Shear-wave elastography tracks effects of knee surgery
September 19, 2019 -- Shear-wave elastography can help clinicians track the long-term effects of total knee arthroplasty, according to a study published online September 14 in Academic Radiology. The findings offer clinicians another option for patient follow-up after surgery, the researchers noted.  Discuss
Ultrasound could help assess bone health
September 19, 2019 -- A new ultrasound technique could help clinicians assess bone health and distinguish between tumors and healthy tissue, according to one study published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America and another in Physics in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
MRI helps predict outcomes of endometriosis surgery
September 12, 2019 -- MRI can predict the severity of endometriosis in women referred for surgery when it is used as a complement to transvaginal ultrasound, according to a study published online September 10 in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.  Discuss
Ultrasound + photoacoustic imaging spot prostate cancer
August 28, 2019 -- A dual-modality imaging approach that combines ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging to visualize the prostate appears to improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer, according to a study published online August 28 in Science Translational Medicine.  Discuss
FDA adds transducer check to ultrasound guidance
August 22, 2019 -- New ultrasound transducers should include an integrated quality control check that runs every time the probe is turned on, according to final guidance issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 22.  Discuss
POCUS in the ED translates to lower healthcare costs
August 19, 2019 -- Using point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in the emergency department can result in significant cost savings by avoiding unnecessary follow-up tests and helping clinicians make good treatment decisions, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
USPSTF opens review of carotid stenosis screening
August 16, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has posted a draft research plan on screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis, an exam that typically involves the use of ultrasound to detect signs of stenosis before a stroke can occur.  Discuss
Elastography methods reduce unnecessary breast biopsies
August 15, 2019 -- Using a combination of different elastography methods reduces unnecessary biopsies of BI-RADS 4 lesions without increasing the risk of missing cancers, according to a new study published in the September issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
Echo remains top modality in Canada for heart failure
August 9, 2019 -- Although CT and MRI have taken on a growing role in recent years, resting echocardiography remains by far the most widely used imaging modality for heart failure patients in Canada, according to an article published online August 9 in JAMA Network Open.  Discuss
Cardiac ultrasound at bedside boosts disease diagnosis
August 6, 2019 -- Adding focused cardiac ultrasonography to clinical assessment of the cardiovascular health of patients at bedside improves diagnostic yield, according to a study published online August 5 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.  Discuss