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New ultrasound phantom with internal vasculature developed
The new phantom is designed for clinician training and equipment testing.
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Listed:   22 April 2018
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Keyword : equipment testing, Phantom, training,

Interpreting ABUS exams takes less than 3 minutes for radiologists of all experience levels
Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) offers improved breast cancer screening for patients with dense breast tissue and could provide specialists with a significant improvement over handheld screening ultrasound. However, some clinicians worry it may take radiologists too long to interpret ABUS exams.
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Listed:   22 April 2018
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Keyword : ABUS, automated breast ultrasound, Breast, interpretation, interpretation time,

New Technology for Super Resolution of Tumor Vasculature
Motion model ultrasound localization microscopy (mULM) is a new tool using CEUS to morphologically and functionally characterize fine vascular networks in tumors at super-resolution. The technology has been demonstrated in animal models and also in human breast tumors.
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Listed:   22 April 2018
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Keyword : characterize vascular networks in tumors, CONTRAST, CUES, motion model ultrasound localization microscopy, mULM, multiparametric tumor characterization, super resolution,

Chinese investor group acquires Esaote
Esaote has announced it was acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors composed of several major companies in the medical field and investment funds. The acquiring consortium includes Chinese medical equipment maker Wandong, home medical equipment maker Yuyue and OEM manufacturer Kangda.
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Listed:   22 April 2018
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Keyword : acquired, acquires, acquisition, Esaote, investment funds, purchase,

Beautician turns ultrasound baby scans into nail art
Forget announcing your pregnancy with a Instagram post of your scan photograph. The latest trend for expectant mums is ultrasound nail art.
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Listed:   22 April 2018
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Keyword : baby pictures, baby scan, nail art, nails,

Axillary ultrasound imaging found to be inferior for detecting lymph node metastases in breast cancer
Ultrasound was found to be inferior for detecting axillary node metastasis in patients with invasive lobular carcinoma compared with invasive ductal carcinoma. Therefore, women with invasive lobular carcinoma may benefit from axillary biopsies regardless of the appearance of the nodes on ultrasoiund
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Listed:   22 April 2018
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Keyword : axillary nodes, Biopsies, Breast, cancer, invasive ductal carcinoma, invasive lobular carcinoma, metastasis, mets, spread, ultrasonography, Ultrasound,

Deep vein thrombosis in bilateral lower extremities before and after hip fracture
This study in patients with hip fracture found the incidence of preoperative DVT was 34.98%, and the prevalence of DVT on the uninjured side was 13.60%. This composition ratio increased to 57.23% postoperatively, and the prevalence of DVT on the uninjured side was 25.05%.
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Listed:   22 April 2018
Keyword : deep vein thrombosis, DVT, hip fracture, incidence, ultrasonography,

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,