Ultrasound finds more pneumonia than x-ray
May 24, 2018 -- Lung ultrasound finds more cases of pneumonia in children and young adults than chest radiography does, according to a study published online on May 11 in the journal Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss
Elastography highlights malignant breast lesions
May 18, 2018 -- Shear-wave elastography differentiates malignant from benign breast lesions with high accuracy and a very high negative predictive value, according to Israeli researchers. In addition, the technique is not affected by the immediate density of the tissues surrounding the lesion or the depth of the lesion.  Discuss
Austrians boost breast screening sensitivity 'at low cost'
April 30, 2018 -- How can radiologists prevent women with dense breasts from slipping through the screening net? Austrian researchers have achieved good results by combining screening with mammography and ultrasound in a population-based program.  Discuss
Uterine model advances ultrasound technology
April 20, 2018 -- The lack of tools for quantitative analysis limits understanding of uterine contractions outside of pregnancy. In recent years, several ultrasound methods based on speckle tracking have gained attention for assessing these contractions, but the methods are still in the developmental phase.  Discuss
Large U.K. study gets specific on breast ultrasound
April 17, 2018 -- Extended ipsilateral breast ultrasound can detect a significant number of extra cancers compared with the standard screening protocol alone, U.K. researchers of an extensive study have revealed. Less effect was demonstrated for complete contralateral breast ultrasound, they added.  Discuss
Hyperechogenic breast lesions: Not so benign
April 13, 2018 -- Hyperechogenic breast lesions are rare and described as generally benign. That being the case, these lesions are often overlooked and a biopsy is not recommended. But is that wise? New research suggests it is not the ideal approach.  Discuss
Fischer: Contrast ultrasound isn't rocket science
April 2, 2018 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound has many advantages: It's versatile, well-tolerated by patients, and cost-effective, according to Dr. Thomas Fischer, chair of the ultrasound working group of the German Radiological Society. He explains more in this interview.  Discuss
AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US?
March 29, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - A deep-learning algorithm that analyzes B-mode morphological ultrasound data and patient demographic information can classify the severity of liver fibrosis in cases of chronic liver disease, according to research presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) conference.  Discuss
New Logiq E10 ultrasound scanner paces GE ECR launches
March 3, 2018 -- VIENNA - A flagship ultrasound scanner optimized for the coming age of artificial intelligence, as well as a CT scanner designed to simplify dual-energy scanning, are among the new product introductions in the booth of GE Healthcare at ECR.  Discuss
Canon launches new 1.5-tesla MRI, US unit at ECR
March 1, 2018 -- VIENNA - Canon Medical Systems is making its first appearance at ECR 2018 under a unified banner since Canon took over Toshiba Medical Systems. The firm has a full slate of product launches, including Vantage Orian, a new 1.5-tesla MRI scanner.  Discuss