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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
Deborah Levine, MD
Retained Products of Conception
Released: Mar 25, 2018 | Time: 16 min
Ronald S. Adler, PhD, MD
Ultrasound of Tendon Tears
Released: Mar 18, 2018 | Time: 17 min
Terry Desser, MD
Thyroid Nodules: What We Know and What We Don't
Released: Mar 11, 2018 | Time: 26 min
Joaquín Bustillos Villavicencio, MD
Examen ecográfico para cribado de cromosomopatías
Released: Mar 05, 2018 | Time: 33 min
Laura A. Hurtado, MD
Ultrasonido en Emergencia: Pasado, Presente, Furturo
Released: Mar 05, 2018 | Time: 20 min
 
 
 
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New Sonographer Job Openings!
Echocardiography Sonographer | University of Virginia Medical Center
US - VA - Charlottesville, MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education: Must meet the education requirement for...

PERINATAL SONOGRAPHER | Atlanta Perinatal Associates
US - GA - Atlanta, Candidate must possess the following: ARDMS registered in OB/GYN 3-5 years OB/GYN...

Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer | UNM Hospitals
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Sonography in the News: Top Stories
Contrast-enhanced subharmonic imaging detects prostate cancers not identified by MRI
A test of contrast-enhanced subharmonic imaging (SHI) has shown promise in detecting prostate cancers that were not identified by MRI, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting, set for April 22-27 in Washington, DC.
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Listed:   21 April 2018
Keyword : cancer, CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced, Contrast-enhanced ultrasound, detection, prostate, SHI, subharmonic imaging,

Ontario Introduces Legislation to Regulate Sonographers
In the Canadian Province of Ontario the recently passed "Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act" includes Diagnostic Medical Sonographers becoming regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) by the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario.
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Listed:   21 April 2018
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Keyword : Canada, licensure, Ontario, profession, regulation, sonographer, sonographers,

Microscopic oxygen bubbles could help improve cancer therapeutics and accelerate wound healing
A Purdue University-patented technology shows promise in using microscopic bubbles filled with oxygen to help with various medical treatments, including improving cancer therapeutics and helping wounds heal faster.
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Listed:   15 April 2018
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Keyword : cancer treatment, microbubble, oxygen, therapeutic,

Study: White Matter Damage in Term-Born Infants Is related to Head Circumference at Birth
The key result of this study from Germany is the observation that head circumference at birth is a prime and unique index for increased risk of white matter damage in term-born neonates over the whole range of growth centiles.
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Listed:   15 April 2018
Keyword : cerebral palsy, growth centiles, head circumference, term neonates, white matter damage,

Investment Firm Altaris Capital Partners to acquire Analogic for $1.1 billion
The Analogic board approved the deal, which is expected to close by the middle of the year upon approval by shareholders. When finalized, Analogic will be privately held by Altaris. Analogic produces BK Ultrasound systems used in procedure-driven area such as urolog, surgery and point-of-care.
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Listed:   15 April 2018
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Keyword : acquire, acquisition, Altaris Capital Partners, Analogic, BK Ultrasound Systems,

Sonographer wins nearly $1 million jury verdict
The sonographer was fired following complaints she made about improper and/or inconsistent performance and documentation of high level disinfection of vaginal ultrasound probes.
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Listed:   15 April 2018
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Keyword : award, fired, high level disinfection, jury verdict, lawsuit, sonographer, transvaginal probe,

Ultrasound Technology Could Be Applied Towards Rehab In Cases Of Partial Paralysis
A researcher is developing algorithms that could measure muscle function in patients with partial paralysis due to spinal cord injuries — just by looking at ultrasound images of affected areas.
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Listed:   15 April 2018
Keyword : exoskeleton, muscle, paralysis, rehab, stimulation,

Ultrasound Synovitis Detection Predicts Loss of Remission in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Ultrasound detection of synovitis has moderate practical ability to predict loss of remission in rheumatoid arthritis. Though this predictive power turned out to be lower than in previous studies, this study tested its efficacy and feasibility in different settings and real-life conditions.
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Listed:   15 April 2018
Keyword : detection, predection, Remission, rheumatoid arthritis, synovitis, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound-Powered Nerve Implant Works Deep in Body
An implant that goes in without surgery could help make “electroceuticals” a reality
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Listed:   08 April 2018
Keyword : device, implant, MUSCULOSKELETAL, nerve, stimulation, ultrasound-powered,

