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VIDEO : Most Recent Releases
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Francisco Quiroz, MD
Parathyroid Glands
Released: Nov 11, 2018 | Time: 32 min
Carol Benson, MD
Obstetrical Procedures Under Ultrasound Guidance
Released: Nov 04, 2018 | Time: 31 min
Liina Poder, MD
Pelvic Pain: Negative Pregnancy Test
Released: Oct 28, 2018 | Time: 33 min
Kathryn A Robinson, MD
Basic Gallbladder
Released: Oct 21, 2018 | Time: 30 min
Tia Gordon, BS, RDCS (AE/PE), FASE
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Sonographer's Perspective
Released: Oct 14, 2018 | Time: 23 min
Margarita Revzin, MD, MS
Ultrasound Assessment of the Aorta and Post Endovascular Stent Graft Repair
Released: Oct 14, 2018 | Time: 27 min
Mary C. Frates, MD
The Myometrium
Released: Oct 07, 2018 | Time: 31 min
Paula J. Woodward, MD
Multiple Gestations: The Terrible Twos
Released: Sep 30, 2018 | Time: 30 min
 
 
 
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New Sonographer Job Openings!
MFM sonographer | Maternal Fetal Associated of the Mid-Atlantic
Reston, Virginia, ARDMS OB/GYN registered 2 years OB experienced preferred Graduated from an accredi...

High Risk OB Sonographer - Fetal Care Center | University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia, MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education: Associate's or Bachelor's degree r...

Echocardiography Sonographer | University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia, MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education: Graduate of an accredited diagnostic me...

ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGISTS | South Nassau Communities Hospital
Oceanside, New York, See above ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGISTS  Full Time & Per Diem Transcend Yo...

Vascular Sonographer | University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia, MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Graduate of an allied health program with an Assoc...
 
Sonography in the News: Top Stories
Moths use acoustic camouflaging fur to evade bats
Scientists in the UK have discovered that the fur of some moths can absorb up to 85% of incoming ultrasound. According to the researchers, this fur acts as a “stealth coating” providing the moths with a passive, acoustic camouflage that helps hide them from the ultrasonic clicks of hunting bats.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
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Keyword : absorb ultrasound, acoustic camouflaging, bats, moths, stealth,

Is 2D ultrasound good enough for confirmation of location of ESSURE Implants?
This pilot study concluded that two-dimensional ultrasound appears to be an acceptable alternative to 3DUS. The authors propose a 2D classification for cross-section device localization to facilitate image interpretation.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
Keyword : 2D ultrasound, 3D ultrasound, confirmation of location, Essure, fallopian tube, pregnancy prevention implants,

Robotic system uses high intensity ultrasound under MRI guidance to ablate brain tumors
Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have received a five-year, $3.5-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue development of a minimally invasive robotic system that uses high intensity ultrasound to destroy brain tumors.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
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Keyword : ABLATION, brain tumor, high intensity ultrasound, minimally invasive, MRI guidance, robotic system, therapy,

Air-coupled ultrasound used to diagnose middle ear infections
The device determines the absence or presence of fluid in the middle ear, as well as the nature of any effusion present. The findings can be classified as air (no infection); thin fluid (viral infection); viscous fluid (bacterial infection); or solid (glue ear).
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Listed:   17 November 2018
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Keyword : air-coupled ultrasound, ear, ear infections, effusion, inner ear, PEDIATRIC,

Can AI enable a certified medical assistant with no training to perform echocardiography?
Clinical trial evaluates if AI helps certified medical assistants perform echocardiograms and detect heart disease in primary care settings.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
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Keyword : AI, artificial intelligence, certified medical assistant, echo scan, no training, perform echocardiography, primary care,

Training with anthropomorphic breast ultrasound phantoms helps radiology residents
Anthropomorphic breast ultrasound phantoms can be a useful tool for radiology resident education programs, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
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Keyword : anthropomorphic breast phantom, Breast, radiology residents, training,

