Cholecystitis on CT, Check Ultrasound Before Treating
Current guidelines recommend that patients with suspected acute cholecystitis be evaluated first with ultrasound but in the emergency room setting patients are often first evaluated with CT. Study finds that when CT is done first, CT is not good enough to skip the ultrasound.
Ultrasound First, Not CT, for Women's Pelvic Pain
Using ultrasound to diagnose pelvic pain can reveal unexpected pathologies, according to new research presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 2015 Annual Convention in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Ultrasound to test for battery charge?
Researchers in the US have shown that ultrasound echoes can indicate density changes to provide a simple and non-invasive method for measuring charge within any battery.
New approach to lithotripsy uses focused ultrasound
Treating stones with ultrasound pulses rather than shock waves produces some desirable and important changes in how stones fracture. Such pulses can fracture stones with an order of magnitude lower pressure than SWL – pressure levels that can be generated by a relatively small ultrasound device.
Researchers Use New Method to Predict Pancreatic Damage in CF Patients
The researchers found the efficacy was lower when compared to MRI, but transabdominal ultrasound is radiation free and allows repeated examinations. Additionally, it’s a low cost exam and the low impact on patients’ well being makes it one of the most suitable diagnostic tools for routine follow-up.
Ultrasound may eliminate the need for biopsy in teens with breast lumps
Breast cancer is rare in adolescents, and the vast majority of teenage breast lumps turn out to be benign masses that are related to hormones and often go away over time. A recent Loyola University Health System study suggests that a breast ultrasound exam might eliminate the need for biopsy.
Ultrasound best for breast tumour analysis
Regardless of breast density, ultrasound outperformed MRI and digital mammography for preoperatively assessing breast tumour size, according to research presented at the recent AIUM meeting in Orlando.
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.