Breast ultrasound spots more cancers in dense breasts
November 27, 2019 -- With proper training and experience, breast ultrasound consistently improves detection of node-negative invasive cancer in women with dense breasts on mammography, according to a literature review in the Journal of Breast Imaging. Similar results have been observed after digital breast tomosynthesis.  Discuss
Focused ultrasound treatment to brain relieves tremors
November 26, 2019 -- Applying treatments of MR-guided focused ultrasound to the brain can be an effective therapy for people with essential tremor, as well as tremor related to Parkinson's disease, according to a study to be presented at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.  Discuss
New breast ultrasound technique boosts BI-RADS accuracy
November 22, 2019 -- Using a novel ultrasound technique called ultrasensitive ultrasound microvessel imaging with conventional ultrasound significantly improves the diagnostic accuracy of BI-RADS classification of breast lesions, according to a study to be published in the December issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
La. keepsake ultrasound center leaves moms in lurch
November 19, 2019 -- A group of expecting moms in Louisiana have discovered a hard lesson about the perils of keepsake ultrasound centers. The center apparently told dozens of women the wrong gender for their babies, and it even told one woman to do jumping jacks to enable a better view on ultrasound scans, according to news reports.  Discuss
Skip ultrasound for treatment decisions in rheumatoid arthritis
November 9, 2019 -- In patients with early rheumatoid arthritis, using ultrasound to guide treatment doesn't produce better decision-making than the conventional treat-to-target strategy, according to research presented at the 2019 American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ACR/ARP) annual meeting.  Discuss
Philips charges service firm with hacking scanners
November 1, 2019 -- The parent company of Philips Healthcare has filed a lawsuit against an imaging equipment service firm in the state of Washington, charging the company with hacking proprietary Philips software for ultrasound scanners in order to activate features and enable upgrades that users haven't paid for.  Discuss
Contrast US biomarkers predict cancer in liver nodules
October 28, 2019 -- Biomarkers derived from contrast-enhanced ultrasound scans -- such as differences in the arrival time of contrast -- can help predict whether cirrhotic nodules will convert to liver cancer, according to a study published online October 23 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AI boosts ultrasound for thyroid cancer screening
October 24, 2019 -- Using artificial intelligence (AI) with thyroid ultrasound offers a quick and noninvasive approach to thyroid cancer screening, according to a study published online on October 24 in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery.  Discuss
How effective is MR-HIFU for uterine fibroids?
October 23, 2019 -- MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) is a safe therapy for treating uterine fibroids, especially when it is used with a treatment protocol that aims for complete ablation, according to an October 15 study in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Third-trimester ultrasound finds undetected fetal abnormalities
October 15, 2019 -- Almost a quarter of fetal abnormalities are identified for the first time during routine ultrasound at 35 to 37 weeks gestation, according to a study published on October 8 in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Discuss
Special Feature
5 trends shaping the future of global ultrasound

The ultrasound market is forecast to continue growing relatively strongly in the coming years, with five trends driving growth, according to Simon Harris of market research firm Signify Research. Read more

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