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VIDEO : Most Recent Releases
Richard G. Barr, MD, PhD
Richard G. Barr, MD, PhD
Ultrasound Liver Elastography
Released: Feb 07, 2016 | Time: 51 min
Mindy M. Horrow, MD, FACR, FSRU, FAIUM
Mindy M. Horrow, MD, FACR, FSRU, FAIUM
Adenomyosis Routine US and SIS with Multimodality Correlative Imaging
Released: Jan 31, 2016 | Time: 46 min
 
 
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Echocardiography 'Overuse' in Inpatients Challenged by US National Data
Transthoracic echocardiography is followed by improved survival in patients admitted with acute MI and other cardiovascular conditions, yet it is ordered in less than 10% of such patients with appropriate indications, claims an analysis based on a US national database.
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Listed:   07 February 2016
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Keyword : acute MI, appropriate indications, echo, echocardiography, improved survival, overuse, transthoracic, underuse,

Activating Cardiac Stem Cells with Ultrasound
Spanish researchers have demonstrated that activation of cardiac stem cells with low-intensity pulsed ultrasound stimulates tissue remodeling and regeneration of damaged cardiac tissue after a heart attack.
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Listed:   07 February 2016
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Keyword : activation, cardiac stem cells, heart attack, low-intensity, pulsed, repair, research, stem cells, therapy, treatment, Ultrasound,

From the ER world: The beta-hcg Level Discriminatory Zone's Time is Over
In this blog article about use of beta-hcg level as a discriminatory factor in suspected ectopic when there is sonographic absence of an IUP but a positive beta-hcg level, the author argues that the traditional beta-hcg Discriminatory Zone's time is over.
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Listed:   07 February 2016
Keyword : absent IUP, discriminatory zone, emergency, ER, suspected ectopic, Ultrasound, β-hcg level,

Zika outbreak: pregnant British women given immediate ultrasounds
New NHS guidance says pregnant women who have travelled to Zika infected regions should be given immediate ultrasounds
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Listed:   07 February 2016
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Keyword : British, guidelines, immediate ultrasound, microcephaly, recommendations, response, Ultrasound, Zika, Zika virus,

 

In a Crowded Field, High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Stakes a Claim
The landscape for the patient with localized prostate cancer is filled with both new and exciting treatments. With better methods to screen, improved imaging scans to determine physical location and extent of cancer, and even active surveillance (AS), there are many options to consider.
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Listed:   07 February 2016
Keyword : ABLATION, cancer, focused ultrasound, HIFU, high-intensity, prostate, therapy, thermal, treatment, Ultrasound,

Physical Exams Adequate to Detect Thyroid Cancer in Cancer Survivors
The use of a yearly physical examination to screen for thyroid cancer among high-risk survivors of childhood and young adult cancers resulted in a negative predictive value of 100% for clinically relevant thyroid cancer and a significant cost savings compared with regular ultrasound screening.
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Listed:   07 February 2016
Keyword : cancer, detection, physical exam, screening, survivor, THYROID, thyroid cancer, Ultrasound Screening,

Siemens and KUKA Robotics Join Surgical Robot Project
Engineers and researchers from Siemens and KUKA Robotics are teaming up with European universities to bring a robotic touch to improving biopsy precision and reducing the need for expensive and time-consuming medical imaging.
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Listed:   07 February 2016
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Keyword : Biopsy, fusion, MRI, MURAB robot, research, robot, Siemens, Ultrasound, ultrasound guidance, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED, University of Twente,

How does Zika virus shrink a baby's brain and other FAQs
Zika. Zika. Zee-kah. You’ve heard about how this mosquito-borne virus is barreling through the southern Americas, namely Brazil, and how it’s potentially linked to microcephaly, a condition wherein newborns are born with shrunken heads and severe disability.
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Listed:   07 February 2016
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Keyword : BRAIN, INFANT, microcephaly, PEDIATRIC, Zika virus,

