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Roya Sohaey, MD
The Cervix in Pregnancy
Released: Oct 22, 2017 | Time: 18 min
Roya Sohaey, MD
Fetal GI and GU Anomalies
Released: Oct 15, 2017 | Time: 41 min
Cicero J. Torres A. Silva, MD
Sonographic Evaluation of the Pediatric Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal...
Released: Oct 08, 2017 | Time: 34 min
Shuchi K. Rodgers, MD
3D Ultrasound of the Female Pelvis and Early Pregnancy: Tips and Tricks
Released: Oct 01, 2017 | Time: 27 min
Sheila Sheth, MD
Challenging Cases
Released: Sep 24, 2017 | Time: 50 min
Margarita Revzin, MD, MS
Ultrasound Assessment of the Aorta and Mesenteric Arteries
Released: Sep 17, 2017 | Time: 41 min
Deborah J. Rubens, MD
Vascular Cases
Released: Sep 10, 2017 | Time: 43 min
Ann Podrasky, MD
Let's Get Biophysical! Ultrasound Assessment of Fetal Well-Being
Released: Sep 03, 2017 | Time: 46 min
 
 
 
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Sonography in the News: Top Stories
Ultrasound Offers Early Clues Into Development of Inflammatory Arthritis
A new study suggests that ultrasound technology could allow for the earlier detection of inflammation, and therefore earlier treatment of inflammatory diseases, in patients with early joint pain.
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Listed:   22 October 2017
Keyword : detection of inflammation, inflammation, inflammatory arthritis, joints, MUSCULOSKELETAL, predictive, rheumatoid arthritis, synovitis,

Malignant thyroid nodules grow faster than benign nodules
Malignant thyroid nodules are more likely to grow at least 2 mm per year and increase in volume compared with benign thyroid nodules, according to findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
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Listed:   21 October 2017
Keyword : benign nodule, cancer, faster growth, GROWTH, malignant nodule, THYROID,

3-D Ultrasound IDs Late-Onset Fetal Growth Restriction
Fractional thigh volume measurements improve detection of late-onset fetal growth restriction, compared to two-dimensional biometry
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Listed:   21 October 2017
Keyword : 3-D ultrasound, 3rd trimester, FETAL, fractional thigh volume, late-onset fetal growth restriction, OBSTETRIC,

Overview of common errors and pitfalls in ultrasound imaging of the abdominal aorta
This Emergency Medicine oriented overview of common errors and pitfalls to avoid in ultrasound imaging of the abdominal aorta provides a broad-ranging summary that will be useful for POCUS practitioners and novice sonographers.
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Listed:   21 October 2017
Keyword : aneurysm, aorta, emergency medicine, errors, pitfalls, pocus, screening,

Study evaluates a new telerobotic ultrasound system for remote sonography
A recent feasibility test on a new telerobotic ultrasound system at the University of Saskatchewan has provided insights into both capabilities and challenges associated with the remote approach.
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Listed:   21 October 2017
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Keyword : remote sonography, telerobotic, ultrasound system,

POCUS up to the task of finding, ruling out pediatric forearm fractures
Emergency physicians armed with point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) may have all they need to diagnose children with suspected fractures of the distal forearm.
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Listed:   21 October 2017
Keyword : children, forearm, fracture, PEDIATRIC, pocus, Point-of-Care Ultrasound,

ACR Releases New Core LI-RADS for Ultrasound Imaging
American College of Radiology refines Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) for standardized screening and surveillance practices.
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Listed:   21 October 2017
Keyword : ACR, American College of Radiology, controlled language, LI-RADS, Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System, reporting,

Cheaper Way to Detect Liver Cancer Without Harmful Radiation Imaging
Doctors can effectively detect liver cancer with ultrasound and tiny microbubbles -- and without radiation, expensive MRI equipment or biopsies, according to a study presented at the International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) 32nd Annual Conference in Chicago.
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Listed:   21 October 2017
Keyword : cancer, CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced ultrasound, LIVER, microbubbles,

MRI outperforms ultrasound in Zika-affected fetuses
This study found the effects of Zika virus on fetuses can be better analyzed using MRI over ultrasound as the imaging modality. MRI provides more detailed images that reveal more extensive areas of damage to the developing fetal brain. The study did not consider cost or availability issues.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
Keyword : comparison, fetal brain, MRI, Obstetrics, Ultrasound, Zika, Zika virus,

