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Jon A. Jacobson, MD
Ultrasound of Arthritis: Gout, Psoriatic, Degenerative, Seronegative
Released: Jul 17, 2016 | Time: 29 min
John P. McGahan, MD
Renal Mass Evaluation and Pitfalls
Released: Jul 10, 2016 | Time: 29 min
 
 
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MSK Ultrasound Emerging Role in Detection of tenosynovitis in RA patients in clinical remission
This study finds that US-detected tenosynovitis is a frequent finding in RA patients in clinical remission and associates with unstable remission.
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Listed:   17 July 2016
Keyword : clinical remission, flare, msk, MUSCULOSKELETAL, RA, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatology, Ultrasound, unstable,

Will greater access to digital health improve healthcare in emerging countries?
This opinion piece from the Chief Medical Officer for Dell’s Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) business explores some of the ways in which the digital world is changing health care in developing countries.
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Listed:   17 July 2016
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Keyword : developing countries, digital, healthcare, opinion,

Shoulder Ultrasound Underutilized at VA Hospital
Study concludes that a combined ultrasound and radiograph evaluation strategy could accurately characterize shoulder pathologies for 85% of cases in which MRI of the shoulder was ordered.
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Listed:   17 July 2016
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Keyword : cost reduction, MRI, shoulder, Ultrasound, Ultrasound vs MRI, underutilized, VA Hospital,

When lumps turn up between screenings, targeted sonography makes repeat mammography unnecessary
Breast lumps found between scheduled screening mammograms are better evaluated with targeted ultrasound than with repeat mammography, as the latter doesn’t add value beyond the former and so may only increase expense as well as radiation exposure.
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Listed:   17 July 2016
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Keyword : Breast, efficacy, lump, mammography, screening, SONOGRAPHY, targeted sonography, Ultrasound,

 

HIFU treatment of twin-twin transfusion syndrome: A preliminary in vivo study
This study investigated the efficacy, maternofetal responses, and safety of using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for noninvasive occlusion of placental vasculature compared to sham treatment in anesthetized pregnant sheep.
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Listed:   17 July 2016
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Keyword : HIFU, high intensity focused ultrasound, in vivo study, occlusion of placental vasculature, thermal ablation, treatment, twin-twin transfusion syndrome,

Ultrasound Shows Diagnostic, Prognostic Value for Rheumatologic Interstitial Lung Disease
Approximately 40 percent of RA patients are reported to have interstitial fibrosis, but chest radiography detects only 5% and CT only 30-40% of cases. Recent reports suggest lung ultrasound is more effective than radiography and this case report illustrates use of ultrasound for this purpose.
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Listed:   17 July 2016
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Keyword : detection, effectiveness, interstitial lung disease, lung, rheumatology, Ultrasound,

Mammographic density is the main correlate of tumors detected on ultrasound, but not on mammography
This study found that breast density, age, body mass index (BMI) and previous breast surgery all increased the risk that mammography alone would miss a cancer. The authors suggest these factors could be used to determine which women are offered ultrasound in addition to mammography.
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Listed:   17 July 2016
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Keyword : Breast, breast density, cancer, Dense, density, mammography, risk, Ultrasound,

Pharmaceutical Innovations Inc. pleads guilty to selling ultrasound gel contaminated with bacteria
Pharmaceutical Innovations Inc., based in Newark, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to criminal charges and resolved a civil lawsuit arising from the company’s distribution of ultrasound gel contaminated with bacteria, the Department of Justice announced.
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Listed:   10 July 2016
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Keyword : bacteria, contaminated, lawsuit, legal, pharmaceutical Innovations Inc., plead guilty, ultrasound gel,

Ultrasound not good enough for screening for vesicoureteral reflux among children with urinary tract infections
This Cochrane Review study evaluated use of dimercaptosuccinic acid scan or ultrasound in screening for vesicoureteral reflux among children with urinary tract infections. The authors conclude that "neither the renal ultrasound nor the DMSA scan is accurate enough to detect VUR (of all grades)".
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Listed:   10 July 2016
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Keyword : children, PEDIATRIC, screening, urinary tract infection, vesicoureteral reflux, VUR,

