Can 1st-trimester ultrasound affect autism severity?
September 6, 2016 -- In a disturbing new finding, first-trimester ultrasound was linked to greater severity of autism symptoms, including poorer cognitive outcomes and increased repetitive behaviors, in fetuses with a genetic predisposition to autism spectrum disorder, according to research published online September 1 in Autism Research.
Spleen stiffness correlates with cirrhosis complication
September 2, 2016 -- The progression of thrombocytopenia, or blood platelet deficiency, in cirrhotic patients is directly determined by pathophysiologic changes in the spleen that can be assessed on ultrasound elastography, according to research published in the September issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
Imaging accreditation with quality and ease: Part 4
August 26, 2016 -- In the fourth installment of this series, Judith Buckland from consulting firm CardioServ offers more tips on how to comply with the latest accreditation requirements for quality improvement from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.
Ultrasound jump-starts patient's brain after coma
August 26, 2016 -- A team from the University of California, Los Angeles has successfully used ultrasound to jump-start a patient's brain as he recovered from a coma, restoring full consciousness and language comprehension within three days of the procedure.
Imaging detects telltale signs of Zika infection
August 23, 2016 -- Radiologists reviewing medical imaging scans of babies and fetuses in cases of suspected Zika infection can expect to see a number of telltale brain abnormalities, including loss of gray- and white-matter volume and a "collapsed" appearance of the skull. That's according to a report on the devastating virus published August 23 in Radiology.
Can elastography help guide breast cancer treatment?
August 5, 2016 -- Shear-wave elastography measurements of tumor stiffness can predict early on if breast cancer patients won't respond to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, enabling clinicians to quickly switch to a different treatment strategy, according to research published in the August issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.
Initiative drives PACS use in point-of-care ultrasound
July 26, 2016 -- Want to increase the number of emergency department point-of-care ultrasound studies being archived on PACS at your institution? It may not take that much effort to get emergency room physicians on board, according to a study published in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Can femoral ultrasound find role in CV risk assessment?
July 26, 2016 -- By spotting atherosclerotic plaques that aren't also present in the carotid artery, femoral ultrasound can predict the risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease in many asymptomatic patients who would be overlooked if they only received carotid ultrasound, according to research from Italy published online in Angiology.
Does imaging after thyroid cancer treatment help?
July 21, 2016 -- Yes, surveillance imaging can identify the recurrence of thyroid cancer in patients who have received treatment. But that doesn't mean the scans will affect patient survival, according to a large retrospective study published online July 21 in BMJ.
Imaging accreditation with quality and ease: Part 3
July 13, 2016 -- In the third installment of this series, Judith Buckland from consulting firm CardioServ offers more tips on how to comply with the latest accreditation requirements for quality improvement from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.
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