POCUS findings can predict COVID-19 death risk
July 17, 2020 -- The findings on initial lung scans with point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) can predict which patients with COVID-19 are at a greater risk of death, according to a prospective study from Italy published on July 15 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. Read More
New payment model led to decline of imaging in Oregon
July 13, 2020 -- A Medicare payment model in Oregon that reimbursed certain community health clinics based on their total number of patients instead of their volume of patient encounters led to a drastic decline in the number of imaging procedures, according to the findings of a study published on July 7 in Health Affairs. Read More
Laryngeal ultrasound helps detect vocal cord polyps
July 8, 2020 -- Transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasound shows potential as a noninvasive and accurate alternative to laryngoscopy for screening and postoperative review of vocal cord polyps, according to research published online June 23 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. Read More
3D ultrasound is effective for measuring blood flow
June 30, 2020 -- Researchers from across the U.S. confirmed the efficacy of 3D color-flow ultrasound for cheaply and reliably measuring blood flow. The findings, which were published on June 30 in Radiology, could help physicians precisely measure blood flow for people with chronic conditions. Read More
SIIM 2020: COVID-19 could accelerate nonrad POCUS use
June 29, 2020 -- The adoption of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) by nonradiologists may be accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as rapid technological advancements, according to a June 26 panel presentation at the virtual annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM). Read More
Imaging shows new, post-SARS-CoV-2 illness in children
June 26, 2020 -- Imaging findings are illuminating the nature of a newly identified, post-SARS-CoV-2 condition that affects the airways in children called multisystem inflammatory syndrome, according to a study published June 25 in Radiology. Read More