Point-of-care ultrasound shows its merit
July 27, 2017 -- While conventional diagnostic ultrasound understandably offers higher sensitivity and specificity, point-of-care ultrasound can yield a valuable level of accuracy for low-resource settings, according to research published in the July issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
Right heart quantification awareness: Part 2
July 19, 2017 -- The right heart has jokingly been referred to as the organ's stepchild, with little attention paid to its size, function, and prognostic implications. To help with this often overlooked task, this series from CardioServ will review the proper methods to quantify the right heart for both size and function.
3D ultrasound quantifies subclinical atherosclerosis
July 11, 2017 -- While detecting subclinical atherosclerosis is useful, quantifying the plaque burden is even more valuable. A 3D vascular ultrasound method can reliably perform this task and help to estimate cardiovascular risk, according to research published in the July 18 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Elastography, color Doppler US avoid breast biopsies
July 7, 2017 -- Adding elastography and color Doppler to B-mode ultrasound can significantly decrease the number of false positives when screening women with dense breasts, avoiding as many as two-thirds of unnecessary biopsies, according to research published online June 21 in Radiology.
Can mild carotid atherosclerosis hurt mental cognition?
June 28, 2017 -- Can subclinical carotid atherosclerosis as identified on ultrasound negatively affect cognitive performance? Yes -- at least in individuals who carry a genotype known to increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to research published in the July issue of Stroke.
Elastography can help evaluate carotid plaque
June 19, 2017 -- A shear-wave ultrasound elastography method can be used to evaluate the stability of carotid plaques, helping to identify those that are most vulnerable to rupturing and causing a stroke, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
Study questions use of FAST exam for kids with trauma
June 14, 2017 -- Can a focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) exam improve the clinical care of hemodynamically stable children who have blunt trauma to the torso? Apparently not, according to research published June 13 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
SNMMI: PET/ultrasound targets recurrent prostate cancer
June 14, 2017 -- DENVER - Researchers at Emory University are reporting early success in fusing fluciclovine-PET and 3D ultrasound images to better detect and biopsy suspected recurrent prostate cancer. They presented their findings at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) meeting.
Who should read point-of-care ED ultrasound exams?
May 26, 2017 -- When radiologists interpret initial ultrasound studies in the emergency department (ED), fewer follow-up imaging studies are needed, according to research presented at the American College of Radiology meeting in Washington, DC.
Right heart quantification awareness: Part 1
May 24, 2017 -- The right heart has jokingly been referred to as the organ's stepchild, with little attention paid to its size, function, and prognostic implications. To help with this often overlooked task, a new series from CardioServ will review the proper methods to quantify the right heart for both size and function.
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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