Ultrasound

Ultrasound, also referred to as sonography or diagnostic ultrasound, uses high-frequency sound waves to visualize soft tissue. Ultrasounds are frequently ordered to measure fetal anatomy during pregnancy, check for blood clots and to guide needle biopsy procedures of the breast, abdomen and pelvis. The imaging modality does not use any radiation to create images. Find news specific to cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography).

Butterfly Network, Mindray and Philips introduced new point-of-care ultrasound equipment at ACEP 2022, the annual scientific assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

The FDA has given its thumbs-up to software that calculates breast fibroglandular tissue volume (FGV) and the ratio of FGV to total breast volume on ultrasound imaging.

Researchers in the U.K. have documented fetuses smiling when exposed to sweet flavors and frowning over bitter tastes.

Butterfly Network has sent 500 of its iQ+ handheld ultrasound devices to Kenya as part of a charitable effort to improve outcomes for, primarily, mothers-to-be and their babies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

A serial entrepreneur who began her career as a sonographer has launched her third ultrasound-based business.

Something like 50 million people in 10 parts of the developing world stand to experience a bounce in quality of healthcare in coming years thanks to a major new aid project co-led by two large nonprofits with expertise in medical imaging.

Briefly trained in point-of-care cardiac ultrasound, 72% of second-year medical students obtained clinical-quality views from a mannequin and 61% made the correct diagnosis in a volunteer simulated patient.

Parents-to-be consider prenatal ultrasound imaging a ceremonial custom they don’t want to miss out on.

Supplemental breast imaging modalities of automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) and molecular imaging.

Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) President John Lewin, MD, discusses the types of supplemental breast imaging used to aid cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue.

For this reason, these patients may need pointed guidance upon ED discharge lest cancers go undetected in early stages.  

Two branch chiefs with the cancer imaging program at NIH’s National Cancer Institute have produced a written commemoration to mark the golden anniversary of 1971’s National Cancer Act.

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Clinicians injecting or aspirating joints of the upper extremities should know that imaging is a more precise guide to the target than palpation—and that ultrasound guidance offers potential advantages over aid from other imaging modalities.

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Validation and testing of all algorithms is needed to eliminate any biases in the data used to train the AI, according to Julius Bogdan, vice president and general manager of the HIMSS Digital Health Advisory Team for North America.

More than 120 medical societies have joined the AMA in a letter urging congressional leaders to enact long-term solutions to the systemic problems in the Medicare physician payment system and to address cuts that are going into effect in 2023.

The Sept. 21 announcement states that Gadopiclenol Injection—a highly stable macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agent—is approved for use in adult and pediatric patients aged 2 years and older during MRI exams.

   
   
   
   
   
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