What's The Best Way To Keep Mosquitoes From Biting?
A 2015 study tested eight commercial mosquito repellents, two fragrances and a vitamin B patch by releasing mosquitoes into a sealed chamber with a treated hand. The study found that products containing DEET, as well as one “natural” DEET-free spray, were most effective four hours after application.
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Listed:   31 January 2016
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Keyword : comparison, DEET, effectiveness, mosquitoes, repellent, Zika,

Zika-Linked Brain Damage In Infants May Be 'Tip Of The Iceberg'
"We are seeing cases in the hospital of children who have normal size heads but are having neurological lesions and eye lesions," he says. "And we are extremely concerned ... this might suggest that [the microcephaly cases] are just the tip of the iceberg."
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Listed:   31 January 2016
Keyword : brain damage, developmental delays, eye lesions, microcephaly, neurological lesions, tip of the iceberg, Zika virus,

ACOG Reinvents the Pregnancy Wheel
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has launched a new Estimated Due Date Calculator (EDD Calculator), the first app strictly based on joint recommendations from ACOG, the AIM and SMFM for determining pregnancy due dates.
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Listed:   31 January 2016
Keyword : ACOG, ACOG App, ACOG EDD Calculator, ACOG guidelines, app, calculator, due date, EDD, EDD Calculator, Method for Estimating Due Date, pregnancy wheel,

Hacker Creates Virtual Reality Display for Ultrasound
Using a discarded 1982 ultrasound system, Victor Skobov used Vuforia and Unity 5 software to develop a virtual reality display spatially keyed to the transducer, displaying the image as if it extends from the scanning surface of the transducer.
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Listed:   31 January 2016
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Keyword : augmented reality, display, hacker, Ultrasound, Victor Skobov, virtual reality, VR,

Researchers find risk of pulmonary embolism from ultrasound
Literature review "found cases of pulmonary embolism resulting from ultrasound for DVT" and also found "several separate reports that claimed to be the first to see the connection".
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Listed:   31 January 2016
Keyword : clot, complication, deep venous thrombosis, DVT, fatal event, pulmonary embolism, Ultrasound,

Startup plans to use deep learning to interpret ultrasound
Bay Labs Inc. launched out of stealth mode today to use deep learning to help medical professionals in developing countries interpret ultrasounds so they can better treat heart disease.
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Listed:   31 January 2016
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Keyword : AI, artificial intelligence, Bay Labs, deep learning, startup, ultrasound interpretation, ultrasound reading,

Grisham writes novel based on focused ultrasound treatment
Bestselling author John Grisham has stepped out of the legal thriller genre to write The Tumor, a fictional tale centering around a very real medical technology: focused ultrasound.
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Listed:   31 January 2016
Keyword : ABLATION, focused ultrasound, Focused Ultrasound Foundation, HIFU, John Grisham, novel, The Tumor, therapy, thermal ablation,

Ultrasound-guided transvaginal radiofrequency myolysis is a safe and effective fibroid treatment
"The procedure was found to be efficacious in significantly reducing fibroid volume at all time points within the 1-year follow-up period, though it did not entirely eradicate fibroid burden".
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Listed:   31 January 2016
Keyword : ABLATION, efficacy, fibroids, leiomyomas, minimally invasive, myolysis, radio frequency, RFA, therapy, thermal ablation, treatment, ultrasound guided, UTERINE,

Ultrasound findings predict progression to inflammatory arthritis
Ultrasound features of joint inflammation may be detected in anti-CCP-positive patients without clinical synovitis. Ultrasound findings predict progression (and rate of progression) to IA, with the risk of progression highest in those with power Doppler abnormalities.
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Listed:   31 January 2016
Keyword : anti-CCP, asymptomatic, clinical synovitis, detection, Doppler, Early rheumatoid arthritis, imaging, inflammatory arthritis, joint inflammation, MUSCULOSKELETAL, power Doppler, prediction, Progression, rate of progression, SONOGRAPHY, synovitis, ultrasonography, Ultrasound,

