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Maitray D. Patel, MD
Maitray D. Patel, MD
Aunt Minnie’s Ovary: Patterns, Pearls, and Pitfalls in Adnexal Imaging
Released: Apr 21, 2014 | Time: 54 min
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Steven B. Feinstein, MD, FACC
Steven B. Feinstein, MD, FACC
Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS)
Released: Apr 14, 2014 | Time: 21 min
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A 3D-Printed Ultrasound Cast That Looks Awesome and Heals You Faster
Just a design concept at this point, but it looks Soooooo right that we are betting it will start showing up in your local ER soon.

Standard Ultrasound Criteria Needed in Carotid Artery Stenosis
Standardization of the diagnostic criteria defining the degree of carotid artery stenosis is needed for carotid duplex ultrasonography, according to research published online April 15 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

A novel idea - performance guarantee - if it doesn't work, you get your money back
Bioventus announced that its Ultrasound Bone Healing System comes with a healing progression Performance Guarantee. It works or you get a refund of your out-of-pocket expenses. Hummmmm...

The rationale for "onsite" ultrasound
Written by a provider of onsite ultrasound services, this article presents the rationale for addition of ultrasound services in the physicians' office.

Contrast-ultrasound dispersion imaging for prostate cancer localization
A new approach to analysis of contrast enhanced ultrasound of the prostate yields positive initial results. (Link is directly to .pdf of research article)

Analogic received FDA clearance for Sonic Window device
Sonic Window is a hand-held imaging device for guidance of peripheral intravenous access.

Quality improvement initiative can reduce unnecessary imaging referrals for adnexal lesions
Education of radiologists on typical appearance of physiologic and benign cysts, and adoption of SRU diagnostic criteria, resulted in substantial reduction in recommended follow up examinations.

Ultrasound: The New Standard of Care for Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheostomy?
Real-time ultrasound guidance during percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) can decrease the rate of significant complications, Michigan researchers have found.

In UK CEUS recommended for liver lesions but practice patterns provide challenge to implementation
Study concludes that significant variation in diagnostic pathways across the NHS must change if contrast-enhanced ultrasound is to replace other imaging modalities in characterising focal liver lesions in line with NICE Diagnostics Guidance.

Acute Pulmonary Embolism Trial Confirms Safety and Efficacy of Ultrasound Accelerated Endovascular Thrombolysis
Results show no intracranial hemorrhage and extended survival among patients at high risk of death

Astronauts’ Hearts Become More Spherical in Space
The research team trained astronauts to take images of their hearts using ultrasound machines installed on the International Space Station.

FUJIFILM SonoSite President & CEO Kevin M. Goodwin Steps Down
FUJIFILM SonoSite, Inc. Announces President & CEO Kevin M. Goodwin Steps Down; Naohiro Fujitani Named President & CEO

Ultrasound provides real-time prostate motion tracking in radiotherapy
UK researchers have compared motion detection by 3D ultrasound (3D-US) with X-ray imaging of fiducial markers, concluding that 3D-US could be used in both hypofractionated and conventional treatments.

Philips launches innovative compact VISIQ ultrasound system in India
Royal Philips launched its innovative compact VISIQ ultrasound system transducer-plus-tablet display in India at the Philips Innovation Summit in Bangalore,

EU approves 5 year 5.6 mil Euros project to develop FUS therapy for moving organs
Project coordinated by Fraunhofer MEVIS will use multiple technologies to allow focused ultrasound therapy of moving structures, especially the liver.

Microbes enhance ultrasound imaging
Gas-containing nanostructures generated by micro-organisms to help them float may offer an alternative approach for ultrasound contrast.

Research to improve ultrasound scans aims for better detection of birth defects
The research aims to develop a fully automated ultrasound system, which will allow midwives to acquire 3D images of a whole baby and computer software that will be able to automatically analyse the acquired volumes.

Ultrasound can identify pregnant women at risk for respiratory failure
An ultrasound of the lungs could help doctors quickly determine if a pregnant woman with preeclampsia is at risk for respiratory failure, suggests preliminary research published in the April issue of Anesthesiology.

Wearable Ultrasound Therapy Device for home pain treatment - at a price
Small studies show modest positive results of extended use. Cost of first generation devices near $1,000 so out of reach for most.

Ultrasound misses many heart defects in foetuses
Over six in every ten serious heart defects in foetuses go undetected in the ultrasound scans given to all pregnant women in Sweden. One reason - obesity in the expectant mother.

Using ultrasound on the ultrasmall
Nano-scale ultrasonics generators will allow living cells and complex materials to be studied in situ.

Intraoperative ultrasound can change approach to liver resection
Intraoperative ultrasound during resection of colorectal liver metastases changed operative management in 43% of cases, according to a retrospective study.

Passive smoking causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries
A study published in the European Heart Journal is the first to follow children through to adulthood to examine the association between exposure to parental smoking and increased carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) as measured by ultrasound.

Study Suggests Prenatal DNA Tests Should Replace Ultrasound
New Study suggests DNA-based screening test for Down syndrome should replace ultrasound and other methods as the primary tools for screening

Ultrasound helping hospitals reduce medical mistakes
Hospitals will no longer be paid for care required secondary to mistakes or preventable surgical complications. Ultrasound is increasingly being used to help reduce errors and preventable complications such as iatrogenic pneumothorax.

FDA Grants ZetrOZ U.S. Clearance to Market sam® Wearable Ultrasound Therapy Device
The sam® device is a wearable, long-duration, ultrasonic diathermy device for use in applying deep therapeutic treatment.

Bacterial Contamination of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Probes
Surprisingly, bacterial contamination of point-of-care ultrasound probes and coupling gel was remarkably low at this single academic medical center.

Learning USG catheterization no help when switching to landmark based technique
Residents who learn ultrasound-guided catheterization first perform poorly when switching to landmark-based procedures. Conclusion -- learn LM first then USG.

Expectant parents urged to avoid 'entertainment' fetal ultrasounds
Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and the Canadian Association of Radiologists point out there are a number of potential risks with ultrasounds performed for non-medical reasons.

Ultrasound for Authentication? Google buys start-up SlickLogin
The SlickLogin technology rests on the generation of a unique sound code in the ultrasound range. The sound is played by a computers speakers and is captured by a dedicated smartphone app that sends the code to a server to authenticate the login.