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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,

Ultrasound guidance for femoral artery catheterization superior to palpation technique in pediatric patients.
"Ultrasound-guided femoral arterial cannulation in children when performed by anesthesia residents is superior to the palpation technique based on the reduction of the time taken for attempted cannulation and the number of attempts, and improvement in first attempt success," the authors wrote.
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Listed:   18 June 2016
Keyword : children, comparison, femoral arterial cannulation, number of attempts, palpation technique, PEDIATRIC, time required, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED,

Hepatitis E virus infection can cause acute acalculous cholecystitis
From this case report two important clinical observations can be made: (1) HEV can cause acalculous cholecystitis as an extrahepatic manifestation, and (2) the cholecystitis can resolve without antibiotic treatment.
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Listed:   18 June 2016
Keyword : acalculous, cholecystitis, extrahepatic manifestation, GALLBLADDER, hepatitis E, virus,

Ultrasound Opens the Brain to Promising Drugs
The brain’s built-in protection system, the blood-brain barrier, also prevents potentially lifesaving drugs from getting in, but maybe not for much longer. A French neurosurgeon has used an implantable ultrasound device to open the blood-brain barrier to treat glioblastoma with chemotherapy.
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Listed:   18 June 2016
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Keyword : blood brain, blood-brain barrier, BRAIN, glioblastoma, implantable, microbubbles, open blood-brain barrier, therapy, treatment, Ultrasound,

A Milestone: Approval of CEUS for Diagnostic Liver Imaging in Adults and Children in the USA.
This editorial published in the European Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (Ultraschall in der Medizin) provides a review of the history behind the FDA approval of Lumason for liver imaging and speculates on the role the USA will play in future development of clinical applications of CEUS.
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Listed:   15 June 2016
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Keyword : approval, CEUS, CONTRAST, editorial, FDA, future development, history, liver imaging, Lumason, microbubble, PEDIATRIC, USA,