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.
Living Pain-Free: Sonographer back pain, part 2 December 16, 2015 -- In the second part of their series on back pain in sonographers, coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben examine the link between back pain and posture and offer some exercises to relieve your pain.
Shear-wave elastography aids monitoring of tendinopathy December 15, 2015 -- Shear-wave elastography performs better than B-mode and power Doppler ultrasound for evaluating tendinopathy and helping to assess treatment response, German researchers recently reported at the RSNA 2015 meeting in Chicago.
Case report: Conjoined twins -- thoraco-omphalopagus (type A) December 10, 2015 -- In this case report, radiologists from Tikrit University College of Medicine in Iraq describe the case of conjoined twins discovered by routine transabdominal ultrasound examination at 16-weeks gestation. They were joined at the chest and the abdomen and had one functional heart.
App-based US, spectral CT pace Philips RSNA launches December 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - New technologies being highlighted by Philips Healthcare at RSNA 2015 include its novel Lumify app-based ultrasound model, as well as a CT scanner designed to make spectral scanning more routine.
Big-data cloud launch spearheads GE RSNA news December 2, 2015 -- CHICAGO - The launch of a new service for analyzing healthcare data in the cloud is spearheading the product introductions by GE Healthcare at this week's RSNA 2015 meeting. Other introductions include new ultrasound and CT systems.
Ultrasound offers insight into knuckle-cracking debate December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - An audible crack is accompanied by a distinct flash of brightness -- or so it goes when a person cracks his or her knuckles while being scanned via ultrasound, according to researchers from California. They shared their conclusions about the common sound at this week's RSNA meeting.
Siemens RSNA launches range from x-ray to PET/CT December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - At this week's RSNA 2015 meeting, Siemens Healthcare is unveiling a range of new imaging technologies, from a robotic x-ray room to a new entry-level PET/CT scanner. The firm is also talking up a regulatory clearance for CT lung cancer screening that it received just before the show opened.
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.