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VIDEO : Most Recent Releases
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Jill E. Langer, MD
Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) and Cytology
Released: Jun 17, 2018 | Time: 17 min
Richard G. Barr, MD, PhD
Ultrasound Liver Elastography: How I Do It.
Released: Jun 10, 2018 | Time: 20 min
Stephanie Wilson, MD, FRCPC
Liver Tumors: The Fundamentals of Interpretation with CEUS
Released: Jun 03, 2018 | Time: 30 min
John S. Pellerito, MD
Mesenteric Ischemia
Released: May 27, 2018 | Time: 17 min
Anne Kennedy, MD, BCh
Early First Trimester Pitfalls
Released: May 20, 2018 | Time: 26 min
Sharlene A. Teefey, MD, FACR
Ultrasound of the Hand and Wrist
Released: May 13, 2018 | Time: 31 min
Laura A. Hurtado, MD
Ultrasonido en emergencia: pasado, presente, futuro
Released: May 07, 2018 | Time: 20 min
Robert A. Lee, MD
Ethanol Ablation of Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Cancer in Neck Lymph Nodes
Released: May 06, 2018 | Time: 18 min
 
 
 
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Sonography in the News: Top Stories
Transient elastography of the liver to monitor enzyme replacement therapy in children with Gaucher disease
Gaucher disease, an inherited disorder caused by a deficiency of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase, affects many of the body’s organs and tissues. Treatment with enzyme replacement therapy can be monitored using transient elastography of the liver.
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Listed:   16 June 2018
Keyword : children, Gaucher disease, glucocerebrosidase, liver biopsies, liver elastography, liver stiffness, PEDIATRIC, shear wave, Transient elastography, ultrasonography,

Getting to the heart of congenital cardiac defects
The CHD4 protein works in developing heart muscle cells to repress the production of muscle-filament proteins that are meant to operate in non-heart types of muscle cell. The failure of this repression leads to the development of abnormal, "hybrid" muscle cells that can't pump blood as efficiently.
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Listed:   16 June 2018
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Keyword : Cardiac defects, CHD4 protein, Congenital, heart development,

Ultrasound Detects as Much Pediatric IBD as MR Enterography
Ultrasound (US) detects as much clinically significant bowel disease as does magnetic resonance enterography (MRE), the current gold standard for imaging, according to a study published in the journal Pediatric Radiology.
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Listed:   16 June 2018
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Keyword : bowel disease, IBD, irritable bowel disease, MR Enterography, PEDIATRIC, Ultrasound,

Study questions the benefits of abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in men
Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm may not substantially reduce deaths from the condition, according to a Swedish cohort study of more than 130000 men published in The Lancet. The findings question the need for the screening, which is also conducted in the UK and USA.
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Listed:   16 June 2018
Keyword : AAA, abdominal aorta, abdominal aortic aneurysm, benefit, overdiagnosis, screening,

New Blood Test Could Predict Preterm Labor 2 Months Before It Happens
One blood test can predict gestational age and delivery date, while the other can flag some women who are at risk for premature delivery, potentially replacing more expensive ultrasound studies. However, both tests are still in the beginning stages of research.
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Listed:   16 June 2018
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Keyword : blood test, delivery date, predict gestational age, premature birth, prematurity, preterm labor,

Ultrasound May Help Predict Artery Damage, Risk of Heart Problems in GPA Patients
Flow-mediated dilatation of arteries, assessed by ultrasound examination, may be a prognostic factor for atherosclerosis in vasculitis patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA).
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Listed:   16 June 2018
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Keyword : artery damage, cardiovascular disease, CVD, endothelial, GPA, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, VASCULAR, vasculitis,

Academic radiology practices lose $1M per year to exam no-shows
Academic radiology practices offering run-of-the-mill exams like mammography, MRI and CT are likely losing around $1 million per year to missed imaging appointments and no-shows, according to a study published this June in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.
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Listed:   16 June 2018
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Keyword : academic practices, business, economics, no-shows,

Richard Barr named new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Dr Barr’s tenure as editor-in-chief will officially begin January 1, 2019. Dr Barr has selected Michael Blaivas, MD, FAIUM; Flemming Forsberg, PhD, FAIUM; Wesley Lee, MD, FAIUM; Mark Lockhart, MD, FAIUM; and Andrej Lyshchik, MD, PhD as his deputy editors.
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Listed:   16 June 2018
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Keyword : AIUM, editor, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, JUM, Richard Barr,

