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VIDEO : Most Recent Releases
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Sheila Sheth, MD
Thyroid Cancer Staging and Surveillance
Released: Sep 16, 2018 | Time: 28 min
Shuchi K. Rodgers, MD
Pelvic Pain: Positive Pregnancy Test
Released: Sep 09, 2018 | Time: 35 min
Deborah J. Rubens, MD
Liver Lesions
Released: Sep 02, 2018 | Time: 22 min
John J. Cronan, MD
Extremity Venous Ultrasound: The Present State
Released: Aug 26, 2018 | Time: 20 min
Theodore J. Dubinksy, MD, FSRU
3D Ultrasound of Craniofacial Abnormalities
Released: Aug 19, 2018 | Time: 29 min
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
 
 
 
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New Sonographer Job Openings!
Vascular Lab Sonographer | Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Keene, New Hampshire, Graduate of an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology and/or equivalent ...

Ultrasound Technologist | Phelps County Regional Medical Center
Rolla, Missouri, Minimum Work Experience   One year of experience as registered sonographer is ...

Ultrasound Technologist | Valley Health Human Resources
Winchester, Virginia, Experience1 Years Clinical diagnostic ultrasound experience in a hospital sett...

Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer & Lead | Valley Children's Healthcare
Fresno, California, College Degree - 2 year Accredited Echocardiography/ Ultrasonography And&nb...

Ultrasound Supervisor & Ultrasound Technologist | Cape Fear Valley Health
Fayetteville, North Carolina, Ultrasound Supervisor: ARRT Registered, graduate of an AMA approved Ul...
 
Sonography in the News: Top Stories
AMA Releases 2019 CPT Code Set
New codes were established for ultrasound elastography and for dynamic microbubble-sonographic contrast. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) codes received new instructional notes and new rules for reporting FNA imaging guidance.
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Listed:   16 September 2018
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Keyword : AMA, CONTRAST, CPT, CPT Code, Elastography, fine needle aspiration, FNA, microbubble,

Nerve Ultrasound Differentiates Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease CMT1A From Other Subtypes
Differences in high-resolution nerve ultrasound findings could help distinguish patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A) from those with other disease types characterized by the loss of myelin, a study reports.
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Listed:   16 September 2018
Keyword : Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, CMT, CMT1A, MUSCULOSKELETAL, nerve, nerve cross sectional area, subtypes,

Ultrasound-mediated microbubble destruction: a new method in cancer immunotherapy
Using the combination of ultrasound and targeted microbubbles, molecules such as antigens or genes encoding antigens can be efficiently and specifically delivered into the tumor tissue. This review article outlines recent progress in the application of this technique in cancer immunotherapy.
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Listed:   15 September 2018
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Keyword : cancer, CONTRAST, immunotherapy, microbubble, ultrasound-medicated microbubble destruction,

Breakthrough opens door to smartphone-powered $100 ultrasound machine
Engineers have developed a new ultrasound transducer composed of tiny vibrating drums made of polymer resin, called polyCMUTs (polymer capacitive micro-machined ultrasound transducers) which are cheaper to manufacture than conventional piezoelectric crystal based transducers.
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Listed:   15 September 2018
Keyword : low power, polyCMUT, polymer capacitive micro-machined ultrasound transducer, smartphone, transducer, wearable,

CEUS more accurate than CT or MR in predicting malignancy of kidney masses
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound was found to be more accurate than CT or MR in predicting whether suspicious renal masses are cancerous according to a 10 year study presented at the ICUS conference.
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Listed:   15 September 2018
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Keyword : cancer, CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast-enhanced, kidney, predict malignancy, Renal, Ultrasound,

Adverse events of focused ultrasound surgery for uterine fibroids and adenomyosis
This open-access article details the potential complications of focused ultrasound surgery for uterine fibroids and adenomyosis and suggests ways to avoid or reduce the probability of these complications.
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Listed:   15 September 2018
Keyword : adenomyosis, complications, focused ultrasound, FUS, gynecology, HIFU, ultrasound surgery, uterine fibroids, uterus,

Ultrasound patch goes deep to better-monitor blood pressure
The patch consists of a thin silicone elastomer sheet that's patterned with "islands" of electrodes and piezoelectric transducers, linked together by springy copper wire "bridges" – this setup allows it to stretch, bend and twist without damage to the electronics.
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Listed:   15 September 2018
Classification:
Keyword : bendable, blood pressure, copper wire bridges, flexible, island electrodes, island piezoelectric transducers, silicone elastomer sheet, stretchable, ultrasound patch, wearable,

