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Thyroid Nodule Location Linked to Malignancy Risk
Nodules located in the upper pole of the thyroid gland may carry a greater risk for malignancy than those in the lower pole, new research suggests.
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Listed:   26 May 2018
Keyword : cancer, location, malignancy risk, nodule, THYROID,

Hand-held ultrasound shows promise for predicting outcomes after cardioversion
At the time of cardioversion, use of hand-held ultrasound to assess inferior vena cava measurements aided in the identification of patients at low risk for early recurrence of atrial fibrillation after successful electrical cardioversion.
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Listed:   26 May 2018
Keyword : atrial fibrillation, cardioversion, hand-held ultrasound, inferior vena cava measurement, vena cava,

Ultrasound-guided percutaneous laser ablation is safe and effective for small renal lesions
In this small study of laser ablation of renal lesions in patients at increased risk of bleeding, the authors conclude that laser ablation is safe and effective in the treatment of small renal cell carcinoma and might represent a valid option in patients with increased risk of bleeding.
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Listed:   19 May 2018
Keyword : ABLATION, efficacy, laser ablation, RCC, renal cell carcinoma, renal tumor, safety, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED,

Obstetric Ultrasound Biological Effects and Safety
This Canadian review reaffirms the 2005 core recommendations on OB ultrasound safety, including the recommendation that ultrasound should only be used when the potential medical benefit outweighs any theoretical or potential risk and should not be used for nonmedical reasons.
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Listed:   19 May 2018
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Keyword : bioeffects, Biological effects, canadian, FETAL, fetus, OBSTETRIC, safety,

Do emergency physicians rely on POCUS without additional confirmatory testing?
This study describes the results of a survey on the use of EM‐POCUS for clinical decision making by Ohio EPs. A majority of them continues to rely on gold standard testing for confirmatory diagnosis, in addition to EM‐POCUS.
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Listed:   19 May 2018
Keyword : confirmatory testing, EM, emergency ultrasound, ER, pocus, point of care ultrasound,

If you think AI will never replace radiologists - you may want to think again
It’s one of the most frequently discussed questions in radiology today: What kind of long-term impact will artificial intelligence (AI) have on radiologists?
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Listed:   19 May 2018
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Keyword : AI, artificial intelligence, Radiology, replace radiologists,

What is Quinsy?
Quinsy, or peritonsillar abscess, is among the commonest deep infections of the adult head and neck. An intraoral ultrasound scan yields a correct diagnosis in up to 95% of cases, while its specificity ranges from about 80-100%.
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Listed:   19 May 2018
Keyword : intraoral ultrasound scan, peritonsillar abscess, Quinsy, Quinzy,

US medtech companies lobby against proposed Chinese tariffs
US medtech firms, including GE Healthcare and the thriving Minnesota-based medtech sector, are concerned that tariffs on Chinese products proposed by President Trump could significantly affect their business, according to two reports released this week.
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Listed:   19 May 2018
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Keyword : China, companies, corporate, economics, medtech, tarrifs,

How to perform gastrointestinal ultrasound: Anatomy and normal findings
This free full-text review article by a global editorial panel provides an overview of GI Ultrasound and its role in diagnostic imaging.
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Listed:   19 May 2018
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Keyword : ANATOMY, bowel, bowel wall thickness, gastrointestinal ultrasound, GI, gut, how to perform, mesentery, normal findings, Small intestine,

Lung Ultrasound better than Chest Radiography in Pediatric Pneumonia
Compared with chest radiography, lung ultrasound detects more cases of pneumonia, a greater number of cases of double pneumonia and minimal pleural effusions. The authors conclude that lung ultrasound should be considered the first-line imaging tool for community acquired pneumonia.
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Listed:   19 May 2018
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Keyword : chest, chest radiography, chest x-ray, community acquired pneumonia, lung, lung ultrasound, PEDIATRIC, pneumonia,

Ultrasound guidelines identify children who should be biopsied for thyroid cancer
The study found that the American College of Radiology system for grading nodules based on ultrasound features can reliably identify pediatric patients who should be biopsied for thyroid cancer.
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Listed:   19 May 2018
Keyword : ACR, Biopsy, cancer, nodule, PEDIATRIC, THYROID,

Bedside sonography performed by emergency physicians to detect appendicitis in children
The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of emergency physicians with various levels of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) experience to detect appendicitis with POCUS among children visiting a pediatric Emergency Department. The study showed limited sensitivity and specificity.
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Listed:   12 May 2018
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Keyword : appendicitis, appendix, children, emergency, emergency physicians, PEDIATRIC, pocus, point of care ultrasound,

No-shows in radiology most common for mammogram, ultrasound appointments
Around 3 percent of radiology patients miss pre-scheduled imaging appointments at any given time, researchers out of the University of Washington report in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR)--but mammography and ultrasound see no-show rates more than double that.
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Listed:   12 May 2018
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Keyword : appointment, no-show, Radiology, Ultrasound,

New ceramic material could cut down cost of piezoelectric devices
For the first time, researchers at the Indian institute of Science have designed a ceramic material capable of achieving an electrostrain value of 1.3 percent - the highest for a ceramic to date and the closest to the record set by single crystals.
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Listed:   12 May 2018
Keyword : electrostrain value, new material, piezoelectric, transducer,

Transient Elastography for monitoring methotrexate-induced liver fibrosis
This article examines the usefulness of transient elastography for routine monitoring of psoriasis patients for liver fibrosis due to methotrexate-induced injury.
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Listed:   12 May 2018
Keyword : liver fibrosis, liver injury, methotrexate, psoriasis, Transient elastography,

An inside-out look at AI in outpatient radiology
This sponsored article reviews the opportunities and challenges AI offers in radiology.
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Listed:   12 May 2018
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Keyword : AI, future, machine learning, Radiology,

Ultrasound effective on its own for evaluating MSK symptoms
Musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound rarely misses significant imaging findings, making follow-up MRI examinations largely unnecessary, according to a new study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
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Listed:   12 May 2018
Keyword : efficacy, MRI, msk, MUSCULOSKELETAL, Ultrasound, unnecessary,

Ultrasound helmet would make live images, brain-machine interface possible
Ultrasound technology for the brain could mean real-time images during surgery, a better idea of which areas get stimulated by certain feelings or actions and, ultimately, an effective way for people to control software and robotics by thinking about it.
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Listed:   12 May 2018
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Keyword : AI, BRAIN, brain-machine, cranial, helmet, machine learning, skull, TRANSCRANIAL, Ultrasound,

Intestinal ultrasound and management of small bowel Crohn's disease
This review article summarizes current developments in the use of ultrasound for the detection of small bowel lesions and complications.
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Listed:   06 May 2018
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Keyword : CEUS, Crohn's disease, Elastography, intestinal ultrasound, SICUS, small bowel, ultrasonography,

Orthopedic surgeons order most MSK extremity imaging exams
In the USA radiologists receive the most referrals for musculoskeletal (MSK) extremity imaging examinations from orthopedic surgeons, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
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Listed:   05 May 2018
Keyword : extremity imaging exams, most referrals, MUSCULOSKELETAL, orthopedic surgeons, Radiology,