Korean startup develops handheld smartphone based ultrasound system
South Korean startup Healcerion has developed a handheld sonogram device and accompanying big data analyses for point of care imaging and diagnosis.
handheld, hand-held, Healcerion, point of care, scanner, sonogram device, start-up, ultrasound system,
Prostate cancer: Focused Ultrasound "shows promise"
A number of small trials in the UK have found that High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound (HIFU) produces significantly fewer side effects than traditional treatments. The study, led by University College London (UCL) shows that 93% of patients who underwent HIFU alone remained cancer-free at 5 years.
cancer, focused, Focussed, HIFU, high intensity, prostate, therapy, treatment,
Canon Negotiates $5.9B Deal To Buy Toshiba Medical
Toshiba has completed an agreement to divest its medical devices unit, electing to sell to Canon after two aggressive rounds of bidding. If the deal is approved by authorities, Toshiba will secure $5.9 billion in capital and Canon will substantially expand its healthcare offerings.
acquisition, Canon, industry, purchase, Toshiba,
MRI better than ultrasound in predicting preterm birth
MRI of the cervix is more accurate than ultrasound at predicting if some women will have a preterm birth, according to a new study from Italy appearing in the online edition of Radiology.
ADC, apparent diffusion coefficient, cervical shortening, MRI, prediction, preterm birth, Ultrasound,
Adjunct Screening Identifies More Cancers in Dense Breasts
Adding either tomosynthesis or ultrasound scanning to standard mammography may enable detection of more breast cancers in women with dense breasts, according to an interim analysis of a multicenter screening trial.
Breast, cancer, comparison, effectiveness, false positives, screening, tomosynthesis, Ultrasound,
Urethral ultrasonography better than radiographic retrograde urethrography for urethral strictures
In this small German study, the authors demonstrated overall better performance of ultrasound urethral imaging and that ultrasound findings changed the surgical procedure in 2 out of 10 patients.
retrograde urethrography, ultrasound imaging, urethral strictures, urethral ultrasonography, urethral ultrasound,
Training is key to making good diagnosis: Dr. David Cosgrove
A lot of radiologists don’t regard ultrasound to be a very important discipline at all, though it is the most widely used technology in the world. There are more ultrasound scans done per day in the world than even plain X-rays now.
David Cosgrove, good diagnosis, interview, plane wave, training, Ultrasound,
Portable ultrasounds gain popularity among specialists
Hospitals are expressing more interest in high-end portable ultrasounds as the devices become more widely used by a growing number of specialties.
hand-held ultrasound, popularity, portable ultrasound, specialists, spread,
Paracentesis via ultrasound decreases mortality in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis
Hospitalized patients with cirrhosis who underwent paracentesis via ultrasound had increased mortality benefit over time, according to findings presented at the Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting.
cirrhosis, mortality, outcomes, paracentesis, ultrasound guidance,
Femoral Ultrasound Shows Promise for Atherosclerosis Screening, Risk Assessment
Imaging the femoral arteries may provide clinicians with a simpler way of assessing patients’ future risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests.
Atherosclerosis, femoral artery, Lower extremity, plaque, risk assessment, VASCULAR,
Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine develops ‘ultrasound moxibustion therapy’
Moxibustion involves burning a dried plant material (Mugwort) on or near the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences. The new approach uses therapeutic ultrasound to stimulate absorption of the therapeutic ingredients.
moxibustion, therapeutic ultrasound, therapy, Ultrasound,
Shear wave elastography improves diagnostic accuracy in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma
The study authors conclude that the quantitative parameters of 2D-SWE are an independent predictive factor for diagnosing PTMC, which could provide valuable information when conventional US cannot give determinate results.
detection, diagnosis, Elastography, papillary thyroid microcarcinoma, shear wave, stiffness, THYROID,
Screening with tomosynthesis or ultrasound detects more cancers in dense breasts
Adding either tomosynthesis (a form of 3D mammography) or ultrasound scans to standard mammograms can detect breast cancers that would have been missed in women with dense breasts, according to an interim analysis of a trial comparing these two additional screening technologies.
Breast, cancer, efficacy, screening, tomosynthesis, ultrasonography, Ultrasound,
Study suggests caution when adding ultrasound in Breast evaluation
While ultarsound increases detection of cancer it also increases false positivies. The authors advise caution to avoid excessive false-positive rates and retain specificity when interpreting the ultrasound exam.
Breast, cancer, ultrasonography, ultrasound. diagnosis,
Pair of studies add weight to link between Zika and birth defects
Results of studies by a clinic-based team documenting outcomes in ill Brazilian pregnant women, many of whom delivered babies with health problems, and a lab-based group showing how the virus likely kills or disrupts developing fetal brain cells further strengthened the link.
birth defects, fetal brain, microcephaly, Zika, Zika virus,
Ultrasound During Active Labor Aids C-Section Prediction
A new study describes a model to predict vaginal or cesarean delivery based on maternal characteristics and the results of intrapartum ultrasound.
Casarean delivery, C-section, model, Obstetrics, predict, vaginal delivery,
Fukushima Thyroid Cancer Screening ProgramsYields Unexpected Findings
High number of detected thyroid cancers in children may not be result of irradiation but instead indicate that many more thyroid carcinomas than were previously realized originate in early life.
cancer, children, epidemiology, Fukushima, incidence, PEDIATRIC, radiation, THYROID,
Zika Virus Infection in Pregnancy Linked to Severe Outcomes Including Fetal Death, CNS Injury
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in pregnancy is linked to severe fetal outcomes including death, central nervous system (CNS) injury, growth restriction, and placental insufficiency, according to a preliminary report of a surveillance case series from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
fetal abnormalities, Zika, Zika virus,
Texas Relying on Nonprofit Clinics for Zika Defense
With 13 confirmed cases in Texas, the Zika virus, widespread in parts of Latin America and suspected to be linked to birth defects, has put public health officials here on high alert.
medical care, texas, Zika, Zika virus,
Nerve ultrasound allows the exact diagnosis and therapy of injuries
Nerve ultrasound has rapidly developed into a precise and easily applied diagnosis tool. This interview summary from ECR in Vienna provides a snapshot of the role of nerve ultrasound in diagnosis and therapy.
MUSCULOSKELETAL, nerve, nerve ultrasound,