RNA hitches a ride on ultrasound waves
MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers have demonstrated that they can deliver strands of RNA efficiently to colon cells, using bursts of ultrasound waves that propel the RNA into the cells.
bowel, colon, drug delivery, RNA, therapy, Ultrasound,
Comparison of Ultrasound and MRI for the Diagnosis of Glenohumeral Dysplasia in Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy
MRI remains the gold standard for fully evaluating the glenohumeral joint. The clinical role of ultrasonography may be that of a screening tool or a way of evaluating joint reduction in real time.
birth trauma, brachial plexus birth palsy, glenohumeral dysplasia, MUSCULOSKELETAL, neonate, PEDIATRIC, shoulder,
Ultrasonography detects ulnar nerve dislocation despite normal electrophysiology and magnetic resonance imaging
The authors conclude that the dynamic capability of US imaging complements data obtained from electrodiagnostic and MRI studies, especially when these tests are normal, and it should be considered by clinicians when evaluating patients with medial elbow pain or signs of ulnar neuropathy.
dislocation, elbow, MUSCULOSKELETAL, subluxation, ulnar nerve, ulnar neuropathy, Ultrasound,
Computer-aided thyroid nodule diagnosis demonstrates sensitivity similar to radiologists
The sensitivity and negative predictive values of the CAD system were as good as those of an experienced radiologist, while specificity and accuracy were lower.
CAD, comparison, computer assisted diagnosis, radiologist, THYROID, thyroid nodule,
How common is incomplete screening for fetal anatomy?
“Incomplete visualization was common in screening fetal anatomic ultrasound examinations,” said the authors, who characterized recommendations for repeat imaging as “nearly universal.” Abnormal fetal anatomy was infrequently discovered on repeat screening.
ANATOMY, fetal anatomy, frequency, Incomplete, screening,
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer "Least Stressful Job"?
Jobs board CareerCast picks sonographer as "least stressful job" with growth outlook of 24%
best outlook, career, CareerCast, diagnostic medical sonographer, least stressful, sonographer, Stress,
ASE Launches Echovation Challenge 2017 to Foster Innovation in Cardiovascular Ultrasound
The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has launched Echovation, a competition for its members, and the medical and scientific community at large, to develop innovative solutions in cardiovascular ultrasound technology. The theme is Streamlining Diagnostics to Augment Medical Decision Making.
American Society of Echocardiography, ASE, cardiovascular ultrasound, Challenge, Echovation, Echovation Challenge 2017, innovation,
FDA approves ultrasound contrast agent for pediatric vesicoureteral reflux exam
Bracco’s LUMASON is the first ultrasound contrast agent to be approved for use in ultrasonography of the urinary tract (voiding ultrasonography) for the evaluation of suspected or known vesicoureteral reflux
in pediatric patients.
approval, bracco, CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced, FDA, FDA approval, Lumason, microbubbles, vesicoureteral reflux, voiding ultrasonography,
Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Internal Medicine
An internal medicine physician provides an overview of POCUS applications and discusses the potential benefits and obstacles. (requires Medscape subscription)
bedside, clinician performed, diagnostic ultrasound, internal medicine, pocus, point of care, point-of-care,
Contraindication Lifted for Ultrasound Contrast Agent
The FDA informed New Jersey–based Bracco Diagnostics that it has removed the contraindication for Lumason, an ultrasound contrast agent for use in patients with cardiac shunts.
bracco, cardiac shunt, CONTRAST, FDA, lifted contraindication, Lumason, microbubble, removed contraindication, warning,
Intraoperative ultrasound control of surgical margins during partial nephrectomy.
This abstract presents a simple and fast ultrasound technique to ensure negative surgical margins on partial nephrectomies.
intraoperative, partial nephrectomy, Renal, surgical margin, tumor,
Counterpoint: Lung Ultrasonography May Not Be a Reliable Alternative to Chest Radiography in Childhood Pneumonia
In this response to a published article on lung ultrasonography in children, the author suggests caution in interpreting ultrasound studies on community-acquired pneumonia in children and further suggests that certain findings such as small subpleural echogenic areas are common in other conditions.
chest radiography, child, lung ultrasound, PEDIATRIC,
New device combines Ultrasound and Vital Signs Monitoring into small package
The Warp 3 Medical Recorder can be connected to compatible ultrasound transducers and to a vital signs module that can simultaneously collect 6 channel ECG, pulse rate, SpO2, temperature, and blood pressure measurements.
blood pressure measurement, ECG, medical recorder, pulse rate, SpO2, temperature, Ultrasound, vital signs, Warp 3,
Using ultrasound to measure muscle glycogen in real-time to determine muscle depletion
The University of Colorado has developed a gas gauge for athletes to use for training. Now licensed to Denver-based MuscleSound, the technique uses ultrasound to measure muscle water content which indirectly indicates glycogen levels.
athletic performance, glycogen, muscle, MuscleSound, MUSCULOSKELETAL, Ultrasound,
Ultrasound measurement of muscle thickness in the cervical spine - not good enough?
An article in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies found a wide range of inter-rater reliability and concluded that the approach was probably not acceptable for routine use.
assessment of method, measurement, muscle thickness, MUSCULOSKELETAL, NECK,
The Speed of Sound: Ultrasound Predicts Cardiac Arrest Survival
This article reviews the role of bedside ultrasound in cardiac arrest. The author concludes that ultrasound has a role in identifying a treatable cause, such as pericardial tamponade, but using ultrasound to determine when to stop resuscitation is not yet a standard of practice.
bedside, Cardiac arrest, clinician performed, identify treatable cause, pocus, point of service, predict survival, Ultrasound,
FDA warns hospitals about medical cart battery fires
Battery-powered medical carts have exploded or burst into flames in numerous hospitals, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday in a warning letter to health care providers.
battery powered, explosion, FDA, fire, hazard, medical carts, warning,
Risk Factors for Coarctation of the Aorta on Prenatal Ultrasound
Prenatal diagnosis of Coarctation of the Aorta (CoA) is still challenging and affected by high rates of false positive diagnoses. The aim of this study was to ascertain the strength of association and to quantify the diagnostic accuracy of different ultrasound signs in predicting CoA prenatally.
CoA, coarctation of the aorta, predicting CoA, Prenatal, signs, Ultrasound, ultrasound findings,
CDC no longer recommends serial ultrasounds in asymptomatic Zika virus patients
The CDC no longer recommends serial ultrasounds to check for fetal abnormalities in asymptomatic Zika virus patients with a negative IgM test, according to the president of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM).
CDC, fetal abnormalities, recommendation, serial ultrasound, virus, Zika,
Article Recommends Treat on POCUS Findings Alone in Acute Cholecystitis
A meta-analysis of available articles on bedside ultrasound in the emergency setting concluded that a positive ultrasound in acute cholecystitis justifies starting antibiotic treatment.
bedside ultrasound, cholecystitis, EM, emergency ultrasound, ER, GALLBLADDER, pocus, point of care ultrasound, treatment,