AI, radiomics accurately characterize thyroid nodules
April 15, 2020 -- Making use of radiomics, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately differentiate between benign and malignant thyroid nodules on ultrasound exams, perhaps even better than some radiologists can, according to a study published online on 12 April in the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Will COVID-19 screens become new norm in ultrasound?
April 6, 2020 -- Shielding may be on the way out in x-ray, but it's in vogue in ultrasound. A Dutch radiologist has worked with one of the big four imaging manufacturers and technical experts to develop a screen designed to protect staff and patients from COVID-19.  Discuss
COVID-19 patients can benefit from ob/gyn ultrasound tools
April 3, 2020 -- Researchers from Fondazione Policlinico Universitatrio A. Gemelli in Rome have found the ultrasound probes and systems that medical staff often depend on for prenatal checkups can also be used for lung imaging in suspected cases of COVID-19.  Discuss
Parma team shares experiences of COVID-19 pandemic
April 2, 2020 -- Dr. Nicola Sverzellati, head of the radiology unit at the academic hospital of Parma, located in one of Italy's worst-affected areas, presented guidance on how radiologists across the world could deal with the COVID-19 crisis and tips on differentiation at CT.  Discuss
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