Ultrasound world mourns death of Beryl Benacerraf
October 24, 2022 -- Dr. Beryl Benacerraf, a pioneer on the use of prenatal ultrasound to diagnose fetal abnormalities, died of cancer on October 1, according to an article by the New York Times. She was 73 years old. Read More
TVUS reliable as first-line test for endometrial cancer staging
October 21, 2022 -- Transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) may not be as accurate as MRI when it comes to preoperative staging of endometrial cancer, but it can be relied on as a more accessible first-line test, a study published October 19 in Clinical Radiology suggests. Read More
TI-RADS, algorithm can determine benign, malignant ultrasound findings
October 20, 2022 -- The Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) and a deep-learning algorithm based on ultrasound images can both be alternatives for evaluating thyroid nodules in young patients, a study published October 19 in the American Journal of Roentgenology found. Read More
Ultrasound can be alternative for biopsy in liver disease patients
October 19, 2022 -- Calibrated ultrasound can help with disease staging in hepatic steatosis by detecting liver fat, with results comparable to that of liver biopsy, according to Dutch research published October 18 in Radiology. Read More
Patient costs for imaging skyrocket over last 20 years
October 10, 2022 -- Out-of-pocket costs incurred by patients receiving imaging studies nearly doubled between 2000 and 2019, according to research published online October 6 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Read More
Transvaginal ultrasound may not be needed to check IUD position
October 6, 2022 -- Transvaginal ultrasound may not be needed for positional follow-ups after six weeks following correct insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD) in women, Dutch research published October 4 in AJOG Global Reports suggests. Read More
Study notes fall in mammography volume during COVID-19
October 5, 2022 -- Mammography volume fell and a higher proportion of women presented with palpable masses during the COVID-19 pandemic at a Canadian breast center, according to a study published October 3 in the American Journal of Surgery. Read More
World ultrasound market to remain flat in 2022 after 2021 recovery
September 27, 2022 -- In 2021, the global ultrasound market recovered strongly from the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with double-digit growth pushing market revenues above 2019 levels. Mustafa Hassan of Signify Research offers a region-by-region analysis of growth prospects. Read More
CT contrast crisis prompts call for more use of MRI and ultrasound
September 23, 2022 -- When it comes to head and neck imaging, MRI and ultrasound offer sound alternatives to CT with iodinated contrast, and use of the modalities could mitigate crises such as contrast shortages, according to a commentary published September 20 in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology. Read More
4D ultrasound shows fetuses reacting to taste, smell
September 22, 2022 -- Four-dimensional ultrasound scans show evidence that fetuses at 32 to 36 weeks react positively or negatively to smell and taste, according to a study from the U.K. published September 21 in Psychological Science. Read More