Can AI reliably measure carotid intima-media thickness?
May 25, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software that combines deep-learning and machine-learning techniques can measure carotid intima-media thickness more accurately than sonographers can, according to research in the July 1 issue of Computers in Biology and Medicine.  Discuss
Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stones?
May 24, 2018 -- Which modality works best for diagnosing kidney stone disease, also known as urolithiasis: digital tomosynthesis, ultrasound, or the current reference standard of multidetector CT? It depends, according to a study published online May 17 in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
US guide identifies pediatric thyroid biopsy candidates
May 18, 2018 -- Ultrasound guidelines developed by the American College of Radiology can be trusted to accurately identify pediatric patients who should be biopsied for thyroid cancer, according to research presented on May 18 at the Society for Pediatric Radiology meeting in Nashville, TN.  Discuss
Ultrasound finds more pneumonia than x-ray
May 18, 2018 -- Lung ultrasound finds more cases of pneumonia in children and young adults than chest radiography does, according to a study published online on May 11 in the journal Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
Can ultrasound screen for fetal growth restriction?
May 15, 2018 -- Can second-trimester ultrasound screening for fetal growth restriction reliably predict if a baby will go on to have a low birth weight for his or her gestational age? Not in most cases, according to recent research from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.  Discuss
Are nonradiologists cherry-picking imaging studies?
May 11, 2018 -- It's no secret that nonradiologists have been performing more imaging, such as ultrasound, cardiac imaging, and some image-guided interventions. But nonradiologists appear to be cherry-picking the studies that are easier to perform, according to research published online May 7 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Follow-up MRI not needed after musculoskeletal US
May 8, 2018 -- Ultrasound performs just as well as MRI for musculoskeletal indications, suggesting that a follow-up MRI scan after an initial ultrasound exam may be unnecessary, according to research published online May 5 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Automated 3D US effective for diagnosing hip dysplasia
April 30, 2018 -- Automated 3D ultrasound is just as effective as 2D ultrasound for diagnosing developmental dysplasia of the hip in infants: In fact, it reduces the number of studies characterized as borderline by more than two-thirds, according to research published online April 24 in Radiology.  Discuss
Astronauts use ultrasound to measure spinal health
April 26, 2018 -- Astronauts armed with a compact ultrasound system successfully performed scans on each other while on the International Space Station. The scans were part of a study to assess spinal changes during long-term spaceflight that could lead to back pain, researchers wrote in the April issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Long-term deals and AI drive Q1 sales growth at Philips
April 23, 2018 -- More long-term managed service deals, along with increased activity in the artificial intelligence (AI) sector and a strong performance in ultrasound, have contributed to revenue growth at Philips during the first three months of 2018.  Discuss