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Sonographers almost as accurate as radiologists interpreting biliary ultrasound
When it comes to interpreting biliary ultrasound scans, there’s not a lot of discrepancy between sonographers offering preliminary reads and radiologists giving final interpretations.
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Listed:   15 April 2017
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Keyword : comparison, interpretation, radiologists, reading, relative accuracy, relative efficacy, reporting, sonographers,

Layered Microparticles Carry Cancer Drug, Can be Imaged and Activated Using Ultrasound
At the University of Alabama at Birmingham, scientists have developed a new microparticle that carries doxorubicin chemo load, that can be imaged within the body and then made to release the cargo using external ultrasound.
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Listed:   08 April 2017
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Keyword : activated using ultrasound, cancer therapy, cancer treatment, CONTRAST, microbubbles, microparticles,

CDC Recommends Brain Imaging for Zika-Affected Babies
Infants born to mothers who were infected with the virus during pregnancy—including babies who do not show signs of microcephaly—may experience other birth defects.
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Listed:   08 April 2017
Keyword : birth defects, CDC recommendation, head imaging, neonatal brain, Zika, Zika-affected babies,

Ultrasound and drug research holds promise for Alzheimer’s disease
Non-invasive ultrasound improves the delivery to the brain of a therapeutic antibody targeting Alzheimer’s disease, University of Queensland researchers have found.
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Listed:   08 April 2017
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Keyword : Adult brain, Alzheimer's, blood brain barrier, blood-brain, BRAIN,

Ultrasound and microbubbles flag malignant cancer in humans
A Stanford-led team of researchers has developed tiny bubbles that bind to malignant tumors, making them visible to ultrasound imaging.
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Listed:   08 April 2017
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Keyword : bind, cancer, CEUS, CONTRAST, detection, marker, microbubble, ultrasound contrast,

Automated breast ultrasound performs comparably to handheld
When women are recalled from screening mammography for additional imaging, they may soon be as likely to get scanned with automated ultrasound as with handheld, for European researchers have found similar performance between the two.
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Listed:   01 April 2017
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Keyword : ABUS, automated breast ultrasound, automated ultrasound, Breast, comparison, efficacy, handheld ultrasound, sonomammography,

Survey results - Use of POCUS by Family Physicians after initial training
The purpose of this survey was to determine which ultrasound tests are most often performed by family physicians, and what factors contribute to their use of ultrasound imaging.
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Listed:   01 April 2017
Keyword : bedside, family physician, physician performed, pocus, point of care, post training use, training,

SEARCH 8Es: A novel point of care ultrasound protocol for patients with chest pain, dyspnea or symptomatic hypotension in the emergency department
This study evaluatec a problem-oriented focused torso bedside ultrasound protocol termed “Sonographic Evaluation of Aetiology for Respiratory difficulty, Chest pain, and/or Hypotension” (SEARCH 8Es) for its ability to narrow differential diagnoses and increase physicians’ diagnostic confidence.
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Listed:   01 April 2017
Keyword : bedside, chest pain, emergency, hypotension, physician-performed, point of care, protocol, respiratory difficulty, SEARCH 8E's,

Australian Chief Medical Officer slams Stroke Screening service
A stroke charity accused of frightening people into having potentially unnecessary scans of their arteries is being investigated by the Commonwealth's Chief Medical Officer.
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Listed:   01 April 2017
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Keyword : Australia, carotid artery screening, Chief Medical Officer, stroke screening, StrokeCheck,

Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) for the Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Clinicians at the University Hospital Erlangen are using a new laser-based imaging technique termed MSOT to detect inflammation more accurately than current non-invasive diagnostic procedures such as endoscopy and ultrasound. MSOT uses laser light to generate ultrasound from tissues.
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Listed:   01 April 2017
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Keyword : bowel, imaging technique, inflammation, inflammatory bowel disease, laser-based, MSOT, multispectral optoacoustic tomography, opto-acoustic,

Team creates triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules for guided drug delivery
Chemists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have designed triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules that bring the promise of guided drug delivery closer to preclinical testing.
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Listed:   01 April 2017
Keyword : CONTRAST, drug delivery, microbubble, polymer capsules, therapy,

3D printing from ultrasound helps blind Brazilian couple to feel their unborn child
A 3D printed model from ultrasound images of their baby allowed the Brazillian couple to feel their unborn child.
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Listed:   01 April 2017
Keyword : 3D, baby, model, printed, printing,

Study finds one-time prolonged ultrasound exposure causes decreased bone density in fetal rabbits
Rabbit fetuses were given one-time exposure to conventional diagnostic ultrasound in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd stage of gestation for 30, 60 and 90 minutes respectively. Femur bone strength of the exposed group was significantly reduced compared to the control group.
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Listed:   01 April 2017
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Keyword : bioeffects, bone strength, decreased bone density, FETAL, prolonged ultrasound exposure,

Ultrasound for monitoring fluid levels in the lung
A team of engineering and medical researchers has found a way to use ultrasound to monitor fluid levels in the lung, offering a noninvasive way to track progress in treating pulmonary edema - fluid in the lungs - which often occurs in patients with congestive heart failure.
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Listed:   26 March 2017
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Keyword : fluid in lung, lung, monitoring, pulmonary edema, Ultrasound, ultrasound monitoring,

Novel Beam Pattern Could Have Applications for Ultrasound, Radar
The discovery of a thin, intense beam pattern, dubbed the “needle pulse beam,” could have applications ranging from imaging in pulse-echo systems to use in conjunction with nonlinear systems and media.
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Listed:   25 March 2017
Keyword : beam formation, beam pattern, needle pulse, needle-like beam,

Can Ultrasonography Help Diagnose Gout?
Yes, but with certain caveats...
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Listed:   25 March 2017
Keyword : gout, joints, MUSCULOSKELETAL,

NIH finds ultrasound screening for short cervix early in pregnancy not effective for predicting preterm delivery
After screening more than 9,000 women throughout pregnancy, ultrasound screening for short cervix and testing for fetal fibronectin both identified only a small proportion of the women who would eventually deliver preterm.
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Listed:   18 March 2017
Keyword : CERVIX, premature delivery, preterm delivery, screening, shortened cervix,

Geography, not patient need, driving endoscopic ultrasound utilization in USA
Researchers linked certain geographical areas and institutional factors to a higher likelihood of undergoing EUS, in addition to a baseline increase in utilization nationwide.
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Listed:   18 March 2017
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Keyword : endoscopic ultrasound, EUS, geographic distribution, PANCREAS, utilization,

Tiny bubbles of gene therapy may help treat hemophilia
Researchers at the Center for Cardiovascular Research at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) hope that patients with hemophilia could one day be treated with gene therapy delivered by tiny bubbles.
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Listed:   18 March 2017
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Keyword : CONTRAST, gene therapy, hemophilia, microbubbles,

Diagnostic imaging varies in evaluation of patients with appendicitis at children's hospitals
A study published in the Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) found variations across children’s hospitals in regards to diagnostic imaging when evaluating patients with appendicitis. These distinctions were due to the variations in hospital-level resources.
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Listed:   18 March 2017
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Keyword : appendicitis, diagnosis, imaging, modality, PEDIATRIC, variations by location,