$2K ultrasound probe for iPhones gets FDA nod
October 27, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a portable ultrasound transducer that is based on a semiconductor chip, is designed to work with iPhones, and will sell for around $2,000. The device will make imaging accessible to a much broader audience, according to the company.  Discuss
Point-of-care ultrasound helps find fluid
October 26, 2017 -- Point-of-care ultrasound is an effective tool that is increasingly being implemented to help diagnose disease and plan treatment. The technology is particularly useful for finding fluid, according to a study published online October 23 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
5 things you may not know about ultrasound accreditation
October 23, 2017 -- Is accreditation of your echocardiography lab getting you down? Don't let it! In a new article, Judith Buckland of CardioServ interviews Sue Jensen of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission on why accreditation is easier than you think.  Discuss
US useful for gauging muscle changes in ICU patients
October 19, 2017 -- Using ultrasound to evaluate changes to the skeletal muscles after trauma may help physicians predict how patients will do once they have been released from the intensive care unit (ICU), according to a study published online October 6 in Annals of Intensive Care.  Discuss
4D ultrasound contrast HSG assesses fallopian tubes
October 12, 2017 -- Hysterosalpingography (HSG) with 4D contrast ultrasound offers a less invasive option than laparoscopic chromopertubation for assessing the patency of fallopian tube fimbria, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Right heart quantification awareness: Part 5
October 11, 2017 -- The right heart has jokingly been referred to as the organ's stepchild, with little attention paid to its size, function, and prognostic implications. In this column, Judith Buckland of CardioServ reviews the proper methods to quantify the right heart for both size and function on echocardiography.  Discuss
Imaging lands high on list of overused medical exams
October 5, 2017 -- Medical imaging exams occupied five of the top 10 spots in a literature review of studies on overused medical procedures published October 2 in JAMA Internal Medicine. The study authors recommended that additional regulation might be necessary to curb practices that increase healthcare costs and do not help patients.  Discuss
Medical societies celebrate ultrasound awareness
October 2, 2017 -- Several medical societies are celebrating Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month to highlight awareness of the role sonographers play in the medical community and educate the public about medical ultrasound and its many uses.  Discuss
Contrast ultrasound clears up picture for renal lesions
September 22, 2017 -- Are you having a hard time classifying a renal lesion on CT, MRI, or conventional ultrasound? Contrast-enhanced ultrasound can be a powerful problem-solving tool for evaluating these indeterminate lesions, according to research published in the September issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Right heart quantification awareness: Part 4
September 19, 2017 -- The right heart has jokingly been referred to as the organ's stepchild, with little attention paid to its size, function, and prognostic implications. In this column, Andrea Fields of CardioServ reviews the proper methods to quantify the right heart for both size and function on echocardiography.  Discuss