Ultrasound in late pregnancy could reduce C-section rate
April 16, 2019 -- Performing ultrasound scans late in pregnancy helps women avoid undiagnosed breech presentation of their babies, translating to improved clinical outcomes, lower rates of emergency cesarean sections (C-sections), and perhaps even lower healthcare costs, according to a study published April 16 in PLOS Medicine.  Discuss
Elastography can help characterize breast tumors
April 16, 2019 -- Breast elastography is an overlooked tool for evaluating breast cancer, especially since it shows promise for helping radiologists distinguish between benign and malignant lesions, according to a presentation delivered at the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting in Orlando, FL.  Discuss
Ultrasound CADx software can stratify thyroid nodules
April 15, 2019 -- Although it doesn't perform as well as a sonography expert, ultrasound computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) software can still be useful for stratifying thyroid nodules by their risk of malignancy, according to research published online April 11 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
AIUM: Both thermal ablation methods work for thyroid
April 11, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - Both radiofrequency (RF) and microwave ablation are effective for treating benign thyroid nodules, offering patients an alternative to surgery, according to research presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting.  Discuss
AIUM: TRUS or MRI for prostate diagnosis?
April 10, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - Although multiparametric MRI may be widely considered now as the go-to exam for detecting prostate cancer and guiding biopsies, transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) can still be a viable option, according to a presentation at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting.  Discuss
AIUM: Ultrasound ergonomics key to quality care
April 9, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - Ultrasound ergonomics is key to quality patient care because if sonographers aren't healthy, the quality of their service suffers, according to a presentation Monday at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting.  Discuss
AIUM: QUS shows promise for diagnostic ultrasound
April 8, 2019 -- ORLANDO, FL - Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) shows promise as an emerging mode for clinical ultrasound, offering more specific data compared with conventional ultrasound exams, according to a lecture delivered Monday at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting.  Discuss
Researchers test new ultrasound method for heart disease
April 5, 2019 -- Researchers from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville have published results from a study testing a new ultrasound imaging method for the detection and diagnosis of congenital heart disease in infants and children.  Discuss
Density notification laws boost breast ultrasound use
March 22, 2019 -- State breast density notification laws that advise women of supplemental screening options increase breast ultrasound use and appear to lead to a modest boost in cancer detection rates, according to a study published online March 21 in the American Journal of Public Health.  Discuss
AI characterizes breast masses on ultrasound
March 21, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm distinguished between benign and malignant masses on breast ultrasound at a high level of accuracy -- perhaps even exceeding the diagnostic performance of less-experienced radiologists, according to research published online March 19 in the Japanese Journal of Radiology.  Discuss