SWE helps characterize suspicious breast masses
July 18, 2018 -- Adding shear-wave elastography (SWE) to ultrasound helps characterize suspicious breast masses, especially those in the BI-RADS 3 and BI-RADS 4 categories, according to research published online July 10 in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging.  Discuss
Contrast ultrasound identifies early cervical cancer
July 13, 2018 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound appears to be an effective alternative to MRI for identifying early cervical cancer -- especially in women who have tumors small enough to make them candidates for surgery, according to a study published in the August issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
EchoNous gets FDA nod for ultrasound vein-finding tool
July 12, 2018 -- EchoNous has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for EchoNous Vein, a handheld ultrasound scanner designed to help nurses with the placement of peripheral intravenous catheters.  Discuss
Siemens goes back to future with Acuson Sequoia launch
June 22, 2018 -- Siemens Healthineers is looking to revive one of the most storied brands in radiology with the launch of a brand new Acuson Sequoia scanner this week. While the name may be familiar, the new Sequoia is an entirely new platform designed to address many of the limitations of existing ultrasound technology.  Discuss
How should AI be used in breast ultrasound?
June 21, 2018 -- How can radiologists make the most of artificial intelligence (AI) software in breast ultrasound? By using the software concurrently during the interpretation process, according to research presented at the recent Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine annual meeting.  Discuss
Group reveals work on hybrid acoustic-optical imaging
June 19, 2018 -- Researchers from the California Institute of Technology have developed an imaging technique that combines optical with acoustic imaging. They believe it could someday offer a viable alternative to screening mammography, according to a paper published online June 15 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
Value of AAA screening drops as smoking declines
June 15, 2018 -- Mortality from abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) has dropped sharply over the past two decades, thanks to lower smoking rates -- and this trend is reducing the value of ultrasound AAA screening programs, according to a large Swedish study published in the Lancet.  Discuss
Ultrasound links meat allergen to heart disease
June 15, 2018 -- Using intravascular ultrasound, researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health have found a link between sensitivity to an allergen in red meat and plaque buildup in the heart's arteries, according to a study published online June 14 in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.  Discuss
Stress echo beats CCTA for evaluating chest pain
June 13, 2018 -- Stress echocardiography is a safe method of evaluating chest pain in patients who present to the emergency department, resulting in lower rates of hospitalization and shorter hospital stays when compared with coronary CT angiography (CCTA), according to a study published online June 13 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.  Discuss
Letters blast study linking ultrasound and autism
June 11, 2018 -- A study published in February in JAMA Pediatrics that suggested a link between the incidence of autism spectrum disorder and prenatal ultrasound is coming under fire by critics who are calling out the study's conclusion as oversimplified at best and inaccurate at worst.  Discuss
Special Feature
Are the good times over for compact ultrasound?

During the past 10 years, the market for compact ultrasound systems grew quickly; however, more recently, growth has slowed. Simon Harris from Signify Research discusses the reasons behind the slowdown and what the future may hold for the compact ultrasound sector. Read more

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