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Alpinion prohibited from selling E-CUBE 12R research ultrasound system
Ultrasound device developer Verasonics said today that as part of a binding arbitration decision in a trade secret dispute, Alpinion Medical Systems has been prohibited from marketing or selling its E-Cube 12R ultrasound system for 5 years. Verasonics was also awarded $5.6 million.
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Listed:   26 August 2017
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Keyword : Alpinion, arbitration ruling, E-CUBE, prohibited from marketing or selling, research ultrasound system, trade secret dispute, Verasonics,

Ultrasound shows high diagnostic performance, interobserver agreement for pediatric appendicitis
Ultrasound is a powerful tool for helping radiologists diagnose pediatric appendicitis, and it doesn’t much matter whether the interpreters are trainees working the night shift or daytime attendings.
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Listed:   26 August 2017
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Keyword : appendicitis, appendix, diagnostic performance, PEDIATRIC, Ultrasound,

The APCA POCUS Physician Certification Program Reaches 1,000 Enrollment Mark
The Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement™ (APCA™), the physician-centric certification Council, announces its recently launched Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification & Certificate program reached a milestone of 1,000 enrollments. (Link accesses .pdf file)
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Listed:   26 August 2017
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Keyword : Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement, APCA, certificate, certification, physician, pocus, Point-of-Care Ultrasound,

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound in the therapeutic assessment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
In this case report the authors found that contrast enhanced ultrasound exhibited the potential to present complementary results to contrast enhanced CT, in the therapeutic assessment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
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Listed:   20 August 2017
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Keyword : CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, ultrasound contrast,

Dynamic inguinal ultrasound for hernia diagnosis
A study to assess dynamic inguinal ultrasound for diagnosis of inguinal and femoral hernia found very high sensitivity and specificity. The authors recommend routine use of standardized ultrasound exams for suspected hernia.
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Listed:   20 August 2017
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Keyword : Femoral, hernia, inguinal, Standardized, ultrasound examination,

Musculoskeletal extremity imaging jumped from 1994 to 2013 for Medicare beneficiaries
The utilization rates of four common musculoskeletal extremity imaging modalities—radiography, MRI, CT and ultrasound—increased significantly in the Medicare population over the last two decades, according to a new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute.
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Listed:   20 August 2017
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Keyword : CT, extremity imaging, Medicare, MRI, MUSCULOSKELETAL, radiography, Ultrasound, utilization,

Two Detection Methods May Be Required to Determine Who Needs Intestinal Endometriosis Surgery
Doctors may need to use both MRI and rectal endoscopic sonography to do an accurate job of identifying intestinal endometriosis that requires rectal recession, or removal of part of the rectum.
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Listed:   20 August 2017
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Keyword : endometriosis, Intestinal, rectal, rectum,

Objective assessment of leg edema using ultrasonography with a gel pad
This small demonstration study assessed leg edema using US with a gel pad. The authors conclude that normalized subcutaneous echogenicity with the pad can sensitively and objectively assess leg edema with high reliability.
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Listed:   13 August 2017
Keyword : assessment, edema, gel pad, leg, MUSCULOSKELETAL, normalization, objectively assess,

An Ultrasound Classification of Anterior Talofibular Ligament (ATFL) Injury
This study classified injury of ATFL into six types based on the ultrasound findings and suggests treatment strategies based on the classification scheme.
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Listed:   13 August 2017
Keyword : ankle, classification, injury, MUSCULOSKELETAL, scheme, talofibular ligament,

Hong Kong hospital makes 3D printed models of foetuses available to expectant parents
At Hong Kong’s Adventist Hospital, expectant parents can order a 3D printed model of their unborn baby, which serves as an intimate memento to commemorate their experience of the pregnancy as well as allowing them to touch their child as it is in utero.
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Listed:   13 August 2017
Keyword : 3D model, 3D printed model, 3D printing, fetal model,

Ultrasound shows efficacy of carpal tunnel treatments
Patients injected with a steroidal anti-inflammatory for symptom relief of carpal tunnel syndrome are well-served by follow-up imaging with ultrasound to show whether or not the treatment is working, according to a small study published online in Skeletal Radiology.
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Listed:   13 August 2017
Keyword : carpal tunnel, efficacy, follow-up, monitoring, MUSCULOSKELETAL, treatment,

Using ultrasound to trigger on-demand, site-specific pain relief
This research system uses ultrasound to trigger the release of nerve-blocking agents from drug-filled liposomes injected into specific sites of the body ahead of time. The approach could allow a patient to control pain relief for up to 3 days.
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Listed:   13 August 2017
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Keyword : anesthesiology, liposomes, nerve-blocking agents, on-demand, opioid alternative, Pain, pain relief, trigger, Ultrasound,

Hypercalcemia common in young children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Most children aged 6 years and younger with classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia experience at least one episode of hypercalcemia, increasing their risk for developing hypercalciuria, nephrocalcinosis and hypertension, according to a retrospective analysis of medical records.
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Listed:   13 August 2017
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Keyword : congenital adrenal hyperplasia, hypercalcemia, hypercalciuria, nephrocalcinosis, PEDIATRIC, renal complications,

Elective ultrasound facilities in baby product stores.
Babybond offers a full range of "private antenatal scans" in Mothercare baby product stores across the UK.
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Listed:   13 August 2017
Keyword : babybond, elective, entertainment, mothercare, PREGNANCY, Ultrasound,

Maternal Intuition of Fetal Gender - Fact or Fiction?
Fetal gender speculation is a preoccupation of many expecting parents, and pregnant women commonly profess to intuitively know the gender of their unborn babies. This study objectively compared pregnant mothers’ perceptions of fetal gender to sonographically proven gender determinations.
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Listed:   13 August 2017
Keyword : fetal gender, fetal gender speculation, intuition, intuitively know gender, know sex of baby, maternal perception,

Ultrasound for Early Detection of Joint Disease in Patients with Hemophilic Arthropathy
This review article covers use of US to assess joint status in hemophilia patients, focusing on signs of disease activity and degenerative damages. The authors also advocate wider use of “point-of-care” ultrasound to support clinical decision making in patients with hemophilia.
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Listed:   06 August 2017
Keyword : diagnostic, early detection, hemophilia, hemophilic arthropathy, joint disease, MUSCULOSKELETAL, point-of-care,

Arterial distensibility in adolescence tied to CV risk factors
Risk factors such as BP, BMI, LDL and insulin resistance were linked to arterial distensibility in adolescence, according to a study published in Hypertension.
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Listed:   06 August 2017
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Keyword : adolescence, arterial distensibility, CV risk factors,

Prenatal 3D ultrasound shows heart defects affect brain development
European researchers have used 3D ultrasound to measure cortical folding, which increases the surface area of the brain and therefore its processing power, in fetuses with congenital heart defects. Their interest was in finding out whether prenatal cardiovascular anomalies affect neurodevelopment.
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Listed:   06 August 2017
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Keyword : BRAIN, congenital heart defect, cortical folding, development,

Ceramic implant opens brain to ultrasound therapies
Engineers have created a ceramic skull implant that will allow doctors to deliver ultrasound therapies into the brain, an advance that could improve outcomes for patients with neurological diseases.
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Listed:   06 August 2017
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Keyword : BRAIN, ceramic implant, skull, therapy, Ultrasound,

ABUS and mammography is superior to mammography alone for screening high risk patients
The study authors found that a combination of ABUS and screening mammography was more effective than mammography on its own, and screening ultrasound alone “is also an effective screening strategy.”
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Listed:   06 August 2017
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Keyword : ABUS, automated breast ultrasound, Breast, high risk, mammography, screening,