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Pulsed ultrasound and microbubbles used to remove carotid plaque
Feasibility study tested use of pulsed high-intensity ultrasound and microbubbles to mechanically remove carotid artery plaque in a rabbit model.

Estonian Company Offers To 3D Print A Portion of Your Unborn Child
There’s another entrant in the scan-and-print-your-fetus service line as an Estonian 3D technology company has announced a service they say gives parents-to-be the the opportunity to hold their expected bundle of joy in their hands before the moment of birth.

Targeted MRI/ultrasound beats standard biopsy to detect high-risk prostate cancer
Researchers found that 30 percent more high-risk prostate cancers were diagnosed with targeted fusion-guided biopsy than with standard biopsy. In addition, 17 percent fewer low-risk cancers were diagnosed with the new approach, compared to the older method.

 
Initial diagnostic test in ED for chest pain did not affect low rate of heart attack
Study challenges value of diagnostic testing in low-risk ED patients with chest pain.

New Breast Exam Nearly Quadruples Detection of Invasive Breast Cancers in Women with Dense Breast Tissue
Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) pioneered at Mayo Clinic nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue, according to the results of a major study published this week in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Holographic Images for Healthcare
It looks like something out of a science fiction film: a human heart floating in mid-air in such a way that a doctor can walk around it and see it in action from all sides.

AMSSM Position Statement on Interventional Ultrasound in Sports Medicine and New Curriculum Published
The position statement concludes that Ultrasound-guided injections are more accurate, efficacious and cost-effective than landmark-guided injections and that ultrasound-guidance is required to perform many new, advanced procedures.

Debating The Value of Ultrasound In Breast Cancer Screening
Results from a Connecticut study have some clinicians proclaiming that all women with dense breasts who have a negative mammogram should be offered an ultrasound.

Three tips to avoid costly ultrasound probe damage
The life expectancy of today's sophisticated ultrasound probes is literally "in the hands" of the sonographers and echocardiographers who use them every day in the course of providing patient care.

Treadmill, Stairmaster, UltrasoundMachine?
Video report on use of a laptop-based ultrasound system for measuring body fat and muscle in a gym setting.

Ultrasound May Detect Atherosclerotic Disease Before Symptoms
Ultrasound of bilateral iliofemoral arteries may detect plaques in peripheral arteries before the appearance of symptoms of atherosclerotic disease, according to an article published in the journal, Global Heart.

Ultrasound halo present in giant cell arteritis at baseline, diminishes with treatment
A halo present on arterial segments was seen in patients with newly diagnosed giant cell arteritis, but the marker diminished after 7 days of treatment with glucocorticoids.

Signostics gets FDA 510k clearance for handheld bladder scanner
The SignosRT Bladder is a portable ultrasound device designed to automatically and non-invasively calculate bladder volume.

U.S. ultrasound market will exceed $2 billion by 2020
The U.S. ultrasound market is expected to experience "stable, reliable" growth and surpass the $2 billion mark by 2020, according to a new iData Research report. The cardiology and radiology ultrasound segments make up more than half of the market and will be responsible for much of the growth.

Portable ultrasound detected subclinical atherosclerosis, identified candidates for lipid-lowering therapy
Use of portable B-mode ultrasound to examine the iliofemoral and carotid arteries enabled the identification of more subclinical atherosclerotic disease compared with carotid evaluation alone.

Boy misdiagnosed as having live fetus inside abdomen
An ultrasound technician in Suzhou, Anhui Province has been suspended from medical practice after erroneously reporting that a 1-year-old boy was pregnant, Anhui-based Xin'an Evening News reported on Saturday.

Technical tips to perform safe and effective Ultrasound Guided steroid joint injections in children
The aim of this article is to describe the technique used to perform ultrasound guided steroid joint injections in children in a group of joints that can be injected using ultrasound as the only image guidance modality. Link is to abstract page where the provisional .pdf can be downloaded.

Ultrasound of major salivary glands useful in diagnosis of Sjögren’s syndrome
Ultrasonography of the major salivary glands correlated with subjective oral and ocular findings along with autoimmune factors in primary Sjögren’s syndrome, according to study findings.

