Should the BI-RADS 3 ultrasound category be revised?
October 19, 2018 -- Should the current BI-RADS 3 ultrasound category -- covering breast lesions that are "probably benign" -- be revised? It appears so, according to research published online October 17 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
Contrast ultrasound helps characterize breast lesions
October 15, 2018 -- Adding contrast-enhanced ultrasound to conventional ultrasound improves diagnostic performance when it comes to distinguishing benign breast lesions from malignant ones, according to a study published in the November issue of Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
Is ultrasound needed for thyroid cancer follow-up?
October 12, 2018 -- Is follow-up ultrasound effective for tracking the recurrence of papillary thyroid cancer -- especially in patients with undetectable serum thyroglobulin levels? Not necessarily, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Ultrasound predicts fistula success in dialysis patients
October 11, 2018 -- Ultrasound can help clinicians predict whether arteriovenous fistulas -- surgically created sites that connect a patient's vein and artery -- will prove effective for accessing the bloodstream for dialysis, according to a study published online October 11 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  Discuss
DBT plus ABVS offers a breast cancer staging alternative
October 10, 2018 -- Combined digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and ultrasound automated breast volume scanning (ABVS) performs comparably to MRI when it comes to staging breast cancer, according to a study published in the October issue of the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Can Facebook help teach critical care ultrasound?
October 5, 2018 -- Facebook is for more than just keeping up with family and friends. Thanks to its private groups feature, the popular social media platform can also be useful for teaching critical care ultrasound skills, according to research published in the October issue of Chest.  Discuss
Ergonomic training may help sonographers avoid MSK injury
October 3, 2018 -- A short ergonomic training session can help sonographers learn to reduce their grip force on the ultrasound transducer, which could translate into fewer work-related musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.  Discuss
Remote ultrasound helps Malawi physicians identify TB
September 27, 2018 -- Healthcare personnel in Malawi used ultrasound to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) in patients infected with HIV with the help of a teleradiology link that sent images to a U.S.-based radiologist, according to a report published online September 26 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
How can radiology regain control of MSK ultrasound?
September 26, 2018 -- Radiology is losing control of musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound. But the situation could be turned around if radiology programs use residents to train others in the performance and interpretation of MSK ultrasound scans, according to a study published online September 19 in Academic Radiology.  Discuss
Elastography, MRI effective for detecting liver lesions
September 26, 2018 -- MRI and ultrasound elastography with an acoustic radiation force impulse technique are the most effective modalities for identifying liver nodules in patients who undergo a cardiac procedure that can lead to liver damage, according to a study published online September 24 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
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Will ultrasound and AI become the tricorder of the future?

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. Read more

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