Can CEUS differentiate between IBD and colon cancer?
November 20, 2017 -- Is contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) effective for differentiating between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colon cancer? The answer appears to be yes, but more research is needed, according to a study published online November 7 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
US elastography for liver evaluation: Worth the cost?
November 13, 2017 -- Ultrasound elastography is a relatively new technology that can noninvasively assess liver stiffness, a key component when evaluating the severity of liver fibrosis. But because insurer coverage tends to be variable, it's not in mainstream clinical use, according to a study in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Artificial intelligence may help bridge experience gap for liver CEUS
November 9, 2017 -- Can a computer-aided diagnosis system based on machine learning characterize focal liver lesions on contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) cine clips as accurately as an expert reader? It's certainly possible, if research published online recently in Radiology is any indication.  Discuss
Teleultrasound is beneficial for assessing fetal health
November 8, 2017 -- An anatomic survey of the fetus is a critical aspect of prenatal care; however, not all communities have access to ultrasound specialists. One solution is teleultrasound, which shows promise for assessing fetal health in rural or underserved areas, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Can deep learning prevent unnecessary thyroid biopsies?
November 2, 2017 -- Approximately 90% of biopsies performed on thyroid nodules have benign findings. Deep learning may help many of these patients avoid unnecessary procedures, according to a research team from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and Arizona State University.  Discuss
$10 microchip transforms ultrasound from 2D to 3D
October 31, 2017 -- Researchers from Stanford University and Duke University have developed technology that transforms 2D ultrasound into 3D -- for the cost of a $10 microchip. They will demonstrate their work at this week's American College of Emergency Physicians Research Forum in Washington, DC.  Discuss
$2K ultrasound probe for iPhones gets FDA nod
October 27, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a portable ultrasound transducer that is based on a semiconductor chip, is designed to work with iPhones, and will sell for around $2,000. The device will make imaging accessible to a much broader audience, according to the company.  Discuss
Point-of-care ultrasound helps find fluid
October 26, 2017 -- Point-of-care ultrasound is an effective tool that is increasingly being implemented to help diagnose disease and plan treatment. The technology is particularly useful for finding fluid, according to a study published online October 23 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
5 things you may not know about ultrasound accreditation
October 23, 2017 -- Is accreditation of your echocardiography lab getting you down? Don't let it! In a new article, Judith Buckland of CardioServ interviews Sue Jensen of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission on why accreditation is easier than you think.  Discuss
US useful for gauging muscle changes in ICU patients
October 19, 2017 -- Using ultrasound to evaluate changes to the skeletal muscles after trauma may help physicians predict how patients will do once they have been released from the intensive care unit (ICU), according to a study published online October 6 in Annals of Intensive Care.  Discuss
Special Feature
ACR publishes TI-RADS thyroid nodule classification model

A new risk stratification model for thyroid nodules has been published by the American College of Radiology (ACR) Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) committee. The TI-RADS model is designed to be easy to use by ultrasound practitioners and reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies for thyroid nodules. Read more

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