Ultrasound Can Guide Accurate Gout Diagnosis
Musculoskeletal ultrasound may be a less invasive, less painful option for the diagnosis of gout.
diagnosis, foot, gout, Lower extremity, MUSCULOSKELETAL, Ultrasound,
The Speed of Sound: Making the Definitive Diagnosis for Rib Fractures
Ultrasound has been shown to be highly sensitive in identifying rib fractures, particularly those that are often missed by conventional radiographs. This article recommends use of ultrasound in the ER to provide definitive diagnosis of rib fractures.
chest, diagnosis, ER, fracture, MUSCULOSKELETAL, ribs, Ultrasound,
Catheter-delivered low-frequency, high-intensity ultrasound and paclitaxel shows efficacy in treating critical limb ischemia
Among patients with critical limb ischemia, the use of percutaneous catheter-delivered ultrasound and paclitaxel offers ease of use and efficacy in treating all lesion lengths and vessel sizes at any location, according to findings from the PACUS trial presented at TCT 2016.
catheter-delivered, critical limb ischemia, high-intensity, intraluminal recanalization, low-frequency, Paclitaxel, PACUS trial, PAD, PERCUTANEOUS, therapy, treatment, Ultrasound, VASCULAR,
Screening to blame for thyroid cancer 'epidemic' in South Korea
The current "epidemic" of thyroid cancer in South Korea is due to an increase in the detection of small tumours, most likely as a result of overdetection by screening, finds a study published by The BMJ today.
cancer, epidemic, overdetection, overdiagnosis, screening, THYROID, Ultrasound,
Virtual reality provides vivid look inside a fetus — but is it useful?
The Brazilian technology draws on two types of medical imaging data, traditional ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI. Software splices images from the scans and turns them into three-dimensional models, which are then transformed into virtual reality environments.
3D, fetus, imaging, virtual reality,
Shockwave gets $45M investment to develop, launch ultrasound PAD balloon
The Shockwave device combines traditional angioplasty with lithotripsy, the use of ultrasound waves typically used to break up kidney stones. It treats calcified arteries in patients with PAD by delivering intermittent shock wave pulses while also restoring blood flow.
angioplasty, balloon, lithotripsy, PAD, peripheral artery disease, shockwave, treatment,
New Studies Provide More Insight into Zika Effects
Three new studies reporting on the effects of the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil will be presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
effects, report, RSNA, virus, Zika,
QView Medical Gets FDA PMA Approval for QVCAD
QVCAD is the first FDA PMA-approved CAD system for concurrent reading. QVCAD presents the CAD results, including a C-thru™ Navigator image and CAD marks indicating regions of interest, simultaneously with the original ABUS image.
ABUS, automated breast ultrasound, Breast, CAD system, computer assisted diagnosis, concurrent reading, QVCAD,
Beyond Touch: Tomorrow's Devices Will Use MEMS Ultrasound to Hear Your Gestures
Touch screens are on the way out; piezoelectric gesture control is on the way in. Ultrasound continues to become ever more integrated into our everyday lives. This article explores the ultrasound technology we are all likely to be using to control our smart devices in the future.
engineering, gesture control, MEMS ultrasound, piezoelectric, technology, Ultrasound,
Researchers Generate 3-D Virtual Reality Models of Unborn Babies
Parents may soon be able to watch their unborn babies grow in realistic 3-D immersive visualizations, thanks to new technology that transforms MRI and ultrasound data into a 3-D virtual reality model of a fetus, according to research being presented next week at the annual meeting of the RSNA.
3D, 3-D, Babies, fetus, immersive visualizations, models, MRI, Radiological Society of North America, RSNA, Ultrasound, virtual reality,
IPO planned for Siemens medical devices
Siemens, the German electrical-equipment maker, plans to spin off its Siemens Healthineers (formerly Siemens Health Solutions) business, including its 1,000-worker U.S. headquarters in Malvern, into a new, publicly-traded company.
business, float, IPO, public, sale, Siemens, spin off,
Conventional, Doppler and Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography in Differential Diagnosis of Ovarian Masses
The study found that conventional US, Doppler US, and CEUS all exhibit high diagnostic accuracy in differentiating between benign and malignant ovarian masses. The authors conclude that ultrasound, especially CEUS, should be considered as powerful diagnostic tools for diagnosing ovarian tumor.
CEUS, CONTRAST, Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography, conventional ultrasound, detection, Doppler, efficacy, malignant masses, microbubble, ovarian masses, ovary,
WHO doubles recommended number of visits to health care practitioners during pregnancy
WHO has issued a new series of recommendations to improve quality of antenatal care in order to reduce the risk of stillbirths and pregnancy complications and give women a positive pregnancy experience. WHO now recommends a minimum of eight contacts for antenatal care during the pregnancy.
8 contacts, Antenatal care, PREGNANCY, recommendations, stillbirths, visits to health care professionals, WHO,
IUD Issues: Zero in with ultrasound
This article in Contemporary OB/GYN magazine provides a concise overview of IUD's and the role of ultrasound in evaluation of IUD placement and complications.
contraceptive, device, gynecology, Intrauterine, IUD, placement, uterus,
Is infection lurking on your ultrasound probe?
About 29% of practitioners don't disinfect ultrasound probes after each patient, 11% of practitioners fail to use a probe cover for transvaginal or transrectal procedures, and 30% don't use sterile gel sachets for endocavity scans, a new survey from the European Society of Radiology (ESR) has found.
disinfection, infection control, probe cleaning, sterilization, transducer cleaning,
Bedside ultrasound better than fluoroscopy for post-op pediatric cardiopulmonary patients
Children recovering from heart surgery in intensive care are better imaged for diaphragmatic paralysis with bedside chest ultrasound than with bedside fluoroscopy, according to a study published online Oct. 28 in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
cardiopulmonary, chest, diaphragm, fluoroscopy, PEDIATRIC, post-op, Ultrasound,
With Bedside Ultrasound, Fellows Can Spot Pulmonary Embolism
In the study, bedside ultrasound was performed by pulmonary and critical care fellows who had attended a 3-day introductory course on point-of-care ultrasound. The authors conclude that "Intensivists and pulmonary fellows can do it safely with a high degree of accuracy".
bedside, diagnosis, echocardiography, fellows, pulmonary embolism,
ASE Launches Echovation Challenge 2017
The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has launched Echovation Challenge 2017, a competition for its members, and the medical and scientific community at large, to develop innovative solutions in cardiovascular ultrasound technology.
american society echocardiography, ASE, echo, Echovation Challenge 2017,
Ultrasound Helps Diagnose Gout, Rule Out Pseudogout
Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) is emerging as a useful tool for identifying monosodium urate deposition in clinically suspected gout, according to a multi-country study in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Specificity was more than 90% for some individual gout features.
diagnosis, gout, joints, msk, musculoskeletal ultrasound, rheumatology,
Chinese researchers suggest ultrasound may have future potential to treat brain disorders
Scientists in Shenzhen have found that high frequency ultrasound appears to stimulate brain cells, although how so far remains a mystery
BRAIN, neurology, neuron, stimulation, treatment, Ultrasound,