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Shark Week: How to Prep Great Hammerheads for an Underwater Ultrasound
A shark researcher's plan is to perform a free-swimming underwater ultrasound to verify that the hammerhead sharks are pregnant, which requires working with the sharks for days in advance to acclimate them to touch.
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Listed:   30 July 2017
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Keyword : animal, free-swimming, pregnant, shark, underwater, veterinary,

Ultrasound ineffective for identification and assessment of normal parathyroid gland
With an accuracy rate of just 8.3 percent, the research study authors conclude, ultrasound “cannot be used for identification of normal parathyroid glands.”
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Listed:   23 July 2017
Keyword : assessment, detection, NORMAL, PARATHYROID, ultrasound imaging, visualization,

Immature, but impossible to ignore: medical ultrasound is slowly growing up
An editorial by Paul Mullen, general manager for point of care ultrasound at GE Healthcare
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Listed:   23 July 2017
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Keyword : editorial, GE, Paul Mullen, ultrsaound business,

Philips buys German imaging software company TomTec Imaging Systems
Philips has announced it is acquiring Germany-based TomTec Imaging Systems, primarily to increase its strength in cardiac ultrasound markets. TomTec supplies image-analysis software for ultrasound and efficiency-boosting products and services for various medical applications.
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Listed:   23 July 2017
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Keyword : acquisition, business, M&A, Philips, TomTec,

MCG makes portable ultrasound training part of medical education
Out of 139 U.S. and Canadian medical schools, 81 have ultrasound education in the first year and 61 include it in the second year but only 51 have it as part of the third year curriculum, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
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Listed:   23 July 2017
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Keyword : education, medical education, medical school, point-of-care, portable, Ultrasound,

Routine shoulder ultrasound seen as appropriate for infants with brachial plexus birth palsy
Recently published results showed ultrasound screening is appropriate for infants with brachial plexus birth palsy with a passive external rotation in adduction of 60° or less used as the criterion to achieve appropriate sensitivity for ultrasound.
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Listed:   23 July 2017
Keyword : brachial plexus birth palsy, INFANT, MUSCULOSKELETAL, PEDIATRIC, screening, shoulder,

Guided by ultrasound, ROSE thyroid biopsies obviate do-overs
South American radiology and pathology researchers have reduced unsatisfactory biopsy samples of thyroid nodules by almost a third using the rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) technique guided by ultrasound, according to a study published online July 19 in Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology.
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Listed:   23 July 2017
Keyword : Biopsy, guided, rapid on-site evaluation, ROSE, THYROID, Ultrasound,

Non-imaging treadmill exercise stress test may be as effective as newer more expensive tests
A Canadian research study found that the graded exercise stress test (GXT) was just as effective at detecting significant coronary disease as the more costly stress echo, coronary computed tomography angiography and MRI myocardial perfusion imaging.
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Listed:   23 July 2017
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Keyword : CCTA, coronary artery disease, effectiveness, graded exercise stress test, MPI, MRI, stress echo,

3-D Ultrasound Quantifies Plaque Burden in Healthy Middle-Aged Cohort
Even at midlife, 55% of men and 30% of women have subclinical atherosclerosis identified on ultrasound, report investigators.
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Listed:   16 July 2017
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Keyword : 3D, 3-D, arteries, Atherosclerosis, burden, CAROTID, cerebrovascular, plaque, quantification, Ultrasound,

ACR updates contrast-media guide
Spotlighting an entirely new chapter on contrast-enhanced ultrasound, the American College of Radiology on July 12 announced the latest version of its Manual on Contrast Media. The publication is available online in full for free.
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Listed:   16 July 2017
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Keyword : ACR, agent, American College of Radiology, CONTRAST, Contrast-enhanced ultrasound, Manual on Contrast Media,

Evaluating Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity During Migraine Headache
Overall blood flow velocity remains unchanged during migraine headache, although blood flow velocity may be decreased early on in the attack, according to a study published in Headache.
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Listed:   16 July 2017
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Keyword : blood flow velocity, cerebral, headache, migraine,

