COVID-19 'drastically' impacted 2020 ultrasound volume
April 14, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic drastically impacted utilization of ultrasound exams in the emergency department performed by radiologists, according to research presented Wednesday at the virtual 2021 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine annual meeting. Read More
Ultrasound useful for COVID-19 in the ICU, but clear protocols are key
April 14, 2021 -- Ultrasound has played a key role in the intensive care unit (ICU) during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a panel held April 13 at the virtual 2021 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine annual meeting. Read More
POCUS beats landmark guidance for placing arterial lines
April 13, 2021 -- Placing arterial lines under the guidance of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) outperformed traditional landmark guidance in research presented Tuesday at the virtual 2021 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine annual meeting. Read More
Low bone mass, gum disease may be linked in middle age
April 13, 2021 -- Low bone mass may be associated with periodontal disease in middle-aged adults, according to a study published on March 23 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Read More
Researchers tout promise of contrast ultrasound at AIUM 2021
April 12, 2021 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound has a number of useful benefits over other forms of medical imaging, according to two studies presented Monday at the virtual 2021 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meeting. Read More
Quantitative lung ultrasound analysis accurately detects COVID-19
April 9, 2021 -- A quantitative lung ultrasound technique can be highly accurate for detecting and monitoring COVID-19, outperforming traditional lung texture features, according to research published April 2 in the Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Read More
POCUS achieves new heights in Mount Everest rescue
March 31, 2021 -- The patient's symptoms began at 12,600 feet with a minor headache on the sixth night of a medical research expedition on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest. Fortunately, point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) was there to help. Read More
Fetal cardiovascular MRI helps diagnose congenital heart defects
March 29, 2021 -- Fetal cardiovascular MRI provides clinically useful information about congenital heart defects when echocardiography results are inconclusive, changing treatment/management plans in more than 80% of cases, according to a March 29 study in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Lung ultrasound spots COVID-19 in newborns
March 18, 2021 -- For neonates suspected of having COVID-19 pneumonia, what's the best way to image them given the radiation concerns of CT? Use lung ultrasound, which is noninvasive, convenient, and sensitive, according to a new study out of Wuhan, China. Read More
AI can guide POCUS exams by novice users in the COVID ICU
March 16, 2021 -- With help from artificial intelligence (AI) technology, novice users can acquire high-quality bedside cardiac point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) exams in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU), according to a recent article in JACC: Case Reports. Read More