Mayo researchers find cancer biopsies do not promote cancer spread
A study of more than 2,000 patients by researchers at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, has dispelled the myth that cancer biopsies cause cancer to spread. In the Jan. 9 online issue of Gut, they show that patients who received a biopsy had a better outcome and longer survival.

ASE Confirms Value of Tele-echo Training
Live echo images were streamed via the Internet to experienced sonographers located in the US. This novel approach enabled remote imaging training for eight Indian physicians during live patient examinations.

Ultrasound technology made to measure
The Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering has developed a modular system that can be adapted to serve many different fields and applications, using standardized components along with application-specific software.

Medical Doctors, Korean Medicine Practitioners Clash Over Use of Medical Equipment
Conflicts are deepening between medical doctors and Korean medicine practitioners over the Korean government’s decision to let Korean medicine doctors use modern medical equipment such as X-ray machines.

Ultrasound useful for screening for adverse local tissue reaction after hip replacement
When using MRI as a reference, ultrasound examinations provided reliable screening for the detection of clinically important adverse local tissue reaction following total hip arthroplasty.

Handheld Ultrasound May Help Monitor Muscular Dystrophy Progression
Patients suffering from muscular dystrophy may soon be able to independently monitor their therapeutic response to medications with a revolutionary smartphone-linked device.

Modest growth seen for U.S. contrast agent and radiopharmaceutical market
The U.S. market for contrast agents and radiopharmaceuticals will grow slightly by 2023, according to a recent Decisions Resources Group report. A number of factors are impacting the market including health care reform, the call for lower radiation dose and reimbursement.

Targeted MR-TRUS Prostate Biopsy Accurate
Targeted biopsies using magnetic resonance-transrectal ultrasound (MR-TRUS) elastic fusion can reliably predict the location and primary Gleason pattern of an index prostate tumor with 90% or greater accuracy, according to a new study.

Using ultrasound to treat stroke
Cerevast Therapeutics is developing a device that emits ultrasound waves meant to quickly dislodge stroke-causing blood clots in the brain. The company’s head-worn device, called the ClotBust ER, contains ultrasound transducers that are placed in regions where vessel occlusions are common.

A clinician's View on Ultrasound Screening for Breast Cancer
A breast imaging specialist responds to local coverage the recent study that concluded there was insufficient benefit from ultrasound screening in dense breasts to justify its routine use.

Delivering Drugs on Cue with Ultrasound
Harvard team uses ultrasound and self-healing hydrogels to noninvasively deliver drugs at the right place and the right time -- and shows that periodic drug bursts may enhance chemotherapy treatment.

Expanding further into image-guided therapy market, Philips will acquire Volcano
Volcano Corp. which develops and manufactures catheter-based imaging and measurement solutions for cardiovascular applications, have entered into a definitive agreement in which Philips will acquire Volcano for $1 billion.

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Leads to Fewer Invasive Procedures
Noninvasive prenatal testing that uses cell free fetal DNA from the plasma of pregnant women offers detection rates for fetal trisomy 13, trisomy 18, and trisomy 21 of greater than 98% with very low false-positive rates. This new research suggests that use of this test is reducing invasive tests.

FDA warns against 'keepsake' ultrasound
The FDA Consumer Alert “strongly discourages” fetal ultrasound imaging and Doppler heartbeat monitors for non-medical reasons and states that "ultrasound scans should be done only when there is a medical need, based on a prescription, and performed by appropriately-trained operators."

New Imaging Catheter for Treatment of Heart Disease Could Reduce Cardiac Intervention Complications
An emerging 3-D imaging catheter aims to provide cardiologists with a live view from inside the heart during cardiac catheterizations.

Potential New Tool for Cervical Cancer Detection and Diagnosis
Researchers in Changsha, China demonstrate in the laboratory that photoacoustic imaging has the potential to be used as a quicker, cheaper and more non-invasive method to detect and stage cervical cancer.

 
 
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