Living Pain-Free: Sonographer neck/shoulder pain, part 1
May 18, 2016 -- After focusing on back problems in the previous Living Pain-Free series for sonographers, it's now time to focus on the shoulders and neck. This new four-part series will explore the causes of pain in these common problem areas, as well as share some practical strategies that can help you get back to living pain-free.
Can automated breast ultrasound handle screening?
May 12, 2016 -- Even if it may detect slightly fewer noncystic lesions than handheld ultrasound performed by radiologists, automated breast ultrasound can still serve as an effective supplemental breast cancer screening tool in women with dense breasts, according to a multi-institutional research team.
When should carotid stenosis be followed up?
May 3, 2016 -- Lower levels of carotid artery stenosis tend to worsen much more slowly than more significant stenosis, and they can be followed up with carotid ultrasound studies less frequently, according to researchers from the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans.
Elastography aids assessment of focal prostate lesions
April 29, 2016 -- Ultrasound elastography can be a useful problem-solving tool for assessing focal prostate lesions detected on transrectal ultrasound, potentially avoiding the need to biopsy some patients, according to research published in the May issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
How to get paid for radiology ultrasound contrast scans
April 25, 2016 -- It's great that the ultrasound contrast agent Lumason has finally been approved in the U.S. for radiology applications, but how do you get paid for it? In this column, Donna Richmond of Panacea Healthcare Solutions examines Lumason reimbursement and the coding steps you need to take to get paid.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.