What role should contrast US have for kidney lesions?
April 12, 2017 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is highly sensitive for characterizing indeterminate kidney lesions, but its specificity may be low when used by inexperienced readers, as well as in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease, according to research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Discuss
ACR publishes TI-RADS thyroid nodule classification model
April 5, 2017 -- A new risk stratification model for thyroid nodules has been published by the American College of Radiology (ACR) Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) committee. The TI-RADS model is designed to be easy to use by ultrasound practitioners and reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies for thyroid nodules.  Discuss
Spectral Doppler metric spots hepatic arterial stenosis
March 31, 2017 -- A new quantitative spectral Doppler ultrasound measurement can accurately detect liver transplant hepatic arterial stenosis, offering the potential of reducing the number of unnecessary angiography procedures in these patients, according to research published in the April issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
AIUM: Is MRI really needed after MSK ultrasound?
March 29, 2017 -- ORLANDO, FL - MRI exams performed after an initial musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound study are nearly always concordant with ultrasound results and rarely change clinical management, according to a Tuesday presentation at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) conference.  Discuss
AIUM: Machine learning may aid breast ultrasound reads
March 28, 2017 -- ORLANDO, FL - After analyzing quantitative information from breast ultrasound exams, machine-learning technology can achieve high sensitivity and specificity for breast cancer, according to research presented on Monday at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting.  Discuss
AIUM: NIH prepares for potential re-emergence of Zika virus
March 27, 2017 -- ORLANDO, FL - Much has been learned in the past year about the Zika virus and the damage it causes, but the big question now is whether a new outbreak will flare up in 2017, a key U.S. government official told attendees on Sunday at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meeting.  Discuss
Elastography can differentiate cervical lymph nodes
March 14, 2017 -- An ultrasound shear-wave elastography technique can effectively differentiate between metastatic and nonmetastatic cervical lymph nodes, according to preliminary research published in the March issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Analogic to restructure ultrasound business
March 8, 2017 -- Analogic has announced plans to restructure its ultrasound business in the wake of persistent declining revenue in the first six months of its fiscal 2017. The company said it will close a Canadian facility and consolidate its operations with two other sites.  Discuss
ECR 2017 stands tall as showcase for product launches
March 4, 2017 -- VIENNA - The European Congress of Radiology in recent years has come into its own as a showcase for new launches of medical imaging products. ECR 2017 was no exception, with a variety of new scanner debuts in MRI, CT, and other modalities.  Discuss
Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Christiane Nyhsen on ultrasound cross-infection
March 4, 2017 -- VIENNA - Ultrasound scans are a major potential source of nosocomial infections and cross-infection. The European Society of Radiology's Working Group on Ultrasound has studied this topic closely. Dr. Christiane Nyhsen, from the Sunderland Royal Hospital in the U.K., provides an update and urges everybody to pay more attention to good practices in ultrasound.  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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