New Device Helps Locate Perfect Spot For Epidural
A new hand-held purpose-specific ultrasound device could make placing that needle a lot easier. While there’s an ultrasound background image, the device software automatically detects the spinal anatomy and displays it as an overlay.
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Listed:   10 July 2016
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Keyword : accuro, anesthesia, device, epidural, hand-held, purpose-specific, rivanna, Ultrasound,

Handheld ultrasound device can detect and pulverize kidney stones
NASA-funded UW researchers are developing a new kidney-stone zapping technology that uses Burst Wave Lithotripsy (BWL) which breaks the stones apart with smaller, more frequent bursts of ultrasound compared with conventional shock wave lithotripsy.
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Listed:   10 July 2016
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Keyword : burst wave lithotripsy, BWL, kidney stones, lithotripsy, treatment,

Point-of-Care Ultrasound: The (Sound) Wave of the Future for Hospitalists
This letter from Gordon Johnson, MD, hospitalist and president, Oregon/Southwest Washington SHM Chapter provides a rationale for adoption of POCUS by hospitalists in their daily rounds.
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Listed:   10 July 2016
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Keyword : hospitalist, pocus, point of care, point-of-care,

Contrast enhanced ultrasound superior to CT for characterizing dynamic features of hepatocellular adenoma
Compared with dynamic CT, CEUS was superior at characterizing specific dynamic features. Considering that it is radiation-free, readily availability and easy to use, CEUS is suggested as the first line imaging tool to diagnose HCA.
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Listed:   03 July 2016
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Keyword : CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced, contrast enhanced CT, contrast enhanced ultrasound, dynamic CT, dynamic features, hepatocellular adenoma,

Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy Reduces Essential Tremor
For patients with essential tremor (ET), unilateral focused ultrasound thalamotomy improves contralateral hand tremor, avoids use of an operating room and invasion of the skull, and requires only minimal recovery time, giving it some advantages over deep-brain stimulation (DBS), researchers report.
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Listed:   03 July 2016
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Keyword : essential tremor, focused ultrasound, HIFU, therapy,

More data needed on high-intensity focused ultrasound for prostate cancer
Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine are calling for caution and more data to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of using high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) in treating prostate cancer.
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Listed:   03 July 2016
Keyword : focused ultrasound, HIFU, high-intensity, prostate cancer,

'Medicalized' smartphones shifting medicine out of healthcare settings
Smartphones, with their compact computing power, are allowing more and more patients to get care and diagnostics outside of healthcare settings—an irresistible trend that hospitals and clinicians need to embrace, Dr. Eric Topol told the Healthcare Financial Management Association annual conference.
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Listed:   03 July 2016
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Keyword : cell phone, Eric Topol, medicalized, smart phone, smartphone,

Ultrasound Findings Can Predict Pancreas Transplant Failure
For pancreas transplant recipients, absent or reversed arterial Doppler flow is associated with subsequent transplant failure, according to a study published in the July issue of Radiology.
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Listed:   03 July 2016
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Keyword : absent or reversed, Doppler, failure, flow, PANCREAS, transplant, transplant failure, ultrasound findings,

Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Shows Promise
Anesthesiology researcher describes the technology as having "the potential to forever change the way anesthesiologists treat acute postoperative pain".
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Listed:   03 July 2016
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Keyword : anesthesiology, external pulse generator, fine-wire lead, Pain, pain medicine, pain relief, peripheral nerve stimulation,

New Zealand recruiting British sonographers
New Zealand is proactively recruiting qualified UK sonographers to bridge a shortage in this specific medical field. Already proving a popular migratory pattern for UK medics, the year to June 2016 has been a record year for sonographers migrating from the UK for a new life in New Zealand...
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Listed:   03 July 2016
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Keyword : British, migration, New Zealand, recruiting, shortage, sonographers, UK, vacancy,

