Right heart quantification awareness: Part 6
January 16, 2018 -- In the sixth installment of this series, Judith Buckland from consulting firm CardioServ offers a quantitative method for performing right ventricular index of myocardial performance (RIMP), which can be used to evaluate right ventricular function with echocardiography.  Discuss
3D power Doppler helps detect fetal growth restriction
January 15, 2018 -- 3D power Doppler can help confirm fetal growth restriction, a pathologic condition that occurs in up to 9% of pregnancies and can affect not only how a woman's pregnancy is followed but also when she delivers her baby, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Sonoelastography is effective for diagnosing golfer's elbow
January 8, 2018 -- Real-time sonoelastography is a useful tool for diagnosing medial epicondylitis, or golfer's elbow, according to research presented by a team from South Korea at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.
AIUM publishes guidance for improving ob/gyn US
January 4, 2018 -- The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) has released guidelines for improving the use of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology, in both clinical practice and residency training.  Discuss
Does US performed by ED docs generate further imaging?
December 26, 2017 -- Does ultrasound performed by emergency physicians generate further imaging as radiologists work up suspicious findings first detected by their colleagues in the emergency department (ED)? Researchers from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute took on this question at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting.  Discuss
Quantitative analysis may help classify thyroid nodules
December 22, 2017 -- The echogenicity of solid thyroid nodules is often assessed qualitatively during evaluation on ultrasound. But this task can also be performed quantitatively, potentially offering a useful tool for determining malignancy risk, according to research presented at the RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
JACR: Rads want more help with point-of-care ultrasound
December 21, 2017 -- Radiologists would like more support from the American College of Radiology (ACR) for point-of-care ultrasound, according to an analysis of data from the ACR's 2017 workforce survey published December 19 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
US improves success rate of pediatric artery cannulation
December 20, 2017 -- Ultrasound-guided radial artery cannulation in children is twice as successful as the traditional technique that has long been used to place cannulas, involving palpation of a patient's radial pulse, according to research published in the December issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Radiologists are losing control of musculoskeletal US
December 19, 2017 -- Radiologists had a market share of less than 40% for musculoskeletal ultrasound exams in the U.S. in 2015, down from 65% in 2003, indicating they could be losing control of the modality, according to a study published online December 13 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Esaote to be acquired by Chinese consortium
December 7, 2017 -- Italian ultrasound vendor Esaote has entered into an agreement to be acquired by a group of Chinese investors. The deal is expected to advance Esaote's expansion plans and bolsters its presence in the Chinese medical equipment market.  Discuss
Special Feature
Are the good times over for compact ultrasound?

During the past 10 years, the market for compact ultrasound systems grew quickly; however, more recently, growth has slowed. Simon Harris from Signify Research discusses the reasons behind the slowdown and what the future may hold for the compact ultrasound sector. Read more

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