AI-guided echo helps novice nurses perform ultrasound
February 19, 2021 -- Nurses with no training in ultrasound were able to acquire diagnostic-quality echocardiography images thanks to the guidance of an artificial intelligence (AI)-based software application, according to a study published February 18 in JAMA Cardiology. Read More
Lung ultrasound at bedside predicts COVID-19 outcomes
February 19, 2021 -- A scoring system based on lung ultrasound scans could predict intubation, death, and other negative outcomes in COVID-19 patients, according to a recent study published in Annals of Intensive Care. Read More
Echo screening reduces rheumatic heart disease in kids in Nepal
February 16, 2021 -- Researchers from Nepal used echocardiography to screen children for rheumatic heart disease, finding the kids for whom prophylactic antibiotics could be most appropriate and reducing the impact of the disease in regions where it's endemic. Read More
Short MRI exam shows promise for prostate cancer screening follow-up
February 11, 2021 -- Researchers found that a short, biparametric MRI protocol without contrast was able to find twice as many clinically significant prostate cancers compared with prostate-specific antigen testing in a study published February 11 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
Decision support could improve ED pediatric appendicitis imaging
February 9, 2021 -- Clinical decision support could boost the appropriate use of CT for diagnosing appendicitis in children presenting at the emergency department (ED), according to research published February 9 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
MRI-targeted biopsy shows value in prostate cancer
February 5, 2021 -- Multiparametric MRI-targeted biopsy for clinically significant prostate cancer can yield detection rates similar to systematic transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy, while potentially enabling over one-third of prostate biopsies to be avoided, according to research published online February 4 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
MRgFUS shows promise for prostate cancer treatment
February 4, 2021 -- MRI-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) shows promise as an alternative to surgery or radiation therapy in patients with intermediate-risk prostate cancer, according to a study published February 2 in Radiology. Read More
USPSTF advises against carotid artery stenosis screening
February 2, 2021 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is advising against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general adult population in a final recommendation statement published February 2 in JAMA. Read More
Study finds racial disparities in pediatric ED imaging
January 29, 2021 -- Non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic children are significantly less likely to receive a diagnostic imaging study when visiting an emergency department (ED) than non-Hispanic white patients, according to analysis of over 13 million pediatric ED visits published online January 29 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Ultrasound shows lymph node changes after COVID-19 vaccine
January 22, 2021 -- Breast ultrasound was used to demonstrate signs of lymph node enlargement in four cases of patients who received the COVID-19 vaccine. Radiologists from NewYork-Presbyterian published the case studies on January 18 in Clinical Imaging. Read More