Lung ultrasound identifies patients with COVID-19
March 26, 2020 -- Researchers from Italy have created protocols for performing lung ultrasonography on patients with COVID-19. Their list of four brief acquisition protocols was published in a clinical letter on March 20 in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
X-ray plus ultrasound manages pneumonia in kids
March 26, 2020 -- A combination of chest x-ray and lung ultrasound offers a workable way to manage complicated pneumonia in children -- although MRI is a more effective modality when it comes to identifying particular features, according to a study published online March 19 in PLOS One.  Discuss
Doctors in Italy, Spain using ultrasound for COVID-19
March 23, 2020 -- Doctors in Italy and Spain are using ultrasound to help with diagnosis, treatment, and admission decisions amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus that has overwhelmed health systems and led to shortages of tests, ventilators, and other crucial supplies.  Discuss
Is the annual cost of breast cancer screening worth it?
March 23, 2020 -- The total national cost of annual breast cancer screening in a population of younger, commercially insured women is $2.1 billion in the U.S., according to a research letter published online March 23 in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Discuss
Ultrasound can be used for patients with COVID-19
March 19, 2020 -- Ultrasound scans show promise for helping to monitor patients with COVID-19, according to a letter published on March 12 in Intensive Care Medicine. The researchers used lung ultrasonography to monitor more than a dozen patients in China with COVID-19 infections.  Discuss
What ultrasound scoring system works best in diabetes?
March 18, 2020 -- Multiple techniques can be used to assess medial arterial calcification from ultrasound scans in patients with diabetes. However, only one of those techniques can also predict related cardiovascular and diabetes complications, according to a study published on March 6 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
AIUM cancels annual meeting due to COVID-19
March 13, 2020 -- Yet another medical imaging conference has been called off due to concerns over the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) announced Friday that it has canceled its annual meeting scheduled for March 21-25 in New York City.  Discuss
Scientists use ultrasound to create blood-drawing robot
March 11, 2020 -- Ultrasound has been used for decades to help humans visualize the inside of the body. Now, it's helping machines do that, too. Scientists have created a robot that uses ultrasound imaging to draw blood from patients with difficult-to-access veins.  Discuss
Ultrasound predicts which kids benefit from colitis meds
March 6, 2020 -- Bowel ultrasound scans may be able to predict which children need second-line treatment for acute severe colitis, according to a study published on February 25 in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.  Discuss
9 patient, ultrasound features linked to breast cancer
March 4, 2020 -- Nine unique patient and ultrasound features may enable breast imagers to distinguish benign from malignant complex cystic or solid breast lesions, according to research published on February 24 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss