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Douglas Brown, MD
Douglas Brown, MD
Ultrasound of Failed First Trimester Pregnancies and Ectopic Pregnancies
Released: May 22, 2016 | Time: 43 min
Dennis Foley, MD
Dennis Foley, MD
Imaging of Hepatic and Pancreatic Transplants
Released: May 15, 2016 | Time: 25 min
 
 
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Cervical length screening is now performed at a majority of academic institutions
Cervical length screening to assess risk of premature birth is now performed at two-thirds of institutions with MFM fellowship programs, but just under half use transvaginal ultrasound which is the recommended method.
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Listed:   21 May 2016
Keyword : cervical length, premature birth, screening,

Remote ultrasound robot gives operator sense of touch
A remote ultrasound robot that enables the operator to sense touch has been developed by Australian scientists.
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Listed:   21 May 2016
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Keyword : Haptic, remote, robot, sense of touch, tele, Ultrasound,

Ontario looking into regulating 3D entertainment ultrasounds
A entertainment ultrasound imaging service triggered outrage this week when clients discovered they had all received identical 3D baby photos. Authorities are now looking into whether the entertainment ultrasound industry should be regulated.
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Listed:   21 May 2016
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Keyword : 3D, baby pictures, entertainment ultrasound, fake baby pictures, identical baby pictures, non-medical, regulation,

Ultrasound-Guided Interscalene Block: Reevaluation of the "Stoplight" Sign and Clinical Implications
This dissection-based study defines the anatomic source of the "Stoplight" pattern and identifies a potentially serious complicaiton that could result from misinterpreting the Stoplight sign.
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Listed:   21 May 2016
Keyword : block, clinical implications, interscalene, nerve block, stoplight sign, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED,

 

Ultrasound for Distal Forearm Fracture
This Systematic Review and Diagnostic Meta-Analysis concluded that that ultrasound has a high accuracy for the diagnosis of distal forearm fractures in children when a 6-view approach is used.
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Listed:   21 May 2016
Keyword : child, children, diagnosis, Diagnostic Meta-Analysis, distal forearm fracture, forearm, fracture, Meta-analysis, PEDIATRIC, radiation, Systematic review, Ultrasound,

Study finds Nurses using hand-held ultrasound devices can dispense diuretic drugs more precisely.
"Using a pocket ultrasound device enables health personnel to detect signs of dehydration or worsening heart failure early, before the patient experiences symptoms of breathlessness, weight gain and oedema. Proper diuretic dose adjustment can quickly improve the patient's condition..."
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Listed:   21 May 2016
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Keyword : diuretic drugs, heart failure, nurses, patient care, pocket ultrasound,

Probability of fallopian tube and ovarian detection with transvaginal ultrasonography in normal women
Ovaries were observed in 82.7% while fallopian tubes were detected in 77.2% of women and 85.2% of the time when an ovary was detected. Thus, ultrasonographic exams for adnexal cancer could include evaluation of fallopian tubes even in women >60 years and in women with BMI ≥25.
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Listed:   21 May 2016
Keyword : cancer, fallopian tube, ovarian cancer, ovary, screening, visualization,

ACR Foundation Presents Global Humanitarian Award to Kristen DeStigter, MD
Kristen DeStigter, MD, FACR, is co-founder and president of Imaging the World, which created a new sustainable model for ultrasound imaging, making basic life-saving diagnosis accessible in the poorest regions of Africa.
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Listed:   21 May 2016
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Keyword : ACR, Africa, American College of Radiology, Foundation, Global Humanitarian Award, Imaging the World, Kristen DeStigter, obstetric ultrasound, rural, Ultrasound,

New Ultrasound-based method helps isolate cancer cells from blood
The Iso-Acoustic Focusing method involves exposing cells to ultrasound when they flow through a channel. The individual cells are separated pushed by the acoustic field into groups based on their acoustic properties. The technique may help isolate circulating cancer cells for study and monitoring.
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Listed:   21 May 2016
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Keyword : cancer, cell sorting, iso-acoustic focusing, research,

Ultrasound-guided tenotomy can effectively treat lateral epicondylitis
This article describes a ultrasound-guided technique that also uses ultrasonic tissue destruction to perform tenotomy.
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Listed:   21 May 2016
Keyword : lateral epicondylitis, MUSCULOSKELETAL, tenotomy, tissue destruction, treatment,

