Routine Ultrasound Scans May Detect Autism In Utero

Aug 13, 2014
LONDON ― Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have more rapidly growing brains and bodies at the beginning of the second trimester than children without the disorder, new research suggests. A small retrospective study examining fetal anomaly ultrasound scans showed that the children who went on to develop ASD had significantly greater head and... Read more »

Ultrasound Trumps CT Scan for Diagnosing Kidney Stones in Study

Aug 13, 2014
WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — When diagnosing kidney stones, using ultrasound instead of CT scans reduces costs as well as patients’ exposure to radiation, according to new research. A separate study also found that people with type 2 diabetes who maintain tight blood sugar control can lower their risk for developing kidney stones... Read more »

Ultrasound system prices up 20%, driven by new system rollout

Aug 13, 2014
The average price of ultrasound systems rose 20% over the past year, in part because of the launch of a pricey new system and the uptick in the average price of premium systems, according to the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index. The index analyzes monthly and annual price data for about 30 supply and... Read more »

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