Accuracy in Evaluating Gastric Ultrasound Images Before and After Brief Training
An important preoperative evaluation is determining the presence of gastric contents. In this study, student clinicians are taught how to use ultrasound to gauge aspiration risk.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
Keyword : anesthesiology, gastric contents, gauge aspiration risk, preoperative evaluation, training,

Real-time functional ultrasound imaging (fUSI) could detect stroke, brain damage in infants
Real-time functional ultrasound imaging (fUSI) involves combining simultaneous continuous video–electroencephalography (EEG) recording and ultrafast Doppler (UfD) imaging of the brain microvasculature, using a static probe placed over the anterior fontanelle.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
Keyword : anterior fontanelle, BRAIN, brain damage, brain microvasculature, fUSI, neonate, PEDIATRIC, real-time functional ultrasound imaging, seizures, UfD, ultrafast Doppler,

The 10 most unnecessary, overused treatments of 2016
Overtreatment, overtesting and overdiagnosis were themes of a JAMA: Internal Medicine review this month that explored 10 of the riskiest instances of medical overuse in 2016. Transesophageal echocardiography and carotid ultrasonography both featured prominently in the list.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
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Keyword : carotid ultrasonography, JAMA Internal medicine, overdiagnosis, overtesting, overtreatment, overuse, riskiest, TEE, transesophageal echocardiography, unnecessary,

Ultrasound-guided intrauterine device insertion: a step closer to painless insertion
This study looked at the effect of using trans-abdominal sonography guidance for intrauterine device (IUD) insertion. The authors concluded that use of TAS guidance reduced patient pain and duration of the procedure through minimizing instrumentation.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
Keyword : effectiveness, guidance, insertion, intrauterine device, IUD, Pain, procedure duration, TAS, transabdominal sonography, ultrasound guidance, ultrasound guided,

USAID Empowers Young Female Medical Technicians in Afghanistan
Thirteen young women are among the first to graduate from USAID Promote: Women in the Economy’s (WIE) Forward Together Scholarship Doppler Ultrasound course. Held at the Ariana Hospital, Kabul, Afghanistan, the course gave participants the skills needed to operate an advanced ultrasound machine.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
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Keyword : Afghanistan, course, Doppler, FEMALE, technicians, training, Ultrasound, USAID,

Fractional thigh volume better at detecting late-onset fetal growth restriction
This study concluded that fractional thigh volume measurements offer some improvement over 2-dimensional biometry for the detection of late-onset fetal growth restriction at 34-36 weeks.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
Keyword : fetal measurement, fetal weight, fractional thigh volume, growth restriction, IUGR, Obstetrics, third trimester,

Lose Weight While You Sleep? Maybe Soon, According to ICUS Conference Study
In the study finding, a gene ‘cocktail’ delivered via microbubbles into skeletal muscles in rats resulted in increased fat and glucose oxidation and weight loss.
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Listed:   08 October 2017
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Keyword : CONTRAST, delivery, gene, microbubbles,

Feasibility and safety of ultrasound-aided thoracentesis in mechanically ventilated patients
This study found ultrasound to be more efficient than bedside X-ray in detecting pleural effusion and that, if basic rules are followed, ultrasound localization makes thoracentesis a safe, easy and simple procedure in patients on mechanical ventilation.
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Listed:   08 October 2017
Keyword : complications, feasibility, Mechanical ventilation, safety, thoracentesis,

MITA issues guidelines for live model ultrasound scanning
An industry group, The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), issued new guidelines for live model ultrasound scanning for educational purposes. The guidelines address live model ultrasound scanning at industry booths during exhibitions, trade-shows, and other venues.
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Listed:   07 October 2017
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Keyword : guidelines, industry, live model scanning, Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance, MITA, trade shows,

ACR updates LI-RADS to improve communication, overall quality of care
The American College of Radiology (ACR) announced Thursday that it has updated its standards for liver cancer screening and surveillance ultrasound exams. The updated system is a 24-page document available for free on the ACR’s website.
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Listed:   07 October 2017
Keyword : ACR, American College of Radiology, LI-RADS, liver cancer, screening, standards, surveillance ultrasound exams,

FDA Approves Lumason for evaluation of Vesicoureteral Reflux
The Food and Drug Administration approved Bracco Diagnostics Inc.'s LUMASON (sulfur hexafluoride lipid-type A microspheres) for use with ultrasonography for the evaluation of suspected or known vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in the pediatric patient.
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Listed:   07 October 2017
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Keyword : bracco, child, CONTRAST, INFANT, Lumason, microbubbles, Microspheres, PEDIATRIC, sulfur hexafluoride, vesicoureteral reflux, VUR,

