Will ultrasound and AI become the tricorder of the future?
April 19, 2018 -- 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 -- potentially threatening physicians.  Discuss
Sonographers exposed to radiation from MPI patients
April 17, 2018 -- A new study found that sonographers who performed cardiac ultrasound studies on patients who received nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) scans were exposed to residual radiation from the patients. While the radiation levels were low, the researchers advised that sonographers modify their scanning techniques.  Discuss
How can unnecessary ABUS recalls be avoided?
April 16, 2018 -- Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) can yield lower recall rates than handheld ultrasound, but unnecessary recalls still occur -- and it's important to find ways to reduce them, according to research presented at the recent American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine annual meeting in New York City.  Discuss
US body fat measure predicts obstetric complications
April 11, 2018 -- A woman's body fat index measured by ultrasound appears to be a better gauge of the possibility of obstetric complications than body mass index, according to research presented at the recent American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine meeting in New York City.  Discuss
POCUS helps handle out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
April 2, 2018 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) shows promise as a tool for emergency responders to help predict survival and guide interventions for cardiac arrests experienced outside of the hospital, according to research presented at the recent American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine meeting in New York City.  Discuss
AIUM: VA lags behind in use of point-of-care ultrasound
March 28, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - Few emergency departments at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals are using point-of-care ultrasound for most of the modality's recommended applications, according to research presented on Monday at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meeting.  Discuss
AIUM: Double dose of US contrast helps find gastric lesions
March 28, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - Giving a double dose of ultrasound contrast in the form of both oral and injectable agents improves the modality's diagnostic performance for characterizing gastric lesions, according to research presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting.  Discuss
AIUM: Contrast US finds prostate cancer that MRI misses
March 27, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - A new technique for imaging microbubble ultrasound contrast agents shows promise for identifying prostate cancer even in patients with a negative MRI, according to a presentation delivered at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting.  Discuss
AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US?
March 26, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - A deep-learning algorithm that analyzes B-mode morphological ultrasound data and patient demographic information can classify the severity of liver fibrosis in cases of chronic liver disease, according to research presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) conference.  Discuss
AIUM: Radiologists must get out of their comfort zone
March 26, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - As artificial intelligence, computer-aided detection, and pattern recognition become even more of a reality in healthcare, radiologists must leave the comfort of the reading room and reclaim their role as consultants for their clinician peers, according to a Sunday presentation at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting.  Discuss