Quantitative lung ultrasound analysis accurately detects COVID-19
April 9, 2021 -- A quantitative lung ultrasound technique can be highly accurate for detecting and monitoring COVID-19, outperforming traditional lung texture features, according to research published April 2 in the Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Read More
POCUS achieves new heights in Mount Everest rescue
March 31, 2021 -- The patient's symptoms began at 12,600 feet with a minor headache on the sixth night of a medical research expedition on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest. Fortunately, point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) was there to help. Read More
Fetal cardiovascular MRI helps diagnose congenital heart defects
March 29, 2021 -- Fetal cardiovascular MRI provides clinically useful information about congenital heart defects when echocardiography results are inconclusive, changing treatment/management plans in more than 80% of cases, according to a March 29 study in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Lung ultrasound spots COVID-19 in newborns
March 18, 2021 -- For neonates suspected of having COVID-19 pneumonia, what's the best way to image them given the radiation concerns of CT? Use lung ultrasound, which is noninvasive, convenient, and sensitive, according to a new study out of Wuhan, China. Read More
AI can guide POCUS exams by novice users in the COVID ICU
March 16, 2021 -- With help from artificial intelligence (AI) technology, novice users can acquire high-quality bedside cardiac point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) exams in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU), according to a recent article in JACC: Case Reports. Read More
GE adds Vscan Air to portfolio of compact ultrasound units
March 16, 2021 -- GE Healthcare has unveiled Vscan Air, a new compact ultrasound system designed to aid in the assessment of COVID-19 patients and to enable primary care physicians to perform whole-body ultrasound scanning. It's available now in the U.S. and Europe. Read More
Heart disease rare in pro athletes after COVID-19
March 5, 2021 -- Inflammatory heart disease is rare among professional athletes with prior COVID-19 infection who received systematic return-to-play cardiac screening with imaging and other tests, according to a study published online March 4 in JAMA Cardiology. Read More
COVID-19 vaccine affects imaging results, researchers warn
February 25, 2021 -- Researchers are warning that the COVID-19 vaccine can manifest on imaging in ways that appear to be disease, according to two studies published February 24 in the American Journal of Roentgenology and Radiology. Read More
AI-guided echo helps novice nurses perform ultrasound
February 19, 2021 -- Nurses with no training in ultrasound were able to acquire diagnostic-quality echocardiography images thanks to the guidance of an artificial intelligence (AI)-based software application, according to a study published February 18 in JAMA Cardiology. Read More
Lung ultrasound at bedside predicts COVID-19 outcomes
February 19, 2021 -- A scoring system based on lung ultrasound scans could predict intubation, death, and other negative outcomes in COVID-19 patients, according to a recent study published in Annals of Intensive Care. Read More