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VIDEO : Most Recent Releases
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Jon A. Jacobson, MD
Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound
Released: Dec 09, 2018 | Time: 29 min
Jason Wagner, M.D.
Salivary Glands
Released: Dec 02, 2018 | Time: 29 min
Beryl Benacerraf, MD
The Endometrium
Released: Nov 25, 2018 | Time: 29 min
Wui K. Chong, MD
Renal Transplants
Released: Nov 18, 2018 | Time: 28 min
Francisco Quiroz, MD
Parathyroid Glands
Released: Nov 11, 2018 | Time: 32 min
Carol Benson, MD
Obstetrical Procedures Under Ultrasound Guidance
Released: Nov 04, 2018 | Time: 31 min
Liina Poder, MD
Pelvic Pain: Negative Pregnancy Test
Released: Oct 28, 2018 | Time: 33 min
Kathryn A Robinson, MD
Basic Gallbladder
Released: Oct 21, 2018 | Time: 30 min
 
 
 
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Sonography in the News: Top Stories
Exoanal Imaging of the Anal Sphincters
Exoanal or transperineal/translabial tomographic imaging has been developed as a noninvasive alternative to Endoanal imaging. This pictorial overview introduces the reader to exoanal imaging and demonstrates common findings in asymptomatic and symptomatic women.
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Listed:   08 December 2018
Keyword : anal sphincters, exoanal imaging, noninvasive alternative to endoanal imaging, tomographic imaging, translabial, transperineal,

Is Testicular Macrocalcification a Risk for Malignancy?
This article reports a series of 6 patients with testicular macrocalcification, with development of a malignancy on follow‐up US. The authors encourage US follow-up examinations for patients with macrocalcification, potentially in a similar manner as for those with testicular microlithiasis.
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Listed:   08 December 2018
Keyword : Malignancy, microlithiasis, risk, testicle, testicular macrocalcification,

Why ultrasound imaging may be the future of neurological treatments
Researchers are exploring transcranial ultrasound stimulation (tUS), "an emerging technique that uses ultrasonic waves to noninvasively modulate brain activity." "Two minutes of ultrasonic imaging to the head produces about eight minutes of enhanced brain activity, and then it returns to normal.
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Listed:   08 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : BRAIN, enhanced brain activity, modulate brain activity, transcranial ultrasound stimulation, tUS,

The Placenta, an Afterthought No Longer
An ephemeral organ, long dismissed merely as afterbirth, increasingly is viewed as critical to understanding the health and course of pregnancy.
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Listed:   08 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : Obstetrics, PLACENTA, role in pregnancy,

Screening algorithm for prediction of SGA and late fetal growth restriction
This research study found that a simple screening algorithm model combining maternal and first- and second-trimester predictors including ultrasound scans can detect 60%of fetuses that will develop late FGR, and 79% of those fetuses that will be classified prenatally as late FGR, for a 10% FPR.
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Listed:   08 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : fetal growth, late fetal growth restriction, Obstetrics, prediction, PREGNANCY, screening algorithm, SGA,

AI, blockchain dominate future of medical imaging
As technological innovation, new business models and artificial intelligence (AI) have emerged to the forefront of the medical device industry over the past decade, medical imaging in particular has benefited the most from these trends.
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Listed:   08 December 2018
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Keyword : AI, artificial intelligence, blockchain, medical device industry, medical imaging, new business models, technological innovation,

Images of atherosclerosis may boost patient adherence to CVD prevention
Showing patients and their primary care doctors pictorial representations of carotid plaque may prompt greater adherence to lifestyle and medication interventions, resulting in lower cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk within one year, according to a study published Dec. 3 in The Lancet.
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Listed:   08 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : cardiovascular disease, carotid plaque, patient adherence, pictoral representations,

Gold Nanoparticles in Photoacoustic Tomography
Photoacoustic tomography provides information about tissues in real time by utilizing ultrasonic waves. A contrast agent is used which interacts with light, creating ultrasonic waves. One such contrast agent is gold nanoparticles.
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Listed:   08 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : CONTRAST, gold, nanoparticles, photoacoustic tomography,

Baby born via uterus transplanted from deceased donor
In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby, researchers reported Wednesday.
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Listed:   08 December 2018
Keyword : deceased donor, PREGNANCY, transplant, uterus,

Physicians Predict "Sea Change" for Contrast Ultrasound Use
CPT Code changes which will go into effect in the U.S. on January 1, 2019, include a new “Category I” CPT code to support the use of CEUS for non-cardiac abdominal imaging. In addition, final Medicare physician payment rules will increase the RVUs (relative value units) for the new CEUS codes.
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Listed:   01 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : billing, CEUS, CEUS codes, CONTRAST, CPT Code, non-cardiac abdominal imaging, reimbursement, RVUs,

FDA considering imposing 10-year limit when manufacturers choose older predicates
FDA is modernizing its 510(k) program and one change it is mulling is placing a limit on how old a predicate device is when manufacturers develop a new product showing substantial equivalence.
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Listed:   01 December 2018
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Keyword : 10 year limit, 510(k), FDA, older predicates, predicate device, regulatory, substantial equivalence,

