Ultrasound identifies alcohol-induced liver disease
August 1, 2018 -- Using ultrasound to identify liver damage in alcoholic patients helps inform treatment decisions in this population and may even lead to improved prognoses, according to a study published online in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
Is CT or US better for diagnosing gallbladder infection?
July 30, 2018 -- CT was found to be considerably more accurate than ultrasound at identifying acute cholecystitis in a new study, published in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. But is that enough evidence for CT to oust ultrasound as the imaging modality of choice? Probably not, say researchers from New Mexico.  Discuss
Shear-wave elastography works to evaluate liver disease
July 30, 2018 -- Two-dimensional shear-wave elastography is an effective tool for identifying cirrhosis, according to a study by researchers from China and published online July 24 in Radiology. The technique could offer a less invasive alternative than the current practice of liver biopsy.  Discuss
Breast density notification laws boost ultrasound use
July 27, 2018 -- Breast density notification laws have increased the use of follow-up ultrasound after mammography screening, according to a study published online July 20 in Medical Care.  Discuss
CAD software speeds up ABUS interpretations
July 26, 2018 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) software based on deep-learning technology can significantly reduce interpretation times for screening automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) studies without negatively affecting accuracy, according to research published in the August issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
SWE helps characterize suspicious breast masses
July 18, 2018 -- Adding shear-wave elastography (SWE) to ultrasound helps characterize suspicious breast masses, especially those in the BI-RADS 3 and BI-RADS 4 categories, according to research published online July 10 in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging.  Discuss
Contrast ultrasound identifies early cervical cancer
July 13, 2018 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound appears to be an effective alternative to MRI for identifying early cervical cancer -- especially in women who have tumors small enough to make them candidates for surgery, according to a study published in the August issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
EchoNous gets FDA nod for ultrasound vein-finding tool
July 12, 2018 -- EchoNous has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for EchoNous Vein, a handheld ultrasound scanner designed to help nurses with the placement of peripheral intravenous catheters.  Discuss
Siemens goes back to future with Acuson Sequoia launch
June 22, 2018 -- Siemens Healthineers is looking to revive one of the most storied brands in radiology with the launch of a brand new Acuson Sequoia scanner this week. While the name may be familiar, the new Sequoia is an entirely new platform designed to address many of the limitations of existing ultrasound technology.  Discuss
How should AI be used in breast ultrasound?
June 21, 2018 -- How can radiologists make the most of artificial intelligence (AI) software in breast ultrasound? By using the software concurrently during the interpretation process, according to research presented at the recent Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine annual meeting.  Discuss
Special Feature
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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