Tiny ultrasound-powered robots that can clear bacteria and toxins from blood
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed tiny ultrasound-powered robots that can swim through blood, removing harmful bacteria along with the toxins they produce. These proof-of-concept nanorobots could one day offer a safe and efficient way to detoxify biologic fluids.
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Listed:   16 June 2018
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Keyword : nano, nanorobots, ultrasound powered,

Ultrasound not the best choice for urinary tract infection
This study found that renal CT is a sensitive test for acute upper urinary tract infection and that ultrasonography detects focal bacterial nephritis and abscesses but is insensitive to uncomplicated upper urinary tract infection.
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Listed:   09 June 2018
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Keyword : CT, efficacy, infection, kidneys, Renal, renal CT, ultrasonography, Ultrasound, urinary tract infection,

Safety Considerations in Building a Point-of-Care Ultrasound Program
This article provides a thoughtful perspective on where we are now with point-of-care ultrasound and the challenges that lie ahead.
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Listed:   09 June 2018
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Keyword : clinician performed, patient safety, pocus, point-of-care, provider performed, safety, Ultrasound,

Intrapartum Ultrasound - An Alternative to Vaginal Examination During Labor?
The purpose of this study was to evaluate in both midwives and patients the acceptability of using translabial intrapartum ultrasound as an alternative to conventional vaginal examination during labor and delivery.
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Listed:   09 June 2018
Keyword : intrapartum, intrapartum ultrasound, labor and delivery, midwives, patients, translabial ultrasound, ultrasonography, Ultrasound,

In Utero Transplant in First Clinical Trial Successful
Pediatric surgeons at the University of California, San Francisco, have treated a second-trimester fetus with stem cells taken from her mother’s bone marrow. The baby, born in February, was the first patient enrolled in the world’s first clinical trial using stem cells transplanted prior to birth.
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Listed:   09 June 2018
Keyword : clinical trial, in utero, Prenatal, stem cell transplant, ultrasound guided,

FDA Issues Proposed Order to Reclassify CAD devices
If finalized, the proposed order will reclassify CAD devices for specific radiological applications from Class III devices requiring premarket approval, to Class II devices, requiring a less burdensome premarket notification (510(k)) with special controls.
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Listed:   09 June 2018
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Keyword : CAD, computer-aided detection, FDA, proposed order, reclassification,

Blowing bubbles for cancer treatment
During gas embolotherapy, the blood supply to tissue is cut off using acoustic droplet vaporization (ADV), which uses microscopic gas bubbles induced by exposure to ultrasonic waves.
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Listed:   09 June 2018
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Keyword : acoustic droplet vaporization, ADV, bubbles, CONTRAST, gas embolotherapy, Ultrasound,

AI System Automatically Examines Abdominal Ultrasounds
Researchers from Siemens and Vanderbilt University developed a deep learning-based system that can perform view classification and landmark detection of the organs in abdominal ultrasound scans.
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Listed:   03 June 2018
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Keyword : AI, AI System, landmark detection, machine learning, neural network, view classification,

Value of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in Detecting Competent and Incompetent Lower-Extremity Perforating Veins
The study found that CEUS could be used to detect perforating veins, including incompetent and competent veins of the lower extremity, and that it was more sensitive than Color Doppler Ultrasound.
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Listed:   03 June 2018
Keyword : CEUS, Contrast-enhanced ultrasound, incompetent lower extremity perforating veins, lower extremity veins, microbubble, perforating veins, valves, VASCULAR,

Dolphin Echolocation Discovery Could Improve Ultrasound Technology
The recent discovery that when using echolocation, dolphins actually emit two intertwined ultrasound beams at different frequencies at slightly different times, could allow scientists to develop new ultrasound and sonar equipment.
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Listed:   03 June 2018
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Keyword : dolphin, echolocation, two intertwined ultrasound beams,

OMERACT updated with new features for ultrasound in healthy joints
The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) [Ultrasonography] Pediatric Task Force added Fat pad tissue and physiological vascularity features to the list of ultrasound healthy joint features.
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Listed:   03 June 2018
Keyword : OMERACT, Outcome Measures in Rheumatology, PEDIATRIC, ultrasound features of healthy joints,

