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Two-thirds of sonographers perform scans while in pain
September 24, 2021 -- About two-thirds of sonographers report performing ultrasound scans while experiencing musculoskeletal pain, according to a survey study published September 17 in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Read More
AI of breast ultrasound helps radiologists focus on cancer
September 24, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to significantly reduce false positives in breast ultrasound, potentially avoiding the need for one out of four biopsies in a study published online September 24 in Nature Communications. Read More
Can AI of MRI data predict patient response to antidepressants?
September 24, 2021 -- A machine-learning algorithm that analyzed brain MRI scans was able to predict if patients would respond to antidepressant treatment in a study presented this week at the Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging. Read More
Technology Focus: Radialis develops organ-based PET scanner
September 24, 2021 -- The vast majority of PET systems in medical imaging today are large scanners designed to acquire whole-body images. But Radialis Medical sees an opportunity for smaller systems optimized for high-resolution organ-based imaging. Read More
Breast MRI gauges therapy success in women with inflammatory disease
September 23, 2021 -- Performing baseline breast MRI scans in women with inflammatory breast cancer can help clinicians gauge the success of preoperative chemotherapy, which if it is successful, improves mastectomy outcomes, according to a study published September 21 in Academic Radiology. Read More
New MRI method detects heart injuries in COVID-19 patients
September 23, 2021 -- French researchers have developed a new high-resolution cardiac MRI technique that can diagnose myocardial injuries in patients with COVID-19, according to a study published September 18 in the European Journal of Radiology. Read More
Brain MRI shows link between atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline
September 23, 2021 -- Particular findings on brain MRI appear to be connected to atrial fibrillation in stroke patients -- and perhaps to future cognitive decline, according to a study conducted by Swedish researchers and published September 14 in Neurology. Read More
Shear-wave elastography -- ultrasound's jack of all trades
September 23, 2021 -- Shear-wave ultrasound elastography is a useful tool that may be deployed in many different organs, including the breast, prostate, thyroid, pancreas, and musculoskeletal system. But care must be taken to use the right protocols and to avoid artifacts and other pitfalls. Read More
GE to acquire ultrasound firm BK Medical for $1.5B
September 23, 2021 -- GE Healthcare has signed a deal to acquire specialty ultrasound and surgical visualization developer BK Medical for $1.45 billion. GE said the acquisition will help its $3 billion ultrasound business expand into surgical and therapeutic interventions. Read More
Tips and tricks for mastering shear-wave ultrasound of the liver
September 23, 2021 -- Shear-wave elastography (SWE) of the liver can help avoid invasive procedures such as liver biopsies, but proper execution is paramount. How can radiologists make sure they're imaging the liver effectively using SWE? Read More