The use of ultrasound in the management of a life-threatening malignant laryngotracheal obstruction
Ultrasound is becoming a valuable diagnostic tool in the armamentarium of thoracic surgeons. This case report presents use of ultrasound to follow stent placement in the laryngotracheal position for management of life-threatening neoplastic obstruction. [Ed. A video of the procedure is included]
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Listed:   01 October 2017
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Keyword : laryngotracheal, stenting, thoracic surgery, trachea, ultrasound monitoring,

Microbubble ultrasound, perfusion software combine to check ablation of liver lesions
Following percutaneous interventions for malignant liver lesions, patients are ably assessed with a combination of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and perfusion-imaging software, according to the study authors.
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Listed:   01 October 2017
Keyword : abdomen liver lesions, ABLATION, bracco, CEUS, CONTRAST, Contrast-enhanced ultrasound, Echobox, LIVER, microbubbles, perfusion-imaging software, post ablation,

Implications of slow fetal growth between first and early second trimester ultrasound scans
This large Swedish study found that fetal growth below the 2.5 th centile during early pregnancy increases the risk of preterm and term severe SGA birth, also in pregnancies without hypertensive diseases.
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Listed:   01 October 2017
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Keyword : fetal growth, growth restriction, Obstetrics, slow fetal growth, small for gestational age,

EchoNous, parent company of Signostics, gets $35 million dollar investment
The additional investment will be used toward funding marketing of the company’s Uscan intelligent ultrasound tool for bladder and kidney care, while pursuing a vein-finding solution and bringing a major new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven ultrasound project to market.
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Listed:   01 October 2017
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Keyword : AI-driven, Bladderscan, EchoNous, industry news, investment, miniaturized, nurse performed, Signostics, ultrasound project,

Infection control lapse identified at Canadian ultrasound clinic
Public Health authorities have intervened to stop a local ultrasound clinic from performing transvaginal ultrasound, following a complaint from a member of the public. The complaint triggered a site inspection that identified multiple issues infection control issues.
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Listed:   01 October 2017
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Keyword : citation, complaint, infection control, transvaginal ultrasound,

Clitoral Hypertrophy in the Premature Infant
Neonatal clitoromegaly in premature females in believed to occur most often due to congenital adrenal hyperplasia. However, in a case report French researchers identify a different cause - ovarian cysts. The authors recommend ultrasound examination of the ovaries in cases not associated with CAH.
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Listed:   30 September 2017
Keyword : CAH, clitoral hypertrophy, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, neonatal clitoromegaly, neonate, ovarian cyst, PEDIATRIC, premature, premature infant,

Tongue ultrasound shown effective for directing treatment of sleep apnea
Sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be evaluated with ultrasound images of the tongue captured as the patient, awake, performs a simple breathing exercise. Taiwanese researchers demonstrated the usefulness of the procedure for planning treatment strategies.
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Listed:   30 September 2017
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Keyword : head and neck, obstructive sleep apnea, OSA, sleep apnea, tongue, tongue ultrasound, treatment, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound-guided methotrexate injection for De Quervain disease of the wrist
De Quervain disease (DQVD) is one of the most common causes of lateral wrist pain and can lead to significant disability. This free access case report highlights the potential usefulness of ultrasound-guided methotrexate injection for recalcitrant DQVD of the wrist.
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Listed:   30 September 2017
Keyword : case report, De Quervain disease, DQVD, injection, interventional, methotrexate, MUSCULOSKELETAL, treatment, wrist,

Study shows low malignancy rate for clustered microcysts in breast
A new study in the American Journal of Roentgenology aimed to study the malignancy rate of lesions in the breast, identified as clustered microcysts, a common find on breast ultrasound. The study indicated that the risk of malignancy for clustered microcysts is extremely low to nonexistent.
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Listed:   30 September 2017
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Keyword : Breast, clustered microcysts, malignancy rate, microcysts, risk of malignancy,

Wireless Technologies Linked to Improved Heart Disease Outcomes
A new study suggests mobile health (mHealth) technologies like smartphone-connected monitors, activity trackers, and pocket echocardiography may hasten diagnosis and treatment of patients with rheumatic and structural heart disease.
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Listed:   30 September 2017
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Keyword : cardiovascular, cell phone based, echocardiography, handheld, heart disease, Mobile, outcomes, physician performed, pocket, point of service, POS, rheumatic heart disease, structural heart disease, wireless,