Elastography can help evaluate carotid plaque
June 19, 2017 -- A shear-wave ultrasound elastography method can be used to evaluate the stability of carotid plaques, helping to identify those that are most vulnerable to rupturing and causing a stroke, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
Study questions use of FAST exam for kids with trauma
June 14, 2017 -- Can a focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) exam improve the clinical care of hemodynamically stable children who have blunt trauma to the torso? Apparently not, according to research published June 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
SNMMI: PET/ultrasound targets recurrent prostate cancer
June 14, 2017 -- DENVER - Researchers at Emory University are reporting early success in fusing fluciclovine-PET and 3D ultrasound images to better detect and biopsy suspected recurrent prostate cancer. They presented their findings at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) meeting.
Who should read point-of-care ED ultrasound exams?
May 26, 2017 -- When radiologists interpret initial ultrasound studies in the emergency department (ED), fewer follow-up imaging studies are needed, according to research presented at the American College of Radiology meeting in Washington, DC.
Right heart quantification awareness: Part 1
May 24, 2017 -- The right heart has jokingly been referred to as the organ's stepchild, with little attention paid to its size, function, and prognostic implications. To help with this often overlooked task, a new series from CardioServ will review the proper methods to quantify the right heart for both size and function.
Ultrasound loses one of its greats in David Cosgrove
May 24, 2017 -- Dr. David Cosgrove, a leading researcher and teacher from London, died on Tuesday, 16 May, at the age of 78. An enthusiast for clinical ultrasound, microbubble contrast agents, and elastography, he remained active right up to his death.
Can radiologists make reports simpler for patients?
May 19, 2017 -- Can radiologists learn to make their radiology reports simpler and easier to understand for patients? Yes, they can -- if they receive just a little training on how to write more effectively, according to research published online May 8 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Photoacoustic imaging could guide breast cancer removal
May 17, 2017 -- A new technique based on photoacoustic imaging could help surgeons determine whether they've removed all cancerous tissue during breast surgery, according to a study published online May 17 in Science Advances.
Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response
May 16, 2017 -- Yielding comparable tumor measurements and accuracy, contrast-enhanced ultrasound can be a viable alternative to contrast-enhanced MRI for assessing breast cancer response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to research published in the May issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
USPSTF discourages thyroid cancer screening
May 9, 2017 -- Citing the lack of evidence for an overall benefit as well as the risk of harm from overdiagnosis and overtreatment, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has finalized its recommendation against the use of screening with neck palpation or ultrasound for thyroid cancer in low-risk, asymptomatic adults.
Special Feature
ACR publishes TI-RADS thyroid nodule classification model

A new risk stratification model for thyroid nodules has been published by the American College of Radiology (ACR) Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) committee. The TI-RADS model is designed to be easy to use by ultrasound practitioners and reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies for thyroid nodules. Read more

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