Study Shows Contrast Ultrasound Improves Treatment for Liver Cancers
Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma were found to benefit from a combination of contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and radiation therapy,
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Listed:   15 September 2018
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Keyword : ABDOMEN, CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced ultrasound, contrast-enhanced, enhanced treatment, HCC, Hepatic, hepatocellular carcinoma, LIVER, liver cancer, radiation therapy, treatment,

3 things to know about radiation and children with cancer predisposition syndromes
Advances in genetic testing and how genes can lead to cancer have expanded the possibilities for personalized treatments. Radiologists, caring for patients from screening through surveillance, must be aware of radiation sensitivity. Cancer predisposition syndromes need to be considered in imaging.
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Listed:   08 September 2018
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Keyword : cancer predisposition syndromes, PEDIATRIC, radiation exposure, radiologists,

In the odd things you might encounter category - a Window (literally!) on the Brain
Longeviti Neuro Solutions offers 3D-printed clear plastic implants to replace sections of the cranial vault where there are surgical or traumatic voids or defects. Once implanted the device offers a view of the underlying brain. The material is said to improve ultrasound access as well.
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Listed:   08 September 2018
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Keyword : BRAIN, clear plastic, implants, longeviti, ultrasound access,

Appointment no-shows could cost an average radiology practice $1M a year
Radiology loses more uncaptured revenue per patient visit than primary care or other practices due to patients not keeping appointments, according to new research published in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.
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Listed:   08 September 2018
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Keyword : appointments, economics, no-shows, practice management, Radiology,

Translabial Ultrasound in Midurethral Mesh Sling Visualization
In this small retrospective study the authors concluded that translabial ultrasound "may be a good diagnostic tool in diagnosing mesh erosion".
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Listed:   08 September 2018
Keyword : FEMALE, gynecology, mesh, mesh erosion, PELVIS, sling, translabial, urinary incontinence, visualization,

OMERACT Group Develops Reliable Ultrasound Definition of Enthesitis in PsA, SpA
A subtask force from the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) ultrasound working group arrived at unanimous agreement regarding a reliable ultrasound score and definition of enthesitis in patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA).
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Listed:   08 September 2018
Keyword : definition of Enthesitis based on ultrasound findings, enthesitis, MUSCULOSKELETAL, PSA, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatology, SPA, spondyloarthritis, Ultrasound,

International Contrast Ultrasound Society calls for sonographers to help administer contrast agents
The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) is urging medical centers to discontinue practice policies that limit qualified sonographers to assist in administering ultrasound contrast agents (UCA).
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Listed:   08 September 2018
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Keyword : administering contrast, CONTRAST, ICUS, International Contrast Ultrasound Society, sonographers,

Rheumatologists sound alarm over 90% Medicare reimbursement cut for ultrasounds
Rheumatologists are raising the alarm regarding a change buried within CMS’ proposed 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, which they say would significantly reduce reimbursements for the complete diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound by as much as 90% by 2029.
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Listed:   08 September 2018
Keyword : economics, MUSCULOSKELETAL, reimbursement, rheumatology,

Skin High-frequency Ultrasound Can Be Used to Evaluate Systemic Sclerosis Patients
High-frequency ultrasound (HFU) of the skin can help evaluate the progression and define disease activity in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), researchers suggest.
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Listed:   08 September 2018
Keyword : High-frequency ultrasound, skin, SSc, systemic sclerosis,

Lung ultrasound training: a systematic review of published literature
This review found great heterogeneity in teaching approaches, and a lack of disciplined learning studies. The authors were unable to construct guidelines for future education and recommend research with validated theoretical and practical tests for assessment.
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Listed:   08 September 2018
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Keyword : lung ultrasound, training,

Ultrasound Beam Forming: Beam Pattern and Image Reconstruction Analysis
This physics review article discusses the various methods of beam forming and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
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Listed:   08 September 2018
Keyword : beam forming, beam pattern, image reconstruction, Physics,

Ultrasound of the newborn lung during first breaths
This newspaper article describes a project to use lung ultrasound to visualize the changes in the newborn lung during the first few breaths of life.
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Listed:   02 September 2018
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Keyword : aeration, first breaths, lung, newborn, PEDIATRIC,

