Shape modeling from ultrasound predicts hip dysplasia in infants
January 26, 2022 -- Ultrasound images used for statistical shape modeling can help predict hip dysplasia in infants and whether abduction treatment devices are needed, according to Dutch research published January 25 in Radiology. Read More
Elastography can predict rotator cuff repair success
January 25, 2022 -- Shear-wave elastography used preoperatively can predict the success of rotator cuff surgery, according to research published January 20 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
POCUS on par with x-ray for COVID-19 diagnosis, management
January 21, 2022 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for lung imaging is noninferior to chest x-ray when it comes to diagnosing COVID-19, according to an Italian study published January 18 in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. Read More
Use of ultrasound contrast lags, despite its clear benefits
January 18, 2022 -- While there are passionate advocates for ultrasound contrast in radiology and other medical specialties, its use has failed to expand -- despite the fact that it offers solid benefits, according to ultrasound experts. Read More
Ultrasound fetal monitoring takes time for maternity nurses
January 14, 2022 -- Using ultrasound to monitor fetal heart rates can take up a lot of time for labor and delivery nurses, according to research published January 13 in Nursing for Women's Health. Read More
Ultrasound has tradeoffs for detecting skin cancer metastases
January 11, 2022 -- Ultrasound has higher sensitivity but also higher false-positive rates than clinical examination alone when it comes to detecting skin cancer in the head and neck areas that may have spread to the lymph nodes. Read More
Ultrasound jostles for bigger role in screening dense breasts
January 7, 2022 -- With a national reporting standard for breast density across the U.S. on the near horizon, ultrasound is poised to play a greater role as an adjunct to mammography in screening, along with other imaging modalities. Read More
Ultrasound best in margin assessment for breast surgery
January 7, 2022 -- Diagnostic ultrasound outperforms other imaging methods when it comes to assessing margins of cancers being excised during breast-conserving surgery, according to research published January 4 in Academic Radiology. Read More
Should breast ultrasound scans after COVID vaccines be postponed?
January 6, 2022 -- When using ultrasound to follow up on suspicious breast masses in patients who just got a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, it may be wise to postpone scans to between 12 and 16 weeks to reduce unnecessary biopsies, according to research published December 22 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
POCUS good for localizing catheters in newborn patients
January 5, 2022 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is an effective alternative to conventional x-ray when it comes to localizing small-bore percutaneously inserted central catheters, according to Italian research published December 28 in the Journal of Pediatrics. Read More