Displaced Bony Fragment Signals Tendon Tear
The correlation between radiographic evidence of a displaced enthesophyte and underlying tendon rupture can serve as a "red flag" for potential tendon injury that requires further assessment with ultrasound or MRI new research shows.
A Noninvasive, Ultrasound-Based Pacemaker?
New research indicates that ultrasonic waves can stimulate rhythm in heart cells. Though feasibility investigations of an ultrasound-based pacemaker is still at the earliest stages, scientists believe it could offer a new option in cardiac pacing with less risk than an implantable device.
Inflamed Knees Common With Age
A high prevalence of inflammatory abnormalities in the knee joints of healthy older adults has been identified on ultrasound, suggesting that inflammation likely contributes to impairment of joint function with age, European investigators are reporting.
Detection of critical heart disease before birth lags among poor
While prenatal ultrasounds are doing a good job of identifying critical congenital heart disease, those living in poor or rural communities are less likely to find out their baby has heart disease before birth than those in more affluent or urban communities.
Cholecystitis on CT, Check Ultrasound Before Treating
Current guidelines recommend that patients with suspected acute cholecystitis be evaluated first with ultrasound but in the emergency room setting patients are often first evaluated with CT. Study finds that when CT is done first, CT is not good enough to skip the ultrasound.
Ultrasound First, Not CT, for Women's Pelvic Pain
Using ultrasound to diagnose pelvic pain can reveal unexpected pathologies, according to new research presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 2015 Annual Convention in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Ultrasound to test for battery charge?
Researchers in the US have shown that ultrasound echoes can indicate density changes to provide a simple and non-invasive method for measuring charge within any battery.
New approach to lithotripsy uses focused ultrasound
Treating stones with ultrasound pulses rather than shock waves produces some desirable and important changes in how stones fracture. Such pulses can fracture stones with an order of magnitude lower pressure than SWL – pressure levels that can be generated by a relatively small ultrasound device.
Researchers Use New Method to Predict Pancreatic Damage in CF Patients
The researchers found the efficacy was lower when compared to MRI, but transabdominal ultrasound is radiation free and allows repeated examinations. Additionally, it’s a low cost exam and the low impact on patients’ well being makes it one of the most suitable diagnostic tools for routine follow-up.
Ultrasound may eliminate the need for biopsy in teens with breast lumps
Breast cancer is rare in adolescents, and the vast majority of teenage breast lumps turn out to be benign masses that are related to hormones and often go away over time. A recent Loyola University Health System study suggests that a breast ultrasound exam might eliminate the need for biopsy.
Ultrasound best for breast tumour analysis
Regardless of breast density, ultrasound outperformed MRI and digital mammography for preoperatively assessing breast tumour size, according to research presented at the recent AIUM meeting in Orlando.