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Anne Kennedy, MD, BCh
Early First Trimester Pitfalls
Released: May 20, 2018 | Time: 26 min
Sharlene A. Teefey, MD, FACR
Ultrasound of the Hand and Wrist
Released: May 13, 2018 | Time: 31 min
Robert A. Lee, MD
Ethanol Ablation of Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Cancer in Neck Lymph Nodes
Released: May 06, 2018 | Time: 18 min
Theodore J. Dubinksy, MD, FSRU
Imaging the Postmenopausal Ovary
Released: Apr 29, 2018 | Time: 33 min
Mindy M. Horrow, MD, FACR, FSRU, FAIUM
Ultrasound of Acute Right Upper Quadrant Pain
Released: Apr 22, 2018 | Time: 31 min
Jennifer R. Kohr, MD
Breast Ultrasound Workshop: Pitfalls
Released: Apr 15, 2018 | Time: 26 min
John S. Pellerito, MD
Pseudoaneurysms: Diagnosis and Treatment
Released: Apr 08, 2018 | Time: 28 min
Mark A. Kliewer, MD
Doppler Features, Pitfalls and Artifacts
Released: Apr 01, 2018 | Time: 28 min
 
 
 
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Sonography in the News: Top Stories
Ultrasound-guided percutaneous laser ablation is safe and effective for small renal lesions
In this small study of laser ablation of renal lesions in patients at increased risk of bleeding, the authors conclude that laser ablation is safe and effective in the treatment of small renal cell carcinoma and might represent a valid option in patients with increased risk of bleeding.
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Listed:   19 May 2018
Keyword : ABLATION, efficacy, laser ablation, RCC, renal cell carcinoma, renal tumor, safety, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED,

Obstetric Ultrasound Biological Effects and Safety
This Canadian review reaffirms the 2005 core recommendations on OB ultrasound safety, including the recommendation that ultrasound should only be used when the potential medical benefit outweighs any theoretical or potential risk and should not be used for nonmedical reasons.
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Listed:   19 May 2018
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Keyword : bioeffects, Biological effects, canadian, FETAL, fetus, OBSTETRIC, safety,

Do emergency physicians rely on POCUS without additional confirmatory testing?
This study describes the results of a survey on the use of EM‐POCUS for clinical decision making by Ohio EPs. A majority of them continues to rely on gold standard testing for confirmatory diagnosis, in addition to EM‐POCUS.
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Listed:   19 May 2018
Keyword : confirmatory testing, EM, emergency ultrasound, ER, pocus, point of care ultrasound,

If you think AI will never replace radiologists - you may want to think again
It’s one of the most frequently discussed questions in radiology today: What kind of long-term impact will artificial intelligence (AI) have on radiologists?
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Listed:   19 May 2018
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Keyword : AI, artificial intelligence, Radiology, replace radiologists,

What is Quinsy?
Quinsy, or peritonsillar abscess, is among the commonest deep infections of the adult head and neck. An intraoral ultrasound scan yields a correct diagnosis in up to 95% of cases, while its specificity ranges from about 80-100%.
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Listed:   19 May 2018
Keyword : intraoral ultrasound scan, peritonsillar abscess, Quinsy, Quinzy,

US medtech companies lobby against proposed Chinese tariffs
US medtech firms, including GE Healthcare and the thriving Minnesota-based medtech sector, are concerned that tariffs on Chinese products proposed by President Trump could significantly affect their business, according to two reports released this week.
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Listed:   19 May 2018
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Keyword : China, companies, corporate, economics, medtech, tarrifs,

How to perform gastrointestinal ultrasound: Anatomy and normal findings
This free full-text review article by a global editorial panel provides an overview of GI Ultrasound and its role in diagnostic imaging.
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Listed:   19 May 2018
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Keyword : ANATOMY, bowel, bowel wall thickness, gastrointestinal ultrasound, GI, gut, how to perform, mesentery, normal findings, Small intestine,

Lung Ultrasound better than Chest Radiography in Pediatric Pneumonia
Compared with chest radiography, lung ultrasound detects more cases of pneumonia, a greater number of cases of double pneumonia and minimal pleural effusions. The authors conclude that lung ultrasound should be considered the first-line imaging tool for community acquired pneumonia.
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Listed:   19 May 2018
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Keyword : chest, chest radiography, chest x-ray, community acquired pneumonia, lung, lung ultrasound, PEDIATRIC, pneumonia,

