Fuji SonoSite launches new systems at RSNA 2017
Ultrasound developer Fujifilm SonoSite is showcasing its latest systems, the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fuji SonoSite supports Moroccan mountain bike race Health Canada clears Fuji VisualSonics' Vevo MD FDA clears ultrahigh-frequency ultrasound scanner Fuji SonoSite debuts new point-of-care US system Point-of-care ultrasound saves shock patients
Conclusion: This is the first report of adverse ocular effects of cervical traction. We postulate that venous and arterial compromise during cervical traction therapy resulted in both ciliochoroidal effusion and a watershed infarct in the outer retina.
Conclusions: When fluid is identified in the pericardial space and pericarditis of unknown origin is diagnosed, the thyroid function should be immediately evaluated to prescribe substitutive hormonal therapy if necessary and thereby avoid overt hypothyroidism development and the risk of cardiac tamponade.
A new type of ultrasound scan is being tested to see if it's as effective as mammograms in detecting breast cancer, especially in women with dense breast tissue. CBS News' Danielle Nottingham reports.
If proven to be effective, the new type of scans could eventually be used in addition to annual mammograms
Patients often criticize doctors for being unemotional and distant . Because we are taught to maintain a professional barrier , we may seem to be cold and uncaring, but the reality is that doctors have a heart too - we're human after all !Ironically, sometimes it's this humanness which backfires. Thus, we will often identify with some of our patients - especially when they're of the same age group, or come from a similar background. We sometimes need to break bad news to them , and when they start crying on hearing this, we get emotionally upset as well. We may then end up saying things to try to console the patient,...
The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) said it supports a new bill...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MITA unveils guidance for live-model ultrasound scanning MITA backs proposed device regulation consistency MITA praises Aetna for covering CT colonography Industry groups laud new medical imaging bill MITA testifies at medical device user fee hearing
Ashu S Bhalla, A Das, P Naranje, A Goyal, R Guleria, Gopi C KhilnaniIndian Journal of Radiology and Imaging 2017 27(4):380-388 The second part of the review discusses the role of different existing imaging modalities in the evaluation of thoracic sarcoidosis, including chest radiograph, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, endobronchial ultrasound, and positron emission tomography. While summarizing the advantages and pitfalls of each imaging modality, the authors propose imaging recommendations and an algorithm to be followed in the evaluation of clinically suspected case of sarcoidosis in tuberculosis-endemic regions.
Malignant pleural effusion is a common complication of cancer and denotes a poor prognosis. It usually presents with dyspnea and a unilateral large pleural effusion. Thoracic computed tomography scans and ultrasound are helpful in distinguishing malignant from benign effusions. Pleural fluid cytology is diagnostic in about 60% of cases. In cytology-negative disease, pleural biopsies are helpful. Current management is palliative. Previously, first-line treatment for recurrent symptomatic malignant pleural effusion was chest drain insertion and talc pleurodesis, with indwelling pleural catheter insertion reserved for patient...
Conclusion DECE soft tissue digital mammography demonstrated significant increase in the sensitivity without a loss in specificity. DECE soft tissue digital mammography is fast-reproducible imaging tool without operator dependency. DECE soft tissue digital mammography and UE are valuable tools to evaluate equivocal lesions.
BY KATE BANKS, MDThe Himalayan Health Exchange (HHE) is an organization that assembles volunteers and health care providers from all over the world to deliver care in underserved areas in northern India. I had the amazing opportunity in my second year of residency to spend a month delivering medical care with HHE in the beautiful inner Himalayan mountains. The month was full of exploring, trekking, camping, learning, doctoring, and personal and professional growth.The clinics were scattered throughout different areas in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Our convoy of interpreters, cooks, volunteers, and health care profess...