Can ultrasound be used effectively for COVID-19?
March 24, 2020 -- Medical staff in Italy and Spain are using ultrasound to assist with critical decisions about diagnosis, treatment, and admission amid the coronavirus epidemic that has overwhelmed health systems and led to shortages of tests, ventilators, and other crucial supplies.  Discuss
Ultrasound proves value in cases of pediatric colitis
March 9, 2020 -- A novel study by Italian researchers has highlighted the potential role of bowel ultrasound examinations in adding relevant prognostic information to clinical evaluation in suspected cases of acute severe colitis in children.  Discuss
Abortion studies look set to arouse controversy
March 4, 2020 -- Two new research papers from China involving the use of ultrasound to evaluate endometrial receptivity and damage in patients who have had a so-called artificial abortion appear likely to generate debate -- not because of the findings but due to the unusual terminology employed by the authors.  Discuss
Is it good practice to give patients a business card?
February 20, 2020 -- The simple act of radiologists giving patients their business card goes a long way toward helping patients remember the radiologist's name after an examination and enhancing the patient-doctor relationship, according to Swiss-Austrian research.  Discuss
Doubt persists over best ultrasound method for DVT
February 19, 2020 -- Researchers from the University of Amsterdam have found that three different compression ultrasound techniques all performed well for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The failure rates for single limited, serial limited, and whole-leg ultrasound ranged from 1% to 2%.  Discuss
Italian team realizes potential of ultrasound guidance
February 12, 2020 -- Researchers from Jesi in central Italy have discovered that ultrasound-guided injections can have a major impact on outcome in rheumatology patients. Most procedures take less than 10 minutes and have a 98% accuracy rate.  Discuss
Ultrasound-guided thyroid RF ablation wins support
January 27, 2020 -- Radiofrequency (RF) ablation guided by ultrasound is a safe and effective alternative to surgery in clinically relevant benign thyroid nodules, particularly in the right hands, according to award-winning researchers from Spain who have given technical tips to improve the results of RF ablation.  Discuss
U.K. unveils learning initiative to tackle errors
January 23, 2020 -- The U.K. Royal College of Radiologists has released a practical guide on how to review and learn from excellence, discrepancies, and adverse events. The 36-page report contains nine key pieces of advice and can be downloaded free of charge.  Discuss
ESR pays tribute to ultrasound pioneer Mukund Joshi
January 15, 2020 -- The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has posted a tribute to ultrasound specialist and Indian radiologist Dr. Mukund Joshi, who died on 7 January at the age of 77. In 2012, he became only the second Indian in 100 years to receive honorary membership of the RSNA.  Discuss
Imaging finds venous thrombosis in astronaut
January 10, 2020 -- Using an onboard ultrasound machine, an astronaut on the International Space Station detected venous thrombosis in the individual's own body, according to an article published on 2 January by the New England Journal of Medicine. The intended use of the scanner was to research the effects of space flight.  Discuss