Novel biomedical imaging system combines optical, ultrasound technology
Photoacoustic tomography is a noninvasive technique that converts absorbed optical energy into acoustic signal. Pulsed light is sent into body tissue, creating a small increase in temperature that causes tissue to expand and create an acoustic response that can be detected by ultrasound transducer.
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Listed:   02 September 2018
Keyword : combined, photoacoustic, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound accurate, cost-effective for assessing soft-tissue masses referred by primary care providers
Ultrasound is an effective screening tool for assessing soft-tissue masses referred by primary care providers, according to a new study published in Clinical Radiology. The authors added that a “vast majority” of these masses are benign.
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Listed:   01 September 2018
Keyword : assessment, diagnosis, primary care providers, soft-tissue masses, Ultrasound,

Study defines mechanisms behind focused-ultrasound-assisted treatment of brain tumors
A study led by a team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has analyzed, for the first time, the mechanisms underlying the use of focused ultrasound to improve the delivery of anti-cancer drugs across the blood brain barrier into brain tumors.
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Listed:   01 September 2018
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Keyword : blood-brain barrier, BRAIN, brain tumors, focused ultrasound, mechanisms, treatment,

FDA clears Gynesonics sonography-guided transcervical fibroid ablation system
Women’s healthcare company Gynesonics (Redwood City, Calif.) said it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its Sonata sonography-guided transcervical fibroid ablation system.
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Listed:   01 September 2018
Keyword : 510(K) clearance, FDA, Gynesonics, sonography-guided, transcervical fibroid ablation,

Comparison of ultrasound guidance vs clinical assessment alone for management of pediatric skin and soft tissue infections
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) guidance was compared with clinical assessment alone regarding its impact on the management of pediatric skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) in the Emergency Department (ED) setting. iI approximately one in four cases, POCUS changed the management plan.
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Listed:   01 September 2018
Keyword : assessment, changed management plan, ED, emergency, infections, PEDIATRIC, pocus, point of care ultrasound, skin, Soft tissue,

Staff shortages in imaging departments causes stress among existing employees
Planning around staff shortages in radiology might seem like a future inevitability for departmental directors. But employees’ greatest source of psychological stress doesn’t stem from a lack of colleagues - it comes from the uncertainty of a constantly shifting job market
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Listed:   01 September 2018
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Keyword : employees, imaging department staffing, job market, psychological stress, staff shortages, Stress, uncertainty,

Seven recommendations for mild fetal ventriculomegaly
Ventriculomegaly, or dilation of the fetal cerebral ventricles, is a relatively common finding on prenatal ultrasound. This summary of SMFM Consult Series #45 reviews key points for diagnosis, evaluation, and management of mild fetal ventriculomegaly.
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Listed:   01 September 2018
Keyword : cerebral ventricles, FETAL, fetal ventriculomegaly, Obstetrics, PREGNANCY, prenatal ultrasound, recommendation, SMFM Consult Series, ventricular enlargement, ventriculomegaly,

Predicting Central Cervical Lymph Node Metastasis of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma
This study looked at correlation between central cervical lymph node metastasis and various findings in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) patients. Lesion ≤10 mm, microcalcification, internal vascularity, capsule contact or involvement and BRAFV600E mutation were all risk factors for central CLNM.
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Listed:   26 August 2018
Keyword : BRAFV600E mutation, cancer, Central cervical lymph node metastases, CK19, Galectin-13, Human bone marrow endothelial cell-1, lesions size, microcalcifications, papillary thyroid carcinoma, THYROID, Thyroid peroxidase, ultrasound findings,

Can a blood test replace ultrasound for predicting fetal age and delivery date?
In two small pilot tests measurement of cell-free RNA (cfRNA) transcripts in maternal blood predicted fetal age and delivery date with an accuracy comparable to that of ultrasound and a second blood test discriminated women at risk of preterm delivery from those who delivered at full term.
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Listed:   26 August 2018
Keyword : accuracy comparable to ultrasound, blood test, cell free RNA, cfRNA, maternal blood, predict delivery date, predict fetal age, preterm delivery, transcripts,

Acupuncture Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
A prospective clinical trial using ultrasound imaging of the median nerve found that acupuncture in CTS has a significant beneficial effect on the morphology of the median nerve and improvement of clinical symptoms.
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Listed:   26 August 2018
Keyword : acupuncture, beneficial effect, Carpal tunnel syndrome, median nerve, symptom improvement, symptom reduction, Ultrasound,

Outcome of fetuses with prenatal diagnosis of isolated severe bilateral ventriculomegaly
In this literature review the researchers noted that "four‐fifths of fetuses with severe ventriculomegaly survive and, of these, just over two‐fifths show normal neurodevelopment. The overall survivors without disability account for more than one third of the total".
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Listed:   26 August 2018
Keyword : fetus, fetuses, isolated severe bilateral ventriculomegaly, neurodevelopment, outcomes, PREGNANCY, prenatal diagnosis,