Can radiologists make reports simpler for patients?
May 19, 2017 -- Can radiologists learn to make their radiology reports simpler and easier to understand for patients? Yes, they can -- if they receive just a little training on how to write more effectively, according to research published online May 8 in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Photoacoustic imaging could guide breast cancer removal
May 17, 2017 -- A new technique based on photoacoustic imaging could help surgeons determine whether they've removed all cancerous tissue during breast surgery, according to a study published online May 17 in Science Advances.
Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response
May 16, 2017 -- Yielding comparable tumor measurements and accuracy, contrast-enhanced ultrasound can be a viable alternative to contrast-enhanced MRI for assessing breast cancer response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to research published in the May issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
USPSTF discourages thyroid cancer screening
May 9, 2017 -- Citing the lack of evidence for an overall benefit as well as the risk of harm from overdiagnosis and overtreatment, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has finalized its recommendation against the use of screening with neck palpation or ultrasound for thyroid cancer in low-risk, asymptomatic adults.
Contrast image processing boosts ultrasound performance
May 4, 2017 -- An image processing technique applied to contrast-enhanced ultrasound can deliver sharp, spatially compounded images without the need for additional transmit and receive cycles that can damage microbubble contrast, researchers have concluded.
ARRS: Don't underestimate breast US in cancer arsenal
May 3, 2017 -- NEW ORLEANS - There may be fancier breast cancer screening modalities out there, but conventional ultrasound remains an effective screening tool in women with dense breast tissue, according to two presentations delivered at this week's American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting.
Shear-wave elastography spots Achilles tendinopathy
April 20, 2017 -- Shear-wave elastography is sensitive and specific for detecting injuries to the Achilles tendon, and it can serve as a more objective method than other imaging modalities for diagnosis and treatment, according to research from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Should ultrasound replace CT for asymptomatic hematuria?
April 18, 2017 -- The combination of renal ultrasound and cystoscopy is the most cost-effective strategy for evaluating patients with asymptomatic microscopic hematuria, potentially saving hundreds of millions of dollars compared with CT and cystoscopy, according to research published online April 17 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
What role should contrast US have for kidney lesions?
April 12, 2017 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is highly sensitive for characterizing indeterminate kidney lesions, but its specificity may be low when used by inexperienced readers, as well as in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease, according to research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
ACR publishes TI-RADS thyroid nodule classification model
April 5, 2017 -- 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.
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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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