Living Pain-Free: Sonographer back pain, part 6 February 18, 2016 -- Is your butt the cause of your back pain? It could be. As we near the end of this seven-part series on sonographer back pain, coach Mark Roozen and sonographer Doug Wuebben share some stretches and exercises to address the common problem of a weak or imbalanced backside.
Quantitative ultrasound method stages fatty liver February 12, 2016 -- A computer-aided ultrasound technique can be used to stage liver steatosis, or fatty liver, offering high correlation with fat measurements produced from MR spectroscopy, according to a pilot study from Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Image-guided liver biopsy is safe, but not risk-free February 11, 2016 -- While major adverse events from liver biopsy guided by ultrasound or CT are extremely rare, variables such as the patient's platelet count can increase the risk for hematoma from the procedure by as much as fourfold, according to a large retrospective analysis performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
How to train movement to live, work, and play pain-free February 4, 2016 -- For the past five years on AuntMinnie.com, coach Mark Roozen and sonographer Doug Wuebben have offered advice to sonographers on how they can correct the movement problems that lead to job-related pain and discomfort. We've collected their years of wisdom into a single downloadable resource that is available for free to AuntMinnie.com members.
Living Pain-Free: Sonographer back pain, part 5 February 4, 2016 -- In the fifth part of their series on correcting the movement problems that cause back pain, coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben address the quadratus lumborum muscle, an often-overlooked source of back pain for sonographers.
Can ultrasound for deep vein thrombosis cause a PE? February 4, 2016 -- Although it's an extremely rare event, ultrasound exams performed for deep vein thrombosis can dislodge blood clots that can then embolize into the vasculature and cause a pulmonary embolism (PE), according to a paper published online in Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis.
Living Pain-Free: Sonographer back pain, part 4 January 21, 2016 -- In the fourth part of their series on correcting the movement problems that cause back pain, coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben address the issue of tight hips and lack of mobility in the hip area.
Is testing for peripheral arterial disease overutilized? January 19, 2016 -- Despite little growth in the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease, utilization of tests for the condition grew rapidly from 2001 to 2013. This increase may reflect overutilization and possibly the effects of self-referral among cardiologists and surgeons, according to a new study.
Living Pain-Free: Sonographer back pain, part 3 January 6, 2016 -- In the third part of their series on back pain in sonographers, coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben explain how to restore mobility in the middle back using thoracic spine stretches and exercises.
Breast US shows promise as global screening tool December 29, 2015 -- Ultrasound is comparable to mammography in terms of sensitivity for detecting breast cancer, and it finds a greater proportion of invasive and node-negative lesions, according to a study published online December 28 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
For years, coach Mark Roozen and sonographer Doug Wuebben have advised sonographers on how they can correct movement problems that lead to job-related pain. We've collected their wisdom in a single downloadable resource that is available for free to AuntMinnie.com members.