Entertainment Ultrasound Companies Want To Be Regulated, Not Banned, In Tennessee
Companies that perform keepsake sonograms for expectant mothers are looking to legitimize their services in Tennessee. They want the state legislature to set minimum requirements for technicians as other states are restricting so-called "entertainment ultrasounds" altogether.
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Listed:   08 April 2018
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Keyword : entertainment, keepsake, non-medical, regulation,

Abdominal Trauma - The Signs of Injury You Don't Expect
This article about a missed case based on a FAST exam in the ER is instructive for anyone who performs abdominal or trauma ultrasound.
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Listed:   08 April 2018
Keyword : ABDOMINAL, bedside, duodenal perforation, emergency, FAST, free fluid, trauma,

Automated text messages could facilitate contact between radiologists, primary care physicians
Sharing critical test results via text message could be a quicker, more efficient way to facilitate communication between radiologists and primary care physicians, according to recent data from the Seoul National University Medical Research Center in South Korea.
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Listed:   08 April 2018
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Keyword : communication, Radiology, reporting, text messages,

Handheld Ultrasound Replacing the Stethoscope?
As medicine evolves, so do the tools used by health care professionals. Some academic physicians have all but traded the stethoscope for a newer device to gather information about the heart more quickly and efficiently.
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Listed:   07 April 2018
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Keyword : bedside, echocardiography, hand-held, handheld ultrasound, physician-performed, pocus, stethoscope,

NVIDIA Looks to Revolutionize Medical Imaging with Virtual GPUs
One of the more practical applications unveiled this week at the GPU Technology Conference was Project Clara, a “medical imaging supercomputer” that marries the graphics power of NVIDIA’s chips with it deep learning capabilities.
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Listed:   07 April 2018
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Keyword : automated measurements, chips, deep learning, GPU, graphical processing units, image processing, medical imaging, NVIDIA,

Ultrasound Reliably Identifies Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease
Investigators found ultrasound to be a reliable diagnostic tool for identifying calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD), particularly in the triangular fibrocartilage of the wrist (TFC) and the acromioclavicular joints. The study was published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
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Listed:   31 March 2018
Keyword : calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease, CPPD, MUSCULOSKELETAL, reliable diagnostic tool, Ultrasound,

Study Finds Connection Between Alcohol Use and Fetal Gastroschisis
The study found that the use of alcohol one month prior and/or early in the pregnancy showed a significant increase in odds of the condition (36.7 percent in cases of gastroschisis versus 18.4 percent in the control group).
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Listed:   31 March 2018
Keyword : alcohol use, fetal anomaly, Gastroschisis, Obstetrics,

Clarius to Start $200,000 Medical School Award Program
Under the program Clarius will grant over $200,000 worth of Clarius Ultrasound Imaging scanners to selected Medical Schools after applications are reviewed by an independent clinical panel.
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Listed:   31 March 2018
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Keyword : clarius, grant, medical schools,

Butterfly Network announces augmented reality telemedicine technology
The company claims that using Butterfly Tele-Guidance™ technology on the ButterflyIQ smartphone based scanner, an ultrasound expert can remotely guide any user to acquire even the most challenging ultrasound scans, bringing medical expertise to wherever it’s needed most.
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Listed:   31 March 2018
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Keyword : butterfly network, butterfly tele-guidance, butterflyIQ scanner, smartphone-based ultrasound scanner,

Flexible ultrasound patch transducer array developed for nondestructive testing
Researchers have developed a stretchable, flexible patch that could make it easier to perform ultrasound imaging on odd-shaped structures, such as engine parts, turbines, reactor pipe elbows and railroad tracks -- objects that are difficult to examine using conventional ultrasound equipment.
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Listed:   31 March 2018
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Keyword : array, blanket transducer, flexible transducer, nondestructive testing, patch transducer,

AI is Quicker, More Effective Than Humans in Analyzing Heart Scans
A type of artificial intelligence known as advanced machine learning can classify essential views from heart ultrasound tests faster, more accurately and with less data than board-certified echocardiographers, according to a study led by a UC San Francisco researcher.
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Listed:   31 March 2018
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Keyword : advanced machine learning, AI, artificial intelligence, echo, echocardiography,

Gates Foundation funds project to develop ultrasound system for developing countries
The company receiving the funding has an interdisciplinary team working on an ultrasound blanket made of flexible material which could be easily administered over a mother’s abdomen, and would generate three-dimensional volumetric ultrasound images for accurate diagnosis.
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Listed:   31 March 2018
Keyword : developing country, Draper, fetal ultrasound, Gates foundation, ultrasound blanket,

