ARRS: Contrast ultrasound works well for liver lesions
April 19, 2016 -- LOS ANGELES - Contrast-enhanced ultrasound offers a cost-effective, radiation-free alternative to CT for characterizing focal liver lesions, according to research presented April 18 at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting.  Discuss
Is carotid ultrasound being used appropriately?
April 18, 2016 -- Over 90% of the carotid ultrasound studies performed in patients who later received carotid revascularization for asymptomatic carotid disease were ordered based on indications not considered appropriate under current guidelines, according to research published online April 18 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Transcranial Doppler headset tests athletes for concussion
April 14, 2016 -- What if you could test rattled athletes for concussion right on the sidelines, simply by having them don a headset outfitted with transcranial Doppler ultrasound probes? California researchers believe this could become a reality and will present their work at next week's American Academy of Neurology meeting.  Discuss
Imaging holds key in war on drug mules
April 13, 2016 -- Novel means of concealment used by traffickers, plus the growing frequency of transporting liquids, pose major challenges for radiologists involved in the detection of illicit drugs, according to researchers from Turkey.  Discuss
Fans of contrast ultrasound celebrate FDA approval
April 12, 2016 -- For advocates of ultrasound contrast, the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Lumason from Bracco Diagnostics for characterizing liver lesions was a long overdue moment that will likely serve as a catalyst for broad adoption of these agents -- and not just in the liver.  Discuss
CEUS can aid assessment of Crohn's disease activity
April 8, 2016 -- Quantitative analysis of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) exams outperforms other ultrasound methods for characterizing the inflammatory activity of Crohn's disease, according to researchers from the Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China.  Discuss
Bracco gets FDA nod for Lumason US contrast in liver
April 4, 2016 -- The long wait is over. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first time has approved the use of an ultrasound contrast agent for radiology applications, giving the nod to Lumason from Bracco Diagnostics to be used for focal liver lesions.  Discuss
Off-label use could broaden contrast ultrasound in U.S.
April 1, 2016 -- Tired of waiting for U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance of ultrasound contrast agents for radiology applications? You're not alone. Off-label use of ultrasound contrast could unlock significant clinical benefits now, according to Dr. Michelle Robbin of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Discuss
Ultrasound misses signs of early Zika infection
March 31, 2016 -- Ultrasound scans weren't initially able to detect microcephaly in the fetus of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus, according to a case report published on March 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Signs of Zika's most feared fetal defect only became evident more than a month after infection.  Discuss
Quantitative ultrasound CAD analyzes multiple conditions
March 29, 2016 -- Researchers have created an algorithm for computer-aided detection (CAD) of ultrasound scans that can diagnose several diseases at once using quantitative texture analysis, according to an article in the Journal of Medical Imaging.  Discuss
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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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