New approach may elevate thyroid elastography performance April 19, 2013 -- Ultrasound elastography has established a role in breast imaging, and the thyroid is one of the next clinical applications on the horizon. At last week's American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine meeting, Polish researchers unveiled a new data analysis method that may improve the technique's ability to characterize benign from malignant thyroid nodules.
Practice of Ultrasound: Part 10 -- Trustworthy ultrasound April 15, 2013 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the 10th in a series of columns on the practice of ultrasound from Dr. Jason Birnholz, one of the pioneers of this modality. In this installment, he discusses fetal gender determination and behavior, as well as why withholding information is a violation of trust.
Higher credentials needed to change sonographers' image, pay April 10, 2013 -- NEW YORK CITY - To many, sonographers are just ultrasound techs -- with their sophisticated skills underappreciated, undervalued, and underpaid. It's important for the profession to work to make changes. This was the wake-up call delivered during a presentation at this week's American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine annual meeting.
Quality measure boosts shear-wave elastography performance April 9, 2013 -- NEW YORK CITY - The sensitivity of shear-wave breast elastography can be significantly improved by a quality measure that grades the adequacy of the shear wave itself, according to research presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine annual meeting.
Including menopause as factor aids breast US performance March 9, 2013 -- VIENNA - Menopause has an important influence on breast elasticity as measured by elasticity parameters, according to study results presented this week at ECR 2013. Taking this factor into consideration may help improve the diagnostic performance of breast sonoelastography, the researchers found.
Sonography students level claims against Ill. program February 27, 2013 -- Five students enrolled in the sonography program at the College of DuPage in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, IL, have publicly charged the program's leaders with unethical conduct, including a claim that the program issued grades for a course that allegedly was never held.
Longer US surveillance intervals fine for men with small AAAs February 26, 2013 -- The majority of men with small abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) can be followed at longer ultrasound surveillance intervals than are typically used in current AAA screening programs, according to a meta-analysis to be published on Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Is radiology losing its grip on compact ultrasound? Part 1 February 15, 2013 -- Is the widespread adoption of compact ultrasound systems by other medical specialties undermining radiology's control of this modality? And if so, does anyone in radiology care? AuntMinnie.com explores these questions in a two-part series.
Ultrasound CAD aids in characterizing breast lesions February 6, 2013 -- Ultrasound computer-aided detection (CAD) technology can improve reader accuracy and diagnostic confidence for distinguishing between benign and malignant breast lesions, according to Japanese researchers.
Making a Difference as a Sonographer Echocardiographer Doug Wuebben shares the story of a sonographer who battled severe work-related injuries. Her story is all too familiar, but there are steps those in her shoes can take.