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Deborah J. Rubens, MD
Ultrasound of Diffuse Liver Disease
Released: Sep 25, 2016 | Time: 44 min
Jon A. Jacobson, MD
Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound
Released: Sep 18, 2016 | Time: 15 min
Martin Krix, MD, MSc
Introduction to Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound - Technical and Clinical Basics
Released: Sep 17, 2016 | Time: 51 min
Harriet J. Paltiel, MD
Ultrasound of the Vomiting Infant
Released: Sep 11, 2016 | Time: 38 min
Margarita Revzin, MD, MS
Complications of Endovascular Stent Graft Repair
Released: Sep 04, 2016 | Time: 40 min
Deborah Levine, MD
Sonography of Twins
Released: Aug 28, 2016 | Time: 44 min
Kathryn A Robinson, MD
Ultrasound Imaging of Complicated Inflammatory Gallbladder Disease
Released: Aug 21, 2016 | Time: 33 min
Sheila Sheth, MD
Ultrasound of Adnexal Masses
Released: Aug 14, 2016 | Time: 36 min
 
 
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Study Validates ATA Ultrasonographic Thyroid Nodule Risk Assessment
High-risk ultrasonographic findings strongly indicate that thyroid nodules are malignant, even when nodules are cytologically indeterminate following find needle aspiration (FNA), according to a prospective study presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association (ATA).
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Listed:   25 September 2016
Keyword : ATA, cancer, risk assessment, THYROID, thyroid nodule, ultrasonographic, ultrasonography, Ultrasound,

October is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month
MUAM is held annually in October to create awareness of the role diagnostic medical sonographers play in the medical community and to educate the public about medical ultrasound and its many uses in healthcare. MUAM is a joint effort of the AIUM, ARDMS, ASE, CCI, SDMS and SVU.
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Listed:   24 September 2016
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Keyword : MAIUM, Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month,

Shaping sound waves in 3D: Tech and medical applications
Sound can now be structured in three dimensions. Researchers have found a way of generating acoustic holograms, which could improve ultrasound diagnostics and material testing. The holograms can also be used to move and manipulate particles.
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Listed:   24 September 2016
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Keyword : 3D, acoustic holograms, hologram, holographic, Physics, shaping sound,

MRI bests ultrasound for cancer screening of cirrhotic livers, but is it fiscally feasible?
When surveilling cirrhosis-stricken patients for hepatocellular carcinoma MRI with liver-specific contrast can be a better diagnostic performer than ultrasound, the guideline-recommended screening tool for such situations. However, cost and availability must be taken into consideration.
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Listed:   24 September 2016
Keyword : comparison, effectiveness, HCC, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver cancer, MRI, surveillance, Ultrasound,

 

Disruption of Prostate Microvasculature by Combining Microbubble-Enhanced Ultrasound and Prothrombin
This research study explored destruction of the prostate vasculature using microbubble-enhanced ultrasound (MEUS) and prothrombin. The researchers concluded that MEUS could disrupt the microvasculature of the prostate, resulting in massive prostatic necrosis.
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Listed:   24 September 2016
Keyword : ABLATION, CONTRAST, disruption, focused ultrasound, microbubble, prostate, prothrombin, therapy, vascular disruption,

Boston study suggests big savings by using MRIs to diagnose prostate cancer
AdMeTech Foundation says it can save Massachusetts more than $200 million annually by using MRIs to diagnose aggressive prostate cancer.
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Listed:   17 September 2016
Keyword : AdMeTech Foundation, aggressive prostate cancer, cancer, diagnosis, MRI, prostate, savings,

FDA clears Shockwave’s sound wave balloon for peripheral artery disease
Shockwave Medical’s angioplasty balloon delivers ultrasound shockwaves to break up calcified plaques in patients with peripheral artery disease. It is the first device that targets hardened calcium in cardiovascular disease patients.
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Listed:   17 September 2016
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Keyword : angioplasty, balloon, break up calcified plaques, cardiovascular disease, hardened calcium, PAD, peripheral artery disease, shockwave,

Alberta Canada paramedics able to do diagnostic tests, ultrasounds in rural area
A recent transfer of the paramedic profession from the Health Disciplines Act to the Health Professions Act will let paramedics administer a wider variety of diagnostic tests, including portable laboratory blood testing and ultrasounds.
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Listed:   17 September 2016
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Keyword : Alberta, Canada, paramedics, rural areas, Ultrasound,

