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VIDEO : Most Recent Releases
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Sandra J. Allison, MD
Sonography of Common Shoulder and Elbow Pathology
Released: Sep 23, 2018 | Time: 32 min
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
 
 
 
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Vascular Lab Sonographer | Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock
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Ultrasound Technologist | Phelps County Regional Medical Center
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Pediatric Cardiac Sonographer & Lead | Valley Children's Healthcare
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Sonography in the News: Top Stories
Design and Validation of a Peer-Teacher-Based Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Curriculum
A musculoskeletal ultrasound curriculum with hands-on scanning workshops was designed for radiology residents. Senior residents and fellow “Peer teachers” received 3 hours of training in ultrasound scanning technique. These Peer Teachers then led small-group hands-on scanning during the workshops.
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Listed:   23 September 2018
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Keyword : musculoskeletal ultrasound training, peer training,

Newborns with congenital heart disease have enlarged kidneys
The hearts and brains of babies born with congenital heart disease are not the only organs affected by this common medical condition. Surprisingly, their kidneys tend to be enlarged at birth.
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Listed:   22 September 2018
Keyword : congenital heart disease, enlarged kidneys, newborns,

AI used to detect fetal heart problems
A research group led by scientists from the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) have developed a novel system that can automatically detect abnormalities in fetal hearts in real-time using artificial intelligence (AI).
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Listed:   22 September 2018
Keyword : AI, artificial intelligence, cardiac, congenital heart defect, fetal heart, HEART,

ICUS Files FDA Citizen Petition Seeking Removal of Boxed Warnings on Ultrasound Contrast Agents
According to the International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS), UCAs are radiation-free diagnostic imaging agents that enhance the clarity and reliability of front-line ultrasound scans and often reduce the need for more expensive downstream testing.
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Listed:   22 September 2018
Classification:
Keyword : boxed warnings, citizen petition, CONTRAST, FDA, ICUS, microbubble, ultrasound contrast agent,

Photoacoustic imaging technique may improve wearable imaging devices, medical diagnostics
A flexible photoacoustic imaging technique developed by Chinese researchers modifying fiber optic sensors by combining laser light and ultrasound to image biological tissue, detailed in a Sept. 17 release from The Optical Society.
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Listed:   22 September 2018
Keyword : fiber laser-based ultrasound sensors, fiber optic sensors, laser, photoacoustic, Ultrasound, wearable,

POCUS: A Small Tool With Big Benefits for Primary Care
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a tool that is increasingly being incorporated into the family physician's toolbox. This article by a family practice/sports medicine physician presents a perspective from the clinician's view.
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Listed:   22 September 2018
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Keyword : family practice, pocus, point of care ultrasound, utility,

AI tool, mobile ultrasound aids ejection fraction measurement at point of care
The two companies collaborating on the initiative—DiA Imaging Analysis and GE Healthcare—say they have created an app that’s able to operate in the environments in which the technology is typically used.
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Listed:   22 September 2018
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Keyword : AI, artificial intelligence, cardiac, DiA Imaging Analysis, ejection fraction, GE, point of care,

Outcomes for MRgFUS vs. laparoscopic treatment of uterine fibroids comparable.
A cohort study of 132 patients compared long term outcomes for magnetic resonance–guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroid tumors with conventional laparoscopic myomectomy.
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Listed:   22 September 2018
Keyword : fibroids, further interventions, laparoscopic, leiomyoma, MRgFUS, myoma, symptoms, treatment, uterus,

FUJIFILM invests in Suono Bio
Suono Bio is a MIT spinout startup developing ultrasound mediated direct delivery of drugs without use of microbubbles.
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Listed:   22 September 2018
Classification:
Keyword : drug delivery, Fujifilm, startup, strategic investment, Suono Bio, therapeutics, therapy, ultrasound mediated,

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
Classification:
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,