How clean are endovaginal ultrasound probes?
February 1, 2019 -- Are endovaginal ultrasound probes being correctly disinfected? Not as they should be -- and this poses a health risk to women, according to a review published in the January issue of the Israel Medical Association Journal.  Discuss
Prostatic artery embolization gains clinical momentum
February 1, 2019 -- Prostate artery embolization has emerged as a highly promising interventional radiology procedure for lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hypertrophy, Dr. Jamal Al Deen Alkoteesh told Arab Health delegates on the final day of the Total Radiology conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Discuss
CAD boosts reader performance for breast ultrasound
January 25, 2019 -- Using computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) with breast ultrasound improves the diagnostic performance of both less-experienced and experienced breast imagers, according to a study by researchers from South Korea that was published in the January issue of Medicine.  Discuss
Blended learning for sonography: Lessons I learned
January 18, 2019 -- Blended learning may be all the rage in education, but this format, which combines online and in-classroom education, can have pitfalls as well. Learn what happened when sonography educator Casey Davis created a blended learning program at her school.  Discuss
SWE helps clinicians evaluate Achilles tendon health
January 17, 2019 -- Ultrasound with a shear-wave elastography (SWE) technique offers an effective way to evaluate Achilles tendon health in both athletes and nonathletes, according to a study published online January 14 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Start-up BURL develops ultrasound-based 'ECG for stroke'
January 9, 2019 -- SAN FRANCISCO - A California start-up is developing an ultrasound-based device that it hopes could become a low-cost way to test patients for stroke, much in the same way electrocardiograms (ECGs) assess heart-attack patients. Executives with BURL Concepts presented the idea at this week's Digital Medicine & Medtech (DigiMed) Showcase.  Discuss
Can prenatal ultrasound predict Zika infection outcomes?
January 8, 2019 -- Abnormal results on prenatal ultrasound scans in women infected with the Zika virus may help predict how the virus will affect the fetus after birth -- but they can't be considered definitive, according to a study published online December 28 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
2D shear-wave elastography diagnoses cirrhosis
December 19, 2018 -- 2D shear-wave elastography is an effective tool for ruling out liver fibrosis or cirrhosis in people with chronic liver disease, German researchers wrote in a study published online December 11 in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Ultrasound options abound for diagnosing liver disease
December 12, 2018 -- When it comes to ultrasound, radiologists have a number of options for effectively diagnosing advanced fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease -- as well as "mapping" liver stiffness and tracking liver cancer treatment, according to research delivered at the RSNA 2018 meeting.  Discuss
French seek progress on ultrasound hygiene
December 5, 2018 -- While French radiologists are waiting for a Ministry of Health decision on ultrasound probe disinfection regulations, the country's scientific societies are gearing up to promote higher decontamination standards in line with other European countries, ultrasound expert Prof. Nicolas Grenier revealed at the RSNA 2018 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss