COVID-19: Early signs of recovery, but uncertainty ahead
June 15, 2020 -- The global pandemic has created an unprecedented shock to the medical imaging and healthcare sectors. What is the future likely to hold? What are the key economic trends, bright spots, and areas of greatest risk? Market columnist Steve Holloway investigates.  Discuss
Would ultrasound work for primary breast screening?
June 11, 2020 -- Could ultrasound be used as a primary screening method for breast cancer? A long-term systematic review published on June 1 in BMC Cancer found ultrasound scans performed well as both a primary and secondary cancer screening modality.  Discuss
Cardiac ultrasound shows COVID-19 complications
June 11, 2020 -- Patients with COVID-19 can experience cardiac injury and dysfunction that can be visualized on echocardiography scans, according to a pair of letters in the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. The letters support the idea that echocardiography may provide a noninvasive method to study COVID-19 heart complications.  Discuss
Global study shows ultrasound's strength for COVID-19
June 5, 2020 -- More than a dozen case reports and studies from around the world showed consistent lung ultrasound scan findings in patients with COVID-19, according to a review published on May 25 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
Ultrasound autopsies help doctors understand COVID-19
June 3, 2020 -- A hospital in São Paulo used a portable ultrasound machine to perform autopsies on 10 patients with fatal cases of COVID-19. The authors described the modality's benefits for studying the effects of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in a paper published on May 22 in Histopathology.  Discuss
What's the best way to image COVID-19?
June 3, 2020 -- Researchers from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City have released an overview of imaging modalities used to diagnose and manage COVID-19 pneumonia, trends to watch in artificial intelligence, and a description of nonchest complications from the disease. The review was published June 1 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.  Discuss
POCUS helps docs make timely decisions
May 27, 2020 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) may help physicians make timely and accurate decisions for patients admitted to the hospital with chest pain or shortness of breath, according to the findings of a pilot study published on May 16 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
Years later, DCIS tied to more imaging but not anxiety
May 26, 2020 -- In the five years after treatment, women with a history of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are more likely than their peers to undergo breast imaging but not to have anxiety or depression, according to the findings of a study published on May 8 in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.  Discuss
Contrast ultrasound reveals unique COVID-19 lung findings
May 21, 2020 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound scans revealed patterns in the lung not typically associated with pneumonia in three Italian patients with COVID-19, according to a report published on May 12 in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Tongue ultrasound may identify obstructive sleep apnea
May 21, 2020 -- Tongue stiffness measured by shear-wave elastography ultrasound may be able to help identify patients with obstructive sleep apnea while they're awake, according to the findings of a pilot study published on May 10 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss