CAD improves ABUS novice reader performance
June 21, 2019 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) systems help less experienced readers improve their performance in detecting breast cancer on automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) screening exams, according to a study published online June 18 in Radiology.  Discuss
Contrast ultrasound can tell DCIS from fibroadenomas
June 19, 2019 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound can distinguish ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) from fibroadenoma in breast tissue, according to a study published online June 17 in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Ultrasound helps assess DVT risk after ablation
June 18, 2019 -- Ultrasound is an effective tool for assessing the future risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in patients who receive radiofrequency ablation or laser ablation for superficial venous conditions such as varicose veins, according to a study published online June 12 in the Annals of Vascular Surgery.  Discuss
Which biopsy method best detects prostate cancer?
June 18, 2019 -- The combination of ultrasound- and MRI-guided biopsy yields the best chance of detecting prostate cancer, as each method can find malignant lesions missed by the other, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles reported in a study published online June 12 in JAMA Surgery.  Discuss
USPSTF proposes to reaffirm stance on AAA screening
June 18, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is seeking comment on a draft recommendation statement on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), in which the group proposes to maintain its existing guidance that older men receive screening exams.  Discuss
5 trends shaping the future of global ultrasound
June 17, 2019 -- 2018 was a record year for the world ultrasound equipment market, with revenues increasing by 6.8%, tipping the market over the $7 billion mark for the first time. The ultrasound market is forecast to continue growing relatively strongly in the coming years, with five trends driving growth, according to Simon Harris of market research firm Signify Research.  Discuss
Better ultrasound protocols slash trauma imaging overuse
June 11, 2019 -- When lower extremity duplex ultrasound screening protocols for the trauma department are refined, overuse of hospital resources is reduced by more than a third -- and without negative effect on patient outcomes, according to a new study published June 5 in the Journal of Surgical Research.  Discuss
Ultrasound shows heart disease risk from psoriasis
June 6, 2019 -- Ultrasound imaging of the carotid arteries can help identify patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis who are at increased risk for heart disease by revealing the extent of clogging in patients' arteries, according to a new study published online June 5 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.  Discuss
SWE improves plantar fasciitis diagnosis
June 3, 2019 -- Shear-wave elastography (SWE) boosts diagnostic accuracy in patients with plantar fasciitis, according to a new study published online May 30 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Ultrasound useful for evaluating liver steatosis
May 31, 2019 -- Ultrasound is a reliable alternative to MRI for assessing liver steatosis in the clinical setting, according to a study published in the July issue of Clinical Radiology. The findings offer clinicians a cost-effective, accessible option for evaluating steatosis.  Discuss