EAU 2018: 4D Ultrasound Cystoscopy with Fly Through in the Evaluation of Urinary Bladder Tumors
The authors found that 4D ultrasound cystoscopy with Fly Thru technology is more accurate than baseline 2D ultrasound to detect and characterize bladder lesions and 31/33 (94%) of lesions were detected by 4D ultrasound compared with traditional cystoscopy.
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Listed:   25 March 2018
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Keyword : 2D ultrasound, 4D ultrasound, bladder cancer, cancer, cystoscopy comparison, efficacy, Fly Thru, lesion detection, urinary bladder,

The reliability of lung ultrasound in assessment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
The authors conclude that LUS is repeatable, well tolerated, and sensitive in detecting early changes of fibrotic lung, and therefore a useful imaging technique in monitoring disease progression in the natural course or after initiation of treatment.
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Listed:   25 March 2018
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Keyword : efficacy, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung, LUS, Ultrasound,

New screening method better at identifying preeclampsia
An algorithm method for screening women for preeclampsia during the first trimester has been found to be more accurate than methods currently recommended for use in the UK. The new approach combines known risk factors with biophysical measurements including uterine artery pulsatility index.
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Listed:   25 March 2018
Keyword : complications, Doppler, first trimester combined test, preeclampsia, PREGNANCY, screening, Ultrasound, UtA-PI, uterine artery pulsatility index,

AAOS approves diagnostic criteria for management of DDH in infants up to six months of age
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons approved new Appropriate Use Criteria for Management of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in Infants. The guidelines do not support universal ultrasound screening of newborns for DDH but do recommend imaging with specific risk factors.
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Listed:   25 March 2018
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Keyword : AAOS, appropriate use criteria, developmental hip dysplasia, guidelines, hip, imaging, INFANT, newborn, recommendation, screening, Ultrasound,

Intracavitary ultrasound (ICARUS): a neuroendoscopic adaptation of intravascular ultrasound for intracerebral hemorrhage evacuation
This brief case report describes the successful neuroendoscopic adaptation of intravascular ultrasound, referred to here as intracavitary ultrasound (ICARUS), in two patients. The IVUS system was used to monitor hematoma evacuation and assess for presence of residual hematoma.
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Listed:   25 March 2018
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Keyword : BRAIN, hematoma, hematoma evacuation, ICARUS, intracavitary ultrasound, intravascular ultrasound, IVUS, neuroendoscopic, stroke,

EAU 2018: Prostate Cancer Diagnosis by Three-Dimensional Contrast-Ultrasound Dispersion Imaging
The authors concluded that based on this study, quantitative 3D DCE-US by dispersion imaging can detect prostate cancer. Furthermore, a 3D approach enables the investigation of the full prostate by a single contrast bolus injection, facilitating the clinical utilization of the method.
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Listed:   25 March 2018
Keyword : 3D, 3-D, Biopsy, cancer, contrast-ultrasound dispersion imaging, DCE-US, dispersion imaging, prostate, prostate cancer diagnosis, quantitative 3D,

Birth defect rate pegged at 7 percent for babies born to Zika-infected women
A pregnant woman who becomes ill from the Zika virus faces a 7 percent chance that her child will be born with birth defects, and that risk jumps to nearly 13 percent if she becomes ill during the first trimester, a new study conducted in French territories in the Americas has concluded.
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Listed:   17 March 2018
Keyword : birth defect rate, infected, infection, virus, Zika,

Head and neck ultrasound: technical advances, novel applications and the role of elastography
This open-access journal article from the UK provides a high level overview of the uses of head and neck ultrasound including elastography.
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Listed:   17 March 2018
Keyword : Elastography, head and neck, ultrasound imaging,

Fast hemostasis: a win-win strategy for ultrasound and microwave ablation
This study explored the potential benefits of ultrasound (US)-guided microwave ablation (MWA) to treat acute hemorrhage in risky locations.
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Listed:   17 March 2018
Keyword : hemorrhage, hemostasis, microwave ablation, ultrasound guidance,

Artist turns fetal ultrasound images into works of art
Laura Steerman, a 35-year-old artist and mom of three based in Dublin, Ireland, creates abstract sonogram paintings.
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Listed:   17 March 2018
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Keyword : art, artist, sonogram images,

Post-Transplant Fatty Liver Disease on the Rise
Over 25% of liver-transplanted patients had new-onset NAFLD
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Listed:   17 March 2018
Keyword : fatty liver disease, NAFLD, post transplant, transplant,