Siemens Healthcare reveals new brand name, Siemens Healthineers
Today Siemens Healthcare unveiled its new brand name Siemens Healthineers. The new brand is intended to convey Siemens Healthcare’s pioneering spirit and its engineering expertise in the healthcare industry.
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Listed:   14 May 2016
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Keyword : brand name, healthcare, marketing, Siemens, Siemens Healthineers,

European Consortium Formed to Develop Ultrasound and Near-Infrared Optical Device for Thyroid Screening
The proposed LUCA platform will combine ultrasound and near-infrared diffuse optical technologies in a single device. By combining information about tissue hemodynamics, chemical constitution as well as anatomy, the technique is expected to be more effective than current technology.
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Listed:   14 May 2016
Keyword : cancer, device, diagnosis, EU-funded, European, Laser and Ultrasound Co-Analyzer for Thyroid Nodules, LUCA, near-infrared, nodule, optical, Photonics PPP, platform, screening, THYROID, Ultrasound,

Researchers use ultrasound to transmit data at rates capable of carrying HD video through animal tissues
Using animal tissue samples (store-bought pork loin and beef liver), researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated the possibility of real-time video-rate data transmission through tissue for in-body ultrasonic communications with implanted medical devices.
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Listed:   14 May 2016
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Keyword : communications, data transmission, implanted devices, in-body, through tissues, Ultrasound,

California researchers combine ultrasound and OCT to better detect high-risk atherosclerosis
NIH-supported labs at UC Irvine and the University of Southern California combined intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) to provide unprecedented depth and detail in screening for a difficult-to-visualize type of plaque, the NIH said in a statement.
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Listed:   14 May 2016
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Keyword : combined ultrasound and OCT, imaging, intravascular, IVUS, OCT, optical coherence tomography, thin cap fibroatheroma, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound Guidance During PCNL Comparable to Fluoro and Reduces Radiation Exposure
Ultrasound-guided Renal Access Reduces Radiation Exposure During Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Compared to Fluoroscopic Guidance - Session Highlight from AUA 2016
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Listed:   14 May 2016
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Keyword : fluoroscopic guidance, fluoroscopy, guided, ionizing radiation, kidney, PCNL, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, radiation exposure, Renal, Ultrasound, ultrasound-guidance,

Evaluating posterior cruciate ligament injury by using two-dimensional ultrasonography and sonoelastography.
Good to excellent reliabilities were noted for 2D US and red pixel intensity on sonoelastography. In injured knees, PCL thicknesses were significantly greater, and red pixel intensities were significantly lower, compared to non-injured knees of patients and healthy controls.
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Listed:   08 May 2016
Keyword : diagnosis, diagnostic criteria, knee, Lower extremity, MR, MUSCULOSKELETAL, PCL, Posterior cruciate ligament, sonoelastography, ultrasonography,

Ultrasound Thalamotomy Benefits Essential Tremor
Magnetic-resonance (MR)-guided ultrasound thalamotomy in the treatment of essential tremor shows significant benefit in reducing upper-limb tremor and improving functionality on several measures, a new study shows.
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Listed:   08 May 2016
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Keyword : BRAIN, essential tremor, focused ultrasound, focused ultrasound thalamotomy, MRI-guided, thalamotomy, treatment,

Meta-analysis Suggests Ultrasound Markers Can Differentiate Benign, Malignant Ovarian Masses
Simple rules and the logistic regression model developed by the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis group outperformed the other mathematical models.
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Listed:   08 May 2016
Keyword : diagnosis, differentiation malignant vs benign, International Ovarian Tumor Analysis Group, ovarian cancer, regression model, ultrasound markers,

Armen Sarvazyan awarded Silver Medal of the Acoustical Society of America
Armen Sarvazyan of Artann Laboratories, Inc., Trenton, NJ, has been named recipient of the Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) for contributions to ultrasound imaging and its applications.
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Listed:   08 May 2016
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Keyword : Acoustical Society of America, Armen Sarvazyan, Artann Laboratories, ASA, award, Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal, interdisciplinary, medal, recognition, research,

High-intensity focused ultrasound therapy in combination with gemcitabine for unresectable pancreatic carcinoma
HIFU in combination with gemcitabine is better than gemcitabine alone. This combinatorial therapy may become a better and effective treatment for unresectable pancreatic carcinoma.
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Listed:   08 May 2016
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Keyword : combined treatment, gemcitabine, HIFU, high intensity focused ultrasound, PANCREAS, pancreatic cancer, tumor, unresectable,

