The Diagnostic Imaging ultrasound modality focus page provides information, videos, podcasts, and the latest news about industry product developments, trial results, screening guidelines, and protocol guidance that touch on the use of ultrasound across the healthcare continuum, from cardiovascular, breast, abdominal, neurological imaging, and more, including point-of-care ultrasound.

FDA Clears AI-Powered Echocardiography Platform for Detecting Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction

December 07, 2022

The EchoGo® Heart Failure device reportedly has an 87.8 percent sensitivity rate and an 83 percent specificity rate for diagnosing heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, an increasingly prevalent but frequently misdiagnosed condition.

Study Examines Racial Differences in Mammography and Ultrasound Imaging Characteristics of Breast Cancer

November 19, 2022

In a study of over 800 women with breast cancer, researchers found that African-American women had a higher rate of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and were less likely to have irregular masses in screening exams in comparison to non-Latina White women.

Could Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound with Perfluorobutane Provide a Viable Option for Diagnosing Hepatocellular Carcinoma?

November 17, 2022

Emerging research showed the combination of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with perfluorobutane and modified 2017 LI-RADS criteria had comparable sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy to current magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) approaches to detecting hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) lesions.

Can Volume Sweep Imaging with Ultrasound be a Viable Option for Breast Cancer Screening in Underserved Countries?

November 02, 2022

In a recent video interview, Thomas Marini, MD discussed the need for ultrasound access to facilitate breast cancer screening in underserved populations and the potential utility of volume sweep imaging, a handheld ultrasound technique that requires minimal training and has a high rate of agreement with conventional ultrasound on BI-RADS assessments.

Is CT Overutilized in the ER for Suspected Urinary Stone Disease?

November 01, 2022

Reviewing data from over 4 million patients who presented to emergency departments with suspected urinary stone disease between 2012 and 2018, researchers noted a greater than 10 percent decrease in visits with no imaging study and a greater than 10 percent increase in visits with CT imaging.