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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
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
 
 
 
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Sonography in the News: Top Stories
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,

Ultrasonography May Detect Thyroid Cancer Growth Arrest, Negating Need for Treatment
Thyroid cancer detected by ultrasonography may be non-progressive, negating the need for treatment, according to a study published in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery.
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Listed:   18 November 2017
Keyword : cancer, GROWTH, nodule, non-progressive, THYROID, ultrasonography,

No Added Value of ABUS in Routine Screening of BRCA Carriers
Automated breast ultrasonography (ABUS) among women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation may not be of added value to yearly full-field digital (FFD) mammography and dynamic contrast agent–enhanced (DCE) MR imaging, according to a study published in Radiology.
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Listed:   16 November 2017
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Keyword : ABUS, automated breast ultrasound, BRCA, BRCA1, BRCA2, Breast, breast ultrasound, no added value, screening, ultrasonography,

Artificial Intelligence accuracy similar to experienced readers in CEUS for liver lesions
In contrast enhanced ultrasound studies CAD systems classified benign and malignant focal liver lesions with an accuracy similar to that of an expert reader. CAD improved the accuracy of both readers participating in the study.
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Listed:   15 November 2017
Keyword : accuracy, artificial intelligence, CAD, CEUS, classification benign or malignant, comparison with human reader, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced ultrasound, diagnosis, microbubbles,

Bronchoscopy With or Without Ultrasound Effective for Diagnosis Only Half the Time
The diagnostic yield of bronchoscopy, with or without radial endobronchial ultrasound (R-EBUS), is significantly lower than what has been understood, new research shows.
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Listed:   12 November 2017
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Keyword : bronchoscopy, diagnosis, EBUS, effectiveness, endobronchial ultrasound, lungs, R-EBUS,

New technology enables paramedics to send high-quality video and ultrasound
A Scotland consortium is testing technology which enables paramedics to send high-quality video and ultrasound images ahead of a patient’s arrival at hospital. It would allow hospital-based specialists to provide expert advice to paramedics during long journeys.
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Listed:   12 November 2017
Keyword : ambulance, emergency, paramedic, portable, prehospital,

POCUS good enough for first line evaluation in suspected urolithiasis
A new systematic review in the Journal of Emergency Medicine showed moderate accuracy for point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in diagnosis of urolithiasis. The authors conclude it would be reasonable to use POCUS as a first line of imaging in the evaluation of patients with suspected urolithiasis
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Listed:   11 November 2017
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Keyword : bedside, emergency, first line diagnosis, kidney stones, pocus, point-of-care, urolithiasis,

Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography for the characterisation of non-palpable testicular tumours
Conventional B-mode ultrasound identified features that allowed benign tumours to be differentiate from malignant and burned-out tumours. CEUS was not effective for differentiating benign from malignant, but was effective in identifying burned-out tumours.
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Listed:   11 November 2017
Keyword : Benign, burned-out, CEUS, characterisation, characterization, CONTRAST, Malignant, microbubbles, non-palpable, testicular tumors, testicular tumours, ultrasonography, Ultrasound,

3-D ultrasound not accurate for ID of sex in first trimester
Study results indicate that accurate determination of the fetal sex in the first trimester of pregnancy is not possible, even using an advanced 3D ultrasound technique.
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Listed:   05 November 2017
Keyword : 1st trimester, 3-D ultrasound, fetal sex determination, gender, genital tubercle,

$10 Sensor Chip Produces 3D Ultrasound Images from 2D scan
Scientists at Duke and Stanford Universities have developed a device that can register a set of 2D ultrasound images as a single 3D simulation. Central to the device, which was prototyped using 3D printing, is a location sensing microchip produced at the cost of $10.
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Listed:   05 November 2017
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Keyword : 2D scan, 3D, 3-D, sensor chip,

Ultrasonography Not Necessary for Evaluation of Hypothyroidism
Imaging studies, including thyroid ultrasonography, are not required for the evaluation of hypothyroidism, and their risks include treatment of incidentally discovered nodules, patient and physician anxiety, and significant cost.
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Listed:   05 November 2017
Keyword : diagnosis, hypothyroidism, imaging studies, Incidental, nodules, not necessary, THYROID,