Diaphragmatic parameters by ultrasonography for predicting weaning outcomes
Among diaphragmatic parameters, time to peak inspiratory amplitude of the diaphragm exhibits good performance in predicting the success of weaning from mechanical ventilation.
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Listed:   01 December 2018
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Keyword : diaphragm, Mechanical ventilation, weaning,

Ultrasound screening data from Fukushima reveals large reservoir of subclinical thyroid cancer in children
The study provides vital data on thyroid cancer and may lead to growing demands outside of Japan for more ultrasound scans in younger people, increasing the risk of overdiagnosis, experts have warned.
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Listed:   01 December 2018
Keyword : Fukushima, radiation exposure, screening, subclinical reservoir, thyroid cancer,

Prenatal US detects brain abnormalities in fetuses exposed to Zika virus
In a cohort of 82 pregnant women with the Zika virus infection, prenatal ultrasound was able to detect all fetal brain abnormalities but one. Results from the study were published in JAMA Pediatrics.
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Listed:   01 December 2018
Keyword : brain abnormalities, prenatal ultrasound, Zika,

ICUS applauds announcement of dramatic changes in payment for contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging
The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) applauds the announcement of dramatic changes in payment for contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging of the abdomen in the United States.
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Listed:   01 December 2018
Classification:
Keyword : coding, CONTRAST, contrast-enhanced, CPT, ICUS, payment, reimbursement,

Endoscopic Doppler Reduced Rebleeding in Patients with Bleeding Peptic Ulcers
Current endoscopic treatments for bleeding peptic ulcers rely on visual endpoints to assess adequacy of therapy. The use of endoscopic Doppler ultrasound probes may allow for a more reliable assessment of therapeutic accuracy with less peptic ulcer rebleeding.
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Listed:   01 December 2018
Keyword : Doppler, endoluminal, peptic ulcers, rebleeding,

Ultrasound-guided Cryoablation shows promise in treating low-risk breast cancers
Cryoablation -- the destruction of cancer cells through freezing -- shows early indications of effectiveness in treating women with low-risk breast cancers, according to research presented at RSNA
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Listed:   01 December 2018
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Keyword : breast cancer, cryoablation, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED,

Clinical and Ultrasound Predictors of Placenta Accreta in Pregnant Women with Antepartum Diagnosis of Placenta Previa
Women with a prior delivery by caesarean section have a high incidence of placenta accreta among women with antepartum diagnosis of placenta previa.
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Listed:   01 December 2018
Keyword : abnormally invasive placenta, accreta, Obstetrics, PLACENTA, previa,

Percutaneous coronary intervention guided by intravascular ultrasound linked to long-term advantages
The use of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to guide PCI leads to further improvements in event-free survival between one and two years post-procedure, according to a report from the ADAPT-DES study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
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Keyword : event-free survival, intravascular ultrasound guidance, IVUS, PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention,

Twinkling artifact on Doppler ultrasound for the detection of breast microcalcifications
The authors of this research study conclude that the twinkling artifact is useful for microcalcifications in ultrasound examinations, enabling a significant increase in the yield of ultrasound-guided biopsies and better preoperative marking of groups of microcalcifications.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
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Keyword : Breast, detection of microcalcifications, Doppler ultrasound, microcalcifications, twinkling artifact,

Evaluation and management of polyhydramnios
This article from Contemporary OB/GYN provides an overview of polyhydramnios etiology, assessment, and treatment.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
Keyword : amniotic fluid, assessment, etiology, hydramnios, management, polyhydramnios, treatment,

Ultrasound Safer Than MRI to Monitor Rheumatoid Arthritis in Pregnancy
Ultrasounds are a safer and equally effective diagnostic tool compared with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose and monitor pregnant women with suspected active rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new report published in Radiology Case Reports.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
Keyword : monitor, MRI, PREGNANCY, rheumatoid arthritis, safety, Ultrasound,

Machine learning identifies foetal size from ultrasound images
Researchers from Yonsei University have developed a machine learning-based method for automated analysis of foetal ultrasound images. They report excellent levels of accuracy in determining foetal biometric parameters.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
Keyword : AI, determine fetal size, foetal size, machine learning, Ultrasound,

Shoulder brightness on ultrasound may be a sign of diabetes
Based on the brightness of the echo pattern of the deltoid muscle, radiologists correctly predicted diabetes in 70 of 79 patients, or 89 percent.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
Keyword : brightness, deltoid, diabetes, pre-diabetes, shoulder, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound Used to Release Drugs to Alter Brain Activity in Rats
The non-invasive method allows the delivery of drugs to within a few millimeters of a desired point in the brain. So far scientists have successfully used focused ultrasound beams to ‘jiggle’ the drug molecules out of nanoparticle cages that were injected into the bloodstream of rats.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
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Keyword : drug release, nanoparticle cages, therapy, treatment, Ultrasound,

