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International Group Develops Consensus-Based Description of Ultrasound Findings in Gout
“Development of [ultrasound] consensus-based definitions of gout lesions is the first initiative towards achieving a higher degree of homogeneity and comparability of results between studies and in daily clinical practice,” the authors wrote.

Philips, MIT to brainstorm new tech to diagnose head injuries
Researchers and doctors spanning three Boston area institutions are aiming to create portable ultrasound technology that can perform a non-invasive measurement of pressure inside the skull, allowing immediate assessment of head injuries.

NICO and Hitachi Aloka Develop System for Improved Visualization for Brain Tumors
A new Hitachi Aloka ultrasound probe, still under development, is designed for use with the NICO BrainPath device that uses ultrasound technology to assist surgeons in precisely locating tumors beyond their direct vision in the surgical field.

First Trial of Focused Ultrasound for Depression Under Way
The first trial in humans is now under way to explore the feasibility and safety of using MRI-guided focused ultrasound for the treatment of refractory depression. The first patient has already undergone the procedure.

Routine ultrasonography improves survival in viral hepatitis with HCC
Routine ultrasonographic surveillance led to improved survival and reduced mortality risk in patients with viral hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma, according to published findings.

Early miscarriage guidelines should be improved, researchers say
Researchers are calling for improvements to the way early miscarriage is diagnosed following a new study published today in the BMJ.


Belgrade Ultrasound Enthesitis Score may be useful to help identify patients with SpA
The Belgrade Ultrasound Enthesitis Score appeared to be a reliable and valid method for distinguishing patients with spondyloarthritis from patients with enthesitis without spondyloarthritis, according to recently published research.

3D Printed “Edge Detector” Can Sort Soundwaves
This type of measuring method delivers similar results to the edge detection filter in an image-processing software, which allows the outline of prominent photo objects to be identified with the click of the mouse.

Ultrasound fade could be early detector of preterm-birth risk
Ultrasonic attenuation could be an early indicator of whether a pregnant woman is at risk for delivering prematurely, according to a new study at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing.

Study Finds Substantial Variability Among Clinicians in Recommendation for Further Imaging
There is substantial variability between radiologists and technologists in recommendation rates for additional imaging during ultrasound interpretation, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound.

Case Report Describes Contact Dermatitis From Ultrasound Gel
An atypical presentation of contact dermatitis due to ultrasound gel has been reported in a 67-year-old male patient. The case report was published online Sept. 8 in the Journal of Dermatology.

First-trimester ultrasound scanning to pinpoint placental vascular disorders
A new study in The American Journal of Pathology finds that patients with the highest degree of uterine artery blood flow resistance have an almost five-fold increased chance of developing preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, or stillbirth.

Increased risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease linked to prolonged sitting
A higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is linked to prolonged sitting, regardless of how much exercise you do at other times, according to new research.

Worm's brain cells switched on with ultrasound
'Sonogenetics' technique might be used to non-invasively stimulate specific neurons in other animals.

Ultrasound for Infants at Risk for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Selective ultrasound screening may be effective in infants with risk factors and normal findings on physical examination. Selective ultrasound screening changed treatment management in almost 8% of patients and clinical follow-up in 6.5%. Analysis of the cost-effectiveness of screening is needed.

New Clinical Segments Revitalize the Mature Ultrasound Market
Demand for portable and ultra-portable ultrasound systems to come from diagnostic and image guidance needs at points of care, finds Frost & Sullivan

Ultrasound provides noninvasive hormone-sparing sterilization for male dogs
The optimal ultrasound treatment regime for dog sterilization was determined, providing an option for pet owners who want birth control without the long-term health and behavior changes resulting from traditional neutering.

Lung ultrasonography predicts prognosis in acute respiratory distress syndrome
Lung ultrasonography appeared to be a useful and simple method to predict the prognosis of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, according to study results.

UAMS researcher awarded $1.7 million for clinical testing of theranostics for melanoma
A laser is used heat the natural melanin nanoparticles in melanoma circulating tumor cells (CTCs). The thermal expansion of these nanoparticles generates sound that can be detected with an ultrasound transducer.

CEUS Shows Effectiveness of Cancer Therapy in Children
A new study shows that contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging can help predict whether children with cancer will respond favorably to certain cancer drugs that target and destroy tumor blood vessels, according to physicians at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

Pilot Study Shows Positive Results for Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
Ultrasound microbubbles can improve tumor absorption of cancer drugs

Freehand versus guided techniques for renal biopsy compared
The study found that when using a 14G needle, there is higher risk of minor complications in the free hands-(ultrasound-assisted) technique compared to the ultrasound-guided technique but no differences between techniques when using a 16G needle.

Non-Invasive Breast and Ovarian Cancer Screening Study Released
The study found that ultrasound contrast allows visualization of KDR (kinase insert domain receptor), a protein associated with certain diseases including cancer.

Focused Ultrasound and Photosensitizing Agents to Enhance Chemotherapy
Focused ultrasound combined with sensitizing agents used in photodynamic therapy increases the ability of anti-cancer drugs to inhibit tumor growth.

Estonia-based Wolfprint 3D offers novel full-color 3D printed models of fetuses
The final physical figurine only offers a partial half view due to the initial partial view from the ultrasound. The company offers the service in materials including plastic, plaster, metal and wax.

Ultrasound Image 3D bone segmentation shows clinical promise
Researchers are closing in on a radiation-free alternative to intraoperative fluoroscopy in orthopaedic surgery. A newly validated algorithm delivers clear bone surface images in near real-time from ultrasound images, according to a recently puglished study.

Ultrasound-detected Tenosynovitis May Predict Rheumatoid Arthritis
Using an ultrasound to predict tenosynovitis may also predict early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to the results of a study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) Press Conference in Rome, Italy earlier this summer.

Delphinus raises $39.5 million to commercialize ultrasound breast-cancer detection
The Delphinus device, marketed as the SoftVue System, looks like a bed with a hole near the top. Patients lie down, with a breast through the hole. The breast is immersed in water and surrounded by a ring containing 2,048 ultrasound sensors, which generate data that are converted to 3-D images.

Color Doppler ultrasound may detect joint changes in patients with AS undergoing Humira therapy
Changes in sacroiliitis and peripheral enthesitis in patients with ankylosing spondylitis treated with Humira may be detected using color Doppler ultrasound, and findings were in agreement with concurrent MRI scores, according to a recently published study.

First focused ultrasound treatments in the US for dyskinesia associated with Parkinsons disease
These treatments are part of international pilot studies of 40 patients assessing the feasibility, safety and preliminary efficacy of MR-guided focused ultrasound pallidotomy for dyskinesia that occurs with Parkinson’s disease

Tool tracks brainwaves, blood flow in moving rats
A head-mounted device uses ultrasound to measures blood flow and EEG to measure electrical activity in the brains of rats as they roam their cages. The device, described 3 August in Nature Methods, may help researchers understand how brain activity goes awry in autism.

Needle guide improves catheterization of subclavian vein
A multi-angle needle guide can improve ultrasound-guided catheterization of the subclavian vein, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in Anaesthesia.

Papillary Thyroid Cancer: Active Surveillance May Be the Best Choice
Many thyroid cancer cases are treated unnecessarily because most thyroid tumors do not pose a threat.

Ultrasound, MRI Comparable for Cervical Cancer Staging
Transvaginal sonography, performed by a dedicated gynecologic radiologist, is comparable to magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosing and staging local cervical cancer, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound.

Thrombolysis system reduces artery pressure in intermediate-risk PE
Results of a real-world population study demonstrated the efficacy and safety of an ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis system for the treatment of intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism.