Contrast US clears up indeterminate HCC cases on MRI
September 22, 2016 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is highly effective for characterizing tumors thought to be hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) but indeterminate on MRI, according to a presentation at the 2016 Advances in Contrast Ultrasound - Bubble Conference earlier this month in Chicago.
MR/TRUS fusion biopsy targets high-risk prostate cancer
September 20, 2016 -- Targeted prostate biopsies guided by fused MR and transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) images can detect more cases of aggressive prostate cancer than traditional systematic biopsies guided by TRUS alone, according to a multicenter study published recently in Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations.
Echo reveals why smoking ups risk of heart failure
September 15, 2016 -- Smokers have thicker heart walls and less heart-pumping ability on echocardiography scans than individuals who don't smoke, factors that increase the risk of heart failure, according to research published September 13 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.
SDMS takes issue with ultrasound autism study
September 9, 2016 -- The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is expressing concern that a recent study linking first-trimester ultrasound with more severe autism symptoms may lead pregnant women to skip or delay a medically necessary examination.
Can 1st-trimester ultrasound affect autism severity?
September 6, 2016 -- In a disturbing new finding, first-trimester ultrasound was linked to greater severity of autism symptoms, including poorer cognitive outcomes and increased repetitive behaviors, in fetuses with a genetic predisposition to autism spectrum disorder, according to research published online September 1 in Autism Research.
Spleen stiffness correlates with cirrhosis complication
September 2, 2016 -- The progression of thrombocytopenia, or blood platelet deficiency, in cirrhotic patients is directly determined by pathophysiologic changes in the spleen that can be assessed on ultrasound elastography, according to research published in the September issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
Imaging accreditation with quality and ease: Part 4
August 26, 2016 -- In the fourth installment of this series, Judith Buckland from consulting firm CardioServ offers more tips on how to comply with the latest accreditation requirements for quality improvement from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.
Ultrasound jump-starts patient's brain after coma
August 26, 2016 -- A team from the University of California, Los Angeles has successfully used ultrasound to jump-start a patient's brain as he recovered from a coma, restoring full consciousness and language comprehension within three days of the procedure.
Imaging detects telltale signs of Zika infection
August 23, 2016 -- Radiologists reviewing medical imaging scans of babies and fetuses in cases of suspected Zika infection can expect to see a number of telltale brain abnormalities, including loss of gray- and white-matter volume and a "collapsed" appearance of the skull. That's according to a report on the devastating virus published August 23 in Radiology.
Can elastography help guide breast cancer treatment?
August 5, 2016 -- Shear-wave elastography measurements of tumor stiffness can predict early on if breast cancer patients won't respond to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, enabling clinicians to quickly switch to a different treatment strategy, according to research published in the August issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
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