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Beth  McCarville, MD
Beth McCarville, MD
Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound in Pediatrics
Released: Mar 29, 2015 | Time: 25 min
John P. McGahan, MD
John P. McGahan, MD
Ultrasound of the Fetal Heart What You Should Know
Released: Mar 22, 2015 | Time: 27 min
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Dr. Barry Goldberg Honored With The SuperSonic Imagine Achievement Award
The SuperSonic Imagine Achievement Award was created to recognize, honor and celebrate the outstanding contribution of time, leadership or financial support made by individuals, companies or associations, to advance cancer research and awareness.

Ultrasound and Coronary Artery Calcium Score Detects Coronary Artery Disease Long Before it Strikes
Large study of 6,000 healthy adults by Mount Sinai shows novel 3D vascular ultrasound of carotid arteries and coronary artery calcium score via a low-dose computed tomography scans in healthy adults may more accurately predict future risk of heart attack, stroke, or death.

4D ultrasound scans reveal effect of smoking on the fetus
Research study in a small group suggests smoking during pregnancy could delay the development of a child’s central nervous system, but study author recommends larger study to validate findings.

New pre-clinical research further validates potential for focused ultrasound in Alzheimer's
Researchers from the Queensland Brain Institute in Australia demonstrated that combining the injection of microbubbles and applying ultrasound across the brain reduced the number and volume of amyloid plaques in mice genetically altered to model Alzheimer’s disease.

Cardiac and renal function in a large cohort of amateur marathon runners
Study found increased cardiac biomarkers but no relevant cardiac dysfunction as assessed by echocardiography, and transient, exercise-related alteration of renal function but no persistent detrimental effects on renal function.

Ultrasound and Acne
Researchers use the latest in nanotechnology and transdermal drug delivery to take on an old problem: acne.

Ultrasound Accurate for Diagnosing Pneumonia in Children
Pediatricians looking for alternative ways to diagnose childhood pneumonia may have another effective tool at their disposal: the lung ultrasound (LUS). LUS had high specificity and sensitivity in the hands of trained clinicians, according to a meta-analysis published online March 16 in Pediatrics.

Study: patients getting too much medical radiation
People checked with a heart CT scan after seeing a doctor for chest pain have no less risk of heart attack, dying or being hospitalized months later than those who take a simple treadmill test or other older exam, finds a big federal study.

Focused ultrasound-induced blood-brain barrier opening to enhance interleukin-12 delivery for brain tumor immunotherapy
The purpose of this study was to elucidate the possibility of combining FUS-induced BBB opening with IL-12 delivery to enhance the anticancer immunological response for glioma treatment.

Ultrasound may lead to less invasive surgery in lymph node-positive breast cancer
Women with lymph node-positive breast cancer who demonstrate complete nodal response by axillary ultrasound after neoadjuvant chemotherapy may be able to avoid axillary dissection, according to study results.

ECR 2015: Advanced ultrasound applications
An ultrasound exam may not immediately be thought of as sophisticated as advanced imaging technologies like CT, MRI or PET. But at the recent European Congress of Radiology (ECR 2015) in Vienna, Austria, a special focus session looking at new sonographic techniques impressed the attendees.

Union looking into high rate of injuries among cardiac sonographers in Canada
National Union of Public and General Employees union stewards in a Victoria hospital noticed a high rate of injuries among cardiac sonographers. A joint union-employer committee is looking to address the problem.

Sunnybrook partners with GE to advance WaveCheck technology
WaveCheck uses conventional ultrasound with special software to visually demonstrates whether chemotherapy is destroying a breast cancer tumour at the beginning of chemotherapy treatment in as little as one week, allowing rapid adjustment of therapy if initial results are not positive.

Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Risk
Looking at government data on over 700,000 U.S. women treated for breast cancer, researchers found that the women had a higher-than-normal risk of developing thyroid cancer -- particularly within five years of the breast cancer diagnosis. "Vigilant screening" recommended.

Qualcomm Mobile Ultrasound Project Wins GSMA mHealth Award
This week during Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, the Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ initiative and Trice Imaging won the GSMA Global Mobile award for Best Innovation in Mobile Health for their Mobile Ultrasound Patrol project in Morocco.

