Echocardiography can determine patient risk in COVID-19 cases
July 21, 2021 -- Transthoracic echocardiography is helpful in determining mortality risk for patients with COVID-19, according to research published July 21 in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation. Read More
Routine screening for BI-RADS 3 lesions means lower recall rates
July 19, 2021 -- Returning to routine screening for BI-RADS 3 lesions on supplemental automated whole-breast ultrasound reduces the cancer recall rate "substantially," while also being unlikely to result in adverse outcomes, according to research published July 14 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Read More
Ultrasound misses endometrial cancer in Black women
July 15, 2021 -- Using transvaginal ultrasound to measure endometrial thickness to determine if symptomatic women need biopsy missed almost five times more cases of endometrial cancer among Black women than white women, according to research published July 15 in JAMA Oncology. Read More
POCUS accurate in diagnosis of pediatric transient synovitis
July 13, 2021 -- Point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) in combination with a decision-support checklist can help accurately diagnose transient synovitis in pediatric patients, according to research published July 13 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Ultrasound finds brain differences in infants exposed to Zika virus
July 6, 2021 -- Cranial ultrasound showed lenticulostriate vasculopathy to be more common in infants exposed to the mosquito-borne Zika virus in research from Brazil published June 29 in Radiology. Read More
Ultrasound could rule out need for x-ray in scoliosis screening
June 29, 2021 -- Ultrasound is useful in identifying schoolchildren who do not require specialist referral for follow-up x-rays as part of scoliosis screening programs, according to research published June 28 in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. Read More
Deep-learning model performs well for intravascular ultrasound imaging
June 25, 2021 -- A research team in the United Kingdom has developed a novel deep-learning model capable of accurate, automated segmentation of high-resolution intravascular ultrasound images in real-time, according to a study published June 18 in the International Journal of Cardiology. Read More
Investigation highlights midwife's failure to read ultrasound scans
June 24, 2021 -- A patient had to make an agonizing decision to terminate her first pregnancy at 25 weeks after a midwife said she was too busy to read two ultrasound exams showing serious fetal abnormalities, according to a report issued on June 21 by the New Zealand authorities. The problems with the pregnancy could have been picked up a month earlier, they found. Read More
Short ultrasound screening intervals improve liver cancer outcomes
June 24, 2021 -- Ultrasound screenings with shorter intervals for high-risk patients with hepatocellular carcinoma may save more lives and improve quality of life, according to research published June 24 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
What factors affect radiologists' mammography interpretations?
June 22, 2021 -- It's no secret that radiologists' interpretive accuracy on screening mammography can vary widely. But the particular factors that influence performance may come as a surprise, according to a study published June 22 in Radiology. Read More