How accurate are SRU guidelines for advanced fibrosis?
November 28, 2017 -- CHICAGO - How dependable are guidelines from the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) for evaluating advanced fibrosis in patients with cirrhosis? There's room for improvement, according to research delivered on Monday at the RSNA 2017 meeting.  Discuss
GE RSNA launches range from CT to molecular imaging
November 27, 2017 -- CHICAGO - In its booth at RSNA 2017, GE Healthcare is highlighting a wide range of product launches and upgrades, from a new CT scanner designed to make it easier to perform routine spectral imaging to new PET/CT and SPECT/CT systems.  Discuss
Toshiba rides into RSNA sunset with Canon on horizon
November 27, 2017 -- CHICAGO - RSNA 2017 marks the last year as an exhibitor for one of radiology's most storied brands, Toshiba Medical Systems. But have no fear: The company's products -- including a new super-high-resolution CT scanner being launched this week -- will appear under the Canon Medical Systems marque starting in January.  Discuss
Are the good times over for compact ultrasound?
November 24, 2017 -- During the past 10 years, the market for compact ultrasound systems grew quickly; however, more recently, growth has slowed. In this article, Simon Harris from Signify Research discusses the reasons behind the slowdown and what the future may hold for the compact ultrasound sector.  Discuss
Can CEUS differentiate between IBD and colon cancer?
November 20, 2017 -- Is contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) effective for differentiating between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colon cancer? The answer appears to be yes, but more research is needed, according to a study published online November 7 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
US elastography for liver evaluation: Worth the cost?
November 13, 2017 -- Ultrasound elastography is a relatively new technology that can noninvasively assess liver stiffness, a key component when evaluating the severity of liver fibrosis. But because insurer coverage tends to be variable, it's not in mainstream clinical use, according to a study in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Artificial intelligence may help bridge experience gap for liver CEUS
November 9, 2017 -- Can a computer-aided diagnosis system based on machine learning characterize focal liver lesions on contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) cine clips as accurately as an expert reader? It's certainly possible, if research published online recently in Radiology is any indication.  Discuss
Teleultrasound is beneficial for assessing fetal health
November 8, 2017 -- An anatomic survey of the fetus is a critical aspect of prenatal care; however, not all communities have access to ultrasound specialists. One solution is teleultrasound, which shows promise for assessing fetal health in rural or underserved areas, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Can deep learning prevent unnecessary thyroid biopsies?
November 2, 2017 -- Approximately 90% of biopsies performed on thyroid nodules have benign findings. Deep learning may help many of these patients avoid unnecessary procedures, according to a research team from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and Arizona State University.  Discuss
$10 microchip transforms ultrasound from 2D to 3D
October 31, 2017 -- Researchers from Stanford University and Duke University have developed technology that transforms 2D ultrasound into 3D -- for the cost of a $10 microchip. They will demonstrate their work at this week's American College of Emergency Physicians Research Forum in Washington, DC.  Discuss
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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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