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Transperineal ultrasound: clinical utility and future prospects
Volumetric 3-D techniques have contributed to the remarkable progress that has occurred in the use of TPU in obstetrics and gynecology over the past decade. This article provides an overview of the advantages, challenges and future perspectives of the use of TPU for women’s imaging.
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Listed:   16 September 2017
Keyword : 3D, 3-D, female pelvis, gynecology, OBSTETRIC, pelvic floor, progress of labor, transperineal, Ultrasound, volumetric,

FDA Holds MIDAC Meeting on Gadolinium-Based Contrast Agents
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it would hold a meeting of the Medical Imaging Drugs Advisory Committee (MIDAC) on Sept. 8 to discuss regulatory approaches for use of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs). FDA’s approach to date has been educational only.
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Listed:   11 September 2017
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Keyword : CONTRAST, FDA, gadolinium, Medical Imaging Drugs Advisory Committee, MIDAC, MRI,

Ultrasound useful in further IDing hyperattenuating renal lesions
Though most hyperattenuating renal lesions are detected using CT, a new study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology suggests that ultrasound also proves useful in identifying those specific lesions.
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Listed:   10 September 2017
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Keyword : CT, hyperattenuating lesion, identification, Incidental, kidney, Renal,

Squid Ink and Photoacoustic Ultrasound Maps Gum Disease
Your dentist visits could become a pleasant pain-free experience, and it's all thanks to squids. A team of engineers from the University of California San Diego have developed an imaging method using squid ink and ultrasound to check for gum disease.
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Listed:   10 September 2017
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Keyword : dental, gingivitis, gum disease, melanin particles, photoacoustic, squid ink, Ultrasound,

New App Replaces Echocardiography with Smartphone Camera to Measure Heart Health
In a proof-of-concept clinical trial, engineers at Caltech, Huntington Medical Research Institute, and USC have demonstrated that the camera on your smartphone can noninvasively provide detailed information about your heart's health.
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Listed:   10 September 2017
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Keyword : cardiac, Carotid artery, echocardiography, ejection fraction, LVEF, screening, smartphone,

Medical costs inspire a different approach
Fed up with high fees for medical tests such as ultrasound, a surgeon has started his own low-priced service.
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Listed:   10 September 2017
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Keyword : alternative, cost, economics, surgeon, Ultrasound,

Soon, Broken Bones Could be Fixed Using Gene Therapy and Microbubbles
Researchers healed bone fractures by attracting stem cells to the area and injecting a mix of microbubbles and DNA encoding a bone protein at the break. Ultrasound was then used to release the DNA at the fracture site. This method could replace bone grafting for nonhealing fractures.
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Listed:   10 September 2017
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Keyword : broken bones, CONTRAST, DNA, fractures, gene therapy, healing, microbubbles, stem cells,

Study: Musculoskeletal ultrasound is increasingly taught in US rheumatology fellowships
A significantly greater number of rheumatology fellowships in the United States teach musculoskeletal ultrasound, according to recent findings. In a survey based study, some form of MSUS curriculum was taught in 94% of the programs responding.
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Listed:   10 September 2017
Keyword : fellowship, musculoskeletal ultrasound, rheumatology,

Contrast enhanced ultrasound surveillance for aortic endoleak post endovascular aneurysm repair
A Cochrane review concluded that contrast-enhanced ultrasonography can be introduced as a routine diagnostic modality for an endoleak surveillance programme post endovascular aneurysm repair, followed by CT scan if the ultrasound is positive.
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Listed:   02 September 2017
Keyword : aorta, CONTRAST, contrast-enhanced, endoleak, endovascular aneurysm repair, microbubbles, surveillance, ultrasonography,

Vascular Soft-Tissue Tumors in Infancy: Distinguishing Features on Doppler Sonography
The vascular tumors - hemangioendotheliomas, tufted angiomas, and infantile myofibromatoses - were distinguishable from hemangiomas on Doppler sonography in all cases except one hemangioendothelioma. Unlike hemangiomas, these lesions should be investigated by biopsy or excision.
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Listed:   02 September 2017
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Keyword : Doppler, infancy, PEDIATRIC, soft-tissue tumors, VASCULAR,

