Mobile ultrasound brings care to rural areas in Morocco
November 19, 2014 -- It was a heartbreaking story, but it could have been even more tragic were it not for the Mobile Ultrasound Patrol in Morocco. After being given an ultrasound in her rural village, a young woman in pain -- unaware that she was pregnant -- was found to be carrying two dead fetuses.
Carestream brings clean slate to ultrasound market with Touch
November 18, 2014 -- Carestream Health has roots in the x-ray film business, but the company sees ultrasound in its corporate future. The firm is entering the sonography market in a big way with Carestream Touch, a superpremium ultrasound system with a novel design that replaces the traditional scanner keyboard with a programmable touchscreen control panel.
Report outlines how radiology departments can prepare for Ebola
November 18, 2014 -- Radiologists from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and Emory University have outlined a series of recommendations in a special report published online November 18 in Radiology to help radiology departments and imaging facilities prepare for Ebola patients.
Practice of Ultrasound: Part 18 -- A point of caring
November 12, 2014 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the 18th in a series of columns on the practice of ultrasound from Dr. Jason Birnholz, one of the pioneers of the modality. Wherever a physician encounters a patient is his or her "point of care," he explains in this column.
ACR committee offers tips for incidental thyroid nodules
November 10, 2014 -- It can be hard to determine how to manage thyroid nodules detected incidentally on imaging exams. However, an American College of Radiology (ACR) committee hopes its new white paper will help those decisions be more consistent, lead to lower costs, and avoid unnecessary patient anxiety and potential morbidity.
Vigilance needed to prevent contamination of ultrasound probes
November 10, 2014 -- Although ultrasound probes are vulnerable to bacterial contamination, the good news is that the risk can be significantly reduced if the proper precautions are taken, according to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Making a Difference as a Sonographer: Caring for the IT band
October 21, 2014 -- Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome is primarily known as one of the most common overuse injuries for runners. But sonographers and other professionals who are on their feet all day also experience problems caused by tight IT bands.
Bracco gets FDA nod for ultrasound contrast agent
October 10, 2014 -- A third contestant has joined the U.S. market for ultrasound contrast agents: On Friday, Bracco Diagnostics received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its Lumason ultrasound contrast agent. The approval marks the end of a long odyssey for Bracco in its efforts to bring the agent to market.
Practice of Ultrasound: Part 17 -- Time and tides
October 2, 2014 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the latest in a series of columns on the practice of ultrasound from Dr. Jason Birnholz, one of the pioneers of the modality. In this installment, he discusses why time should always be on the patient's side.
Ultrasound should be 1st choice for suspected kidney stones
September 18, 2014 -- Ultrasound should still be the first imaging test of choice for evaluating patients with suspected nephrolithiasis, according to research published in this week's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study found that using CT first didn't yield better clinical outcomes.
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