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Evaluation and management of polyhydramnios
This article from Contemporary OB/GYN provides an overview of polyhydramnios etiology, assessment, and treatment.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
Keyword : amniotic fluid, assessment, etiology, hydramnios, management, polyhydramnios, treatment,

Ultrasound Safer Than MRI to Monitor Rheumatoid Arthritis in Pregnancy
Ultrasounds are a safer and equally effective diagnostic tool compared with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose and monitor pregnant women with suspected active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new report published in Radiology Case Reports.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
Keyword : monitor, MRI, PREGNANCY, rheumatoid arthritis, safety, Ultrasound,

Machine learning identifies foetal size from ultrasound images
Researchers from Yonsei University have developed a machine learning-based method for automated analysis of foetal ultrasound images. They report excellent levels of accuracy in determining foetal biometric parameters.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
Keyword : AI, determine fetal size, foetal size, machine learning, Ultrasound,

Shoulder brightness on ultrasound may be a sign of diabetes
Based on the brightness of the echo pattern of the deltoid muscle, radiologists correctly predicted diabetes in 70 of 79 patients, or 89 percent.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
Keyword : brightness, deltoid, diabetes, pre-diabetes, shoulder, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound Used to Release Drugs to Alter Brain Activity in Rats
The non-invasive method allows the delivery of drugs to within a few millimeters of a desired point in the brain. So far scientists have successfully used focused ultrasound beams to ‘jiggle’ the drug molecules out of nanoparticle cages that were injected into the bloodstream of rats.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
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Keyword : drug release, nanoparticle cages, therapy, treatment, Ultrasound,

The role of ultrasonography in detecting urinary tract calculi compared to CT scan
The stone size obtained by US was almost the same as that detected by NCCT; however, US is a limited imaging modality in detecting urinary tract stone, especially when used by an inexperienced radiologist, and in the case of smaller stone size, increased weight, and low grade of hydronephrosis.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
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Keyword : compared with CT scan, detection, kidney stone, Ultrasound, urinary tract calculi,

Photoacoustic imaging detects early-stage ovarian cancer
Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri used photoacoustic tomography with ultrasound, or photoacoustic imaging, to detect and diagnose early stage ovarian cancer, according to a recent university press release.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
Keyword : early-stage cancer, ovarian cancer, photoacoustic imaging, photoacoustic tomography, transvaginal ultrasound,

Adenomyosis and its impact on fertility
Adenomyosis is a common gynecologic disorder, yet its etiology and association with infertility remains unclear. It is a benign disorder previously associated with multiparity. Recently, however, an association with infertility has emerged.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
Keyword : adenomyosis, infertility,

Abdominal ultrasound often not enough for children with suspected appendicitis
Children presenting with signs of appendicitis should receive careful further evaluation if the usual first-line exam, abdominal ultrasound, fails to deliver a clear view of the appendix.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
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Keyword : ABDOMEN, appendix, further evaluation, PEDIATRIC, Ultrasound,

Effect of Contralateral Carotid Artery Stenosis on Carotid Ultrasound Velocity Measurements
A potential source of error in using ultrasound peak systolic velocity (PSV) measurements is that the redistribution of blood flow due to severe stenosis in a contralateral carotid artery may lead to artificially elevated values.
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Listed:   18 November 2018
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Keyword : artificially elevated values, Carotid artery, contralateral carotid artery, duplex Doppler, Peak systolic velocity, PSV, redistribution, stenosis, ultrasound velocity measurements,

Intensity of carotid artery forward compression waves predicts future cognitive decline
Researchers said the duplex Doppler test could provide a new way to identify people who are at risk of developing dementia, leading to earlier treatments and lifestyle interventions.
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Listed:   18 November 2018
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Keyword : Carotid artery, FCW intensity, forward compression waves, predict cognitive decline,

Moths use acoustic camouflaging fur to evade bats
Scientists in the UK have discovered that the fur of some moths can absorb up to 85% of incoming ultrasound. According to the researchers, this fur acts as a “stealth coating” providing the moths with a passive, acoustic camouflage that helps hide them from the ultrasonic clicks of hunting bats.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
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Keyword : absorb ultrasound, acoustic camouflaging, bats, moths, stealth,

Is 2D ultrasound good enough for confirmation of location of ESSURE Implants?
This pilot study concluded that two-dimensional ultrasound appears to be an acceptable alternative to 3DUS. The authors propose a 2D classification for cross-section device localization to facilitate image interpretation.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
Keyword : 2D ultrasound, 3D ultrasound, confirmation of location, Essure, fallopian tube, pregnancy prevention implants,

Robotic system uses high intensity ultrasound under MRI guidance to ablate brain tumors
Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have received a five-year, $3.5-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue development of a minimally invasive robotic system that uses high intensity ultrasound to destroy brain tumors.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
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Keyword : ABLATION, brain tumor, high intensity ultrasound, minimally invasive, MRI guidance, robotic system, therapy,

Air-coupled ultrasound used to diagnose middle ear infections
The device determines the absence or presence of fluid in the middle ear, as well as the nature of any effusion present. The findings can be classified as air (no infection); thin fluid (viral infection); viscous fluid (bacterial infection); or solid (glue ear).
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Listed:   17 November 2018
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Keyword : air-coupled ultrasound, ear, ear infections, effusion, inner ear, PEDIATRIC,

Can AI enable a certified medical assistant with no training to perform echocardiography?
Clinical trial evaluates if AI helps certified medical assistants perform echocardiograms and detect heart disease in primary care settings.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
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Keyword : AI, artificial intelligence, certified medical assistant, echo scan, no training, perform echocardiography, primary care,

Training with anthropomorphic breast ultrasound phantoms helps radiology residents
Anthropomorphic breast ultrasound phantoms can be a useful tool for radiology resident education programs, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
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Keyword : anthropomorphic breast phantom, Breast, radiology residents, training,

Literature Review Finds Limited Evidence for Value of Ultrasound in Predicting Arthritis Development
The current level of evidence regarding the value of grayscale and Power Doppler abnormalities seen on musculoskeletal ultrasound to predict the development of inflammatory arthritis is sparse, according to a systematic literature review published in Arthritis Research & Therapy.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
Keyword : arthritis, development of inflammatory arthritis, grayscale, limited value, MUSCULOSKELETAL, power Doppler, predict arthritis development, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound finds simple cysts not associated with ovarian cancer risk
Using ultrasound technology, researchers found simple ovarian cysts - commonly found amongst premenopausal and postmenopausal women - are not associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and do not require additional surveillance or surgical intervention.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
Keyword : ovarian cancer, simple cysts, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound of the liver in cystic fibrosis may predict development of advanced liver disease
Ultrasound finding of a heterogeneous pattern of the liver in pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis was associated with a 9.3 times increased risk of developing advanced liver disease.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
Keyword : advanced liver disease, cirrhosis, cystic fibrosis, heterogeneous pattern of the liver, LIVER, PEDIATRIC, predict,