Literature Review Finds Limited Evidence for Value of Ultrasound in Predicting Arthritis Development
The current level of evidence regarding the value of grayscale and Power Doppler abnormalities seen on musculoskeletal ultrasound to predict the development of inflammatory arthritis is sparse, according to a systematic literature review published in Arthritis Research & Therapy.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
Keyword : arthritis, development of inflammatory arthritis, grayscale, limited value, MUSCULOSKELETAL, power Doppler, predict arthritis development, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound finds simple cysts not associated with ovarian cancer risk
Using ultrasound technology, researchers found simple ovarian cysts - commonly found amongst premenopausal and postmenopausal women - are not associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and do not require additional surveillance or surgical intervention.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
Keyword : ovarian cancer, simple cysts, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound of the liver in cystic fibrosis may predict development of advanced liver disease
Ultrasound finding of a heterogeneous pattern of the liver in pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis was associated with a 9.3 times increased risk of developing advanced liver disease.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
Keyword : advanced liver disease, cirrhosis, cystic fibrosis, heterogeneous pattern of the liver, LIVER, PEDIATRIC, predict,

Sound, Light Stimulation During Ultrasound Exam May Help Diagnose PWS in Utero
Analysis of fetal facial movements in response to light and sound stimulation during ultrasound scans may help diagnose Prader‐Willi syndrome in babies before they are born, a case report suggests.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
Keyword : fetal facial movements, fetal stimulation with sound and light, genetic disorder, Obstetrics, Prader-Willi Syndrome,

Miniaturised pipe organ could aid medical imaging
The device has been designed to improve images from ultrasound scanners by broadening the range of frequencies used to emit sound waves. The researchers have used 3-D printing to create a model of the device for further research.
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Listed:   11 November 2018
Keyword : 3-D printing, broaden frequencies, device, miniaturised pipe organ, research, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound excels for assessing shoulder dislocation
Point-of-care ultrasound should be the go-to approach for the routine assessment of suspected shoulder dislocations in the ED, based on data from a prospective, multicenter study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
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Listed:   10 November 2018
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Keyword : bedside, dislocation, ED, emergency room, ER, point-of-care, shoulder,

Achilles Tendon Damage Prevalent in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Enthesitis in the Achilles tendon is common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and is easily detected using ultrasound, new data show. Being aware of this can mean that patients are diagnosed earlier and treated more effectively, which can improve quality of life...
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Listed:   10 November 2018
Keyword : achilles tendon damage, rheumatoid arthritis,

Focused Ultrasound Symposium Showcases Latest Advances in Noninvasive Therapy
The 6th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound was held this past week in Reston, Virginia, demonstrating the field's immense progress and the groundbreaking technology's potential to transform medical therapy worldwide.
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Listed:   10 November 2018
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Keyword : advances, focused ultrasound, HIFU, symposium,

Standardized Ultrasound Curriculum Needed in OB-GYN Residency Programs
There is a lack of clearly defined milestones in ultrasound training in OB‐GYN residency, which highlights a need for a standardized ultrasound curriculum, according to a study published in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
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Listed:   10 November 2018
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Keyword : curriculum, education, ob-gyn, residency, Standardized, training, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound releases drug to alter activity in targeted brain areas in rats
Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have developed a noninvasive way of delivering drugs to within a few millimeters of a desired point in the brain.
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Listed:   10 November 2018
Classification:
Keyword : CONTRAST, drug delivery, focused ultrasound, microbubble, nanoparticle "cages", ultrasonic drug uncaging, Ultrasound,

Hospital faces lawsuit over failure to disinfect ultrasound probes
A class-action lawsuit claims a medical facility put patients at risk of sexually-transmitted diseases after hospital staff failed to sterilize equipment used in ultrasounds. The hospital admitted that staff did not follow proper sterilizing and disinfection procedures.
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Listed:   10 November 2018
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Keyword : infection control, lawsuit, legal, probe disinfection, sterilization, UPMC Jameson,

Identifying Musculoskeletal Manifestations in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
This study found that in SLE patients with musculoskeletal symptoms, a large proportion of objective, clinically meaningful inflammation is only identifiable by ultrasound.
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Listed:   10 November 2018
Keyword : detection, inflammation, SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus, Ultrasound,

Industry Merger and Acquisition Made Radiology What It Is Today
An Industry Observer's thoughts on how radiology in the USA has changed over the past 30 years, from the period of intense research and development by small focused companies in the 90s to the era of large multi-modality corporations today.
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Listed:   10 November 2018
Classification:
Keyword : acquisitions, corporate, history, industry, M&A, mergers,

