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John S. Pellerito, MD
Peripheral Arterial Sonography
Released: Aug 20, 2017 | Time: 39 min
Maitray D. Patel, MD
Acute Pelvic Pain in the Non-Pregnant Woman
Released: Aug 13, 2017 | Time: 36 min
Harriet J. Paltiel, MD
Pediatric Genitourinary Sonography
Released: Aug 06, 2017 | Time: 42 min
Tara A. Morgan, MD
Monochorionic Diamniotic Twin Pregnancies
Released: Jul 30, 2017 | Time: 37 min
Levon N. Nazarian, MD
Ultrasound in Neuropathies: Showing How It Explains the Symptoms and Signs
Released: Jul 23, 2017 | Time: 52 min
John P. McGahan, MD
Examination of the Fetal Heart with Ultrasound
Released: Jul 16, 2017 | Time: 26 min
Beatrice L. Madrazo, MD, FACR, RVT
Hepatic Vascular Conditions
Released: Jul 09, 2017 | Time: 93 min
Edward A. Lyons, OC, MD, FRCP (C), FACR
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Sonography in the News: Top Stories
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
Classification:
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,

Ultrasound excels at surveilling larger pancreatic cysts
Transabdominal ultrasound is an excellent tool for follow-up imaging of larger cysts on or in the pancreas, although its performance falls off as surveilled known lesions decline in size, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in Abdominal Radiology.
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Listed:   06 August 2017
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Keyword : monitoring, PANCREAS, pancreatic cyst, surveillance, Ultrasound,

Jargon Muddies Radiology Reports, Including About Cancers
When it comes to summarizing what they see, radiologists typically use a set of clunky catchphrases, such as "diagnostic for," "consistent with," and "concerning for" — modifiers that even they don't precisely comprehend.
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Listed:   06 August 2017
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Keyword : communication, jargon, Radiology, report, reporting,

CDC updates Zika testing guidance following decline in disease prevalence
The CDC recently updated its Zika testing guidance for pregnant women in the United States in response to a decline in disease prevalence and emerging evidence that indicates Zika virus immunoglobulin M antibodies may persist for months after infection.
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Listed:   06 August 2017
Keyword : CDC, guidelines, update, Zika,

SDMS Releases Updated Industry Standards for the Prevention of Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
The Industry Standards for the Prevention of Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Sonography is the work product of a 2016 Consensus Conference on Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders involving 26 sonography-related professional organizations, accreditation bodies, and manufacturers.
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Listed:   06 August 2017
Classification:
Keyword : Industry Standards, SDMS, update, Work related musculoskeletal disorders, WRMSD,

Ultrasound Beyond Medicine - Flaw-detection - Keeping us Safe
This little article by a research physicist reminds us of the importance of non-medical ultrasound in keeping our industrial and transportation infrastructure safe and reliable.
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Listed:   30 July 2017
Classification:
Keyword : flaw detection, industrial, non-destructive testing, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound non-invasive measurement of intracranial pressure - Promising but not there yet
In this small study on ICU patients with brain injury three different ultrasound-based measurements of intracranial pressure were compared. Optic nerve sheath diameter proved the most effective but the addition of straight sinus systolic flow velocity improved results.
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Listed:   30 July 2017
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Keyword : intracranial pressure, noninvasive measurement, optic nerve sheath,

Ultrasound nets a qualified win in tennis-elbow contest
Pitting ultrasound against MRI for tears of the common extensor tendon in patients with chronic lateral epicondylitis ("tennis elbow") researchers found the former is fine at screening but when a tear is detected MRI should be used to precisely quantify the extent of the injury.
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Listed:   30 July 2017
Keyword : chronic lateral epicondylitis, common extensor tendon, elbow, MRI, MUSCULOSKELETAL, quantification of injury, screening, tears, tennis elbow,

Ultrafast ultrasound tackles cardiac imaging
Researchers at Institut Langevin are developing an ultrafast acoustoelectric imaging (UAI) system for non-invasive imaging of cardiac electrical activation. Although still at lab bench stage, acoustoelectric imaging may one day permit real-time 3-D mapping of electrical events in the heart.
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Listed:   30 July 2017
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Keyword : acoustoelectric, cardiac electrical activation, imaging, research, UAI, UAI scanner, UltraFast,

Poolside ultrasound surveillance of shoulder injury in water polo players
Ultrasound investigation showed that over 90% of examined players had injuries of the shoulders. Identified injuries included rotator cuff tendinopathy and tears, long head biceps tendinopathy, impingement, subacromion deltoid bursitis and superior labral lesions.
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Listed:   30 July 2017
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Keyword : injury, MUSCULOSKELETAL, poolside, shoulder, water polo,

Updated CDC Guidance on Zika in Pregnancy
The CDC has provided updated guidance on caring for pregnant women with possible Zika virus exposure in "UPDATE: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Pregnant Women with Possible Zika Virus" (MMWR, July 24, 2017)
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Listed:   30 July 2017
Keyword : CDC, exposure, Interim guidance, Zika, Zika in pregnancy,

USPSTF task force recommends against screening for ovarian cancer
The task force reiterated its 2012 final recommendation that the potential harms of screening outweigh the benefits, and women who are asymptomatic should not be screened
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Listed:   30 July 2017
Keyword : ovarian cancer, ovary, screening, USPSTF recommendation,

A call for more point-of-care ultrasound in ambulances and in ED docs' repertoire
A fourth-year medical student who logged 10 years as an EMT, paramedic and volunteer firefighter is encouraging peers in his previous field to embrace point-of-care ultrasound for use in the field.
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Listed:   30 July 2017
Classification:
Keyword : ambulance, bedside, ED, ER, first-responder, point-of-care, pre-hospital, Ultrasound,

Sonographers in hospital, private settings debate elective ultrasound
"The use of ultrasound technology to render three-dimensional keepsake imagery of babies in fetal stages of development is a fervently debated topic among traditional ultrasound technicians and 3D imagery business owners".
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Listed:   30 July 2017
Classification:
Keyword : baby pictures, elective ultrasound, fetal face, gender, keepsake ultrasound, non-medical,