Ultrasound detects astronaut's blood clot in space
January 7, 2020 -- An astronaut on the International Space Station using an onboard ultrasound scanner to research the effects of space flight instead detected their own venous thrombosis, according to an article published in the January 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.  Discuss
Breast density laws don't boost ultrasound rates
January 7, 2020 -- State laws designed to notify women with dense breast tissue about their options for supplemental imaging may not actually boost the use of ultrasound. A study in the January edition of the Journal of the American College of Radiology found density notification laws did not increase ultrasound rates.  Discuss
Ultrasound of infants exposed to Zika predicts long-term risk
January 6, 2020 -- Some infants who were exposed to the Zika virus in utero but who appeared normal at birth later demonstrated delays in development as toddlers, according to a study published online January 6 in JAMA Pediatrics. But imaging tools such as ultrasound and MRI can help indicate which children might be at increased risk.  Discuss
Model predicts metastases in endometrial cancer patients
December 24, 2019 -- Using ultrasound in combination with endometrial biopsy results and clinical characteristics allows clinicians to reliably predict the risk of lymph node metastases in endometrial cancer patients before surgery. Researchers found the model to be superior to risk stratification alone in a study published online December 16 in Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Discuss
Does thyroid cancer screening lead to overdiagnosis?
December 23, 2019 -- Two studies from the U.S. and South Korea are raising questions about the role of ultrasound screening and thyroid cancer incidence. Researchers specifically address the issue of overdiagnosis in studies published in the December 24/31 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
USPSTF reaffirms take on ultrasound AAA screening
December 10, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has reaffirmed with no major changes its 2014 recommendations on using ultrasound to screen for asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), in a new statement published online December 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
ABUS delivers better diagnostic performance
December 9, 2019 -- Both automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) and traditional handheld ultrasound can significantly improve breast cancer detection when used as an adjunct to mammography in women with dense breasts. But ABUS yields better diagnostic performance, according to research presented at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
Technologist-performed WBUS is helpful in dense breasts
December 5, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Handheld whole-breast ultrasound (WBUS) performed by mammography technologists can be a time-efficient method for adjuvant screening of women with dense breasts, according to research presented Wednesday at the 2019 RSNA meeting.  Discuss
Philips places emphasis on AI at RSNA 2019
December 4, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is putting a major emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI) in its booth at RSNA 2019, showing technology designed to improve workflow and help customers choose from a range of AI algorithms to analyze medical images.  Discuss
Portable head CT, AI for MRI pace Siemens at RSNA
December 3, 2019 -- CHICAGO - A new portable head CT scanner on wheels, artificial intelligence (AI) tools for MRI, and a premium shared-services ultrasound scanner are among the RSNA 2019 highlights for Siemens Healthineers this week.  Discuss