Ultrasound-guided central venous catheter placement: a structured review and recommendations for clinical practice
In the review the authors describe the rationale for the use of US during CVC placement, the basic principles of this technique, and the current evidence and existing guidelines for its use. In addition, they recommend a structured approach for US-guided central venous access for clinical practice.
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Listed:   02 September 2017
Keyword : Central Venous Catheter, critical care, line placement, placement, ultrasound guidance,

Photoacoustics Measures Oxygenation of Tumors to Help Choose Treatment
At University of Cambridge researchers have now employed photoacoustic imaging, also known as optoacoustic imaging, to identify the concentration of oxygen within targeted tumor tissue.
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Listed:   02 September 2017
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Keyword : imaging, optoacoustic, oxygenation of tumors, photoacoustic,

Therapeutic ultrasound of carotid body for treatment resistant hypertension
Researchers at The University of Western Australia have taken a step forward in the fight against high blood pressure after the first human trials of a ground-breaking therapeutic ultrasound treatment produced successful results.
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Listed:   02 September 2017
Keyword : carotid body, catheter, therapeutic ultrasound, treatment resistant hypertension,

New Study Shows MR-HIFU Effective for Treating Bone Tumors in Children
Nine children were successfully treated for osteoid osteoma by doctors from Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. The completion of the clinical trial marks a triumph for the noninvasive treatment method called magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU).
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Listed:   02 September 2017
Keyword : focused ultrasound, HIFU, magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound, MR-HIFU, treatment,

Ultrasound and Microbubbles for Targeted Chemotherapy Delivery
Researchers in Norway have developed a chemotherapy delivery system consisting of microbubbles containing drug-loaded nanoparticles. When the researchers apply ultrasound to the microbubbles in a tumor, the microbubbles burst, releasing the nanoparticles and the chemotherapeutic drug.
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Listed:   02 September 2017
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Keyword : chemotherapy, delivery system, microbubble, nanoparticles, therapy, treatment,

Screening for vascular disease saves one life for every 169 patients assessed
Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral artery disease, and hypertension gained more living years for lower costs than European cancer screening programmes.
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Listed:   02 September 2017
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Keyword : AAA, abdominal aortic aneurysm, Danish Viborg Vascular trial, hypertension, PAD, peripheral arterial disease, screening, VASCULAR, VIVA trial,

Laser Pulses Drum Up Sharp Images of Organs in Motion
Researchers have developed a photoacoustic imaging technique that uses lasers to create detailed ultrasound images in live animals. The method allows for complete internal body scans with enough spatiotemporal resolution to see active organs, circulating cancer cells, and brain function.
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Listed:   02 September 2017
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Keyword : lasers, photoacoustic, research, single impulse panoramic photoacoustic computed tomography, SIP-PACT,

Teleconsultation ultrasonography: a new weapon to combat cholangiocarcinoma
Although cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is usually a rare cancer, in northeast Thailand it kills 20 000 or more people every year. This article details an innovative teleconsultation ultrasonography approach that has been used to screen 250 000 people with 2000 cases of CCA diagnosed.
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Listed:   27 August 2017
Keyword : cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, LIVER, liver fluke, screening, teleconsultation, ultrasonography, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound For Brain Drug Delivery - Not So Fast
This blog post by Derek Lowe sounds a cautionary note and provides some insight on the controversy surrounding use of ultrasound to breach the blood brain barrier.
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Listed:   27 August 2017
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Keyword : blood-brain barrier, CONTRAST, controversy, drug delivery, microbubbles,

Training Guidelines for Urologic Ultrasound
The AUA and AIUM have announce collaborative development of Training Guidelines for urologists who perform ultrasound. These guidelines serve as a roadmap for practices wishing to voluntarily seek accreditation for ultrasound through the AIUM.
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Listed:   27 August 2017
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Keyword : AIUM, AUA, guidelines, training, urologists, urology,