Ultrasound guidelines identify children who should be biopsied for thyroid cancer
The study found that the American College of Radiology system for grading nodules based on ultrasound features can reliably identify pediatric patients who should be biopsied for thyroid cancer.
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Listed:   19 May 2018
Keyword : ACR, Biopsy, cancer, nodule, PEDIATRIC, THYROID,

Bedside sonography performed by emergency physicians to detect appendicitis in children
The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of emergency physicians with various levels of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) experience to detect appendicitis with POCUS among children visiting a pediatric Emergency Department. The study showed limited sensitivity and specificity.
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Listed:   12 May 2018
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Keyword : appendicitis, appendix, children, emergency, emergency physicians, PEDIATRIC, pocus, point of care ultrasound,

No-shows in radiology most common for mammogram, ultrasound appointments
Around 3 percent of radiology patients miss pre-scheduled imaging appointments at any given time, researchers out of the University of Washington report in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR)--but mammography and ultrasound see no-show rates more than double that.
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Listed:   12 May 2018
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Keyword : appointment, no-show, Radiology, Ultrasound,

New ceramic material could cut down cost of piezoelectric devices
For the first time, researchers at the Indian institute of Science have designed a ceramic material capable of achieving an electrostrain value of 1.3 percent - the highest for a ceramic to date and the closest to the record set by single crystals.
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Listed:   12 May 2018
Keyword : electrostrain value, new material, piezoelectric, transducer,

Transient Elastography for monitoring methotrexate-induced liver fibrosis
This article examines the usefulness of transient elastography for routine monitoring of psoriasis patients for liver fibrosis due to methotrexate-induced injury.
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Listed:   12 May 2018
Keyword : liver fibrosis, liver injury, methotrexate, psoriasis, Transient elastography,

An inside-out look at AI in outpatient radiology
This sponsored article reviews the opportunities and challenges AI offers in radiology.
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Listed:   12 May 2018
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Keyword : AI, future, machine learning, Radiology,

Ultrasound effective on its own for evaluating MSK symptoms
Musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound rarely misses significant imaging findings, making follow-up MRI examinations largely unnecessary, according to a new study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
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Listed:   12 May 2018
Keyword : efficacy, MRI, msk, MUSCULOSKELETAL, Ultrasound, unnecessary,

Ultrasound helmet would make live images, brain-machine interface possible
Ultrasound technology for the brain could mean real-time images during surgery, a better idea of which areas get stimulated by certain feelings or actions and, ultimately, an effective way for people to control software and robotics by thinking about it.
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Listed:   12 May 2018
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Keyword : AI, BRAIN, brain-machine, cranial, helmet, machine learning, skull, TRANSCRANIAL, Ultrasound,

Intestinal ultrasound and management of small bowel Crohn's disease
This review article summarizes current developments in the use of ultrasound for the detection of small bowel lesions and complications.
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Listed:   06 May 2018
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Keyword : CEUS, Crohn's disease, Elastography, intestinal ultrasound, SICUS, small bowel, ultrasonography,

Orthopedic surgeons order most MSK extremity imaging exams
In the USA radiologists receive the most referrals for musculoskeletal (MSK) extremity imaging examinations from orthopedic surgeons, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
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Listed:   05 May 2018
Keyword : extremity imaging exams, most referrals, MUSCULOSKELETAL, orthopedic surgeons, Radiology,

Optoacoustic Imaging Enhances Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Optoacoustic technology fused with ultrasound imaging looks promising to improve breast cancer diagnosis, by differentiating between benign and malignant breast masses and among subtypes of breast cancer, according to studies presented at recent medical conventions.
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Listed:   05 May 2018
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Keyword : Breast, cancer, differentiate benign vs malignant, optoacoustic imaging,

Focused Ultrasound Clinical Trial to Treat Depression
Researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto have launched a pilot clinical trial to determine the safety, feasibility, and preliminary efficacy of using focused ultrasound to help patients with treatment-resistant major depression.
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Listed:   05 May 2018
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Keyword : ABLATION, clinical trial, depression, focused ultrasound, FUS,

