This week’s ultrasound news highlights, curated by National Ultrasound, Inc.
Ultrasound News Highlights:
- Radiology must change the payment paradigm for point-of-care ultrasound, experts charge
- Scientists with the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound and the ACR are proposing a new framework that would divide ultrasound into four separate categories with no overlap, framing POCUS as a completely different type of evaluation from diagnostic ultrasound.
- Clinician Survey Reveals Significant Variation in Ultrasound-Guided PIV Insertion Practice
- A new survey among vascular access (VA) and emergency department (ED) clinicians has revealed significant levels of variation in ultrasound-guided peripheral IV (UGPIV) practices and supply use across hospitals and alternate care settings.
- Pocket-sized ultrasound delivers big results for COVID-19
- A pocket-sized ultrasound scanner powered by a smartphone performed comparably to a cart-based scanner for lung imaging at the point of care in patients with COVID-19
- Researchers create ultrasound without transducer
- The device was fabricated by depositing an organic LED onto a piezoelectric crystal and it can produce real-time images without the need for signal processing.
- So you’ve been hit with a ransomware attack. What now?
- With criminals taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis, security experts show how health systems can respond to a cyber crisis at the same time.
From the National Ultrasound Blog:
- First Annual Ultrasound Review Contest Round 5 Winners
- This week we are announcing our fifth round of winners and sharing their reviews on GE, Philips and Siemens machines.
- Musculoskeletal (MSK) Point of Care Ultrasound Machines – Entry to Flagship Level Units
- There are a variety of MSK ultrasound machines on the market. National Ultrasound’s expert team, made up of experienced sonographers, has highlighted four units from entry, mid, high and flagship levels.