Improving Nephrology Care With Point-of-Care Ultrasound
This article describes the introduction of point-of-care ultrasound to nephrologists in a hospital setting. It provides ultrasound professionals with a better understanding of how clinicians perceive the role of POC ultrasound in their practice.
bedside, clinician-performed, nephrology, POC, pocus, point of care, point-of-care,
Echocardiography's expanding role in cardiovascular diagnosis and management
The number of echocardiography procedures performed each year continues to expand and this growth is driven by many factors. This overview article explores the trends in echocardiography and the reasons for the continuing growth.
diagnosis, echocardiography, expansion, management, overview, Role,
Fusion targeted prostate biopsy proves more accurate in diagnosis of prostate cancer
New research confirms that an innovative procedure combining MRI and ultrasound to create a 3D image of the prostate can more accurately locate suspicious areas and help diagnose whether it’s prostate cancer.
3D, Biopsy, fusion, MRI, prostate, prostate cancer, targeted,
A simple test for the integrity of echo ultrasound probes
A testing procedure recently published in Physics Medica, The European Journal of Medical Physics, describes use of M-mode and a paper clip test to identify dead or poorly functioning elements in the echocardiography transducer.
bad crystal, bad element, echo, element, m-mode, paper clip, performance, probe, QA, quality assurance, Testing, transducer,
Medical students performing emergency ultrasound scans boost care quality
Calling on ultrasound-trained medical students to perform point-of-care scans in the emergency department can be a workable way to obtain accurate diagnoses and ensure appropriate patient management, according to a study published online March 3 in the Journal of Emergency Medicine.
emergency, medical student, pocus, point of care ultrasound,
Lung ultrasound can help doctors see other diseases that mask as lethal clots in lung
A study by Nazerian, et al, suggests that transthoracic lung ultrasound can show alternative diagnoses such as pneumonia or pleural effusion. The data add to findings of a recent systematic review and meta-analysis showing useful overall diagnostic accuracy for lung ultrasound.
lung, PE, pretest risk stratification, pulmonary embolism, Ultrasound, Wells score,
Ultrasound specific but not sensitive for perforated versus nonperforated appendicitis in children
In a prospective study ultrasound was found to be highly specific but not sensitive in the detection of appendix perforation. Positive associations included duration of symptoms, greater maximum diameter, peri-appendiceal fluid, and the presence of an appendicolith.
appendicitis, appendix, associated findings, childtren, PEDIATRIC, perforation, sensitivity, specificity,
Future Ultrasound scalpel to destroy liver tumors
At the European Congress of Radiology, Fraunhofer researchers will present a method, developed as part of the TRANS-FUSIMO EU project, that enables focused ultrasound treatment of the liver, an organ that moves while breathing.
ABLATION, development, focused ultrasound, HIFU, liver tumors, thermal, ultrasound scalpel,
Connecting rural physicians with ultrasound - UBC Canada HOUSE POCUS Program
A Hands-on Ultrasound Education (HOUSE) program is being offered to rural physicians and medical residents by the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Rural Continuing Professional Development (RCPD) team. The program provides Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) training to improve rural healthcare.
Canada, Hands-on Ultrasound Education, HOUSE, pocus, point of care ultrasound, rural, rural physicians, training, UBC,
CEUS for discrimination of serous from mucinous cystadenoma in the pancreas
Research study find that Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound can play an important role in the diagnosis of SCAs and MCAs in the pancreas.
CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced, discrimination, microbubble, mucinous cystadenoma, PANCREAS, serious cystadenoma, ultrasound contrast,
Increased ultrasound utilization in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in children
In a retrospective review of over 96 000 children with acute appendicitis, there was a significant decrease in the utilization of computed tomography (CT) and a corresponding increase in ultrasound from 2005 to 2014.
appendicitis, appendix, child, CT, diagnosis, PEDIATRIC, Ultrasound, utilization,
Diagnostic and prognostic values of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in breast cancer
Retrospective study finds CEUS is a useful tool for the early diagnosis and prognosis of breast cancer.
Breast, breast cancer, cancer, CEUS, CONTRAST, Contrast-enhanced ultrasound, diagnosis, microbubble, prognosis, ultrasound contrast,
Ultrasound Won't Help Broken Bones Heal
Expert Panel says detailed review suggests it's time to retire this costly but useless intervention.
bone healing, broken bone, fracture, ultrasound therapy,
Ultrasound Criteria for Assessment of Vertebral Artery Origins
This research study concluded that ultrasound has good sensitivity and excellent specificity for detecting vertebral origin occlusion. Flow velocity can be used to screen for severe stenosis of vertebral artery at origin.
assessment, cerebrovascular, criteria for diagnosis, detection, flow velocity, stenosis, VASCULAR, vertebral artery,
Term ultrasound shown unreliable for diagnosing macrosomia
Ultrasound examination at 39 weeks’ gestation often fails to identify fetuses that exceed 4,000 g at delivery. Near-term ultrasound identified only 58% of fetuses with macrosomia.
diagnosing macrosomia, identifying macrosomia, macrosomia, near term, PREGNANCY, Ultrasound,
Superfluid is now helping brain surgeons
A superfluid, which resembles brain tissue, makes ultrasound images easier to interpret during an operation. This will make it easier for surgeons to remove brain tumors more accurately, say researchers.
brain surgery, brain ultrasound, couplant, improved ultrasound image, intraoperative ultrasound, superfluid, surgery, tissue mimicking fluid,
Follow-up imaging significantly less when initial ED ultrasound is interpreted by radiologists
the use of follow-up imaging is significantly less when initial emergency department (ED) ultrasound examinations are interpreted by a radiologist than a nonradiologist. The study is published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR).
cost, ED, follow up, non-radiologist interpretation, point of care, radiologist interpretation, resource use,
Mayo Clinic CIO on AI: This stuff is really real
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty gave a powerful keynote address at the annual HIMSS meeting in Orlando describing humanity as on the cusp of ushering in a new cognitive era. AI is at the heart of that era.
AI, artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning,
Eggshell calcification of thyroid nodule not always benign
This case review presents an uncommon scenario of an anaplastic transformation of a micropapillary thyroid cancer. Surface calcification of a thyroid nodule has previously been considered evidence of slow growth with a benign pathology.
anaplastic transfomation, Benign, eggshell calcification, Malignant, micropapillary thyroid cancer, surface calcification, THYROID, thyroid nodule,
Scientists Develop Tiny Photoacoustic Ultrasound Device
Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a Micro-ring resonator detector, a tiny new photoacoustic device that is small enough to fit into a contact lens
blood flow in eye, contact lens, eye, light, micro-ring resonator detector, photo, photoacoustic, pre-clinical, research, retina,