Ultrasound guidance effective in DCIS surgery
November 17, 2022 -- Ultrasound-guided surgery in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is effective and eliminates the need for a guide wire, suggests research presented November 15 at the 13th European Breast Cancer Conference in Barcelona. Read More
Modified CEUS method does well in categorizing liver lesions
November 17, 2022 -- Applying modified contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) criteria using perfluorobutane is effective in diagnosing liver cancer in high-risk patients, according to study published November 16 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Poor patient health may prompt reactions to Lumason ultrasound
November 14, 2022 -- Adverse effects associated with the Lumason/SonoVue-enhanced ultrasound are not dependent on patient demographics or contrast-enhanced ultrasound indications, according to a study published November 7 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Read More
MRI after PSA testing is more cost-effective than standard protocol
November 10, 2022 -- Prostate cancer screening that combines prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing followed by an MRI is more cost-effective than the traditional pathway of PSA to standard biopsy, according to a study published November 10 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
CEUS bests CT in early gastric cancer staging
November 10, 2022 -- Oral contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is effective for detecting early gastric cancer and can assist enhanced CT in preoperative gastric cancer staging, according to a study published November 9 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. Read More
PET tracers predict prostate patient response to HIFU
November 7, 2022 -- PET imaging may be a useful tool for guiding and monitoring treatment success in prostate cancer patients undergoing high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), according to a study published November 2 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Read More
AI recommendations lead to more diagnoses of low LVEF
November 3, 2022 -- Clinicians who follow artificial intelligence (AI) recommendations are twice as likely to diagnose low left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in patients, a study published November 1 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings found. Read More
Which is better for diagnosing kidney stones, CT or ultrasound?
November 2, 2022 -- CT is the dominant imaging tool in the emergency department for diagnosing and evaluating kidney stones, but it may not be the best, according to a research letter published October 31 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More
Ovarian cancer surveillance an option for women with BRCA variants
November 2, 2022 -- Ovarian cancer surveillance is a viable option for women with BRCA gene variants who delay removal of the fallopian tubes and ovaries, according to research published November 1 in the Journal of Medical Genetics. Read More
PET/CT bests ultrasound for imaging malignant melanoma
November 1, 2022 -- F-18 FDG-PET/CT imaging is a better choice than ultrasound for detecting both lymph node and abdominal metastases in patients with malignant melanoma, Swiss investigators have found. Read More