Can ultrasound diagnose nonperforated appendicitis? February 24, 2017 -- Ultrasound may be highly accurate for diagnosing pediatric appendicitis, but how does it perform for differentiating between perforated and nonperforated cases? Not very well, and that can pose a challenge when considering treatment options, according to research published in the March issue of Radiology.
How should small papillary thyroid cancers be treated? February 14, 2017 -- Patients with low-risk papillary thyroid cancer up to 1.5 cm in size can be safely managed by active surveillance, avoiding unnecessary surgery and any associated expense and potential complications, according to research published online in Thyroid.
Ultrasound elevates diagnosis of pulmonary embolism February 8, 2017 -- Adding lung and venous ultrasound into the diagnostic process for pulmonary embolism can yield improved sensitivity and specificity, obviating the need for CT pulmonary angiography in many cases, according to research that will be published in the March issue of Academic Emergency Medicine.
Ultrasound may unlock appendicitis treatment options February 2, 2017 -- Ultrasound may be able to differentiate between complicated and uncomplicated appendicitis, potentially helping physicians decide whether to proceed directly to an appendectomy or try antibiotics first, according to research published in the February issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
Thyroid nodule imaging surveillance offers low yield January 31, 2017 -- It's standard practice to perform imaging surveillance of thyroid nodules found to be benign on biopsy. But this follow-up is expensive and only rarely leads to the detection of thyroid cancer, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Contrast ultrasound is safe, effective for pediatric patients January 25, 2017 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is a safe and likely cost-effective imaging option for pediatric patients, often obviating the need for MRI and CT, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Nuchal septations increase risk for fetal anomalies January 19, 2017 -- Nuchal septations are a powerful independent risk factor for chromosomal fetal anomalies, and their presence or absence needs to be documented during first-trimester ultrasound screening, according to research published in the January issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
Shoulder ultrasound often changes patient management January 16, 2017 -- Shoulder ultrasound findings frequently have a significant effect on management and clinician decision-making in patients being treated for shoulder pain, according to research from the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St. Louis.
How should BI-RADS 3 breast lesions be followed up? December 14, 2016 -- Supplemental ultrasound screening for women with dense breasts finds cancers that mammography does not, but it also leads to many follow-up studies at short intervals. BI-RADS 3 lesions could be followed up at 12 months, however, according to preliminary results presented recently at RSNA 2016 in Chicago.
Repeat fetal ultrasound screenings may be unnecessary December 12, 2016 -- How often does a repeat screening fetal ultrasound study performed because of an incomplete initial exam actually detect abnormal fetal anatomy? Not very often, according to research published in the December issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
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