This week’s ultrasound news highlights, curated by National Ultrasound, Inc.
Weekly Ultrasound News Highlights:
- Wide adoption of primary-care POCUS deemed feasible but not immediately advisable
- Twenty primary care providers changed half of their tentative diagnoses after using point-of-care ultrasound in 574 recruited patient cases over a one-month period.
- Hidden in plain sight: Clinicians may not spot EHR cancer risk info
- A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found some patients’ EHRs did not show a referral for genetic risk evaluations, although they met the national guidelines for one.
- Tiny silicon ultrasound detectors offer high resolution
- German researchers have created a new type of silicon-based ultrasound detector technology that is 10,000 times smaller than the piezoelectric crystal transducers currently used for clinical sonography.
- Local researchers cure refractory depression using ultrasound surgery
- Patients with treatment-resistant depression who received magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) showed improvement in their conditions without showing significant complications for over a year, researchers said here on Tuesday.
From the National Ultrasound Blog:
- First Annual Ultrasound Review Contest Round 4 Winners
- This week we announced our fourth round of winners. Check our their winning reviews on our blog post.
- Mindray TE5 Ultrasound Machine Review
- With the importance of infection control, the system’s touch screen and auto lock feature prevents residue buildup and makes it easy to clean and disinfect even during exams.
- Mindray Cardiac Ultrasound Machines Entry to Flagship Level
- We have divided Mindray’s cardiac ultrasound machines into four categories: entry-level, mid-level, flagship and portable based on options, features, performance, and price.