Histologic diagnosis of pancreatic masses using 25-gauge endoscopic ultrasound needles with and without a core trap
In patients with solid pancreatic masses, a 25-gauge EUS-FNA needle with a core trap provides histologic samples of better quality than a standard 25-gauge needle. There was no difference in accuracy for the diagnosis of malignancy between the needles.
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Listed:   08 May 2016
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Keyword : 25-guage, Biopsy, core trap, endoscopic, EUS-FNA, fine needle aspiration, FNA, histology, Needle, PANCREAS, ProCore,

New Japanese wearable ultrasound device alerts user when it's time to go to the toilet
Getting caught short without a toilet in sight might be a thing of the past thanks to a ultrasound-based device that's been developed in Japan.
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Listed:   30 April 2016
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Keyword : bowel, fecal incontinence, go to toilet, monitor bowel, time to go to toilet,

Suspected Pediatric Appendicitis: When Should CT Scans Be Used?
In this interview transcript Eric Glissmeyer, M.D., a pediatric emergency physician, discusses how doctors can know whether to employ advanced scanning in kids. He presented this information to his peers at the 2016 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in Baltimore.
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Listed:   30 April 2016
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Keyword : appendicitis, appendix, CT, diagnosis, emergency, Eric Glissmeyer, PEDIATRIC, ultrasonography, Ultrasound,

Ultrasonography features may help distinguish thyroid nodules
Ultrasonography features for thyroid nodules may help differentiate nodules that are atypia of undetermined significance or follicular lesion of undetermined significance, study data indicate.
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Listed:   30 April 2016
Keyword : AUS, Bethesda III nodules, Bethesda system for reporting thyroid cytopathology, BRAF mutation, FLUS, follicular lesion of undetermined significance, Malignancy, nodules, nodules that are atypia of undetermined significance, Soo Yeon Hahn, THYROID, ultrasonographic features, ultrasonography features,

Ultrasound to safely measure brain pressure
Based on the Doppler effect, the ultrasound scanner provides intracranial pressure estimation via a probe applied to the patient's eye.
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Listed:   30 April 2016
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Keyword : eye, intracranial pressure, measurement, ophthalmic, TRANSCRANIAL,

Ultrasound assessment of the gastric contents for the guidance of the anaesthetic strategy
This study explores use of ultrasound to assess gastric contents in pediatric patients prior to surgery for hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. The results of the ultrasound were used to guide the choice of the anaesthetic induction technique, depending on volume of stomach content.
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Listed:   30 April 2016
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Keyword : anesthesiology, assessment, bedside, contents, guide anesthesiology strategy, point of care, rapid induction, stomach,

The March Toward Elastography for Assessing Fibrosis in HCV
Magnetic resonance and transient ultrasound elastography have become the twin pillars of the field for assessment of fibrosis in HCV.
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Listed:   23 April 2016
Keyword : Elastography, fibrosis, HCV, noninvasive assessment, transient ultrasound elastography,

Radiologists Call for Consensus on Thyroid Nodule Guidelines
The Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS), modeled on the BI-RADS classification of breast lesions, has the highest diagnostic accuracy for stratifying thyroid nodules, according to a comparison of guidelines for fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid.
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Listed:   23 April 2016
Keyword : accuracy, nodules, reporting, stratification, THYROID, TI-RADS,

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound may be effective in diagnosing large vessel vasculitis
Carotid contrast-enhanced ultrasound vascularization grade and grade of vascular inflammation shown on 18F-FDG positron emission tomography correlated well in patients with large vessel vasculitis, according to recently published research.
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Listed:   23 April 2016
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Keyword : large vessel vasculitis, rheumatology, VASCULAR, vasculitis,

Most Carotid Ultrasounds Performed for Uncertain or Inappropriate Indications
The vast majority of imaging tests that result in carotid revascularization of asymptomatic patients are performed for “uncertain” indications, with as many as one in nine carotid ultrasounds performed for “inappropriate” indications, according to the results of new analysis.
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Listed:   23 April 2016
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Keyword : CAROTID, indications, necessity, Ultrasound, uncertain, VASCULAR,


 
 
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