Newer MRgFUS systems work better for uterine fibroids
July 21, 2020 -- Newer MRI-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) systems work better for successfully treating uterine fibroids, according to a July 4 study in Academic Radiology. A second-generation system significantly reduced fibroid volume while lowering the percentage of patients with complications.  Discuss
ECR 2020: COVID-19's nonpulmonary manifestations
July 18, 2020 -- COVID-19 often initially presents as respiratory disease, but it also has serious nonpulmonary manifestations, according to a session held on July 16 at the virtual edition of ECR 2020.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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).  Discuss
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.  Discuss
Echocardiography reveals heart changes in WNBA players
June 25, 2020 -- Echocardiograms revealed evidence of cardiac remodeling among elite athletes in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), according to the findings of a landmark study published on June 24 in JAMA Cardiology.  Discuss
Ultrasound software predicts cancer treatment success
June 25, 2020 -- Researchers have developed contrast-enhanced ultrasound software that can accurately predict which patients with a common form of liver cancer will respond to transcatheter arterial chemoembolization, according to the findings of a June 16 study in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss