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.
June 6th 2023
In order to facilitate optimal detection and assessment of liver fibrosis and steatosis, the newly launched Hepatus 6 Diagnostic Ultrasound System offers the capabilities of real-time two-dimensional ultrasound with visual transient elastography in one device.
Study Suggests AI is Superior to Sonographer Assessment of Heart Function on EchocardiogramsSeptember 1st 2022
In comparison to initial sonographer assessment of echocardiograms, cardiologists are over 10 percent less likely to change initial artificial intelligence (AI) assessment of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), according to new research recently presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
What a New Study Reveals About MRI-Guided Use Of Contrast-Enhanced MammographyAugust 26th 2022
Researchers found the combination of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and contrast-enhanced mammography was nearly 22 percent more effective at detecting breast lesions than MRI-directed ultrasound.
Intravascular Ultrasound for Lower Extremity Interventions: Seven Takeaways from New Global Consensus RecommendationsAugust 12th 2022
Published by the American College of Cardiology, the expert recommendations offer insights on the role of intravascular ultrasound for diagnosing and treating peripheral vascular disease in the lower extremity.
Key Challenges with the O-RADS Ultrasound Classification SystemJuly 27th 2022
While the Ovarian-Adnexal Reporting and Data System ultrasound (O-RADS US) system provides a standardized and validated system for classification and risk stratification of ovarian and adnexal masses, a variety of clinical scenarios may prohibit or limit use of the system.
Can Machine Learning Enhance Ultrasound Differentiation Between Malignancy and Benign Lymph Node Changes Caused by COVID-19 Vaccination?July 11th 2022
An updated machine learning model demonstrated a 23 percent improvement in accuracy and a 36.1 percent improvement in sensitivity over visual radiologist assessment of ultrasound images for differentiating malignant lymph nodes and benign COVID-19 vaccination-related changes to lymph nodes.
Eight Perspectives from Radiology Organizations on the Overturning of Roe v. WadeJuly 2nd 2022
In recently issued statements, different radiology organizations have offered perspectives on the physician-patient relationship and the potential impact of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Combatting Workplace Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Radiology CommunityJune 23rd 2022
Recognizing the significant potential for workplace injuries in the radiology field, these authors discuss the proactive benefits of optimal positioning and disruptions of static posture as well as a heightened management awareness of ergonomic solutions and potential issues in maneuvering mobile imaging units.
Is Whole Body Imaging Warranted for Thrombocytopenia Caused by a COVID-19 Vaccine?June 14th 2022
In what may be the largest study to date to examine the use of whole-body imaging to assess multisystem thrombosis in patients with COVID-19 vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia, researchers found multiple sites of thrombosis in 83 percent of patients who had additional CT, MRI and/or ultrasound imaging beyond the area of their primary complaint.
New Study Points to Longer Duration of Axillary Lymphadenopathy After COVID-19 VaccineMay 20th 2022
While COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials noted that post-vaccine axillary lymphadenopathy lasted for one to 10 days, emerging breast ultrasound research found a mean resolution of 127 days after a first vaccine dose.
New Ultrasound Study of Incidentally Detected Gallbladder Polyps Raises Questions About Current GuidelinesMay 4th 2022
Based on findings from what may be the first longitudinal study of gallbladder polyps in patients with underlying liver disease, researchers suggested that size change thresholds for cholecystectomy may need to be reevaluated.
ER Imaging Study Looks at Possible Complications of COVID-19 VaccinesMay 1st 2022
Lung opacities/consolidation and cervical/axillary adenopathy are reportedly common findings in emergency room imaging of patients suspected of having complications related to COVID-19 vaccines, according to new research presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) conference.
Can Deep Learning Ultrasound Assessment be a Viable Option for Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer?April 20th 2022
A new study suggests that deep learning algorithms with multimodal ultrasound have comparable specificity and sensitivity to subjective expert assessment and use of the O-RADS classification to distinguish between benign and malignant ovarian tumors.
What a New Prognostic Scoring Study Reveals About Post-Mastectomy Radiotherapy and Breast Cancer Recurrence RiskApril 18th 2022
Validating a prognostic scoring system for locoregional recurrence risk in post-mastectomy patients with varying levels of axillary lymph node involvement, emerging research suggests patients with intermediate risk for breast cancer recurrence could benefit from post-mastectomy radiotherapy.