AI of breast ultrasound helps radiologists focus on cancer
September 24, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to significantly reduce false positives in breast ultrasound, potentially avoiding the need for one out of four biopsies in a study published online September 24 in Nature Communications. Read More
Two-thirds of sonographers perform scans while in pain
September 24, 2021 -- About two-thirds of sonographers report performing ultrasound scans while experiencing musculoskeletal pain, according to a survey study published September 17 in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Read More
GE to acquire ultrasound firm BK Medical for $1.5B
September 23, 2021 -- GE Healthcare has signed a deal to acquire specialty ultrasound and surgical visualization developer BK Medical for $1.45 billion. GE said the acquisition will help its $3 billion ultrasound business expand into surgical and therapeutic interventions. Read More
POCUS can help with intussusception in pediatric patients
September 14, 2021 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is helpful in pediatric emergencies for differentiating ileocolic intussusception from small bowel-small bowel intussusception, according to a study published September 11 in the Journal of Emergency Medicine. Read More
Use of MRI-directed ultrasound called into question
September 8, 2021 -- MRI-directed ultrasound has low success in detecting nonmass enhancement in women undergoing breast imaging, according to research published September 7 in Clinical Imaging. Read More
Ultrasound scoring index shows promise in COVID diagnosis
September 3, 2021 -- A novel ultrasound scoring system that can be performed in less than 10 minutes is accurate for COVID-19 diagnosis and prognosis, according to research published August 31 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Read More
Low-income areas have less access to obstetric ultrasound
August 27, 2021 -- People living in certain geographic and low-income areas have less access to obstetric ultrasound, according to a Canadian study published August 24 in Academic Radiology. These areas include remote geographic regions and areas populated by Indigenous people. Read More
Contrast ultrasound can predict treatment failure of bone fractures
August 25, 2021 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound can predict treatment failure for bone fractures that fail to heal, according to a German study published August 22 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Read More
Ultrasound needs improvements for pediatric renal imaging
August 24, 2021 -- Traditional ultrasound surveillance may give a false sense of security when examining children undergoing imaging of the urinary tract, but adding urodynamic ultrasound can help, according to a pilot study published August 21 in Urology. Read More
Adjunctive breast ultrasound useful for women at average cancer risk
August 20, 2021 -- Supplemental ultrasound should be considered as part of the screening protocol for young women with average risk of breast cancer, according to research published August 18 in JAMA Network Open. Read More