Video from EuroSon 2019: Dr. José Luis del Cura on turf battles
May 30, 2019 -- GRANADA, SPAIN - Turf battles are a constant threat in ultrasound, given the technology's relatively low cost and portability. But how can you avoid them? We asked Dr. José Luis del Cura from Bilbao, Spain, an expert in interventional ultrasound, to share his thoughts on this important topic.  Discuss
Video from EuroSon 2019: Dr. Cristina Chammas on liver transplantation
May 30, 2019 -- GRANADA, SPAIN - A highlight on the opening day of the EuroSon 2019 congress was the keynote lecture from Dr. Cristina Chammas, PhD, about ultrasound evaluation of liver transplant patients. She works at one of the largest hospitals in Latin America that handles 130 liver transplants a year.  Discuss
Lung ultrasound shows promise in pulmonary TB
May 2, 2019 -- In suspected cases of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) where radiation dose is of great concern, particularly in younger patients, lung ultrasound is a valid, noninvasive, and cost-effective tool compared with chest CT, new research from Italy has found.  Discuss
Portable ultrasound proves effective at bedside for elderly
May 2, 2019 -- Using a portable, handheld ultrasound device at the bedside for elderly patients works just as well as a regular, high-end ultrasound system for diagnosing disease and therefore clarifying treatment options, according to a German study published on 26 April in the European Journal of Ultrasound.  Discuss
Strong growth forecast for handheld ultrasound market
April 29, 2019 -- This year marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of the first handheld ultrasound scanner, yet the market has largely failed to live up to expectations. In 2018, sales of handheld ultrasound accounted for less than 2% of the $6.9 billion global market for ultrasound equipment. But that's about to change, according to Simon Harris of Signify Research.  Discuss
Late pregnancy ultrasound could reduce C-section rate
April 16, 2019 -- A U.K. group has found that late pregnancy ultrasound scans at 36 weeks help women avoid undiagnosed breech presentation of their babies, translating to healthier deliveries, lower rates of emergency cesarean sections (C-sections), and perhaps even lower healthcare costs, according to a study published on 16 April in PLOS Medicine.  Discuss
Ultrasound CADx software can stratify thyroid nodules
April 15, 2019 -- Researchers from Spain found that ultrasound computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) software could -- despite some limitations -- offer value in stratifying the malignancy risk of thyroid nodules, according to a study published on 11 April in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Swiss team finds AI can aid breast ultrasound reads
April 10, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm matched the performance of radiologist readers in detecting and classifying lesions on breast ultrasound exams, investigators from Switzerland reported in research published online on 29 March in European Radiology.  Discuss
Solar power brings imaging to Himalayan villages
April 4, 2019 -- With no central power grid or infrastructure in the region, clinical staff members relied exclusively on solar power to deliver imaging to remote mountain communities in the Himalayas. They used a low-cost, lightweight solar panel; a handheld ultrasound unit; and a tablet to display the images.  Discuss
Is Europe missing out on premium ultrasound?
April 3, 2019 -- The European market for new ultrasound equipment continued to grow steadily in 2017, with overall sales revenues increasing by 4%. While the market is expected to continue investing in new ultrasound equipment, there are some significant regional purchasing trends, as Stuart Kusta from Signify Research explains.  Discuss