Ultrasound helpful for interventional cardiology procedures
September 20, 2022 -- Routine ultrasound can help reduce the risk of venipuncture and number of arterial puncture attempts, as well as improve first-pass success when it comes to interventional heart procedures, a Canadian study published September 19 in JAMA Cardiology found. Read More
AI helps novice users for ultrasound-guided anesthesia
September 12, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can improve accuracy by up to 15% for novice ultrasound users when it comes to guiding regional anesthesia, according to a study published September 8 in the British Journal of Anaesthesia. Read More
Advanced practice providers can handle US-guided FNA neck biopsies
September 9, 2022 -- Advanced practice providers can perform ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies comparably to interventional radiologists, according to research published September 6 in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Read More
Feedback to referring doctors can reduce MSK imaging overuse
September 7, 2022 -- Giving referring physicians feedback on their exam request patterns reduced the number of unnecessary musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging exams ordered by about 10%, according to research from Australia published September 6 in JAMA. Read More
Teleultrasound helpful in pediatric emergency situations
September 2, 2022 -- Teleultrasound can be helpful in emergency pediatric health situations, especially at remote healthcare facilities, according to a study published August 30 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Read More
FFR 'noninferior' to IVUS for coronary artery disease
August 31, 2022 -- Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is noninferior to intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS) when it comes to evaluating patients for coronary artery disease, suggests a study published September 1 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More
AI bests sonographers for assessment of cardiac function
August 30, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model could better assess cardiac function on echocardiography than the sonographers performing the exams, according to research presented August 28 at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona. Read More
Elastography shows women with COVID history have stiffer placentas
August 24, 2022 -- Ultrasound elastography shows differences in placental stiffness between pregnant women who recovered from COVID-19 compared with women with no history of COVID, a Turkish study published August 23 in Placenta found. Read More
MRI, CT help with planning breast cancer treatment
August 12, 2022 -- Cross-sectional supplemental imaging with MRI and CT can improve sensitivity when detecting tumors in axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer patients, a German study published August 10 in the Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology found. Read More
Emergency providers don't face much legal risk from POCUS use
August 11, 2022 -- Emergency medicine providers who use point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) don't face much medicolegal risk from their use of the technology, and they may actually be less likely to face malpractice suits, a study published August 8 in the Journal of Emergency Medicine found. Read More