A robotic system to perform TCD ultrasound
NeuralBot is a robotic device that holds a probe to each side of the patient’s head and looks for the anatomy of interest. The device can’t do everything a human can do, but it can do some important functions.
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Listed:   03 June 2018
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Keyword : neuralbot, robot, robotic, TCD, transcranial Doippler,

Perceptive Navigation Awarded Grant to Commercialize the Vu-Path Ultrasound System
Perceptive Navigation has been awarded a $3 Million SBIR Grant to Commercialize the Vu-Path Ultrasound System, a miniaturized, intravascular forward-viewing ultrasound probe combined with an interventional channel for needles, guide wires, and other tools.
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Listed:   02 June 2018
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Keyword : forward-viewing probe, grant, intravascular, Perceptive Navigation, SBIR, Vu-Path,

Is digital tomosynthesis or ultrasonography best for diagnosing urolithiasis?
Digital tomosynthesis (DT) performed “significantly” better than ultrasonography (USG) in detecting stones formed in the ureters—and it may become the preferred method of diagnosing urolithiasis.
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Listed:   02 June 2018
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Keyword : compared with ultrasound, digital tomosynthesis, DT, kidney stones, Renal, ureters, urolithiasis,

What Will Happen if We Replace MRI Magnets with Diamonds?
An international team of researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley have devised a way to utilize the defects in nanoscale and microscale diamonds to strengthen magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems and eliminate their need for magnets.
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Listed:   02 June 2018
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Keyword : diamonds, MRI, no magnet, replace magnet,

Clinical decision support benefits radiology trainees
University of Virginia researchers found that radiology trainees benefit the most from a commercially available clinical decision support (CDS) program being implemented into an electronic health record, which overall improves the appropriateness scores of ordered imaging studies significantly.
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Listed:   02 June 2018
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Keyword : appropriateness score, CDS, clinical decision support, education, EHR, electronic health record, ordered imaging studies, trainees,

Office-based, ultrasound-guided percutaneous renal biopsy
This study prospectively evaluated the efficacy of urologist performed, office based, ultrasound guided, percutaneous renal biopsy. The procedure provided a definitive diagnosis of 83% with one biopsy. The authors also noted that the approach precluded surgical intervention in 38% of patients.
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Listed:   26 May 2018
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Keyword : Biopsy, efficacy, kidney, office-based, Renal, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED, urologist performed,

More is better: 3 zone HIFU ablation of the prostate performed better than 2 zone HIFU
AUA 2018: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Dose Escalation Leads to Fewer Recurrences in Following Focal HIFU in Prostate Cancer. The study found that the more focused energy that is used in a cancerous area, the better the treatment of that cancer will be.
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Listed:   26 May 2018
Keyword : ABLATION, cancer, HIFU, high intensity focused ultrasound, prostate, treatment,

Study raises cautionary note on MRI/ultrasound fusion biopsy for prostate cancer
AUA 2018: A study titled Association of Systematic Biopsy vs. Magnetic Resonance Imaging/Ultrasound Fusion Targeted Biopsy with Prostate Cancer Upstaging at Radical Prostatectomy found that only systematic biopsies (not MRI-targeted fusion biopsies) demonstrated any predictive ability for upstaging.
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Listed:   26 May 2018
Keyword : Biopsy, cancer, MRI-ultrasound fusion guided biopsy, prostate, systematic biopsy, upstaging at surgery,

MRI and Transvaginal Ultrasound Have Similar Potential to Detect Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis
Transvaginal ultrasound is as effective as magnetic resonance imaging to detect deep infiltrating endometriosis, a review study reveals.
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Listed:   26 May 2018
Keyword : deep infiltrating endometriosis, endometriosis, MRI, transvaginal ultrasound,

Ultrasound Fires Up the Auditory Cortex - Even Though Animals Can't Hear It
Researchers have been using ultrasound to control brain activity, but studies in mice and guinea pigs show it also stimulates the auditory system, presenting a confounder for direct neural stimulation.
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Listed:   26 May 2018
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Keyword : auditory cortex, neural stimulation, neuronal stimulation, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound Still Underused for Initial Imaging of Acute Renal Colic
Ultrasonography is being used increasingly in emergency departments as the first imaging modality for patients with acute renal colic, but initial use of computed tomography (CT) in this setting has remained stable despite concerns about unnecessarily exposing patients to ionizing radiation.
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Listed:   26 May 2018
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Keyword : CT, emergency, initial diagnostic study, renal colic, Ultrasound,