MRgFUS offers less-invasive fibroid fix
September 24, 2018 -- MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) compares well with laparoscopic myomectomy for treating uterine fibroids, offering women a nonsurgical, fertility-preserving alternative for dealing with the condition, according to a study published online September 11 in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Discuss
Drop ultrasound contrast agent warning, society says
September 18, 2018 -- The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) has filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urging the agency to remove boxed warnings from ultrasound contrast agents. ICUS believes the warnings are obsolete in light of clinical experience and recently released data on the safety of the agents.  Discuss
Ultrasound simulators improve students' skills
September 17, 2018 -- Incorporating ultrasound simulators as part of the medical school curriculum improves students' point-of-care skills and knowledge, researchers reported in a study published online September 12 in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Wearable ultrasound device monitors blood pressure
September 13, 2018 -- A wearable ultrasound device monitors blood pressure in arteries deep under the skin and could help clinicians detect cardiovascular problems earlier, according to a study published online September 11 in Nature Biomedical Engineering.  Discuss
Contrast ultrasound is effective for liver, kidney lesions
September 6, 2018 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound offers an effective, low-cost way to further evaluate hepatic and renal lesions found on ultrasound, and it could be used instead of more expensive imaging modalities for following up patients, according to a study published online August 31 in Ultrasound Quarterly.  Discuss
Handheld ultrasound + CADx helps triage breast masses
August 31, 2018 -- Researchers successfully used a combination of handheld ultrasound and computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) software to triage women in Mexico who had palpable breast masses. They believe the combination is good news for women who may not have access to screening mammography, according to an article published online August 29 in the Journal of Global Oncology.  Discuss
Catheter-based intervention drains endometrial cysts
August 31, 2018 -- South Korean researchers found that by replacing an interventional needle with a catheter, they were better able to perform interventional radiology treatment of endometrial cysts under ultrasound guidance. They described the technique in a study published August 28 in Radiology.  Discuss
Echocardiography helps predict PE outcomes
August 29, 2018 -- Transthoracic echocardiography can help clinicians predict short-term mortality outcomes for patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), according to a study published online August 26 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.  Discuss
Ultrasound imaging gauges muscle tightness after stroke
August 22, 2018 -- Ultrasound strain imaging can be an effective tool for assessing poststroke muscle spasticity or tightness, a condition that affect two-thirds of stroke survivors, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Ultrasound elastography helps identify invasive breast cancer
August 8, 2018 -- Ultrasound using a shear-wave elastography technique can help clinicians determine whether biopsy-confirmed ductal carcinoma in situ should be upgraded to invasive ductal carcinoma, according to a study published online August 1 in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Special Feature
Will ultrasound and AI become the tricorder of the future?

Artificial intelligence (AI) will soon bring many benefits to point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), and perhaps one day it will enable these systems to fulfill the promise of the legendary tricorder from "Star Trek." But it could also lower the bar in terms of who is able to read POCUS scans. Read more

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Mount Sinai Update 2018: Breast Imaging
October 1-3
New York City, New York United States
Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) Annual Meeting
October 5-7
San Diego, California United States
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October 6
Monterey, California United States
Fetal Echocardiography: Normal and Abnormal Hearts
October 11-13
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Essentials of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Diagnostic and Interventional Skills
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