Quantitative analysis may help classify thyroid nodules
December 22, 2017 -- The echogenicity of solid thyroid nodules is often assessed qualitatively during evaluation on ultrasound. But this task can also be performed quantitatively, potentially offering a useful tool for determining malignancy risk, according to research presented at the RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
JACR: Rads want more help with point-of-care ultrasound
December 21, 2017 -- Radiologists would like more support from the American College of Radiology (ACR) for point-of-care ultrasound, according to an analysis of data from the ACR's 2017 workforce survey published December 19 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
US improves success rate of pediatric artery cannulation
December 20, 2017 -- Ultrasound-guided radial artery cannulation in children is twice as successful as the traditional technique that has long been used to place cannulas, involving palpation of a patient's radial pulse, according to research published in the December issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Radiologists are losing control of musculoskeletal US
December 19, 2017 -- Radiologists had a market share of less than 40% for musculoskeletal ultrasound exams in the U.S. in 2015, down from 65% in 2003, indicating they could be losing control of the modality, according to a study published online December 13 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Esaote to be acquired by Chinese consortium
December 7, 2017 -- Italian ultrasound vendor Esaote has entered into an agreement to be acquired by a group of Chinese investors. The deal is expected to advance Esaote's expansion plans and bolsters its presence in the Chinese medical equipment market.  Discuss
Breast ultrasound traits help predict cancer prognosis
December 7, 2017 -- Certain features of invasive breast cancer identified on ultrasound can help clinicians understand a woman's prognosis before she undergoes surgery, according to research presented at the recent RSNA 2017 meeting in Chicago.  Discuss
Philips highlights MRI, CT, and augmented radiology at RSNA
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Philips Healthcare is demonstrating a new value-oriented MRI scanner for international markets, an upgrade to its spectral CT platform, and new gamma cameras in its booth at RSNA 2017. The vendor is also giving attendees a look at the future of augmented radiology, as well as new relationships in 3D printing.  Discuss
Tablet-controlled CT scanners lead Siemens products at RSNA
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - An extension of its tablet-controlled Somatom go CT concept into new price points, a new flagship mammography system, and a new product launch for MRI scans of the knee are among the highlights in the RSNA 2017 booth of Siemens Healthineers.  Discuss
How effective is ER ultrasound for breast abscesses?
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Breast abscesses are one of the few breast-specific emergencies that require urgent treatment in the emergency room (ER), and ultrasound is used to diagnose them. But is it effective? Perhaps not enough, according to research presented on Tuesday at the RSNA 2017 meeting.  Discuss
Optoacoustic device aids breast lesion assessment
November 29, 2017 -- CHICAGO - An investigational device that combines a laser and ultrasound appears to have superior specificity for identifying benign breast lesions, according to a study presented on Monday at the RSNA 2017 conference.  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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