Celiac artery compression syndrome evaluated with 3-D contrast-enhanced ultrasonography
The value of 3-D contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (3-D-CEUS) in the diagnosis of celiac artery compression syndrome (CACS) is estimated in this study. The outcome suggests that the 3-D-CEUS can accurately uncover the characteristic hooked appearance and dynamic nature of CACS with respiration
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Listed:   05 November 2017
Keyword : 3-D, ABDOMEN, celiac artery, compression syndrome, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced, microbubbles, VASCULAR,

Multimodal Surveillance Regimen May Not Benefit BRCA Carriers
Automated breast ultrasonography may not be of added value to yearly full-field digital mammography and dynamic contrast agent-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging surveillance of carriers of the BRCA mutation, according to a study published in the November issue of Radiology.
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Listed:   05 November 2017
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Keyword : ABUS, BRCA, Breast, mammography, MRI, multimodal, screening, surveillance,

Elastography and Color Doppler US added to B-Mode US in Women with Dense Breasts improves effectiveness
This study found that the combined use of elastography and color Doppler ultrasonography with B-mode ultrasound for evaluation of screening US–detected breast masses in women with dense breasts increased PPV while reducing the number of false-positive findings without missing cancers
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Listed:   05 November 2017
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Keyword : B-mode ultrasound, Breast, cancer, color Doppler, dense breasts, Elastography, PPV, screening, sensitivity, specificity,

Pharmaceutical Innovations initiates voluntary recall of PI Spray and PI Spray 2 after EPA action
The unregistered and misbranded products (described as "pesticides" by the EPA) were used to clean ultrasound and mammography equipment and other surfaces in health care facilities. The EPA reports that Pharmaceutical Innovations agreed to stop producing and selling the products.
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Listed:   04 November 2017
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Keyword : EPA, pesticide, Pharmaceutical Innovations, PI Spray, PI Spray 2, recall,

Oops! Hospital admits shortcomings after claims ultrasound money funded parties
Some things seem like a good idea at the time but not so good when subjected to public scrutiny. Sources allege money paid by expectant parents to St George’s hospital in London was kept in private account and used to fund staff parties
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Listed:   01 November 2017
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Keyword : diversion of funds, funding, hospital, inappropriate use of funds, parties,

AUA QI Summit 2017: E-QUAL From the Urologist's Perspective
This summary of a presentation at a AUA meeting presents the case for ultrasound first in renal colic and the need for guidelines and improved standardization regarding imaging for renal colic
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Listed:   28 October 2017
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Keyword : compared, cost, CT, imaging, kidney, radiation exposure, renal colic, Stones, Ultrasound, urolithiasis,

Pre-op Axillary Ultrasound-Guided Needle Sampling in Breast Cancer: FNA versus Core
This retrospective analysis article concludes that CNB is safe and should be the preferred technique to improve sensitivity.
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Listed:   28 October 2017
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Keyword : axillary node, Breast, cancer, compared, core biopsy, fine needle aspiration, needle biopsy, pre-operative, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED,

A Full-Bodied Red, With Notes of - Ultrasound?
A Spanish enological firm is looking to add ultrasonic pulses to the winemaking process, with an aim of gleaning more from the grapes that make the vintage while saving the winemaker time and energy.
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Listed:   28 October 2017
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Keyword : industry, Ultrasound, wine, winemaking,

My proposal to change the American healthcare system for the better
Not related to ultrasound but a fun read. In this blog a primary care physician proposes transferring responsibility for patient records to -- the patient.
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Listed:   28 October 2017
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Keyword : blog, healthcare, management, medical records, opinion, primary care, systems,

Butterfly Network's smartphone plug-in ultrasound wins FDA nod
Butterfly Network's ultrasound-on-a-chip technology snagged the FDA nod for 13 applications, the broadest clearance to date for an ultrasound transducer. The pocket-size transducer plugs into an iPhone. The device is priced at less than $2,000 and Butterfly will begin shipping systems in 2018.
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Listed:   28 October 2017
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Keyword : Butterfly IQ, Butterfly networks, handheld, iPhone, smartphone, Ultrasound,