Lightning strikes for Toshiba at ECR 2015
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - At this week's ECR 2015 meeting, Toshiba Medical Systems is rolling out Aquilion Lightning, a new CT scanner designed to bring improved performance to the entry-level segment. Other ECR launches include an ultrasound software upgrade platform, new MRI coils, and a rebranded radiation dose management program.
TI-RADS works best for classifying thyroid nodules on US
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - When it comes to characterizing thyroid nodules on ultrasound, the Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) classification method is the way to go, according to a Friday presentation at ECR 2015. In a comparison with a recently proposed alternative, TI-RADS performed similarly and was more user-friendly, Egyptian researchers reported.
GE launches products in MRI, ultrasound, HIT at ECR 2015
March 6, 2015 -- VIENNA - GE Healthcare is highlighting a pair of new MRI scanners, Signa Creator and Signa Explorer, making their global launch at this week's ECR 2015 meeting. The company is also rolling out its new Logiq P9 ultrasound scanner, as well as Centricity xSite, a new healthcare IT platform designed to improve radiology reporting across multiple healthcare enterprises.
Mobile devices support real-time ultrasound image streaming
March 4, 2015 -- Using a wireless system that can provide real-time image streaming in high definition, mobile devices such as tablet computers can be used for remote interpretation of complete ultrasound examinations, researchers from Evangelismos Hospital in Athens, Greece, recently reported.
US-guided core biopsy best for salivary gland tumors
March 4, 2015 -- VIENNA - Ultrasound-guided core-needle biopsy significantly outperforms ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy for diagnosing salivary gland tumors, according to a presentation on Wednesday at ECR 2015.
The good, the bad, and the ugly about breast ultrasound
March 4, 2015 -- When it comes to screening women for breast cancer, those with dense breasts or tissue abnormalities tend to be the most troublesome, but breast ultrasound has proved, and continues to prove, its utility for these women, say leading researchers.
Practice of Ultrasound: Part 21 -- Situs inversus
March 3, 2015 -- In the next installment of his series on the practice of ultrasound, Dr. Jason Birnholz discusses using sonography to identify situs inversus, a congenital condition in which a patient's organs are reversed. Although it is rare, ultrasound professionals should be prepared to identify the condition.
Siemens readies new handheld ultrasound unit for ECR
March 2, 2015 -- Handheld ultrasound systems represent a rapidly growing segment of the ultrasound market, and prospective purchasers will soon have an additional entrant to consider. Siemens Healthcare will unveil Acuson P500, a new handheld ultrasound platform, at this week's European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna.
Ultrasound + lab tests can reliably spot pediatric appendicitis
February 24, 2015 -- Combining blood tests with sonography findings significantly outperformed ultrasound alone for diagnosing or ruling out pediatric appendicitis, and the combination could also reduce the number of CT scans in children, according to research published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
Making a Difference as a Sonographer: Foam rolling
February 17, 2015 -- With the combination of a heavy work schedule and the physical demands of the job, many sonographers find that their bodies start to fall apart. To combat the resulting pain and fatigue from achy knees, stiff backs, and painful shoulders, you need to use recovery techniques proactively.