who have tumors small enough to make them candidates for surgery, according to a study published in the August issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.
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Listed:   22 July 2018
Keyword : cervical cancer, CEUS, CONTRAST, Contrast-enhanced ultrasound, detection, microbubble,

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
Classification:
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
Classification:
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
Classification:
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
Classification:
Keyword : guidelines, post surgery, surveillance, Ultrasound, VASCULAR,