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Neural Analytics gets $10 million to develop portable transcranial Doppler system
The U.S. Army has funded a Los Angeles-based company to develop and supply its Lucid transcranial Doppler device as a portable ultrasound system for assessing traumatic brain injuries on or near the field of combat.
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Listed:   28 October 2017
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Keyword : cerebrovascular, Doppler, field of combat, Lucid transcranial Doppler, military, Neural Analytics, TCD, TRANSCRANIAL, traumatic brain injuries, VASCULAR,

Clinical Trial Combining Focused Ultrasound and Immunotherapy for Breast Cancer Begins
Focused ultrasound for tumor ablation is being used in combination with a cancer immunotherapy drug in a clinical trial for patients with metastatic breast cancer.
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Listed:   28 October 2017
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Keyword : ABLATION, Breast, cancer, clinical trial, focused ultrasound, HIFU, immunotherapy,

Ultrasound Offers Early Clues Into Development of Inflammatory Arthritis
A new study suggests that ultrasound technology could allow for the earlier detection of inflammation, and therefore earlier treatment of inflammatory diseases, in patients with early joint pain.
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Listed:   22 October 2017
Keyword : detection of inflammation, inflammation, inflammatory arthritis, joints, MUSCULOSKELETAL, predictive, rheumatoid arthritis, synovitis,

Malignant thyroid nodules grow faster than benign nodules
Malignant thyroid nodules are more likely to grow at least 2 mm per year and increase in volume compared with benign thyroid nodules, according to findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
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Listed:   21 October 2017
Keyword : benign nodule, cancer, faster growth, GROWTH, malignant nodule, THYROID,

3-D Ultrasound IDs Late-Onset Fetal Growth Restriction
Fractional thigh volume measurements improve detection of late-onset fetal growth restriction, compared to two-dimensional biometry
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Listed:   21 October 2017
Keyword : 3-D ultrasound, 3rd trimester, FETAL, fractional thigh volume, late-onset fetal growth restriction, OBSTETRIC,

Overview of common errors and pitfalls in ultrasound imaging of the abdominal aorta
This Emergency Medicine oriented overview of common errors and pitfalls to avoid in ultrasound imaging of the abdominal aorta provides a broad-ranging summary that will be useful for POCUS practitioners and novice sonographers.
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Listed:   21 October 2017
Keyword : aneurysm, aorta, emergency medicine, errors, pitfalls, pocus, screening,

Study evaluates a new telerobotic ultrasound system for remote sonography
A recent feasibility test on a new telerobotic ultrasound system at the University of Saskatchewan has provided insights into both capabilities and challenges associated with the remote approach.
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Listed:   21 October 2017
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Keyword : remote sonography, telerobotic, ultrasound system,

POCUS up to the task of finding, ruling out pediatric forearm fractures
Emergency physicians armed with point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) may have all they need to diagnose children with suspected fractures of the distal forearm.
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Listed:   21 October 2017
Keyword : children, forearm, fracture, PEDIATRIC, pocus, Point-of-Care Ultrasound,

ACR Releases New Core LI-RADS for Ultrasound Imaging
American College of Radiology refines Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) for standardized screening and surveillance practices.
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Listed:   21 October 2017
Keyword : ACR, American College of Radiology, controlled language, LI-RADS, Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System, reporting,

Cheaper Way to Detect Liver Cancer Without Harmful Radiation Imaging
Doctors can effectively detect liver cancer with ultrasound and tiny microbubbles -- and without radiation, expensive MRI equipment or biopsies, according to a study presented at the International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) 32nd Annual Conference in Chicago.
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Listed:   21 October 2017
Keyword : cancer, CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced ultrasound, LIVER, microbubbles,

MRI outperforms ultrasound in Zika-affected fetuses
This study found the effects of Zika virus on fetuses can be better analyzed using MRI over ultrasound as the imaging modality. MRI provides more detailed images that reveal more extensive areas of damage to the developing fetal brain. The study did not consider cost or availability issues.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
Keyword : comparison, fetal brain, MRI, Obstetrics, Ultrasound, Zika, Zika virus,

