Golden rules of radiology: The final batch of 30
November 14, 2018 -- Trust your clinical instincts, keep your workspace immaculate, avoid burnout by looking after yourself, and smile but don't be too approachable -- these are some of the new rules of radiology from Dr. Paul McCoubrie. Here's the fourth and final set in his series about the specialty's uber-truths.  Discuss
Second-look breast ultrasound spots occult lesions
November 5, 2018 -- Second-look breast ultrasound with volume navigation effectively detects occult additional lesions initially spotted via breast MRI, Italian researchers have found. In addition, the technique permits safe biopsies irrespective of position and depth.  Discuss
YouTube fails as source of patient information
October 24, 2018 -- YouTube videos are unregulated and very unreliable and inaccurate as a source of patient information, according to a new study of prostate biopsies guided by transrectal ultrasound. Researchers from a top London facility found most videos did not discuss complications or side effects, even though healthcare professionals made many of them.  Discuss
French reveal latest thinking on pediatric liver tumors
October 22, 2018 -- Masses in the liver often are difficult to diagnose and manage in adults, but they pose extra challenges in children, and radiologists must be resourceful and imaginative when using the various techniques for their workup, delegates heard at the recent French radiology congress.  Discuss
Italians find DBT + ABVS compares well with MRI
October 10, 2018 -- Italian researchers found that the combination of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and ultrasound automated breast volume scanning (ABVS) measured up well against breast MRI for staging breast cancer. The findings were published in the October issue of the European Journal of Radiology.  Discuss
Rigorous training improves outcome in sonographer-led unit
October 4, 2018 -- The introduction of a brief ergonomic training session is enabling sonographers to reduce their grip force on the ultrasound transducer, leading to fewer work-related musculoskeletal injuries, according to a study conducted at a top London facility.  Discuss
Drop ultrasound contrast agent warning, society says
September 20, 2018 -- The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) has filed a petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urging the agency to remove boxed warnings from ultrasound contrast agents. ICUS believes the warnings are obsolete in light of clinical experience and recently released data on the safety of the agents.  Discuss
EUSOBI issues new guidance on breast ultrasound
August 24, 2018 -- The European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI) has released a new set of guidelines for breast ultrasound. Among the key recommendations is that ultrasound alone is not sufficient for breast screening, despite the limitations of mammography  Discuss
Ultrasound identifies alcohol-induced liver disease
August 2, 2018 -- Using ultrasound to identify liver damage in alcoholic patients helps inform treatment decisions in this population and may even lead to improved prognoses, according to a study published online in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.  Discuss
Contrast ultrasound identifies early cervical cancer
July 16, 2018 -- Contrast-enhanced ultrasound appears to be an effective alternative to MRI for identifying early cervical cancer -- especially in women who have tumors small enough to make them candidates for surgery, according to a study published in the August issue of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.  Discuss