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Breast US tops mammography for symptomatic women under 40
October 22, 2012 -- Ultrasound beats mammography as the best imaging modality for initial evaluation of breast cancer in symptomatic women ages 30 to 39, according to a new study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
Practice of Ultrasound: Part 8 -- Fetal biometry
October 19, 2012 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the eighth in a series of columns on the practice of ultrasound from Dr. Jason Birnholz, one of the pioneers of this modality. While fetal measurements might not be the most glamorous of topics, exploring them yields useful practice tips, he says.
AAA ultrasound screening hasn't saved many lives in Medicare
October 2, 2012 -- Legislation that mandates ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) of individuals entering the Medicare program hasn't had much of a direct impact on mortality since taking effect in 2007, according to Stanford University researchers.
U-Systems lands final clearance for somo.v for dense breasts
September 18, 2012 -- Automated breast ultrasound technology developer U-Systems has become the first vendor to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance to market a device specifically for use in screening women with dense breasts.
Practice of Ultrasound: Part 7 -- An ultrasound conundrum
September 17, 2012 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the seventh in a series of columns on the practice of ultrasound from Dr. Jason Birnholz, one of the pioneers of this modality. In this installment, he tackles the issue of how to deliver the best services to as much of the population as possible.
Adding ultrasound boosts radiotherapy for prostate cancer
August 17, 2012 -- Combining pulsed nonthermal focused ultrasound with radiotherapy could increase the efficacy of prostate cancer treatment, according to a presentation at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine annual meeting held in Charlotte, NC, earlier this month.
ABUS equals MRI as screening option for dense tissue
July 24, 2012 -- Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) shows promise as a cost-effective adjunct screening modality compared to MRI for women who have dense breast tissue at mammography, according to a study published this month in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
The Practice of Ultrasound: Part 6 -- Shear-wave elastography
July 18, 2012 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the sixth in a series of columns on the practice of ultrasound from Dr. Jason Birnholz, one of the pioneers of this modality. In this installment, he discusses the development and use of shear-wave elastography.
Scanning in Pain: Part 4 -- Final sonography sins
July 12, 2012 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the final installment of a four-part series on overcoming work-related musculoskeletal issues for sonographers. Part 4 presents the final sonography "sins," along with several exercises and basic stretches to tackle these common problem areas.
BMJ: Twice is the key to cost-effective AAA screening
July 6, 2012 -- Danish researchers have found a sort of Goldilocks solution to the question of whether abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening is cost-effective if performed repeatedly rather than just once in a patient's lifetime. The most cost-effective scenario is twice, they reported on Friday in the British Medical Journal.
Breast ultrasound performs well in wake of density laws
June 25, 2012 -- Technologist-performed handheld screening breast ultrasound -- offered to women in the general population with dense breasts -- can help detect small mammographically occult breast cancers, although overall positive predictive value is low, according to a study published online June 21 in Radiology.
Report ties keepsake ultrasound to fetal gender tests in Canada
June 15, 2012 -- An investigative report has caused a stir in Canada after it revealed that keepsake ultrasound clinics are willing to provide the gender of fetuses before 20 weeks of gestation. This is early enough for women to request an abortion and feeds into the phenomenon of female feticide in some immigrant communities in Canada.
Incomplete abdominal US documentation leads to income loss
May 30, 2012 -- Incomplete documentation in abdominal ultrasound reports is common and contributes to loss of revenue at many practices, according to a new study published in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
ARRS: CT useful when abdominal US is inconclusive
April 30, 2012 -- About a third of CT exams performed after inconclusive abdominal ultrasound are positive, making CT a good choice for follow-up in many patients, researchers said on Monday at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) meeting in Vancouver.
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