Accuracy in Evaluating Gastric Ultrasound Images Before and After Brief Training
An important preoperative evaluation is determining the presence of gastric contents. In this study, student clinicians are taught how to use ultrasound to gauge aspiration risk.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
Keyword : anesthesiology, gastric contents, gauge aspiration risk, preoperative evaluation, training,

Real-time functional ultrasound imaging (fUSI) could detect stroke, brain damage in infants
Real-time functional ultrasound imaging (fUSI) involves combining simultaneous continuous video–electroencephalography (EEG) recording and ultrafast Doppler (UfD) imaging of the brain microvasculature, using a static probe placed over the anterior fontanelle.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
Keyword : anterior fontanelle, BRAIN, brain damage, brain microvasculature, fUSI, neonate, PEDIATRIC, real-time functional ultrasound imaging, seizures, UfD, ultrafast Doppler,

The 10 most unnecessary, overused treatments of 2016
Overtreatment, overtesting and overdiagnosis were themes of a JAMA: Internal Medicine review this month that explored 10 of the riskiest instances of medical overuse in 2016. Transesophageal echocardiography and carotid ultrasonography both featured prominently in the list.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
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Keyword : carotid ultrasonography, JAMA Internal medicine, overdiagnosis, overtesting, overtreatment, overuse, riskiest, TEE, transesophageal echocardiography, unnecessary,

Ultrasound-guided intrauterine device insertion: a step closer to painless insertion
This study looked at the effect of using trans-abdominal sonography guidance for intrauterine device (IUD) insertion. The authors concluded that use of TAS guidance reduced patient pain and duration of the procedure through minimizing instrumentation.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
Keyword : effectiveness, guidance, insertion, intrauterine device, IUD, Pain, procedure duration, TAS, transabdominal sonography, ultrasound guidance, ultrasound guided,

USAID Empowers Young Female Medical Technicians in Afghanistan
Thirteen young women are among the first to graduate from USAID Promote: Women in the Economy’s (WIE) Forward Together Scholarship Doppler Ultrasound course. Held at the Ariana Hospital, Kabul, Afghanistan, the course gave participants the skills needed to operate an advanced ultrasound machine.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
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Keyword : Afghanistan, course, Doppler, FEMALE, technicians, training, Ultrasound, USAID,

Fractional thigh volume better at detecting late-onset fetal growth restriction
This study concluded that fractional thigh volume measurements offer some improvement over 2-dimensional biometry for the detection of late-onset fetal growth restriction at 34-36 weeks.
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Listed:   14 October 2017
Keyword : fetal measurement, fetal weight, fractional thigh volume, growth restriction, IUGR, Obstetrics, third trimester,

Lose Weight While You Sleep? Maybe Soon, According to ICUS Conference Study
In the study finding, a gene ‘cocktail’ delivered via microbubbles into skeletal muscles in rats resulted in increased fat and glucose oxidation and weight loss.
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Listed:   08 October 2017
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Keyword : CONTRAST, delivery, gene, microbubbles,

Feasibility and safety of ultrasound-aided thoracentesis in mechanically ventilated patients
This study found ultrasound to be more efficient than bedside X-ray in detecting pleural effusion and that, if basic rules are followed, ultrasound localization makes thoracentesis a safe, easy and simple procedure in patients on mechanical ventilation.
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Listed:   08 October 2017
Keyword : complications, feasibility, Mechanical ventilation, safety, thoracentesis,

MITA issues guidelines for live model ultrasound scanning
An industry group, The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), issued new guidelines for live model ultrasound scanning for educational purposes. The guidelines address live model ultrasound scanning at industry booths during exhibitions, trade-shows, and other venues.
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Listed:   07 October 2017
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Keyword : guidelines, industry, live model scanning, Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance, MITA, trade shows,