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Deborah Levine, MD
Deborah Levine, MD
Prenatal Diagnosis of Skeletal Abnormalities
Released: Jul 28, 2014 | Time: 35 min
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Brian D. Coley, MD, FAIUM, FSRU, FAAP
Brian D. Coley, MD, FAIUM, FSRU, FAAP
Pediatric Scrotal Ultrasound
Released: Jul 21, 2014 | Time: 30 min
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Think it's "No Big Deal" if you lose track of ultrasound cases? Think Again!
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has been fined $150,000 for losing unencrypted backup tapes containing ultrasound images from two of its ambulatory sites in 2012.

NASA study to address effects of long term spaceflight on ISS astronauts’ hearts
The study will examine how the effects of long-term spaceflight impact heart inflammation and oxidative stress, an imbalance in the body’s capability of handling the toxic byproducts of normal cell metabolism.

Giant python has ultrasound heart scan
Chester Zoo’s 23 foot python, named JF, has been given an ultrasound heart scan with the help of ten people.

Why Your MRI or CT Scan Costs An Arm and a Leg
Medical imaging is one of the most common and overused diagnostic techniques used today, and by far the costliest. While cancer caused by radiation from medical imaging can be a long-term concern, the more immediate worry for someone facing a new diagnosis is usually cost.

NIH Awards Grant to Develop Portable "Self-Reading" Ultrasound System
Clearview Diagnostics received a grant from the National Institute of Health to work with the Susan Love Research Foundation to develop a portable self-reading ultrasound scanner for breast cancer screening.

Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis) in Sonographers
Just because you don't play tennis or racket sports doesn't mean you can't come down with tennis elbow. Aunt Minnie (Free Subscription)

NIST shows ultrasonically propelled nanorods spin dizzyingly fast
Vibrate a solution of rod-shaped metal nanoparticles in water with ultrasound and they'll spin around their long axes like tiny drill bits. Why? No one yet knows exactly. But researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have clocked their speed—and it's fast.

Tiny bubbles could propel big countermeasures to chem-bio threats
Tiny bubbles could power the next delivery vehicle for antidotes against threat agents to warfighters and first responders. Research has demonstrated use of an ultrasound field for rapid and reversible control of the movement of bubble-propelled chemically powered microengines.

Ultrasound Can Be Used to Diagnose Hand Fractures in Children
The accuracy of ultrasound is similar to that of radiography, even when performed by emergency physicians

Philips receives FDA 510(k) clearance for its VISIQ tablet ultrasound system
Transducer-plus-tablet display was designed for developing country markets and initially introduced in Africa.

"Gender Reveal Party" carried to the extreme - Live On TV
Former 'Bachelorette' star has 'live'sonogram on TV! “Greg the technician” performs a “live ultrasound to reveal gender of baby.

New medical probe combines sound and electromagnetic induction
The Lorentz force combined with acoustic shear waves could help doctors detect dangerous diseases, say researchers in France. The team has shown that the electromagnetic force could create oscillations in living tissue, producing shear waves that can be detected to reveal the tissue's elasticity.

Fetal echo predicts post natal hypertension and arterial remodeling in 6-month-old IUGR infants
A cardiovascular risk score based on fetal TAPSE, cerebroplacental ratio, right sphericity index, and IVRT was highly predictive of infant hypertension and arterial remodeling, allowing targeting of a high-risk group for monitoring and therapy.

New International Guidance on 'Focused' Echo Gets ASE Endorsement
The new recommendations are published online in the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography and comprise 108 "statements" detailing the nature, applications, technique, potential benefits, limitations, clinical integration, education, and certification principles for FoCUS.

Lung Ultrasound proves useful in the Diagnosis of Pneumonia in Children
Authors suggest LUS is a complementary tool to chest radiography in the diagnosis of pneumonia in children and that the follow up of pneumonia by LUS can reduce the exposure of children to ionizing radiation.

Sonography Students Sue Lake Superior College
16 former students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Lake Superior College have filed lawsuits against the school. The lawsuits allege that the school and its staff promised multiple times that they were seeking accreditation and would be accredited, to students in the program. 

Ultrasound role in airway management
Ultrasound is playing an increasing role in the management of the upper and lower airways, particularly in interventional procedures and emergency situations. It is also used to enhance patient safety.

USPSTF advises against ultrasound screening for carotid artery stenosis as a means to prevent stroke
The USPSTF concluded the draft recommendation by stating that "with moderate certainty" the harms of screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis outweigh the benefits.

Ultrasound tracks odor representation in the brain
A new ultrasound imaging technique has provided the first ever in vivo visualization of activity in the piriform cortex of rats during odor perception. Functional Ultrasound (fUS) uses plane-wave illumination at high frame rate and can measure blood volumes in small vessels

Ultrasound Competency Assessment in Emergency Medicine Residency Programs
Currently, a majority of EM residency programs assess resident competency in bedside US. However, there is significant variation in the methods of competency assessment. Only 30% administer practical examinations to assess US skills.

Home self-sonograms for assisted reproduction comparable to in-office imaging
Patients performing self-operated endovaginal telemonitoring (SOET) had comparable pregnancy rates to patients in the non-SOET group and patients in the SOET group had higher satisfaction and sense of empowerment during their assisted reproductive technology (ART) experience. 

Pain, Anxiety Linked in Image-Guided Core-Needle Breast Biopsies
Researchers performed a small study to evaluate pain experienced during imaging-guided core-needle breast biopsies and to identify factors that predict increased pain perception during the procedures. “Anticipated biopsy pain correlated most strongly with biopsy pain.”

Stress Incontinence in New Mothers Explained by Ultrasound
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) during first pregnancy is linked to ultrasound findings of a larger hiatal area, and SUI after childbirth is linked to a more caudal and dorsal position of the bladder neck on Valsalva maneuver

Mobile Ultrasound Patrol Improves Maternal Care in Morocco
A group of companies combined resources to create the Mobile Ultrasound Patrol Project. The key goal was to validate how advanced wireless technologies and connected portable ultrasound devices can provide access to state-of-the-art imaging in rural and underserved areas.

Meta study verifies that lung ultrasound performs well for the diagnosis of pneumonia
Meta study indicates that, when conducted by highly-skilled sonographers, lung ultrasound (LUS) performs well for the diagnosis of pneumonia. Study authors recommend that general practitioners and ER physicians learn LUS.

Portraits from the womb proliferating
Growing number of ultrasound studios push images of fetuses as family keepsakes

Simulation based training for ultrasound-guided interventional procedures
Anaesthetist Dr David Burton says they will help qualified and student doctors alike. "Nowadays you have to demonstrate your ongoing competency to perform things. These mannequins will allow us the chance to practise safer, quicker procedures with less patient discomfort."

Samsung Sponsors new Training Center in Philippines
Samsung provided four sonography machines to be used by the Philippine General Hospital department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for diagnosis of patients and for training medical practitioners.

Thyroid ultrasound consensus statement aims to standardize reports
“The standardization of [ultrasound] examination reporting in a manner consistent with current schemes of risk stratification based on [ultrasound] features promises to enhance patient care by facilitating the diagnosis and long-term surveillance of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer,” the researche

Scientists Use Ultrasound To Read The Heartbeats Of Young Stars
Something as seemingly simple as determining the age of a star has challenged astronomers for years, but now researchers reckon they’ve found the answer in the same technology we use to monitor our own young – ultrasounds.