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Richard G. Barr, MD, PhD
Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound: The Nuts and Bolts
Released: Dec 04, 2016 | Time: 30 min
Laurence Needleman, MD
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Released: Nov 27, 2016 | Time: 32 min
Thomas C. Winter, MD
The Fetal Genitourinary System
Released: Nov 20, 2016 | Time: 46 min
Michael Williamson, MD
Ultrasound of Hernias
Released: Nov 13, 2016 | Time: 19 min
Dolores Pretorius, MD, FACR, FAIUM, FSRU
Abnormal Obstetrical Numbers: A Case Based Approach
Released: Nov 06, 2016 | Time: 27 min
Leslie M. Scoutt, MD
Ultrasound Examination of the Anal Sphincter
Released: Oct 30, 2016 | Time: 32 min
Nirvikar Dahiya, MD
Ultrasound Evaluation of Complications - Post Arterial Interventions
Released: Oct 23, 2016 | Time: 21 min
Edward A. Lyons, OC, MD, FRCP (C), FACR
Postpartum Bleeding a Minefield! What You See & What To Do
Released: Oct 16, 2016 | Time: 46 min
 
 
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Ultrasound-guided Procedure Effective for Treating Plantar Fasciitis
Ultrasound-guided, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection may be a more effective treatment option for chronic, refractory plantar fasciitis than corticosteroid (SOC) injection therapy, new research demonstrates. (RSNA News)
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Listed:   05 December 2016
Keyword : foot, injection, msk, MUSCULOSKELETAL, plantar fascitis, platelet-rich plasma, PRP, treatment,

Ultrasound Can Guide Accurate Gout Diagnosis
Musculoskeletal ultrasound may be a less invasive, less painful option for the diagnosis of gout.
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Listed:   03 December 2016
Keyword : 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.
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Listed:   03 December 2016
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Keyword : 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.
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Listed:   03 December 2016
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Keyword : 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.
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Listed:   03 December 2016
Keyword : 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.
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Listed:   26 November 2016
Keyword : 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.
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Listed:   26 November 2016
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Keyword : 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).
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Listed:   26 November 2016
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Keyword : 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.
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Listed:   26 November 2016
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Keyword : 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.
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Listed:   26 November 2016
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Keyword : engineering, gesture control, MEMS ultrasound, piezoelectric, technology, Ultrasound,

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.
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Listed:   19 November 2016
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Keyword : 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.
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Listed:   13 November 2016
Keyword : 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.
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Listed:   12 November 2016
Keyword : 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.
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Listed:   12 November 2016
Keyword : 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.
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Listed:   05 November 2016
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Keyword : 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.
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Listed:   05 November 2016
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Keyword : 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".
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Listed:   05 November 2016
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Keyword : 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.
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Listed:   05 November 2016
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Keyword : 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.
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Listed:   05 November 2016
Keyword : 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
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Listed:   05 November 2016
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Keyword : BRAIN, neurology, neuron, stimulation, treatment, Ultrasound,

Study finds Elastography adds no value in the differential diagnosis of cervical lymph nodes
This study compared b-mode imaging, color Doppler and elastography of cervical lymph nodes. The authors conclude that ultrasound elastography adds no additional value to combined B-mode and color Doppler sonography for differentiation of benign and malignant cervical lymph nodes.
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Listed:   05 November 2016
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Keyword : Benign, b-mode, color Doppler, differentiation, Elastography, Lymph nodes, Malignancy,

Translabial Ultrasound better than Bishop Score to determine the suitability of induction of labor.
The authors recommend translabial ultrasound as a suitable alternative method to monitor labor progress with an admissible predictive value compared with Bishop Score. This study also concludes that translabial measurements provide more objective results and may be better accepted by women.
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Listed:   05 November 2016
Keyword : Bishop Score, delivery, induction of labor, IOL, monitoring progress of labor, OBSTETRIC, PREGNANCY, translabial, Ultrasound,

Controlling ultrasound with 3-D printed devices
Researchers have now 3-D printed a new kind of device that can harness high-pressure ultrasound to move, manipulate, or destroy tiny objects like particles, drops or biological tissue at scales comparable with cells.
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Listed:   29 October 2016
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Keyword : 3D printing, acoustic waves, high-pressure ultrasound, lens, photoacoustics, Physics,

New study casts doubt on common fracture treatment with ultrasound
McMaster University has published a study on a widely-used ultrasound treatment for fractures, years after the company that sponsored the trial and builds the ultrasound machine being studied pulled funding for the research.
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Listed:   29 October 2016
Keyword : Bioventus Global, exogen, fracture, healing, innefective, LIPUS, low intensity pulsed ultrasound, treatment, Ultrasound,

(Kid)ney Stones: A Perplexing and Growing Problem
In this expert commentary, a pediatric urologist and epidemiologist briefly discusses kidney stones in children. The rate of occurrence has been increasing dramatically over the past decade and the rate of recurrence is nearly 50%.
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Listed:   29 October 2016
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Keyword : children, kidney, lithiasis, occurrence, PEDIATRIC, recurrence, Renal, Stone,

A cautionary tale about restraint of trade
Three groups representing doctors in Korea have been assessed a million dollar fine for preventing practitioners of traditional oriental medicine from accessing ultrasound imaging equipment.
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Listed:   29 October 2016
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Keyword : competition, FTC, Korea, restraint of trade, traditional oriental medicine,

New ultrasound method offers increasingly personalised and earlier assessment of fracture risk
The method involves analysis of cortical bone porosity from pulse-echo ultrasound backscatter using a multivariate method. Cortical bone porosity was then used to estimate subject and site specific speed of sound. The approach is claimed to result in more accurate assessment of fracture risk.
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Listed:   22 October 2016
Keyword : bone, cortical bone, fracture risk, osteoporosis,

Ultrasound assessment of umbilical venous catheter migration in preterm infants: a prospective study
Conclusion: UVC tip localisation by standard radiography is very imprecise, and catheter tip migration occurs in a significant proportion of infants during first weeks of age. The authors suggest ultrasound as the best modality to assist localisation and follow-up of UVC tip in preterm infants.
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Listed:   22 October 2016
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Keyword : migration, preterm infants, tip location, umbilical venous catheter,

Ultrasound safely omitted in imaging workups of women with breast pain and normal density tissue
Clinicians evaluating women with nondense breasts who are experiencing focal breast pain will find little to no value adding directed ultrasound to digital mammography when the latter is indicated due to screening scheduling.
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Listed:   22 October 2016
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Keyword : Breast, focal pain, normal density tissue, screening, utility of ultrasound,

Minimally-invasive procedure to fix aortic aneurysm linked to increase in long-term complications
The research, from scientists at Imperial College London and the University of Cambridge, followed patients for up to 15 years who underwent a minimally-invasive procedure to fix an aortic aneurysm, called endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR).
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Listed:   22 October 2016
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Keyword : aneurysm, endovascular aneurysm repair, EVAR, VASCULAR,


 
 
 
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