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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
Spectral Doppler metric spots hepatic arterial stenosis
March 31, 2017 -- A new quantitative spectral Doppler ultrasound measurement can accurately detect liver transplant hepatic arterial stenosis, offering the potential of reducing the number of unnecessary angiography procedures in these patients, according to research published in the April issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
AIUM: Is MRI really needed after MSK ultrasound?
March 29, 2017 -- ORLANDO, FL - MRI exams performed after an initial musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound study are nearly always concordant with ultrasound results and rarely change clinical management, according to a Tuesday presentation at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) conference.  Discuss
AIUM: Machine learning may aid breast ultrasound reads
March 28, 2017 -- ORLANDO, FL - After analyzing quantitative information from breast ultrasound exams, machine-learning technology can achieve high sensitivity and specificity for breast cancer, according to research presented on Monday at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting.  Discuss
AIUM: NIH prepares for potential re-emergence of Zika virus
March 27, 2017 -- ORLANDO, FL - Much has been learned in the past year about the Zika virus and the damage it causes, but the big question now is whether a new outbreak will flare up in 2017, a key U.S. government official told attendees on Sunday at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meeting.  Discuss
Special Feature
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

VENDOR CONNECT
Conferences
Ultrasound 2017
October 19-21
Boston, Massachusetts United States
Abdominal Ultrasound
October 19-21
Houston, Texas United States
Vascular Ultrasound Training Course
October 20-22
Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States
Blended Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging
October 23-25
St. Pete Beach, Florida United States
Ob/Gyn Ultrasound (3 Days)
October 23-25
Houston, Texas United States