How Computers Are Taking Center Stage in the Diagnosis of Disease
Decades ago, rumors began circulating about the demise of the radiologist due to computers taking over image interpretation. This essay by a radiologists contends that it's not going to happen any time soon.
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Listed:   03 July 2016
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Keyword : AI, computer interpretation, computer learning, deep learning, Radiology,

Super-resolution vascular imaging demonstrated in rat brain
The technique involves ultrasound imaging at more than 500 frames per second and use of a microbubble contrast agent. It produces sub-wavelength structural imaging and haemodynamic quantification of cerebral vessels less than ten micrometres in diameter at depths up to 10mm.
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Listed:   26 June 2016
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Keyword : CONTRAST, haemodynamic quantification, hemodynamic quantification, in vivo, microbubble, rodent brain, sub-wavelength structural imaging, super-resolution, UltraFast, VASCULAR,

Sex discrimination lawsuit filed over termination of a male sonographer for gender
The USA EEOC claims that a qualified male ultrasound technician was discharged because of gender and has charged two Nevada healthcare organizations with sex discrimination. An issue in the case is performance of transvaginal ultrasound by a male sonographer.
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Listed:   25 June 2016
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Keyword : chaperone, EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, illegal, lawsuit, sex discrimination, termination, transvaginal sonography,

Analogic and its subsidiary BK Medical hit with $15 million fine for corrupt practices
Analogic Corp. and a Danish subsidiary are the latest medtech company running afoul of the U.S. Federal Corrupt Practices Act, stuck with having to pay nearly $15 million to settle civil and criminal cases.
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Listed:   25 June 2016
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Keyword : Analogic, BK Medical, bribery, bribes, civil case, corruption, criminal case, embezzlement, Federal Corrupt Practices Act, fine, judgement, settlement, tax evasion,

Ultrasound renal sympathetic denervation shows promise for resistant hypertension
Endovascular ultrasound for renal sympathetic denervation appears to be a safe and effective treatment option among patients with therapy-resistant hypertension who do not respond to radiofrequency renal sympathetic denervation.
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Listed:   25 June 2016
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Keyword : hypertension, radiofrequency, renal denervation, renal sympathetic denervation, resistant, therapy-resistant hypertension,

New head scanning ultrasound technology could save soldier lives
The new software-based approach uses conventional ultrasound imaging and a movement sensor attached to the transducer to build a 3D image of the brain. The system is designed to be used by an individual with only basic training and the dataset can be sent to a remote reading site.
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Listed:   25 June 2016
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Keyword : 3D, 3-D, Aberdeen, Adult, battlefield, BRAIN, brain injury, imaging, military, research, software-based, TRANSCRANIAL,

No Zika-Microcephaly Link Late in Pregnancy
Babies born to mothers infected with Zika during the third trimester have a lower risk of developing microcephaly and other birth defects. Of the 1,850 women infected with the virus in the 3rd trimester, more than 90 percent gave birth to infants without any apparent abnormalities.
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Listed:   19 June 2016
Keyword : infection microcephaly, low risk, third trimester, virus, Zika,

Diagnosing Chocolate's Quality with Ultrasound
What's the difference between a cheap piece of chocolate and a luxury chocolate? According to a team of researchers in Leuven, Belgium, the secret lies in cocoa butter crystals. And now they've developed a novel way to use ultrasound to check on cocoa butter crystallization.
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Listed:   19 June 2016
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Keyword : chocolate, cocoa butter crystals, crystallization, diagnosing, Quality, Ultrasound,

Ultrasound Tutorials in Under 10 Minutes: Experience and Results
Radiology fellow trainees and resident trainees with disparate backgrounds in ultrasound showed significant improvement in their technical skills in pediatric ultrasound and confidence after viewing the tutorials.
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Listed:   19 June 2016
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Keyword : children, fellows, PEDIATRIC, residents, teaching, technical skills, training, training modules, tutorial, ultrasound training, web-based,


 
 
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