AR, ultrasound boost efficiency of needle injections
July 22, 2019 -- Augmented reality (AR) may improve the performance of ultrasound image guidance, say researchers from Canada who developed a new technique using AR and ultrasound to help pilot needle insertion into the spine. They discuss their method in an article recently published in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Read More
ABVS distinguishes malignant from benign breast lesions
July 15, 2019 -- The automated breast volume scanner (ABVS) performs just as well as handheld ultrasound for distinguishing between malignant and benign breast lesions, according to a literature review published in the August issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Read More
Deep learning comparable to rads for thyroid management
July 11, 2019 -- A deep-learning algorithm performs comparably to radiologists and may improve radiology workflow for determining whether a thyroid nodule should be biopsied, according to a new study published online July 9 in Radiology. Read More
Use lung ultrasound to diagnose pediatric pneumonia
June 28, 2019 -- Lung ultrasound is a viable alternative to chest x-ray and CT for diagnosing pneumonia in children -- with a sensitivity of 94% and a specificity of 92% -- but it is dependent on operator experience, according to a study published online June 18 in Academic Emergency Medicine. Read More
TRUS bests MRI for identifying prostate cancer
June 26, 2019 -- Combining ultrasound techniques on transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) better identifies prostate cancer than using these techniques alone -- and finds the disease more effectively than multiparametric MRI, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. Read More
CAD improves ABUS novice reader performance
June 21, 2019 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) systems help less experienced readers improve their performance in detecting breast cancer on automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) screening exams, according to a study published online June 18 in Radiology. Read More
Contrast ultrasound can tell DCIS from fibroadenomas
June 19, 2019 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound can distinguish ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) from fibroadenoma in breast tissue, according to a study published online June 17 in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. Read More
Ultrasound helps assess DVT risk after ablation
June 18, 2019 -- Ultrasound is an effective tool for assessing the future risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in patients who receive radiofrequency ablation or laser ablation for superficial venous conditions such as varicose veins, according to a study published online June 12 in the Annals of Vascular Surgery. Read More
Which biopsy method best detects prostate cancer?
June 18, 2019 -- The combination of ultrasound- and MRI-guided biopsy yields the best chance of detecting prostate cancer, as each method can find malignant lesions missed by the other, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles reported in a study published online June 12 in JAMA Surgery. Read More
USPSTF proposes to reaffirm stance on AAA screening
June 18, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is seeking comment on a draft recommendation statement on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), in which the group proposes to maintain its existing guidance that older men receive screening exams. Read More