POCUS compared with CT for elbow injuries
Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) was shown to be successfully applied in the diagnosis and management of elbow injuries, in which direct radiography was inefficient and CT scans were required.
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Listed:   17 September 2016
Keyword : comparison, CT, diagnosis, direct radiography, elbow, injury, management, pocus, point of care ultrasound,

FDA Recommends Against Currently Available Ovarian Screening Tests
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a recommendation against the use of any currently available screening tests for ovarian cancer, including ultrasound imaging.
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Listed:   17 September 2016
Keyword : cancer screening, FDA, Ovarian, recommendation,

Intercontinental consortium granted 5.1 million Euro to develop breast cancer imaging devices
A large European research consortium headed by the University of Twente is to receive grants of more than 5 million Euro, predominantly from the EU, to develop a new imaging device for the diagnosis of breast cancer. A prototype of the device will be ready for testing in four years.
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Listed:   17 September 2016
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Keyword : breast cancer, consortium, development, device, diagnosis, EU, grant, photoacoustic, research, Ultrasound, University of Twente,

CEUS Liver and Kidney Tests Produce Big Savings in Testing Time and Cost
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) can speed up the diagnosis of patients with liver and kidney diseases, reduce the need for more expensive downstream MR and CT imaging, and reduce overall imaging costs, according to a new study described today at the Advances in Ultrasound Contrast conference.
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Listed:   10 September 2016
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Keyword : CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced ultrasound, cost, kidney, LIVER, savings, time, ultrasound contrast,

Researchers test blood flow in athletes' brains to find markers that diagnose concussions
Researchers suspect concussion diminishes a vessels ability to properly regulate blood flow. The study being conducted uses two transcranial Doppler probes to measure blood flow through the middle cerebral artery.
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Listed:   10 September 2016
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Keyword : blood flow, concussion, Doppler, intracerebral, TRANSCRANIAL,

Might lung ultrasound displace x-ray for infants and toddlers with possible pneumonia?
The authors conclude that lung ultrasound “could potentially serve as a point-of-care tool to help rapidly distinguish etiologies in children with wheeze.”
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Listed:   10 September 2016
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Keyword : emergency, INFANT, lung, PEDIATRIC, pneumonia, rapid diagnosis, replace x-ray, toddler,

First in Human Clinical Trial of Ultrasonic Propulsion of Kidney Stones
This report is the first study reporting the clinical use of ultrasonic propulsion to reposition kidney stones for passage using ultrasound transcutaneously. Ultrasonic propulsion can help allow small stones to pass and reposition large stones to relieve pain or obstruction.
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Listed:   10 September 2016
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Keyword : kidney, noninvasive, reposition kidney stone, Stones, transcutaneously, ultrasonic propulsion,

AIUM Responds to Autism Study
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine has responded to the recent research study that linked autism severity to 1st trimester ultrasound with a brief review that concludes: "In summary, the results of the study do not demonstrate a causal link between ultrasound and autism."
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Listed:   10 September 2016
Keyword : 1st trimester, AIUM, autism, autism severity, genetics, link, Ultrasound,

Counterpoint! Let's Take A Look At That Autism-Ultrasound Link
In this analysis of the recently published article that appears to show a link between 1st trimester ultrasound and autism the author, a journalist and biologist, challenges the interpretation of the findings in the original study.
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Listed:   10 September 2016
Keyword : 1st trimester, autism, link, Obstetrics, Ultrasound,

10-minute videos improve pediatric radiologist ultrasound skills on two far-flung continents
In locales and cultures as far removed from one another as Ethiopia and Pennsylvania, trainee radiologists finely—and similarly—honed their technical skills in pediatric ultrasound after viewing brief web-based tutorials on image acquisition.
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Listed:   04 September 2016
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Keyword : 10-minute videos, just in time training, PEDIATRIC, pediatric ultrasound, technical skills, training, tutorials, video, web-based,

New Report Details Pre- and Postnatal Brain Defects from Zika Virus
Researchers from the epicenter of the current Zika virus outbreak have released a report on imaging findings in babies and fetuses infected with the Zika virus. In addition to microcephaly, the report identifies a wide array of brain defects, visible on CT, MRI and ultrasound.
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Listed:   04 September 2016
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Keyword : brain defects, imaging findings, microcephaly, postnatal, Ultrasound, virus, Zika,

