3D ultrasound is effective for measuring blood flow
June 30, 2020 -- Researchers from across the U.S. confirmed the efficacy of 3D color-flow ultrasound for cheaply and reliably measuring blood flow. The findings, which were published on June 30 in Radiology, could help physicians precisely measure blood flow for people with chronic conditions.  Discuss
SIIM 2020: COVID-19 could accelerate nonrad POCUS use
June 29, 2020 -- The adoption of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) by nonradiologists may be accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as rapid technological advancements, according to a June 26 panel presentation at the virtual annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM).  Discuss
Imaging shows new, post-SARS-CoV-2 illness in children
June 26, 2020 -- Imaging findings are illuminating the nature of a newly identified, post-SARS-CoV-2 condition that affects the airways in children called multisystem inflammatory syndrome, according to a study published June 25 in Radiology.  Discuss
Echocardiography reveals heart changes in WNBA players
June 25, 2020 -- Echocardiograms revealed evidence of cardiac remodeling among elite athletes in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), according to the findings of a landmark study published on June 24 in JAMA Cardiology.  Discuss
Ultrasound software predicts cancer treatment success
June 25, 2020 -- Researchers have developed contrast-enhanced ultrasound software that can accurately predict which patients with a common form of liver cancer will respond to transcatheter arterial chemoembolization, according to the findings of a June 16 study in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
Transducer shell improves elastography measurements
June 22, 2020 -- A 3D-printed device with built-in pressure sensors that fits around an ultrasound transducer like a shell could produce more accurate shear-wave elastography measurements for breast imaging and other use cases. Researchers describe the prototype attachment in a June 15 article in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
TEE is 'invaluable tool' for patients with COVID-19
June 18, 2020 -- Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is an "invaluable tool" for imaging critically ill patients with COVID-19, according to a May 23 Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography consensus statement written by more than a dozen cardiac imaging experts across the U.S. and Canada.  Discuss
SARS helped Singapore department prepare for COVID-19
June 16, 2020 -- Protocols for staff separation, strict guidelines, and mental healthcare developed to combat severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) have helped ultrasound providers at a hospital in Singapore safely respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a June 10 study in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
MR-HIFU techniques may improve Parkinson's treatment
June 16, 2020 -- Three new techniques for MRI-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) can more exactly target an area in the brain linked to Parkinson's disease and essential tremor and allow for more precise treatment of these conditions, according to a review published June 14 in Brain.  Discuss
COVID-19: Early signs of recovery, but uncertainty ahead
June 15, 2020 -- The global pandemic has created an unprecedented shock to the medical imaging and healthcare sectors. What is the future likely to hold? What are the key economic trends, bright spots, and areas of greatest risk? Market columnist Steve Holloway investigates.  Discuss