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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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Beverly E. Hashimoto, MD, FACR
Beverly E. Hashimoto, MD, FACR
Renal Sonography: Renal Lesions Hiding in Plain Sight
Released: Jul 14, 2014 | Time: 38 min
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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.

Lung Ultrasound Overview Article
Open access article freely available. How I do it: Lung ultrasound - an aricle by Luna Gargani and Giovanni Volpicelli, published in Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2014, 12:25

Pimp my ultrasound - an APP for sharing pregnancy pictures with a twist
Taking ultrasound picture sharing to the next level. The "Pimp my ultrasound" app allows mothers-to-be to add graphic elements to their ultrasound pictures and then share them through social media.

InSightec Raises $50+ milion
InSightec is a subsidiary of Elbit Medical Technologies. The company produces systems for MR guided focused ultrasound tumor ablation.

New index to predict esophageal variceal bleeding in cirrhotic patients
Screening by endoscopy is the recommended approach for patients with decompensated cirrhosis. In the present study, a new index that combines ultrasound-Doppler and the Model For End-Stage Liver Disease was evaluated as an alternative.

Delivering drugs on cue
Research team develops system in which ultrasound is used to trigger drug release from a self-healing hydrogel

Air Apparent: Using Bubbles to Reveal Fertility Problems
A mixture of saline and air bubbles are instilled into the uterus through a small catheter. The fluid then flows into the fallopian tubes. Under ultrasound, the air bubbles are highly visible as they travel through the tubes, allowing the physician to determine if a blockage exists.

From knife, to needle, to nothing at all, ultrasound surgery of the future
No cuts, no wounds to heal, no blood loss and no extended hospital stay: that is the promise being extended by ultrasound surgery.

Routine Ultrasound May Detect Autism in Utero
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have more rapidly growing brains and bodies at the beginning of the second trimester than children without the disorder, new research suggests.

Smartcane uses ultrasound to guide blind people
The Smartcane is a standard white cane with an attached ultrasound device that uses vibrations to inform users of any obstacles in their way.

Manipulating and Detecting Ultrahigh Frequency Sound Waves
Subpicosecond laser pulses striking gold plasmonic nanostructures produce acoustic phonons – quasi-particles of vibrational energy that move through an atomic lattice as sound waves with a frequency of 10 gigahertz (10 billion cycles per second).

SVU launches Vascular Practice Management Network
Past President Franklin W. West, BSN, RN, RVT, RVS, FSVU, CHC, has been hired as Director, Practice Support, Compliance and Health Policy.

Human blood-brain barrier to be opened by ultrasound
It's neuroscience’s final frontier. Tiny bubbles will open the blood-brain barrier to sneak drugs into tumours – and we might treat Alzheimer's the same way.