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Large Head circumference linked to brain damage in term newborns
"The risk for white matter brain damage is increased tenfold in term-born neonates with large head circumference..."
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Listed:   10 March 2018
Keyword : brain damage, cerebral palsy, delivery, head molding, labor, large head circumference, Obstetrics, prolonged or obstructed labor, white matter injury,

Women Offered Ultrasound Images After Early Miscarriages
The Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is introducing a new policy to ensure parents enduring the loss of their babies will be offered ultrasound scan photographs along with “Forget-Me-Not” memory boxes to help women cope with the loss of their child in the first few weeks of pregnancy.
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Listed:   10 March 2018
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Keyword : early miscarriages, psychological support, ultrasound images,

Ultrasound-guided synovial biopsy more reliable than blind needle method
Ultrasound-guided needle biopsy procedures are significantly more reliable for sampling synovial tissue than blind needle biopsy, and were as effective as arthroscopy when retrieving synovial tissue from large joints, researchers noted.
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Listed:   10 March 2018
Keyword : arthroscopy, blind needle biopsy, joint, MUSCULOSKELETAL, synovial biopsy, ultrasound-guided biopsy,

Verasonics files patent infringement case against Supersonic Imagine
Verasonics filed a suit against French ultrasound maker and competitor SuperSonic Imagine alleging it infringed on Verasonic patents related to software beamforming architecture.
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Listed:   10 March 2018
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Keyword : lawsuit, Patent, patent infringement, suit, SuperSonic Imagine, Verasonics,

Additional learning opportunities boost on-call residents' confidence, knowledge
Implementing mixed-media teaching tools could boost radiology residents’ comfort levels when dealing with after-hours breast imaging emergencies and expand their knowledge of the topic, according to a study published in Emergency Radiology.
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Listed:   10 March 2018
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Keyword : confidence, knowledge, learning, mixed media, on-call, residents, self-directed,

In Memorium: John Donald William Baker
Don Baker was internationally known in the field of medical sonography as the inventor of Doppler ultrasound technology. He was instrumental in the invention and production of the first commercial medical Doppler instruments and was one of the founders of Advanced Technology Labs.
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Listed:   10 March 2018
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Keyword : Don Baker, Doppler ultrasound technology, in memorium, inventor, obituary,

Ultrasound-guided pleural biopsies in pleural infection
This pilot study demonstrated the safety of US-guided pleural biopsies in patients with pleural infection and a substantial increase in microbiological diagnosis as a result of the procedure.
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Listed:   10 March 2018
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Keyword : infection, lung, pleura, pleural biopsy, ultrasound guidance, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED,

Adjusting the risk for trisomy 21 by a simple ultrasound method using fetal long-bone biometry
This study found that second-trimester fetal long-bone biometry is useful in detecting trisomy 21 and may be used to adjust the a priori risk of both high- and low-risk women for trisomy 21 and, therefore, the need for genetic amniocentesis.
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Listed:   10 March 2018
Keyword : 2nd trimester, FETAL, long bone, long-bone biometry, Obstetrics, risk, trisomy 21,

Updated Guidelines for the Effective Use of Cardiac Ultrasound Contrast Agents
Imaging experts from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) have released a paper titled Clinical Applications of Ultrasonic Enhancing Agents in Echocardiography: 2018 American Society of Echocardiography Guidelines Update
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Listed:   04 March 2018
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Keyword : ASE, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced, echo, echocardiography, guidelines, HEART, ultrasound enhancing agents,

Proceedings: Beyond Ultrasound First Forum on Improving the Quality of Ultrasound Imaging in Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Beyond Ultrasound First Forum was conceived to increase awareness that the quality of obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound can be improved, and is inconsistent throughout the country, likely due to multiple factors, including the lack of a standardized curriculum and competency assessment...
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Listed:   04 March 2018
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Keyword : gynecology, improving quality of ultrasound imaging, ob/gyn, Obstetrics, training,

Lung Fissures Observable with Ultrasound
This research study found that lung fissures were detected in 61.3% of examinations but single operators yielded different detection rates ranging from 90% to 25%, showing a strong operator dependency.
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Listed:   04 March 2018
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Keyword : chest, detection, lung, lung fissures, Ultrasound,

Lung Ultrasound in Management of ESKD
A portable ultrasound can help nephrologists better detect fluid in the lungs of patients with end-stage kidney disease, according to a study by physicians at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
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Listed:   04 March 2018
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Keyword : dialysis, end stage kidney disease, ESKD, fluid in lung, lung, nephrology, portable, Ultrasound,

Heart researchers develop a new, promising imaging technique for cardiac arrhythmias
From ultrasound images Max Planck researchers have reconstructed how the heart muscle contracts vortex-like in cardiac arrhythmia. It is hoped that these insights will provide the basis for developing improved treatment methods.
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Listed:   03 March 2018
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Keyword : arrhythmia, cardiac, HEART, heart attack, heart fibrillation, Myocardium, sudden cardiac arrest, ventricular fibrillation,

AIUM Names National Award Recipients
Individuals who will receive awards at the AIUM Annual Convention in New York City March 24-28 include: Roberto Romero, MD, DMedSci; Thomas R. Yellen-Nelson, PhD; William D. Middleton, MD; Alfred Abuhamad, MD and Tracy Anton, BS, RDMS, RDCS.
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Listed:   03 March 2018
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Keyword : AIUM, awards, national convention,

Focused Ultrasound can be used to stimulate peripheral nerves
To date, in vivo studies examining the physiological effects of Focused Ultrasound (FUS) stimulation have only targeted structures in the CNS. Now, Columbia University researchers have demonstrated the first successful in vivo FUS stimulation of the PNS
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Listed:   03 March 2018
Keyword : focused ultrasound, FUS, in vivo, MUSCULOSKELETAL, nerve, stimulation,

Ultrasound should be part of standard diagnostic workup of ACL injury
This meta-analysis study found that ultrasound imaging in anterior cruciate ligament injury provides high sensitivity, high specificity and high diagnostic ability. The authors conclude that ultrasound should be a part of the standard diagnostic work-up of an ACL injury.
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Listed:   03 March 2018
Keyword : ACL, anterior cruciate ligament, diagnostic workup, injury, MUSCULOSKELETAL,

Siemens Healthineers is preparing to file IPO
Siemens AG has announced a plan for its Siemens Healthineers business to go public in the first half of the year, according to a company statement.
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Listed:   03 March 2018
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Keyword : financial, Healthineers, IPO, Siemens,

AAP Choosing Wisely list tags screening hip ultrasound as often unnecessary
AAP has released a Choosing Wisely list of pediatric orthopedics treatments and studies that should not be done routinely. Screening hip ultrasound is #1 on the list of five
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Listed:   24 February 2018
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Keyword : AAP, hip, Hip Dysplasia, MUSCULOSKELETAL, PEDIATRIC, screening, unnecessary,

New Training Resource for Ob/Gyn Residents
The AIUM has released a free-access series of 32 lectures to provide a training resource for Ob/Gyn residents.
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Listed:   24 February 2018
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Keyword : AIUM, free access, gynecology, lectures, Obstetrics, residents, training,

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Baseline Ultrasound Abnormalities May Predict Relapse
Ultrasound abnormalities may be a strong predictor of relapse in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), according to a prospective study in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
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Listed:   17 February 2018
Keyword : baseline, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, predict relapse, Ultrasound,