Contaminated ultrasound gel recalled in Australia
Meditech ultrasound gel manufactured by Linmed Medical Co., Ltd. of China is being recalled in Australia after 11 hospital patients were infected with burkholderia cenocepacia which was isolated from the gel.
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Listed:   15 July 2017
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Keyword : Australia recall, burkholderia cenocepacia, China, contamination, Linmed Medical, Meditech, recall, ultrasound gel,

Imaging Strategies for Suspected Acute Cranial Shunt Failure in the Pediatric Patient
This study compared cost-effectiveness of CT, MRI and ultrasonography measurement of optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) for suspected acute shunt failure. In children with low pretest probability of cranial shunt failure, an ultrasonographic measurement of ONSD is the preferred initial test.
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Listed:   15 July 2017
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Keyword : BRAIN, cranial shunt, PEDIATRIC, shunt, shunt failure,

Ultrasound recommended as first choice for diagnosing muscle hernia
Ultrasound has outperformed MRI in a small Chinese study focused on muscle hernias, prompting the authors to recommend sonography as the first-line imaging modality for diagnosing these not-uncommon sports injuries.
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Listed:   09 July 2017
Keyword : muscle, muscle hernias, MUSCULOSKELETAL,

In the FAST exam - Think Outside Morison's Pouch
Morison's Pouch is where most examiners expect to see free fluid - but an analysis of positive FAST exams showed that in the RUQ the area that was most often positive was not Morison's pouch but the area surrounding the tip of the liver and extending to the right paracolic gutter.
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Listed:   09 July 2017
Keyword : bedside, emergency, ER, FAST, free fluid, Morison's pouch, paracolic gutter, RUQ,

Indolent Thyroid Cancer: New Challenges from an Epidemic of Diagnosis
The incidence of thyroid cancer has been rising steadily in the US and around the world, but the reason does not seem to be an inherent rise in thyroid cancer incidence, but rather the increased detection of thyroid cancer. This blog discusses how medicine should approach this cancer "epidemic".
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Listed:   09 July 2017
Keyword : cancer, epidemic, indolent, surveillance, THYROID, treatment,

Nevada Health Centers Settles EEOC Sex Discrimination Lawsuit
A male sonographer was terminated solely because of his gender. EEOC stated: "Outdated stereotypes in the health care industry cannot be used to categorically exclude emp­loyees from certain jobs based on gender"
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Listed:   09 July 2017
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Keyword : EEOC, gender, lawsuit, Nevada Health Centers, sex discrimination,

Diagnostic reliability of pediatric appendicitis score, ultrasound and low-dose computed tomography scan in children with suspected acute appendicitis
Although CT remains the most accurate and least operator-dependent exam for pediatric appendicitis, radiation exposure can be minimized by using a Pediatric Appendicitis Score as an excluding tool and Ultrasound as the primary imaging modality followed by low-dose CT for inconclusive cases only.
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Listed:   09 July 2017
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Keyword : appendicitis, CT, PEDIATRIC, Pediatric appendicitis score, radiation,

Photoacoustic/ultrasound dual imaging of human thyroid cancers: an initial clinical study
This study from China presents photoacoustic imaging results in context with conventional gray scale and color Doppler images. While the technology is clearly not ready for clinical use, the study does suggest that it might be useful in the future, especially for very superficial lesions.
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Listed:   02 July 2017
Keyword : cancer, photoacoustic, THYROID,

New ultrasound techniques for peering inside bony structures
Well, not exactly "new", but this overview mentions two technologies you may not be familiar with - a "time-reversal" technique, called the DORT method that allows focusing the beam around ribs, and a lens-based transcranial focusing device that uses only one piezoelectric transducer element.
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Listed:   02 July 2017
Keyword : DORT method, HIFU, high intensity focused ultrasound,