The role of ultrasonography in detecting urinary tract calculi compared to CT scan
The stone size obtained by US was almost the same as that detected by NCCT; however, US is a limited imaging modality in detecting urinary tract stone, especially when used by an inexperienced radiologist, and in the case of smaller stone size, increased weight, and low grade of hydronephrosis.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
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Keyword : compared with CT scan, detection, kidney stone, Ultrasound, urinary tract calculi,

Photoacoustic imaging detects early-stage ovarian cancer
Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri used photoacoustic tomography with ultrasound, or photoacoustic imaging, to detect and diagnose early stage ovarian cancer, according to a recent university press release.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
Keyword : early-stage cancer, ovarian cancer, photoacoustic imaging, photoacoustic tomography, transvaginal ultrasound,

Adenomyosis and its impact on fertility
Adenomyosis is a common gynecologic disorder, yet its etiology and association with infertility remains unclear. It is a benign disorder previously associated with multiparity. Recently, however, an association with infertility has emerged.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
Keyword : adenomyosis, infertility,

Abdominal ultrasound often not enough for children with suspected appendicitis
Children presenting with signs of appendicitis should receive careful further evaluation if the usual first-line exam, abdominal ultrasound, fails to deliver a clear view of the appendix.
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Listed:   24 November 2018
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Keyword : ABDOMEN, appendix, further evaluation, PEDIATRIC, Ultrasound,

Effect of Contralateral Carotid Artery Stenosis on Carotid Ultrasound Velocity Measurements
A potential source of error in using ultrasound peak systolic velocity (PSV) measurements is that the redistribution of blood flow due to severe stenosis in a contralateral carotid artery may lead to artificially elevated values.
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Listed:   18 November 2018
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Keyword : artificially elevated values, Carotid artery, contralateral carotid artery, duplex Doppler, Peak systolic velocity, PSV, redistribution, stenosis, ultrasound velocity measurements,

Intensity of carotid artery forward compression waves predicts future cognitive decline
Researchers said the duplex Doppler test could provide a new way to identify people who are at risk of developing dementia, leading to earlier treatments and lifestyle interventions.
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Listed:   18 November 2018
Classification:
Keyword : Carotid artery, FCW intensity, forward compression waves, predict cognitive decline,

Moths use acoustic camouflaging fur to evade bats
Scientists in the UK have discovered that the fur of some moths can absorb up to 85% of incoming ultrasound. According to the researchers, this fur acts as a “stealth coating” providing the moths with a passive, acoustic camouflage that helps hide them from the ultrasonic clicks of hunting bats.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
Classification:
Keyword : absorb ultrasound, acoustic camouflaging, bats, moths, stealth,

Is 2D ultrasound good enough for confirmation of location of ESSURE Implants?
This pilot study concluded that two-dimensional ultrasound appears to be an acceptable alternative to 3DUS. The authors propose a 2D classification for cross-section device localization to facilitate image interpretation.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
Keyword : 2D ultrasound, 3D ultrasound, confirmation of location, Essure, fallopian tube, pregnancy prevention implants,

Robotic system uses high intensity ultrasound under MRI guidance to ablate brain tumors
Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have received a five-year, $3.5-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue development of a minimally invasive robotic system that uses high intensity ultrasound to destroy brain tumors.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
Classification:
Keyword : ABLATION, brain tumor, high intensity ultrasound, minimally invasive, MRI guidance, robotic system, therapy,

Air-coupled ultrasound used to diagnose middle ear infections
The device determines the absence or presence of fluid in the middle ear, as well as the nature of any effusion present. The findings can be classified as air (no infection); thin fluid (viral infection); viscous fluid (bacterial infection); or solid (glue ear).
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Listed:   17 November 2018
Classification:
Keyword : air-coupled ultrasound, ear, ear infections, effusion, inner ear, PEDIATRIC,

Can AI enable a certified medical assistant with no training to perform echocardiography?
Clinical trial evaluates if AI helps certified medical assistants perform echocardiograms and detect heart disease in primary care settings.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
Classification:
Keyword : AI, artificial intelligence, certified medical assistant, echo scan, no training, perform echocardiography, primary care,

Training with anthropomorphic breast ultrasound phantoms helps radiology residents
Anthropomorphic breast ultrasound phantoms can be a useful tool for radiology resident education programs, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
Classification:
Keyword : anthropomorphic breast phantom, Breast, radiology residents, training,

Literature Review Finds Limited Evidence for Value of Ultrasound in Predicting Arthritis Development
The current level of evidence regarding the value of grayscale and Power Doppler abnormalities seen on musculoskeletal ultrasound to predict the development of inflammatory arthritis is sparse, according to a systematic literature review published in Arthritis Research & Therapy.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
Keyword : arthritis, development of inflammatory arthritis, grayscale, limited value, MUSCULOSKELETAL, power Doppler, predict arthritis development, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound finds simple cysts not associated with ovarian cancer risk
Using ultrasound technology, researchers found simple ovarian cysts - commonly found amongst premenopausal and postmenopausal women - are not associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and do not require additional surveillance or surgical intervention.
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Listed:   17 November 2018
Keyword : ovarian cancer, simple cysts, Ultrasound,