Point-of-care ultrasound pays off in rural Germany
July 9, 2019 -- In remote parts of Germany, point-of-care ultrasound is enabling doctors to provide faster and more accurate diagnoses and treatments to patients in the community, helping to reduce hospital stays and the financial cost for the health system, particularly among the elderly.  Discuss
Sonographer regulation divides opinion in England
July 2, 2019 -- Do unregulated sonographers pose a threat to patient safety? That's the suggestion of a long-awaited report by the Professional Standards Authority into the regulation of sonographers in England. The Royal College of Radiologists has voiced strong concerns about the issue.  Discuss
MRI and teamworking boost outcome in endometriosis
June 28, 2019 -- In tricky cases of endometriosis, the key to success is the optimum use of MRI for preoperative staging plus multidisciplinary teamworking that encourages efficient feedback between surgeons and radiologists to ensure quality control, delegates learned at the recent World Congress on obstetrics and gynecology.  Discuss
Are you drowning from too many acronyms?
June 26, 2019 -- Overusing acronyms and abbreviations in imaging requests and reports can cause confusion, delay a diagnosis, and compromise patient safety, and it's essential to create an approved list of common acronyms, according to a new audit conducted in Scotland.  Discuss
What's shaping global ultrasound's future?
June 20, 2019 -- The evolution of artificial intelligence, along with the growth of emerging markets and development of new applications, will transform the worldwide use of ultrasound, predicts market columnist Simon Harris. 2018 was a record year for the modality, with revenues increasing by 6.8%.  Discuss
Ultrasound guidance helps ease chronic shoulder pain
June 12, 2019 -- Ultrasound-guided injections are an effective way to manage chronic shoulder pain, and they are well tolerated by most patients, according to a new study presented at the recent EuroSon congress in Granada, Spain.  Discuss
Instability leads to serious ultrasound skills shortage in U.K.
June 11, 2019 -- Continuous personnel changes are a major factor behind the serious shortage of ultrasound staff in the National Health Service, a situation that has resulted in increased diagnostic delays and canceling of operations, according to research presented this week at the UK Imaging & Oncology Congress (UKIO) in Liverpool, U.K.  Discuss
Ultrasound proves value for assessing liver steatosis
June 4, 2019 -- German researchers have found that ultrasound provides a cost-effective and viable alternative to MRI for evaluating liver steatosis in the clinical arena. Their new study is to be published soon in the July issue of Clinical Radiology.  Discuss
Video from EuroSon 2019: Dr. Paul Sidhu on top trends
May 31, 2019 -- GRANADA, SPAIN - The growing miniaturization of devices, the emergence of elastography, and the more efficient use of contrast agents are the three top technology trends in ultrasound today, according to Dr. Paul Sidhu from London. He's also sure modality-specific congresses still have a bright future.  Discuss
Video from EuroSon 2019: Dr. Matthias Wüstner on surgeons
May 31, 2019 -- GRANADA, SPAIN - Surgeons must be willing and able to perform ultrasound exams. That's the view of surgeon Dr. Matthias Wüstner, who is convinced that intraoperative ultrasound has an essential role to play in patient care. He gave a keynote lecture on Thursday at EuroSon 2019.  Discuss