Dear Ultrasound Insider,
Ultrasound offers radiologists a variety of options for liver indications, from diagnosing advanced fibrosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and "mapping" liver stiffness to tracking the effectiveness of liver cancer treatment, according to research delivered at the RSNA 2018 meeting.
In three presentations, investigators from around the world shared results from studies that explored the effectiveness of shear-wave elastography, transient elastography, and contrast-enhanced ultrasound across a range of applications. Learn more in our Insider Exclusive.
After you've read our featured article, take a look at what else is going on in the Ultrasound Community:
- Check out our RSNA coverage of whether it's safe to go directly to biopsy for breast lesions categorized as BI-RADS 4C and 5, why MR-guided focused ultrasound is a viable tool for prostate cancer ablation, and how computer-aided detection helps less-experienced radiologists diagnose thyroid cancer.
- Discover why it may not be necessary to evaluate suspicious masses found on digital breast tomosynthesis with 2D mammography, since ultrasound is 98% effective for this task.
- Read about how shear-wave elastography increases diagnostic accuracy when compared with ultrasound alone or ultrasound with MRI for diagnosing soft-tissue lesions initially believed to be benign.
- Find out the latest results of mass ultrasound screening of children for thyroid cancer after Japan's Fukushima disaster.
- Learn about a new breast cancer treatment option, ultrasound-guided cryoablation, which destroys cancer cells by freezing them.
If you have a comment or report to share about any aspect of ultrasound imaging, I invite you to contact me.