Pandemic makes ultrasound a practice staple in Italy
December 11, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has driven internal medicine physicians in Italy to increasingly rely on ultrasound as part of their daily physical examinations, according to a webinar corresponding with the Acoustical Society of America virtual meeting this week. Read More
Elastography shows promise for rotator cuff tears
December 4, 2020 -- Ultrasound with a shear-wave elastography technique was comparable to MRI for preoperative evaluation of rotator cuff tears, according to a Thursday presentation at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting. Elastography measurements showed moderate correlation with MR metrics in the 60-patient study. Read More
Handheld ultrasound is invaluable for COVID-19 imaging
December 3, 2020 -- Handheld ultrasound scanners are invaluable tools for performing imaging in patients with COVID-19, according to a Wednesday presentation at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting. While CT is the optimal imaging modality for COVID-19, radiologists should consider adding ultrasound to their pandemic imaging arsenal, according to a Chinese researcher. Read More
COVID-19 has far-reaching, nonpulmonary effects
December 2, 2020 -- Although COVID-19 typically manifests as a respiratory illness, the disease can affect many nonpulmonary body systems, according to a presentation delivered Monday afternoon at the RSNA 2020 virtual meeting. Read More
New x-ray systems mark Siemens exhibit at RSNA 2020
December 2, 2020 -- A slate of new x-ray systems, including a digital radiography system, a dual-purpose radiography and fluoroscopy system, and a mobile C-arm, are among the highlights in the virtual booth of Siemens Healthineers at this week's RSNA 2020 virtual meeting. Read More
GE products at RSNA 2020 include AI-enhanced imaging
December 1, 2020 -- GE Healthcare is demonstrating a slate of new imaging technologies at this week's virtual RSNA 2020 meeting, including the latest version of its interventional imaging platform, a new 3D mobile C-arm, and an array of products enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI). Read More
MRI, ultrasound diagnose post-COVID-19 muscle weakness
December 1, 2020 -- A combination of MR neurography and ultrasound could help clinicians better diagnose what is causing some recovered COVID-19 patients to continue to experience chronic pain, numbness, or weakness in their hands or limbs, according to commentary published December 1 in Radiology. Read More
Canon touts wide-bore CT, AI for PET/CT at RSNA 2020
November 29, 2020 -- A new CT scanner with a wide 90-cm bore, new applications for artificial intelligence (AI)-based reconstruction of PET/CT, and cardiac spectral CT in a single heartbeat are among the highlights in the booth of Canon Medical Systems USA at this week's virtual RSNA 2020 show. Read More
Ultrasound AI helps solve real-world clinical problems
November 27, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for ultrasound are helping to solve real-world clinical problems for end users, according to a new report from market research firm Omdia. AI is already helping ultrasound practitioners cope with strained resources. Read More
Ultrasound tracks DVT in patients with severe COVID-19
November 25, 2020 -- Ultrasound was used to track deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prevalence in patients treated with mechanical ventilation for COVID-19 in a new study. Consistent sonography helped the team identify the benefit of twice-daily prophylactic medication, according to a November 20 research letter. Read More