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Nirvikar Dahiya, MD
Nirvikar Dahiya, MD
Ultrasound of the Shoulder
Released: Jul 05, 2015 | Time: 39 min
Marcela Bohm-Velez, MD, FACR
Marcela Bohm-Velez, MD, FACR
Bi-Rads for Ultrasound
Released: Jun 28, 2015 | Time: 39 min
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FDA OKs second test to see if Essure contraceptive is placed right
"Bayer Healthcare said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved using transvaginal ultrasound as an alternate test to confirm if the company's Essure permanent birth control device has been placed properly".

Renal vein thrombosis mimicking urinary calculus - a diagnostic dilemma
In this case report, a calcified renal vein thrombosis was interpreted as a renal calculus.

Thoracic Ultrasound Identifies Early Signs of Pulmonary Fibrosis in Systemic Sclerosis
A new study assessed whether the thickness of the pleural line (in healthy subjects, < 3.0 mm) determined by thoracic ultrasound could detect onset of pulmonary fibrosis in asymptomatic systemic sclerosis patients.


Prenatal ultrasound findings in gastroschisis predictive of postnatal complications
Antenatal intraabdominal bowel dilation was linked to more than five times the risk for bowel atresia and polyhydramnios to more than three times the risk. Neonatal death was more than five times as likely among fetuses with gastric dilatation.

Most Chronic Pain Fellowships Now Include Ultrasound Training
Most chronic pain fellowships are teaching ultrasound-guided procedures, offering training throughout the fellowship year, according to a study published online June 12 in Pain Medicine.

Philips unveils App-based ultrasound system
Philips has unveiled a new system-in-a-transducer that uses your own android tablet device with a downloaded app for the display. The transducer is to be offered on a subscription basis. Pricing has not yet been revealed.

American Thyroid Association releases first guidelines for pediatric thyroid nodules, cancer
"The guidelines cover an array of topics, including the use of ultrasound and fine-needle aspiration (FNA) for analysis of cells to evaluate and manage benign nodules..."

High frequency ultrasound simplifies scar measurements, density measuring before filler injection
22 MHz and 75 MHz ultrasound is a helpful tool for precise evaluation for dermal fillers and scar localization, including their volume and borders with surrounding tissue, according to data presented at the 23rd Annual World Congress of Dermatology.

NSAIDs Dramatically Reduce Ovulation With Consistent Use
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been shown to inhibit ovulation and reduce progesterone levels in young women, which could seriously undermine fertility, new research suggests.

Local hospitals reduce prices for imaging services
In order to be more competitive, St. Helena Hospital in Deer Park has reduced the cost of a number of imaging services by 25 to 60 percent. These reductions mirror earlier price rollbacks made by Queen of the Valley Medical Center.

Recent New Zealand Decision Highlights the Need for Better Female Hernia Care
A legal case in New Zealand suggests that Insufficient care for female hernia sufferers is far too common all across the globe, and that doctors must alter their mindset to provide better care.

China delivers 200 sets of ultrasound machines to Cambodian hospitals
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Ambassador Bu expressed her confidence that the ultrasound machines would help Cambodian doctors to diagnose the exact character of patients' diseases so as to contribute to improving the effectiveness of treatment.

Philips Launches Anatomically Intelligent Quantification Tool for Cardiac Ultrasound Imaging
In a recent comparison, exams with the HeartModel quantification tool were shown to be three to six times faster than conventional 2D exams in gathering left ventricular and atrial dimensions and volumes.

Siemens Canada wins $154 million medical service contract
The contract includes the procurement, ongoing replacement and maintenance of approximately 190 pieces of diagnostic imaging and diagnostic cardiology equipment.

Interpreting ultrasound images using an app
Ultrasound is coming into ever more widespread use, and an app that trains health personnel to interpret ultrasound images has just been developed.

On-Demand Delivery of Drugs from Nanoparticles Using Ultrasound
The technique involves "a hydrogel made of seaweed-derived alginate that contains gold nanoparticles for the delivery of BMP-2, a clinically used drug known to enhance fracture healing when introduced in a controlled manner".

Listening with Lasers: Hybrid Technique Sees Into Human Body
"The approach, which combines laser light and ultrasound, is based on the photoacoustic effect, a concept first discovered by Alexander Graham Bell in the 1880s. In his work, Bell discovered that the rapid interruption of a focused light beam produces sound".

Ultrasonic gene delivery may limit damage to heart muscle after heart attack
Researchers are testing ultrasound and microbubbles to deliver gene therapy that may help limit damage to heart muscle when used as part of immediate treatment for people who have suffered a heart attack.

Abdominal hernias common in individuals with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement
"Results from a retrospective study of patients with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement indicated 36% of patients had sonographic evidence of inguinal or femoral herniation".

Ultrasound of Tenosynovitis Predicts Early Rheumatoid Arthritis
A research study presented at the EULAR 2015 Press Conference showed that ultrasound diagnosis of tenosynovitis was superior to clinical symptoms and signs in the prediction of early Rheumatoid Arthritis, suggesting the potential for ultrasound to improve outcomes in RA.

Ultrasound most popular search at Aureus Medical Group
Medical staffing company Aureus Medical Group, has released its results for healthcare careers most searched online during the month of May 2015. The agency specializes in travel nursing jobs and opportunities across allied health.

Ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms: Advantages for men, but not for women
Men benefit from one-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms via ultrasound but no benefit has been shown for women.

Ultrasound’s Role in Diagnosing IBS Becomes Clearer
Preliminary study finds technology effective at distinguishing types of bowel disease

4 Tips to Prepare USA Radiologists for ICD-10
Radiology is one of many specialties that will feel the effects of ICD-10.

Diagnostic Robot for Remote Prenatal Ultrasound Exams
A Japanese researcher is developing a robot that can conduct prenatal ultrasound exams on pregnant women in remote locations.

First USA Echo Procedure with Lumason is Performed
Bracco Imaging has announced that the first echocardiography imaging procedure in US with LumasonTM was performed last month at Morristown Medical Center, part of the Atlantic Health System, in New Jersey, U.S.A.

Ultrasound Used to Diagnose Bacterial Meningitis
May Make Spinal Taps Obsolete

Ruptured splenic artery aneurysm detected by emergency ultrasound—a case report
This case report presents a case of ruptured splenic artery aneurysm in a 59-year-old male presenting with epigastric pain and hypovolemic shock.

Bubble delivery can rescue failing drug candidates, says Oxford team
"The bubble consists of a shell of phospholipids surrounding a gas core made of fluorocarbons..."

Avoiding CT by using point-of-care ultrasound when evaluating suspected pediatric renal colic
"Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) by emergency physicians avoids radiation, has a low marginal cost, can be performed concurrently with other management, and allows for earlier diagnosis and more rapid treatment of renal colic".