This week’s ultrasound news highlights, curated by National Ultrasound, Inc.
Weekly Ultrasound News Highlights:
- IMV: COVID-19 Cuts Ultrasound Exam Volume by 50%
- The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a 50% decline in exam volume at hospitals using general ultrasound equipment, according to a new report from IMV Medical Information Division.
- Treat-to-Target Approach Significantly Reduces Urate Deposits in Gout
- Among patients with gout, ultrasound scoring for crystal deposits demonstrates that treat-to-target with urate-lowering therapy results in significant reductions in all depositions, according to data published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
- Ultrasound Therapy for Pain Following Carpal Tunnel Surgery
- Dr. Van Otterloo says most patients notice benefits after three to four ultrasound therapy sessions.
- Automated and structured reporting for thyroid ultrasound drops errors down to zero
- That’s according to a new study out of Duke University exploring the effectiveness of various Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System strategies, published recently in JACR.
From the National Ultrasound Blog:
- Cardiac Point of Care Ultrasound Machines – Entry to Flagship Level Units
- Because there are a wide variety of point of care ultrasound machines suited for Cardiac examinations from multiple manufacturers, National Ultrasound’s expert team, made up of experienced sonographers, has highlighted four units from entry, mid, high and flagship levels.
- Mindray M9 Ultrasound Review
- This compact portable ultrasound system delivers deeper penetration and higher resolution, ensuring diagnostic confidence—even in technically difficult patients
- Buyer’s Guide for Portable Ultrasound Machines
- The vast array of portable ultrasounds available on the market today can make it difficult to narrow it down to just one. Here’s a breakdown of the categories of portable ultrasound equipment to help you understand the different options so you can buy the best ultrasound machine for your practice.