POCUS, MRI make ECRI's top 10 hazards list
October 9, 2019 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and missing patient implant data for MRI exams are listed among the top 10 health technology hazards for 2020, according to a new report released October 7 by healthcare consultancy ECRI Institute.  Discuss
Elastography helps liver transplant patients avoid biopsy
October 8, 2019 -- Ultrasound with a shear-wave elastography technique can help liver transplant patients avoid biopsy on follow-up, according to a study published online October 7 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Radiofrequency ultrasound, AI predict thyroid cancer
October 4, 2019 -- Radiofrequency ultrasound and an artificial intelligence (AI) model can be used to effectively predict the malignancy of thyroid nodules, as well as stratify their risk, according to a study set for publication in the November issue of Ultrasonics.  Discuss
Ultrasound after DBT helpful in women with dense tissue
September 30, 2019 -- The cancer detection rate of screening breast ultrasound in women with dense tissue is comparable regardless of whether it's used as an adjunct to conventional digital mammography or digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), according to a study published online September 25 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
CEUS helps reduce unnecessary breast biopsies
September 25, 2019 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) can help predict benign pathologic results of breast masses -- thus reducing the number of unnecessary biopsies by one-third, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Shear-wave elastography tracks effects of knee surgery
September 19, 2019 -- Shear-wave elastography can help clinicians track the long-term effects of total knee arthroplasty, according to a study published online September 14 in Academic Radiology. The findings offer clinicians another option for patient follow-up after surgery, the researchers noted.  Discuss
Ultrasound could help assess bone health
September 19, 2019 -- A new ultrasound technique could help clinicians assess bone health and distinguish between tumors and healthy tissue, according to one study published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America and another in Physics in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
MRI helps predict outcomes of endometriosis surgery
September 12, 2019 -- MRI can predict the severity of endometriosis in women referred for surgery when it is used as a complement to transvaginal ultrasound, according to a study published online September 10 in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Discuss
Ultrasound + photoacoustic imaging spot prostate cancer
August 28, 2019 -- A dual-modality imaging approach that combines ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging to visualize the prostate appears to improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer, according to a study published online August 28 in Science Translational Medicine.  Discuss
FDA adds transducer check to ultrasound guidance
August 22, 2019 -- New ultrasound transducers should include an integrated quality control check that runs every time the probe is turned on, according to final guidance issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 22.  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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