Eye tracking helps assess anesthesiologists' US skill
February 16, 2018 -- Eye-tracking technology has the potential to monitor the progress of trainee anesthesiologists as they improve their expertise in interpreting ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia images, according to a study in the February issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Study explores link between prenatal ultrasound and autism
February 12, 2018 -- The incidence of autism spectrum disorder has dramatically increased in the past few decades -- as has the use of prenatal ultrasound. Is there a link? A new study published online February 12 in JAMA Pediatrics offers equivocal results.  Discuss
Zika's effects hard to detect on ultrasound, MRI
February 5, 2018 -- A new animal study published February 5 in Nature Medicine illustrates the challenges in detecting how the Zika virus affects the fetuses of infected mothers. Researchers found that the Zika virus caused injury to the brains of fetal macaque monkeys that was hard to detect with ultrasound and even MRI.  Discuss
Low-risk thyroid nodules safe to track with ultrasound
February 1, 2018 -- It's safe to use ultrasound to track thyroid nodules that don't have suspicious features after fine-needle aspiration biopsy -- although nodules with intermediate or highly suspicious features should be evaluated with another biopsy, according to research in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Signify: 2018 will be strong year for ultrasound market
January 22, 2018 -- After a year of mixed fortunes, the global ultrasound market is set for a strong 2018, with all of the world's major markets forecast to grow faster than in 2017. Simon Harris from Signify Research analyzes what's in store for each region of the world.  Discuss
Right heart quantification awareness: Part 6
January 16, 2018 -- In the sixth installment of this series, Judith Buckland from consulting firm CardioServ offers a quantitative method for performing right ventricular index of myocardial performance (RIMP), which can be used to evaluate right ventricular function with echocardiography.  Discuss
3D power Doppler helps detect fetal growth restriction
January 15, 2018 -- 3D power Doppler can help confirm fetal growth restriction, a pathologic condition that occurs in up to 9% of pregnancies and can affect not only how a woman's pregnancy is followed but also when she delivers her baby, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Sonoelastography is effective for diagnosing golfer's elbow
January 8, 2018 -- Real-time sonoelastography is a useful tool for diagnosing medial epicondylitis, or golfer's elbow, according to research presented by a team from South Korea at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.
AIUM publishes guidance for improving ob/gyn US
January 4, 2018 -- The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) has released guidelines for improving the use of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology, in both clinical practice and residency training.  Discuss
Does US performed by ED docs generate further imaging?
December 26, 2017 -- Does ultrasound performed by emergency physicians generate further imaging as radiologists work up suspicious findings first detected by their colleagues in the emergency department (ED)? Researchers from the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute took on this question at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting.  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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