Deep Venous Thrombosis Ultrasound Protocol Recommendations
The new guideline recommends a comprehensive duplex ultrasound protocol from thigh to ankle with Doppler at selected sites rather than a limited or complete compression-only examination.
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Listed:   05 May 2018
Keyword : consensus panel, deep venous thrombosis, DVT, guideline, protocol, recommendations, Ultrasound,

Real-Time Shear Wave Ultrasound Elastography Differentiates Fibrotic from Inflammatory Strictures in Patients with Crohn's Disease
This pilot study suggests that SWE is feasible and accurate in detecting intestinal fibrosis in patients with Crohn's disease. After validation, combing SWE and bowel vascularization on conventional ultrasound might be applied to guide a management strategy in CD patients.
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Listed:   05 May 2018
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Keyword : Crohn's disease, fibrosis, inflammation, shear wave elastography, strictures, Ultrasound,

MRI contrast agents that can be erased with ultrasound
A research team is working on "erasable" MRI contrast agents that would have the ability to disappear from the MRI image when exposed to ultrasound, thereby revealing their location in the body.
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Listed:   05 May 2018
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Keyword : blink off, CONTRAST, erasable, microbubbles, MRI, Ultrasound,

Sonographic evaluation of cervical lymphadenopathy: Is power Doppler sonography routinely indicated?
The study authors conclude that "Power Doppler sonography is not necessary for every case in routine clinical practice, but is essential and useful in patients where grey-scale sonography is equivocal".
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Listed:   05 May 2018
Keyword : Cervical lymphadenopathy, efficacy, power Doppler,

Shear Wave Elastography Imaging of the Prostate
The authors of this small single-site study conclude "Quantitative SWE via transrectal approach accurately detected cancer foci and showed significant differences between cancerous and benign tissue. Moreover, this technique can be used to reliably phenotype PCa aggressiveness."
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Listed:   05 May 2018
Keyword : cancer, Elastography, prostate, quantitative SWE, shear wave, transrectal,

Ultrasound triggers porous nanoparticles to attack tumors in mice
Chinese researchers have now converted a metal-organic framework material into nanoparticles that harness the power of ultrasound to kill tumor cells in mice by generating reactive oxygen species within the tumor.
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Listed:   29 April 2018
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Keyword : focused ultrasound, metal-organic framework, MOF, reactive oxygen species, therapy, tumor,

CT more sensitive than ultrasound when diagnosing acute cholecystitis
In this single-institution study CT was found to be better for the diagnosis of AC than US. However, the authors state that ultrasound is still their first test of choice if AC is suspected clinically and that CT can then be performed if the ultrasound results are negative or unclear.
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Listed:   29 April 2018
Keyword : AC, acute cholecystitis, compared with CT, sensitivity and specificity, ultrasonography, Ultrasound,

Screen with Ultrasound for Liver Cancer in Patients at Risk
Two groups of patients should be screened for HCC: those with cirrhosis and all hepatitis B carriers, according to the NCCN guidelines. Per the NCCN guidelines, recommended screening consists of ultrasonography with or without α-fetoprotein (AFP).
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Listed:   28 April 2018
Keyword : cancer, cirrhosis, HCC, hepatitis B, LIVER, NCCN guidelines, screening, ultrasonography, Ultrasound,

Perineal Ultrasonography versus Urodynamics for the Diagnosis of Mixed Urinary Incontinence in Women
Perineal ultrasonography (US) parameters show good correlations with urodynamic (UD) parameters. US is better tolerated than UD and provides additional morphologic data. The authors conclude that perineal US could facilitate the diagnosis of urge-predominant MUI.
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Listed:   28 April 2018
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Keyword : ultrasonography, urinary incontinence, urodynamics,

Ultrasound Improves Lumbar Puncture Success in Overweight Patients
Guidance with ultrasound significantly boosted the success rate of lumbar puncture (LP) of overweight patients by neurology residents compared to attempts without the guidance, according to findings presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting.
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Listed:   28 April 2018
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Keyword : lumbar puncture, SPINE, ultrasound guidance,