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Here is a recap of what happened in ultrasound news this week. Curated by National Ultrasound, Inc.
Weekly Ultrasound News Highlights:
- Internists harnessing Point of Care Ultrasound Drop Radiology Referrals
- Putting point-of-care ultrasound into the hands of internal medicine specialists helped drop the use of other downstream imaging exams.
- New guidelines standardize Doppler waveform reporting
- A new set of guidelines aims to standardize the terminology used to report arterial and venous spectral Doppler ultrasound waveforms.
- Evaluating changes in diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound for appendicitis
- Via reviewing 5 years of pediatric emergency department encounters including US evaluations for appendicitis, researchers investigated how diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound (US) for appendicitis has changed over time, following implementation of an US-first protocol.
- Ultrasound correlates with COVID-19 severity, duration
- Findings on lung ultrasound scans were correlated with COVID-19 severity and duration in a study published on July 23 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
From the National Ultrasound Blog:
- Buyer’s Guide for Cardiac Ultrasound
- Our complete guide to buying a cardiac ultrasound machine.
- Buyer’s Guide for Handheld Ultrasounds
- Pocket-sized units are packed full of features and functionality that make them an indispensable diagnostic tool for clinicians who require an ultrasound on the go.
- Philips Lumify Delivers Ultimate Point of Care Ultrasound
- With Philips Lumify your compatible smart device can now be converted into a powerful, portable diagnostic ultrasound machine.