Ultrasound offers insight into knuckle-cracking debate
December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - An audible crack is accompanied by a distinct flash of brightness -- or so it goes when a person cracks his or her knuckles while being scanned via ultrasound, according to researchers from California. They shared their conclusions about the common sound at this week's RSNA meeting.
Siemens RSNA launches range from x-ray to PET/CT
December 1, 2015 -- CHICAGO - At this week's RSNA 2015 meeting, Siemens Healthcare is unveiling a range of new imaging technologies, from a robotic x-ray room to a new entry-level PET/CT scanner. The firm is also talking up a regulatory clearance for CT lung cancer screening that it received just before the show opened.
Screening US spots thyroid cancer in healthy people
November 30, 2015 -- CHICAGO - Screening ultrasound in asymptomatic healthy people can be useful for detecting early-stage thyroid cancer, and in South Korea at least, it can be done at a relatively low societal cost, according to research presented on Tuesday at RSNA 2015.
Toshiba RSNA highlights include new CT, US scanners
November 30, 2015 -- CHICAGO - At this week's RSNA 2015 meeting, Toshiba America Medical Systems is highlighting new entry-level CT and ultrasound scanners, as well as a new multipurpose radiography/fluoroscopy system, a major upgrade for its 3-tesla MRI line, and an upgrade for its CT/angiography room.
Skip abdominal x-ray for pediatric intussusception
November 20, 2015 -- There's no need to use abdominal radiography to diagnose pediatric intussusception -- ultrasound is better, and it does not expose children to radiation, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Surgery International.
IVUS shines in guiding stents for long coronary lesions
November 17, 2015 -- In patients receiving drug-eluting stents for long coronary lesions, guidance using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) yields much better outcomes than implantation guided by angiography, researchers from South Korea reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Living Pain-Free: Sonographer back pain, part 1
November 12, 2015 -- In this new series of articles, coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben will look at the "seven sins" that cause back issues and show you what to do to reduce -- and in the majority of cases eliminate -- back pain for good.
Breast ultrasound helps mammography find more cancer
November 5, 2015 -- Adding ultrasound to mammography screening detects more early invasive breast cancer and probably reduces mortality, according to a 4 November study in the journal Lancet. The Japanese trial is thought to be the first of its kind in a large, randomized, multicenter population with a focus on younger, average-risk women.
Use vascular indexes to exclude malignant breast masses
November 4, 2015 -- Using vascular indexes obtained via 3D power Doppler ultrasound can accurately characterize suspicious breast masses, and adding it to 2D ultrasound may reduce unnecessary biopsies, noted Turkish researchers in an article published online in the European Journal of Radiology.
Making a Difference as a Sonographer: Regeneration tips
November 3, 2015 -- In past articles, fitness coach Mark Roozen and echocardiographer Doug Wuebben have emphasized doing the right moves within an exercise program: By doing the right moves at the right times, you can live a pain-free life, they believe. In this installment, they offer recovery tips to achieve an all-around feeling of health and wellness.