AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US?
March 26, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - A deep-learning algorithm that analyzes B-mode morphological ultrasound data and patient demographic information can classify the severity of liver fibrosis in cases of chronic liver disease, according to research presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) conference.  Discuss
AIUM: Radiologists must get out of their comfort zone
March 26, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - As artificial intelligence, computer-aided detection, and pattern recognition become even more of a reality in healthcare, radiologists must leave the comfort of the reading room and reclaim their role as consultants for their clinician peers, according to a Sunday presentation at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting.  Discuss
SIR: 3D printing aids US-guided procedure simulation
March 20, 2018 -- Researchers have created 3D-printed models of groin vasculature with texture resembling real tissue for use in training students on ultrasound-guided interventional procedures. They detailed their experience with the models in a March 20 talk at the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2018 annual meeting.  Discuss
Contrast US more accurately types pancreatic lesions
March 9, 2018 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is more accurate than conventional ultrasound for distinguishing between focal pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
New Logiq E10 ultrasound scanner paces GE ECR launches
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - A flagship ultrasound scanner optimized for the coming age of artificial intelligence, as well as a CT scanner designed to simplify dual-energy scanning, are among the new product introductions in the booth of GE Healthcare at ECR.  Discuss
Canon launches new 1.5-tesla MRI, US unit at ECR
March 1, 2018 -- VIENNA - Canon Medical Systems is making its first appearance at ECR 2018 under a unified banner since Canon took over Toshiba Medical Systems. The firm has a full slate of product launches, including Vantage Orian, a new 1.5-tesla MRI scanner.  Discuss
New Siemens ECR 2018 products include Juniper ultrasound scanner
March 1, 2018 -- Siemens Healthineers is showcasing new product launches at ECR 2018, including Acuson Juniper, a premium shared-services ultrasound scanner developed after an extensive customer survey effort.  Discuss
FAST exam is effective for assessing abdominal bleeding
February 26, 2018 -- Focused abdominal sonography in trauma (FAST) exams are a reliable way to evaluate whether pelvic fracture patients presenting to the emergency department have abdominal bleeding and need laparotomy or further surgery, according to a study published online February 14 in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  Discuss
Eye tracking helps assess anesthesiologists' US skill
February 16, 2018 -- Eye-tracking technology has the potential to monitor the progress of trainee anesthesiologists as they improve their expertise in interpreting ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia images, according to a study in the February issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Study explores link between prenatal ultrasound and autism
February 12, 2018 -- The incidence of autism spectrum disorder has dramatically increased in the past few decades -- as has the use of prenatal ultrasound. Is there a link? A new study published online February 12 in JAMA Pediatrics offers equivocal results.  Discuss
Special Feature
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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