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
POCUS helps medical students find more AAAs than surgeons
June 1, 2018 -- With a bit of training, medical students using point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) can identify more abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) than vascular surgeons can by screening for the condition via physical exam, according to a study published online May 17 in the Annals of Vascular Surgery.  Discuss
Cesarean delivery changes the uterine angle
May 30, 2018 -- Cesarean delivery can change the angle of a woman's uterus from an anteflexed one, in which the fundus faces the abdominal wall, to a retroflexed one, in which it faces the sacrum, according to a study in the May issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Can AI reliably measure carotid intima-media thickness?
May 25, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software that combines deep-learning and machine-learning techniques can measure carotid intima-media thickness more accurately than sonographers can, according to research in the July 1 issue of Computers in Biology and Medicine.  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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