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Pregnant Women Get More Ultrasounds, Without Clear Medical Need
Experts say frequent fetal scans in low-risk pregnancies aren’t medically justified

Neonatal Coarctation of the Aorta Commonly Missed
Neonatal coarctation of the aorta is commonly missed, despite prenatal ultrasound and postnatal pulse oximetry, researchers from Sweden report.

No Single Ultrasound Characteristic Predicts Thyroid Cancer
No single ultrasound feature can predict malignancy in thyroid nodules with acceptable diagnostic accuracy, a new systematic review and meta-analysis suggest.

Photoacoustic imaging shapes up in breast cancer trial
Optical technique appears able to distinguish between different tumor shapes in University of Twente study. A study of 29 patients carried out by a research team in The Netherlands has provided further evidence that photoacoustic (PA) imaging has genuine clinical potential...

Ultrasound could be used to treat 200,000 patients with chronic wounds In the UK
Skin ulcers can heal much quicker with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, according to new research. The study found that healing can be accelerated by up to a third, resulting in large potential savings for the NHS.

MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Ablation of Prostate Cancer - study results
This Phase 1 clinical trial enrolled 4 patients with locally confined low-risk prostate cancer. The 4 patients underwent MRI-guided biopsy and then MRI-guided focused ultrasound ablation of target areas. The researchers concluded that MRI-guided focused ultrasound is a feasible treatment method.

 

Ultrasound able to identify heel enthesitis in 25% of patients with IBD
About a quarter of patients with inflammatory bowel disease had evidence of heel enthesitis and spondyloarthritis on ultrasound, but the findings did not correlate with serum levels of vitamin D, according to recently presented research.

Passive Elastography technique may enhance ablation procedures
A new method called passive elastograph detects tissue compressibility based on tissue response to inherent body movements (beating heart, muscle contractions etc.) and may provide improvements in surgical ablation procedures by more accurately displaying dead tissue vs living tissue.

CT scans cause measurable damage to cells, say researchers
Researchers have found links between computed tomography (CT) scanning and cell damage in the body, linking repeated scans to the potential for cancer.

Musculoskeletal ultrasound may be useful tool for assessment of children with reactive arthritis
Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging may be a complementary tool in the assessment and ongoing monitoring of symptoms in children with reactive arthritis, according to recently presented data.

New surgical technique preserves kidney function following tumour removal
The Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator ultrasound device being used at the MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital can achieve the same oncological and surgical results as conventional surgery, without the common side effects due to vascular interruption.

Focused Ultrasound may have future role in treatment of spinal disk degeneration
Focused ultrasound (FUS) is currently being evaluated in clinical trials for the treatment of lumbar back pain of facet joint origin. A phase 1 observational pilot study of 18 patients has already been performed at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, where FUS reduced pain and improved quality of life.

Preop EUS-FNA does not increase mortality risk in resected pancreatic cancer
Preoperative endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration was not associated with worse survival in patients with resected pancreatic cancer and instead pointed to “improved outcomes,” according to recent study data.

Now Playing in 4D: Your Heart
New GE CSound software allows clinicians to see the heart in “extreme 4D”.

Ultrasound, clinical parameter agreement observed in patients with psoriatic arthritis
High levels of ultrasound-verified inflammation or damage were found to be correlated with Evaluator’s Global Assessment and VAS for pain scores in patients with psoriatic arthritis, according to study findings.

Copper oxide nanoparticles as contrast agents for MRI and ultrasound dual-modality imaging
In this study 7 nm copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs) were tested in vitro and in phantoms as a contrast agent for both MRI and through-transmission ultrasound. The particles resulted in a substantial increase in the contrast-to-noise ratio for both modalities.

Chinese woman receives the world's first 3D printed titanium sternum
The 54-year-old was diagnosed with a tumor in her sternum a year ago, but conventional removal would have caused many problems due to loss of protection for the heart and mediastinum.

Australian ultrasound scam prompts call for sonographers to be regulated
An at-home ultrasound operator gave the same baby picture to multiple expectant mothers.

3D Printing of Heart Valves from Ultrasound Images
A cardiac surgeon from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center speculates on how future heart valves may be custom printed based on the patient's ultrasound images.

FDA OKs second test to see if Essure contraceptive is placed right
"Bayer Healthcare said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved using transvaginal ultrasound as an alternate test to confirm if the company's Essure permanent birth control device has been placed properly".

Renal vein thrombosis mimicking urinary calculus - a diagnostic dilemma
In this case report, a calcified renal vein thrombosis was interpreted as a renal calculus.

Thoracic Ultrasound Identifies Early Signs of Pulmonary Fibrosis in Systemic Sclerosis
A new study assessed whether the thickness of the pleural line (in healthy subjects, < 3.0 mm) determined by thoracic ultrasound could detect onset of pulmonary fibrosis in asymptomatic systemic sclerosis patients.

Prenatal ultrasound findings in gastroschisis predictive of postnatal complications
Antenatal intraabdominal bowel dilation was linked to more than five times the risk for bowel atresia and polyhydramnios to more than three times the risk. Neonatal death was more than five times as likely among fetuses with gastric dilatation.

Most Chronic Pain Fellowships Now Include Ultrasound Training
Most chronic pain fellowships are teaching ultrasound-guided procedures, offering training throughout the fellowship year, according to a study published online June 12 in Pain Medicine.

Philips unveils App-based ultrasound system
Philips has unveiled a new system-in-a-transducer that uses your own android tablet device with a downloaded app for the display. The transducer is to be offered on a subscription basis. Pricing has not yet been revealed.

American Thyroid Association releases first guidelines for pediatric thyroid nodules, cancer
"The guidelines cover an array of topics, including the use of ultrasound and fine-needle aspiration (FNA) for analysis of cells to evaluate and manage benign nodules..."

High frequency ultrasound simplifies scar measurements, density measuring before filler injection
22 MHz and 75 MHz ultrasound is a helpful tool for precise evaluation for dermal fillers and scar localization, including their volume and borders with surrounding tissue, according to data presented at the 23rd Annual World Congress of Dermatology.

NSAIDs Dramatically Reduce Ovulation With Consistent Use
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been shown to inhibit ovulation and reduce progesterone levels in young women, which could seriously undermine fertility, new research suggests.

Local hospitals reduce prices for imaging services
In order to be more competitive, St. Helena Hospital in Deer Park has reduced the cost of a number of imaging services by 25 to 60 percent. These reductions mirror earlier price rollbacks made by Queen of the Valley Medical Center.

Recent New Zealand Decision Highlights the Need for Better Female Hernia Care
A legal case in New Zealand suggests that Insufficient care for female hernia sufferers is far too common all across the globe, and that doctors must alter their mindset to provide better care.

 
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