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Result in Vertebral Artery Occlusion
Using dynamic duplex ultrasonography, investigators of this prospective study found 6% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis developed positional vertebral artery occlusion associated with cervical spine involvement.
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Listed:   24 January 2016
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Keyword : cerebrovascular, cervical spine involvement, dynamic, occlusion, positional, RA, rheumatoid arthritis, ultrasonography, VA, VASCULAR, vertebral artery,

Physicians can use Focused Cardiac Ultrasonography to Discriminate LVSF
Focused cardiac ultrasonographic (FoCUS) examination can be used by trained internal medicine physicians to discriminate normal from reduced left ventricular systolic function (LVSF), according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound.
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Listed:   24 January 2016
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Keyword : cardiology, discriminate, FOCUS, Focused cardiac ultrasonography, internal medicine, left ventricular systolic function, LVSF, normal vs abnormal, point of service, triage,

Paging Dr. Doppler for Ultrasound Training
Dr. Doppler, a portable ultrasound simulation training system is able to simulate dozens of diagnostic scenarios rarely seen in a clinical setting, it also provides targeted performance feedback through its accompanying mobile app.
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Listed:   24 January 2016
Keyword : Doppler, Dr. Doppler, Phantom, simulation, simulation tool, training system, ultrasound training device, VASCULAR,

CDC issues guidelines for pregnant women during Zika outbreak
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines for doctors caring for pregnant women who might have been exposed to Zika virus, a mosquito-borne infection that can cause brain damage in a developing fetus. Ultrasound features heavily in recommendations.
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Listed:   24 January 2016
Keyword : brain damage, CDC, fetus, guidelines, microcephaly, mosquito, Zika virus,

Just for the fun of it - Chip-Loving Fetus Super Bowl Commercial
Doritos runs a "Crash the Super Bowl" contest that solicits consumer-generated advertisements. The best of these is run during the Super Bowl football game and also gets the maker $1 Million as well as a contract for a future entertainment project. This frontrunner involves a chip-loving fetus.
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Listed:   24 January 2016
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Keyword : advertisement, chip loving fetus, commercial, Crash the Super Bowl, humor, just for the fun of it, super bowl,

New app to help doctors predict risk of preterm birth
The app developed at King’s uses an algorithm which combines the gestation of previous pregnancies and the length of the cervix with levels of fetal fibronectin to classify a woman’s risk.
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Listed:   24 January 2016
Keyword : Andrew Shennan, app, cervical length, estimate probability, King's College London, predictive tool, premature birth, premature delivery, QUiPP, risk, transvaginal ultrasound,

Cheap, fake ultrasound gel slithers its way to Hanoi hospitals
Officials in Hanoi found a company providing several hospitals with a cheap fake ultrasound gel, which they said can falsify results.
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Listed:   24 January 2016
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Keyword : fake, Smilesong, ultrasound gel,

3D printing technique uses ultrasound to produce complex composites
Engineers at the University of Bristol have demonstrated a new method in which ultrasound is used to position millions of microscopic glass fibres into a reinforcement framework. The layer is then placed using a focused laser beam, which cures the epoxy resin and prints the object.
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Listed:   24 January 2016
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Keyword : 3D printing, composites, glass fibers, move objects, positioning objects, reinforcing framework, standing wave, Ultrasound,

A new method to improve the pre-operative diagnosis of ovarian cancer based on ultrasound
A simple algorithm for the assessment of adnexal masses with ultrasound allows quantification of the risk of malignancy, reports the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Listed:   24 January 2016
Keyword : adnexal masses, algorithm, diagnosis, IOTA group, Malignancy, ovarian cancer, ovary, risk of malignancy, simple rules,

New Alzheimer's treatment fully restores memory function
Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.
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Listed:   19 January 2016
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Keyword : Alzheimer's, BRAIN, mice, restores memory, treatment,