Taking ultrasound to the molecular level - with gas vesicles
The modified gas vesicles (similar to microbubble contrast agents) were shown to give off more distinct ultrasound signals, making them easier to image and they can target specific cell types. In the future, they could be administered to a patient to visualize specific tissues of interest.
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Listed:   04 September 2016
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Keyword : CONTRAST, engineered, gas vesicles, microbubble, nano, nanostructure, protein, protein shelled,

Study links autism severity to genetics, ultrasound
For children with autism and a class of genetic disorders, exposure to diagnostic ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy is linked to increased autism severity, according to a study by researchers at UW Medicine, UW Bothell and Seattle Children's Research Institute.
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Listed:   03 September 2016
Keyword : autism, exposure to diagnostic ultrasound, first trimester, genetic disorders, genetics, increased autism severity, linkage, linked, STUDY, Ultrasound,

The science of focused ultrasound therapy
Recently there has been quite a bit of noise in the media regarding ‘focused ultrasound-based therapies‘ for Parkinson’s disease. The initial results look very exciting but what exactly is focused ultrasound therapy?
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Listed:   03 September 2016
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Keyword : ABLATION, focused ultrasound, Parkinson's disease, therapy,

Guided Ultrasound Thalamotomy Decreases Hand Tremor in Patients With Essential Tremor
Ultrasound thalamotomy guided by MRI is effective and relatively safe when used to treat patients with essential tremor (ET), a randomized trial suggests.
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Listed:   03 September 2016
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Keyword : ABLATION, essential tremor, focused ultrasound, HIFU, high intensity, thalamotomy, treatment,

Kidney Stone Detection Using Ultrasonography Alone Falls Short
Ultrasound had an overall sensitivity of 54%, although this increased with stone size. In addition, US significantly overestimated the size of stones in the 0–10 mm range. US had a specificity of 91%. Computed tomography CT) remains the gold standard for diagnosing kidney stones
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Listed:   27 August 2016
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Keyword : detection, kidney stone, nephrolithiasis, renal lithiasis, renal stone, ultrasonography,

Work-related musculoskeletal injury documented in Swedish ultrasound technologists
58 percent of respondents met the researchers’ criteria for frequency and severity of neck/shoulder pain, while 30 percent met the criteria for elbow/hand pain and 65 percent met the criteria for pain in any or both body regions.
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Listed:   27 August 2016
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Keyword : injury, MUSCULOSKELETAL, work-related,

Researchers used ultrasound to 'jump-start' a 25-year-old man's brain after a coma
Low-intensity focused ultrasound was used to stimulate the thalamus in a patient experiencing a sustained minimally conscious state. Results were "remarkable". Further study is needed to verify that the ultrasound treatment was responsible for the positive outcome.
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Listed:   27 August 2016
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Keyword : BRAIN, coma, focused ultrasound, low-intensity, minimally conscious state, stimulation, thalamus,

Colorado hospital cited for not properly cleaning vaginal ultrasound probes
The violations came to light in a lawsuit filed by a former employee ultrasound technician, who claimed she was fired after voicing concerns that patients were at risk of infection from improperly disinfected ultrasound devices.
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Listed:   27 August 2016
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Keyword : cleaning, disinfection, lawsuit, probe, transducer, vaginal, whistelblower,

Multispectral optoacoustic tomography used for thyroid imaging
This research study explores use of optoacoustic imaging of the thyroid to demonstrate vasculature. Further development will be required to determine clinical relevance of this new imaging technique.
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Listed:   27 August 2016
Keyword : MOT, Multispectral, optoacoustic, THYROID, tomography,

Gene therapy via ultrasound could offer new therapeutic tool
Combining ultrasound energy and microbubbles to poke holes in cells may prove to be a new tool in the fight against cardiovascular disease and cancer.
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Listed:   27 August 2016
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Keyword : cavitation, CONTRAST, gene therapy, microbubbles, oscillation, therapy,

Can knuckle cracking actually be good for you?
If you like to crack your knuckles but avoid it because you've been told it would eventually cause arthritis, you may want to reconsider. A study presented at RSNA used ultrasound to observe the effects of knuckle cracking.
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Listed:   27 August 2016
Keyword : cavitation, gas in joint, hand, knuckle cracking, MUSCULOSKELETAL, Ultrasound,


 
 
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