Imaging tests show potential for early diagnosis of GCA
Findings from two studies presented at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA, suggest that both PET/CT and Ultrasound may have a role in the detection of giant cell arteritis.
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Listed:   10 November 2018
Classification:
Keyword : diagnosis, GCA, giant cell arteritis, PET/CT, temporal artery, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound Reveals Decreased Urate Deposits After Urate-Lowering Therapy in Gout
Ultrasonography can show decreases in monosodium urate deposits, which correlate with decreases in serum urate, in patients with gout after urate-lowering therapy, according to a study published in Rheumatology.
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Listed:   03 November 2018
Keyword : gout, monitoring, MUSCULOSKELETAL, treat to target, treatment, ultrasonography, urate deposits, urate-lowering therapy,

Ultrasound measurements of gastrocnemius muscle thickness in older people with sarcopenia
Muscle thickness measured by ultrasound was identified as the factor associated with low skeletal muscle mass. Those with gastrocnemius muscle thickness less than 1.5 cm can be considered as low muscle mass.
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Listed:   03 November 2018
Keyword : gastrocnemius muscle thickness, low muscle mass, muscle thickness, sarcopenia, ultrasound measurement,

Ultrasound guidance improves rates of successful central venous cannulation
In this meta study, the researchers concluded that ultrasound-guided techniques reduced the odds of central venous cannulation failure by almost 75% and the odds of accidental arterial puncture were about 1/3 compared to techniques using landmark identification alone
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Listed:   03 November 2018
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Keyword : accidental arterial puncture, rate of success central venous cannulation, ultrasound guidance,

New speed-of-sound ultrasound imaging technique developed for breast cancer detection
A team from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich has developed a system to display echo duration, which allowed them to produce images with enhanced contrast.
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Listed:   03 November 2018
Keyword : Breast, cancer, echo duration, imaging technique, speed of sound, stiffness of tissue,

MITA cheers inclusion of medical imaging technologies in new opioid epidemic bill
The legislation, which is focused on the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States, calls for the development of ultrasound-guided technologies as an alternative to using opioids for pain management.
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Listed:   03 November 2018
Classification:
Keyword : legislation, medical imaging technologies, MITA, opioid alternative, opioid epidemic bill, pain management, ultrasound-guided technology,

First US patient receives focused ultrasound treatment for neuropathic pain
University of Maryland physician-scientists have treated the first patient in the United States with MRI-guided focused ultrasound for neuropathic leg pain as part of a pilot clinical trial.
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Listed:   03 November 2018
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Keyword : focused ultrasound, HIFU, neuropathic pain,

Contras-enhanced ultrasound for the differential diagnosis between benign and metastatic superficial lymph nodes: a meta-analysis
This study found a high sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of superficial metastatic lymph nodes but noted the need for a uniform standard for distinguishing between benign and metastatic lymph nodes.
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Listed:   03 November 2018
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Keyword : benign lymph node, cancer, CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced, Differential diagnosis, Lymph nodes, Malignant, metastatic superficial lymph nodes,

Acoustic tractor beam can grab objects from behind obstacles
An acoustic tractor beam that can bend sound around an obstacle to levitate an object on the other side has been created by researchers in the UK. Dubbed SoundBender, the device combines an ultrasound transducer array with an acoustic metamaterial.
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Listed:   03 November 2018
Keyword : acoustic tractor beam, grab objects, move objects, soundbender, suspend objects, tractor beam,

Correlation between the sonographic appearance and molecular subtype of invasive breast cancer
This study found that the sonographic and clinical features of breast cancer were significantly correlated with the molecular subtype. The imaging findings of the different subtypes and their biological implications may provide additional auxiliary information.
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Listed:   03 November 2018
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Keyword : Breast, breast cancer, cancer, correlation with ultrasound findings, molecular subtype,

Preventing Unnecessary Thyroid Biopsies: A Comparison of 5 Sonographic Risk Stratification Systems
This study evaluated 5 internationally-endorsed sonographic risk stratification systems for ability to identify thyroid nodules that do not require fine-needle aspiration (FNA). The Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System of the American College of Radiology (ACR) performed best.
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Listed:   03 November 2018
Keyword : Biopsy, fine needle aspiration, FNA, sonographic risk stratification systems, THYROID, unnecessary biopsies,

