World ultrasound market to remain flat in 2022 after 2021 recovery
September 27, 2022 -- In 2021, the global ultrasound market recovered strongly from the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with double-digit growth pushing market revenues above 2019 levels. Mustafa Hassan of Signify Research offers a region-by-region analysis of growth prospects. Read More
CT contrast crisis prompts call for more use of MRI and ultrasound
September 23, 2022 -- When it comes to head and neck imaging, MRI and ultrasound offer sound alternatives to CT with iodinated contrast, and use of the modalities could mitigate crises such as contrast shortages, according to a commentary published September 20 in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology. Read More
4D ultrasound shows fetuses reacting to taste, smell
September 22, 2022 -- Four-dimensional ultrasound scans show evidence that fetuses at 32 to 36 weeks react positively or negatively to smell and taste, according to a study from the U.K. published September 21 in Psychological Science. Read More
Ultrasound helpful for interventional cardiology procedures
September 20, 2022 -- Routine ultrasound can help reduce the risk of venipuncture and number of arterial puncture attempts, as well as improve first-pass success when it comes to interventional heart procedures, a Canadian study published September 19 in JAMA Cardiology found. Read More
AI helps novice users for ultrasound-guided anesthesia
September 12, 2022 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can improve accuracy by up to 15% for novice ultrasound users when it comes to guiding regional anesthesia, according to a study published September 8 in the British Journal of Anaesthesia. Read More
Advanced practice providers can handle US-guided FNA neck biopsies
September 9, 2022 -- Advanced practice providers can perform ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies comparably to interventional radiologists, according to research published September 6 in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Read More
Feedback to referring doctors can reduce MSK imaging overuse
September 7, 2022 -- Giving referring physicians feedback on their exam request patterns reduced the number of unnecessary musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging exams ordered by about 10%, according to research from Australia published September 6 in JAMA. Read More
Teleultrasound helpful in pediatric emergency situations
September 2, 2022 -- Teleultrasound can be helpful in emergency pediatric health situations, especially at remote healthcare facilities, according to a study published August 30 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Read More
FFR 'noninferior' to IVUS for coronary artery disease
August 31, 2022 -- Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is noninferior to intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS) when it comes to evaluating patients for coronary artery disease, suggests a study published September 1 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More
AI bests sonographers for assessment of cardiac function
August 30, 2022 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) model could better assess cardiac function on echocardiography than the sonographers performing the exams, according to research presented August 28 at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona. Read More
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AI algorithm creates x-ray-like images from ultrasound scans

A team of Chinese researchers has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that creates x-ray-like images from ultrasound data. They describe how they are using the technique to visualize adolescent idiopathic scoliosis in a new paper. Read more