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Ultrasound continues to be used for some wonderful medical innovations. One team from Washington University in St. Louis is taking things up a notch by using this modality to improve brain health.

The researchers, led by Dezhuang Ye, PhD, are highlighting the success of focused ultrasound combined with microbubbles in helping to flush out brain waste such as dead blood cells or excess proteins through the glymphatic system. They suggested that this method could help prevent the development of brain disease pathologies. Read more in this edition's Insider Exclusive.

In other news, artificial intelligence (AI) may help both junior and senior radiologists in managing thyroid nodule findings on ultrasound images. A Chinese research team suggested that an optimized AI strategy leads to shorter average exam times for senior radiologists while an "all-AI" strategy may be best for junior radiologists.

Speaking of AI, researchers found that an algorithm could accurately identify malignancies on portable ultrasound images of breast masses. They highlighted that their results could lead to improved accessibility, health equity, and outcomes for women.

Also, a study out of the University of California, San Francisco suggests that Black and Asian women are disproportionally affected by the presence of uterine fibroids on transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS).

Plus, check out the following recent ultrasound stories, including coverage of the 2023 American Roentgen Ray Society annual meeting:

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