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