Israeli startup enables physicians to perform a virtual ultrasound exam without the patient present
The technology uses video acquired remotely by a sonographer, converting it into a 3D model, allowing "virtual" re-examination of the patient at a later time.
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Listed:   03 November 2018
Keyword : 3D, convert video to 3D model, remote, startup, video, virtual,

New Ultrasound journal launched
Scientific scholar, a publisher of scientific journals based in USA and India, has announce the launch of a new Peer-reviewed journal of Sonography titled "American Journal of Sonography". The editor is Vikram Dogra, MD.
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Listed:   28 October 2018
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Keyword : American Journal of Sonography, new journal, publication, Scientific scholar,

The therapeutic effect in gliomas of nanobubbles carrying siRNA...
The authors conclude that nanobubbles combined with ultrasound targeted destruction could be used as a vector for siRNA delivery for the noninvasive treatment of glioma.
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Listed:   28 October 2018
Classification:
Keyword : glioma, nanobubbles, siRNA, therapy, treatment, ultrasound targeted descruction,

Which ultrasound transducer type is best for diagnosing pneumothorax?
Author conclusions: "There was no difference in diagnostic performance of the three transducers. Based on image quality, the linear-array transducer might be preferred for (prehospital) lung ultrasonography for the diagnosis of pneumothorax."
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Listed:   28 October 2018
Keyword : pneumothorax, transducer, ultrasound transducer type,

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound in the diagnosis of endometrial carcinoma: A meta-analysis
The authors conclude that this meta‑analysis indicates that CEUS is valuable in the diagnosis of endometrial carcinoma. However, they further state that additional clinical data and studies are required to confirm these results and to further develop the diagnostic application of CEUS in EC.
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Listed:   28 October 2018
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Keyword : CEUS, CONTRAST, Contrast-enhanced ultrasound, endometrial carcinoma, Meta-analysis, microbubbles,

Shear wave elastography in ex vivo evaluation of level VI lymph nodes in papillary thyroid carcinoma
This ex vivo study concluded that shear wave elastography can provide additional information to help ultrasound evaluation of level VI lymph nodes in papillary thyroid carcinoma, especially in papillary thyroid carcinoma without Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
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Listed:   28 October 2018
Classification:
Keyword : cancer, Elastography, ex vivo, lymph node, papillary thyroid carcinoma, shear wave, SWE, THYROID,

Salk scientists advance ultrasound technology for neurological therapy
The emerging technology of sonogenetics - a technique where cells are controlled by sound - offers the potential to one day replace pharmaceutical drugs or invasive surgical treatments for neurological conditions like epilepsy, Parkinson's disease or posttraumatic stress disorder.
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Listed:   27 October 2018
Classification:
Keyword : cells controlled by sound, neurological therapy, Salk, sonogenetics,

Vascular Ultrasound Accurate, First-Line Imaging Test for Large Vessel Giant Cell Arteritis
Vascular ultrasound is sensitive enough to use as a first-line imaging test in patients suspect to have giant cell arteritis, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting
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Listed:   27 October 2018
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Keyword : first-line imaging test, giant cell arteritis, large vessel, ultrasound accurate, VASCULAR,

Cedars-Sinai Lands $8M Grant to Develop Process to Regrow Injured Tissue
Cedars-Sinai researchers have showed that injecting microbubbles mixed with DNA into damaged tissues, then bombarding them with ultrasound waves, can spur stem cells to regenerate missing tissue and heal injuries without invasive surgery.
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Listed:   27 October 2018
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Keyword : DNA, microbubble, regenerate tissue, stem cells, Ultrasound,

Incomplete ultrasound thyroid reporting underlines need for standardization
A new study analyzing thyroid ultrasound (US) reports found “widespread” underreporting of crucial elements, according to authors of an Oct. 20 American Journal of Roentgenology study. The failures could have led to missed cancer diagnoses.
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Listed:   27 October 2018
Keyword : reporting, standardization, THYROID, Ultrasound,