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Better ovarian cancer screening, still no answers
November 30, 2011 -- NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After disappointing results earlier this year, researchers say new study findings from Kentucky offer a bit of hope for ovarian cancer screening. But they still fall short of answering the important question: does ovarian cancer screening save lives?
Siemens beefs up CT line, launches ultrasound system
November 29, 2011 -- CHICAGO - A pair of new CT scanners is pacing the RSNA 2011 product introductions from Siemens Healthcare. The company is also promoting Biograph PET/CT and its new Acuson S1000 ultrasound system, and is demonstrating new product launches in healthcare informatics, digital radiography, and interventional radiology.
Mammography, CT, PET/MRI pace Philips RSNA product debuts
November 29, 2011 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is highlighting its renewed push in mammography in its RSNA booth, as well as new product introductions in CT and the ongoing development of its PET/MRI program, which got a boost with a key regulatory clearance before the show.
New angio system leads GE's RSNA product debuts
November 28, 2011 -- CHICAGO - At the top of the agenda in the RSNA 2011 booth of GE Healthcare is a new laser-guided, robotic-controlled interventional angiography system that was unveiled with fanfare at this week's meeting. Also featured are patient-controlled environments for mammography and MRI, a new mobile x-ray system, and a new entry in the vendor's PET/CT product line.
Toshiba RSNA highlights include CT, MRI, ultrasound
November 28, 2011 -- CHICAGO - A new CT scanner, a pair of new ultrasound systems, a wireless digital x-ray unit, and enhancements in coil technology for its MRI line are among the new product launches for Toshiba America Medical Systems at the RSNA 2011 meeting in Chicago.
BI-RADS 3 lesions common on screening US, but rarely malignant
November 27, 2011 -- CHICAGO - BI-RADS 3, or "probably benign," lesions are seen in a whopping 20% of patients after three rounds of screening ultrasound, but they are rarely malignant, according to researchers from Southwoods Imaging Center in Youngstown, OH.
Cut back on imaging studies after febrile UTI in kids, study suggests
November 14, 2011 -- NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The benefits of a more selective approach to urinary tract imaging after an initial febrile urinary tract infection (UTI) in children outweigh the risks, according to a group of doctors who have been using a more restrictive policy at their own institution.
Physicians with financial ties order more cardiac stress tests
November 9, 2011 -- Physicians who stand to gain financially from nuclear stress tests or stress echo exams ordered more of the imaging studies for their patients as a follow-up to cardiac interventional procedures, concludes a new study published November 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Scanning in Pain: Part 1 -- A simple way to fix it
October 28, 2011 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the first in a four-part series on overcoming work-related musculoskeletal issues for sonographers by Doug Wuebben, a cardiac sonographer, along with Mark Roozen, strength coach for the Cleveland Browns, and Joel Raether, strength coach for the Colorado Mammoth.
Ultrasound screening of infants reduces hip dysplasia surgeries
October 26, 2011 -- NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compliance with recommended ultrasound screening of infants within six weeks of birth is associated with fewer operations for dysplasia of the hip, according to findings published in the Journal of Pediatrics online September 29.
Handheld US, iPhone app bridge care gap in remote areas
October 13, 2011 -- Villagers in a remote area of Honduras received access to first-rate echocardiography thanks to a project that married a handheld ultrasound scanner with an iPhone-based image interpretation app. The project could be a model for delivering high-quality imaging to other underserved areas.
Ultrasound tackles radiation therapy guidance
October 3, 2011 -- Ultrasound imaging offers the potential of marker-free, soft-tissue visualization during radiation therapy delivery, providing real-time tracking of target organ location without delivering any extra radiation dose to healthy tissue.
Quantitative processing method boosts carpal tunnel diagnosis
September 21, 2011 -- Color Doppler ultrasound can be reliably used to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome, while an image processing method utilizing power Doppler pixel information can also quantitatively evaluate its severity, according to research published online in Radiology.
Echo shows low aortic dissection rate in heart defect patients
September 14, 2011 -- With the help of echocardiography, researchers have found that patients with a congenital heart defect known as bicuspid aortic valve have a relatively low rate of aortic dissection. However, they do have a significantly higher incidence of aortic aneurysms, according to a study published September 14 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Bedside US may clear up undifferentiated hypotension picture
September 1, 2011 -- Performing bedside ultrasound on emergency department patients with undifferentiated hypotension can reduce diagnostic uncertainty and have a clinically significant impact on more than half of cases, according to research from George Washington University Medical Center.
Optical diffusion breast imaging boosts ultrasound performance
August 23, 2011 -- Optical diffusion breast imaging improves the diagnostic accuracy of conventional ultrasound in distinguishing between malignant and benign breast lesions, according to a new study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Mobile thrombi common on implantable cardiac device leads
August 23, 2011 -- NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Ultrasonography during coronary ablation procedures showed that nearly a third of implanted electronic devices had mobile thrombi on the leads, researchers report in the August 16 online issue of Circulation.
Elastography beats ultrasound in prostate cancer detection
August 22, 2011 -- NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared with conventional grayscale ultrasonography, transrectal real-time elastography improves the detection of prostate cancer -- but it's not ready for prime time yet, German researchers say.
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