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.

Pediatric Thyroid Nodules on Ultrasound: Deep Learning Model and TI-RADS Show Higher Sensitivity than Radiologist Assessment

October 21, 2022

The retrospective study of patients 21 years of age or younger found that a deep learning algorithm and use of the American College of Radiology’s Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) both had more than a 26 percent greater sensitivity for differentiating thyroid nodules on ultrasound in comparison to radiologist assessment.

Recognizing the Role of Enterprise Imaging in Handling and Protecting Sensitive Patient Information

October 19, 2022

While facilitating interdisciplinary colloaboration is a central objective with enterprise imaging platforms, this author says implementation of these platforms must ensure optimal patient privacy in sensitive cases involving abuse, assault and domestic violence.

Mammography News: FDA Says National Breast Density Notification Rule May Be Published in Late 2022 or Early 2023

October 18, 2022

In a recent letter to U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said a final rule on amendments to the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA), including an oft-delayed national standard for breast density notification in mammography reporting, may be published in the next couple of months.

Philips Gets FDA Clearance for Ultrasound 5000 Compact Series

October 03, 2022

Offering the benefits of real-time collaboration and integrated connectivity, the portable ultrasound device may be utilized in a variety of clinical settings ranging from cardiology to obstetrics and gynecology.

A Closer Look at Ultrasound and MRI Alternatives for Head and Neck Imaging

September 29, 2022

In light of recent shortages of iodinated contrast media, researchers from Australia suggest in a new publication that ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be viable first-line imaging options for a number of non-urgent presentations of the head and neck.

Ultrasound-Based Breast Imaging Device Gets FDA Clearance for Fibroglandular Volume Metrics

September 23, 2022

The ability of QT Imaging’s QTscan, a quantitative transmission ultrasound modality, to calculate the ratio of fibroglandular volume to total breast volume may facilitate assessment of ongoing breast cancer treatments or selective hormone receptor modulation therapies.