JACR: Rads want more help with point-of-care ultrasound
December 21, 2017 -- Radiologists would like more support from the American College of Radiology (ACR) for point-of-care ultrasound, according to an analysis of data from the ACR's 2017 workforce survey published December 19 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
US improves success rate of pediatric artery cannulation
December 20, 2017 -- Ultrasound-guided radial artery cannulation in children is twice as successful as the traditional technique that has long been used to place cannulas, involving palpation of a patient's radial pulse, according to research published in the December issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Radiologists are losing control of musculoskeletal US
December 19, 2017 -- Radiologists had a market share of less than 40% for musculoskeletal ultrasound exams in the U.S. in 2015, down from 65% in 2003, indicating they could be losing control of the modality, according to a study published online December 13 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Esaote to be acquired by Chinese consortium
December 7, 2017 -- Italian ultrasound vendor Esaote has entered into an agreement to be acquired by a group of Chinese investors. The deal is expected to advance Esaote's expansion plans and bolsters its presence in the Chinese medical equipment market.  Discuss
Breast ultrasound traits help predict cancer prognosis
December 7, 2017 -- Certain features of invasive breast cancer identified on ultrasound can help clinicians understand a woman's prognosis before she undergoes surgery, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
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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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