Practice of Ultrasound: Part 25 -- Evidence-based US
November 25, 2015 -- presents the 25th in a series of columns on the practice of ultrasound from Dr. Jason Birnholz, one of the pioneers of the modality. In this installment, Dr. Birnholz discusses a unique interpretation of evidence-based practice, as well as his hopes for ultrasound's future.
Skip abdominal x-ray for pediatric intussusception
November 20, 2015 -- There's no need to use abdominal radiography to diagnose pediatric intussusception -- ultrasound is better, and it does not expose children to radiation, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Surgery International.
IVUS shines in guiding stents for long coronary lesions
November 17, 2015 -- In patients receiving drug-eluting stents for long coronary lesions, guidance using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) yields much better outcomes than implantation guided by angiography, researchers from South Korea reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Living Pain Free: Sonographer back pain, part 1
November 12, 2015 -- In this new series of articles, coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben will look at the "seven sins" that cause back issues and show you what to do to reduce -- and in the majority of cases eliminate -- back pain for good.
Breast ultrasound helps mammography find more cancer
November 5, 2015 -- Adding ultrasound to mammography screening detects more early invasive breast cancer and probably reduces mortality, according to a 4 November study in the journal Lancet. The Japanese trial is thought to be the first of its kind in a large, randomized, multicenter population with a focus on younger, average-risk women.
Use vascular indexes to exclude malignant breast masses
November 4, 2015 -- Using vascular indexes obtained via 3D power Doppler ultrasound can accurately characterize suspicious breast masses, and adding it to 2D ultrasound may reduce unnecessary biopsies, noted Turkish researchers in an article published online in the European Journal of Radiology.
Making a Difference as a Sonographer: Regeneration tips
November 3, 2015 -- In past articles, fitness coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben have emphasized doing the right moves within an exercise program: By doing the right moves at the right times, you can live a pain-free life, they believe. In this installment, they offer recovery tips to achieve an all-around feeling of health and wellness.
Fla. judge tosses suit over transvaginal US scans
November 2, 2015 -- A lawsuit filed by former students at a college in Florida who claimed they were forced to perform transvaginal ultrasound scans on each other as part of their sonographer training has been thrown out by a federal judge.
WhatsApp enables teleultrasound in Nigeria
October 22, 2015 -- Patients in rural areas of Nigeria may not have ready access to experts for potentially lifesaving consultations on complicated ultrasound exams. Fortunately, there's an app for that.
Ultrasound shows thyroid cancer spike after Fukushima
October 14, 2015 -- Just as many had feared, the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in March 2011 has sparked a sharp increase in thyroid cancer among children and adolescents in the area, according to a study published online in Epidemiology. And more cases may be lurking.