Ultrasound First

Apr 22, 2015

Choose Point-of-Care Ultrasound First The more we learn about clinical ultrasound, the more we agree with the growing body of literature that indicates ultrasound is underutilized. In fact, we believe along with the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) that, in many scenarios, it should be the first—and only—tool necessary to aid in diagnosis or... Read more »

Addition of real-time elastography to ultrasound a helpful addition for detection of implant rupture

Apr 22, 2015

Sonoelastography analyzes tissue elasticity and can be a powerful tool when used along with high-resolution ultrasound for the detection of ruptured breast implants, according to researchers. In the first phase of a two-phase study, a pilot study assessed the use of elastography in two patients with breast implants who were scheduled for follow-up as a... Read more »

Teens with breast lumps may be able to avoid invasive biopsy

Apr 22, 2015

A breast ultrasound examination might eliminate the need for biopsy in many cases in adolescent girls, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (2015; doi:10.7863/ultra.34.4.617). If a lump is found in the breast of an adolescent girl, she often will undergo an excisional biopsy. However, breast cancer is rare... Read more »

Toshiba Names Maria Piazza Director of Ultrasound Business Unit

Apr 22, 2015

Toshiba Names Maria Piazza Director of Ultrasound Business Unit Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. announced today that Maria Piazza has been named director, Ultrasound Business Unit. In her new role, Piazza is responsible for developing and implementing strategic marketing plans that drive growth and profitability for the business unit. She will also work closely with... Read more »

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