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Dear Ultrasound Insider,  

The utility of ultrasound across a wide range of clinical applications was fully evident at ECR 2024 in Vienna.  

For example, Dr. Jovan Lovrenski, PhD, from the University of Novi Sad in Serbia spoke at the congress about the diverse ways ultrasound can be used in pediatric imaging to detect abnormalities in the lungs. He also cited previous reports highlighting the modality’s advantages over chest x-ray. To read everything Lovrenski had to say, click here.  

Also, at ECR, Dr. Dean Huang from King’s College London in England outlined novel applications for contrast-enhanced ultrasound in vascular and nonvascular imaging, as well as therapeutic and potential future applications. 

Additionally, ultrasound trainees can take a lesson from an ECR presentation that addressed ways to combat burnout. Dr. Luis Curvo-Semedo, assistant professor of radiology at FMUC Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal talked about how burnout is contagious and serious and trainees are most at risk due various to stress factors, as well as what departments can do to mitigate these.

Finally, Prof. Paul Sidhu, one of Europe’s leading ultrasound, spoke with about how the modality should not be abandoned and how it is essential for radiologists to view ultrasound exams as a way of raising their profile with the patient and providing a valuable clinical service for referring doctors. 

The following studies were also presented at ECR: 

    In other ultrasound news beyond the ECR, a Chinese team developed a predictive model combining multiple ultrasonic parameters that they reported could discriminate between different liver diseases. It found that the model can predict metabolic dysfunction-associated steatohepatitis in patients with metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease. 

    Also, an investigation into the death of a 9-month-old baby at Northampton General Hospital, U.K., highlighted shortcomings in radiology on-call provision and the availability of emergency imaging exams. The report indicated that chest ultrasound exams for the baby, who died of complications from bronchiolitis, were missed. 

    And finally, the radiology world says goodbye to Dr. Jan Bosmans, PhD, a Belgian radiologist and medical-scientific writer who had distinguished careers in both radiology and medical journalism. He died on 13 January. Among his many accomplishments, Bosmans was an associate professor at the University of Ghent, leading the ultrasonography section. 

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