Smoking adversely affects patellar, Achilles tendons
November 3, 2016 -- Need another reason to quit or never start smoking cigarettes? B-mode ultrasound and elastography show that smoking can negatively affect the patellar and Achilles tendons, according to research published in the November issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Is infection lurking on your ultrasound probe?
November 2, 2016 -- About 29% of practitioners don't disinfect ultrasound probes after each patient, 11% of practitioners fail to use a probe cover for transvaginal or transrectal procedures, and 30% don't use sterile gel sachets for endocavity scans, a new survey from the European Society of Radiology has found.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Did thyroid imaging study miss the mark?
October 27, 2016 -- In an article published July 21 in BMJ, researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center questioned whether the use of imaging after treatment for thyroid cancer improved patient outcomes. Dr. Mark Tulchinsky of Pennsylvania State University offers a response in this Second Opinion column.  Discuss
3D-printed transducer focuses ultrasound waves
October 26, 2016 -- Researchers have found a way to control high-pressure ultrasound to manipulate, move, or destroy structures noninvasively by using 3D-printed laser-generated focused ultrasound transducers, according to a new report in Applied Physics Letters.  Discuss
3D/4D ultrasound matures as it shows clinical value
October 19, 2016 -- Initially a technology used only by early adopters, 3D/4D ultrasound has indeed come of age, buoyed by mounting evidence of its diagnostic utility in a variety of clinical applications. Today, 3D/4D ultrasound is increasingly being used by healthcare institutions around the world.  Discuss
China's medical device market shows promise despite slowdown
October 19, 2016 -- The market for medical devices in China still has great potential despite a recent slowdown in the segment's growth rate, according to a new report by China MedTech Marketing (CMTM). In this article, CMTM's Owen Tang explains how a projected decline in the growth rate isn't expected to dampen enthusiasm for medical devices, due to a variety of factors.  Discuss
Sonographers remain vulnerable to musculoskeletal pain
October 18, 2016 -- Work-related musculoskeletal disorders still remain a bane for sonographers, if a recent survey in Sweden is any indication. However, much can be done to improve sonographer working conditions and decrease the prevalence of pain, researchers reported in a study to be published in the January 2017 issue of Applied Ergonomics.  Discuss
Contrast US boosts diagnostic power of breast ultrasound
October 6, 2016 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound can be an effective method for the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant breast lesions, offering improvements in diagnostic accuracy over conventional breast ultrasound, according to research published in the October issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Machine learning may aid reading of thyroid ultrasound
September 27, 2016 -- Can machine-learning techniques perform better than a radiologist in differentiating between malignant and thyroid nodules on ultrasound? It depends on the experience level of the radiologist, according to research published in the October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Contrast US clears up indeterminate HCC cases on MRI
September 22, 2016 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is highly effective for characterizing tumors thought to be hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) but indeterminate on MRI, according to a presentation at the 2016 Advances in Contrast Ultrasound - Bubble Conference earlier this month in Chicago.  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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