Routine Ovarian Cancer Screening: Resist the Temptation -- For Now
Preliminary findings on mortality reduction from a large British clinical trial have been interpreted as suggesting that ovarian cancer screening with CA125 and ultrasound is effective. This author provides a different view, concluding that it's still not time for mass ovarian cancer screening.
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Listed:   17 January 2016
Keyword : clinical trial, ovarian cancer, reduction in mortality, screening,

Sounds of Molecular Biology
Engineers and biologists are using sound to mix fluids, move cells, and dispense liquids. This article looks at how acoustic science is changing molecular biology.
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Listed:   17 January 2016
Keyword : acoustics, cell sorting, engineering, microfluidics, mix fluids, molecular biology, move cells, research, sound,

Two methods of automated classification of breast density and clinical assessment compared
Study concludes "...the methods differ up to 14% in the classification of women with dense breasts. This could have substantial effects on clinical practice patterns".
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Listed:   17 January 2016
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Keyword : automated, BIRADS, breast density, cancer, classification, clinical assessment, dense breasts,

Nanoengineers build microcannons that fire when hit with ultrasound
Researchers are trying to develop the acoustic microcannons as an ultrasound-powered, transdermal needle-free drug delivery method that’s meant to get medication straight to deep tissue
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Listed:   17 January 2016
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Keyword : drug delivery, microcannons, nano, transdermal, Ultrasound,

Polyhydramnios Linked to Adverse Outcomes Despite Normal Ultrasound
Despite a normal detailed ultrasound examination, polyhydramnios is associated with increased rate of fetal malformations, genetic syndromes, neurologic disorders, and developmental delay, which may be diagnosed only after birth.
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Listed:   17 January 2016
Keyword : adverse outcomes, developmental delay, fetal malformations, genetic syndromes, neurologic disorders, normal ultrasound, polyhydramnios,

Ultrasound Guidance Lowers Risks of Thoracic Nerve Block Technique for Mastectomy
A new study provides evidence that using ultrasound to guide thoracic paravertebral nerve block lowers the risk of complications, especially inadvertent puncture of the pleura.
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Listed:   17 January 2016
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Keyword : complications, mastectomy, nerve block, pain medicine, thoracic nerve block, ultrasound guided,

GE Healthcare to move Global Headquarters to Chicago
GE Healthcare is moving its corporate headquarters from the U.K. to Chicago. CEO John Flannery said the move "puts us closer to our customers in the U.S." and that he chose Chicago because it is "a great hub for travel," as well as because of its strong health care sector and academia.
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Listed:   12 January 2016
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Keyword : Chicago, corporate headquarters, GE, GE Healthcare, General Electric, global headquarters, headquarters,

Researchers call for imaging more wisely
"The time has come for patient-facing physicians to collaborate more closely with radiologists in deciding whether or not to image".
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Listed:   10 January 2016
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Keyword : ACR appropriateness criteria, excess radiation, imaging reduction, radiation exposure,

After 200 years, time to check the pulse of a medical icon
The widespread use of echocardiograms and the development of pocket-sized ultrasound devices are raising questions about why doctors and others continue to sling earphones and rubber tubing around their necks.
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Listed:   10 January 2016
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Keyword : echocardiography, hand-held, pocket, stethoscope, Ultrasound,

Improving Access to Breast Cancer Screening in the Absence of a Mammogram
Results from ACRIN 6666, a breast ultrasound screening trial, have underscored the importance of using ultrasound for breast cancer screening, especially in regions with poor access to mammography, such as rural areas or in developing countries.
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Listed:   10 January 2016
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Keyword : Breast, cancer, developing countries, mammography, rural areas, screening, Ultrasound, ultrasound vs mammography,

The Medical Wisdom of Yogi Berra
We all use heuristics in medicine—shortcuts that help us get where we're going. A master of the heuristic was Yogi Berra, the great Baseball Hall of Famer and quipster.
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Listed:   10 January 2016
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Keyword : heuristics, quips, shortcuts, Yogi Berra,


 
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