Scanning ultrasound removes amyloid plaque and restores memory in an Alzheimer disease mouse model
Research out of Univ. of Queensland has shown that an ultrasound scanning technique can reduce and remove amyloid beta plaques from the brains of mice with Alzheimer’s disease.

mpMRI Ultrasound Fusion Guided Prostate Biopsy More Effective Than Ultrasound Alone
Fusion targeted cores were 2.8 times more likely to be PCa-positive than the systematic cores,

Deep muscle activity exposed via M-mode ultrasounds
M-MODE ultrasound is being tested in a variety of studies as a non-invasive, clinical tool to assess deep muscle activity, as opposed to electromyography which is widely considered to be highly invasive and painful.

Ultrasound guidance facilitates transradial access
Real-time ultrasound guidance was associated with improved success and efficiency of radial artery cannulation in patients who presented for transradial cardiac catheterization, according to results of the RAUST trial.

Ultrasound After Steroid Shots Helps Slightly in Managing Knee OA
Changes visualized after intra-articular injections are small and of borderline utility.

Study Questions Current Approach to Monitoring of Thyroid Growths
Majority of Benign Thyroid Nodules Show No Change Over 5 Years, suggesting lss frequent monitoring with ultrasound is appropriate.

Image-Guided Ultrasonic Technology Shows Promise in Treating Chronic Plantar Fasciitis
Ultrasound-guided percutaneous ultrasonic fasciotomy technique uses high frequency, low amplitude motions of the needle tip to emulsify tissue which is then removed from the treatment site.

Thyroid Ultrasound, Fine-Needle Aspiration Linked to Thyroid Cancer Incidence
A research study based on data from the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system suggests that the increase in thyroid cancer incidence over the past decade may be related to increases in the use of thyroid ultrasound and FNA.

Toshiba Names Directors for MR and X-ray Vascular Business Units
Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. announced that it has named Guy Poloni as director, MR Business Unit, and Bill Newsom as director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit.

SuperSonic Imagine Announces Partnership With Unetixs Vascular
SuperSonic Imagine has announced a partnership with U.S.-based Unetixs Vascular, Inc. to bring SuperSonic's technology to more customers in the vascular market.

Ultrasound may help identify interstitial lung disease in patients with rheumatic diseases
Transthoracic sonography may be a sensitive, non-invasive tool for identifying and monitoring early-stage interstitial lung disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

Safe and cost-effective ultrasound guided removal of retained intrauterine device
Retained intrauterine devices with or without strings can often be safely removed in an office-based setting under ultrasound guidance at less cost than in the operating room, even in cases with embedded IUDs.

The Utility of Transvaginal Ultrasound in the Emergency Department Evaluation of Complications of First Trimester Pregnancy
ED LOS was significantly shorter for women who received ED TVU after indeterminate ED TAU compared to those sent to radiology for TVU, with more marked time savings among those with live IUP diagnosed on ED TVU.

Laboratory Tests Used in Combination with Ultrasound Findings Identify Children Who Need Surgical Treatment for Appendicitis
New diagnostic approach can readily be adapted to other institutions’ practice settings according to new Journal of American College of Surgeons study.

Automatic Quantification of Heart Valves from Ultrasound
Siemens has developed software that uses advanced knowledge based data analytics to model heart valves from 3D Ultrasound images and automatically quantify geometrical dimensions.

MedUni Vienna Implements New Model to Teach Ultrasound Techniques
A peer teaching model designed for medical students has been offered at the school since 2007. The approach helps students enlarge their knowledge on ultrasound by themselves.

Ultrasound of Optic Nerve Could Aid Stroke Prognosis
For every millimeter increase in optic nerve sheath diameter, the risk of death within six months was four times higher in patients with ischemic stroke, and six times higher in those with hemorrhagic stroke.

Attacking Alzheimer’s with Ultrasound
NIH-funded study reveals a new technique to decrease Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice

IVUS-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis did not enhance thrombus resolution
The addition of IVUS to a fixed-dose catheter thrombolysis regimen failed to facilitate thrombus resolution in patients with acute iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis in the BERNUTIFUL trial.