New Study Validates Automated Decision-Making Systems for Analyzing Ultrasound Images

Jun 24, 2015

Researchers have presented the results of a study that evaluated the use of automated echocardiography decision-making systems to help clinicians assess heart disease. Researchers designed an automated machine learning algorithm that analyzes information from a large number of (Two-dimensional) 2-D ultrasound images and were able to differentiate between athlete’s hearts that were enlarged as a... Read more »

Perceived barriers in the use of ultrasound in developing countries

Jun 24, 2015

Background Access to ultrasound has increased significantly in resource-limited settings, including the developing world; however, there remains a lack of sonography education and ultrasound-trained physician support in developing countries. To further investigate this potential knowledge gap, our primary objective was to assess perceived barriers to ultrasound use in resource-limited settings by surveying care providers who... Read more »

Novel Ultrasound Technique to Help Improve Survival Rate After Heart Attacks

Jun 24, 2015

An interesting research presented at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) conference in Boston may improve survival of heart attack victims. The research study entitled – Safety and Feasibility of Diagnostic Ultrasound High Mechanical Index Impulses in Restoring Epicardial Flow in Acute ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Humans has combined intravenous microbubbles with transthoracic... Read more »

Most chronic pain fellowships include ultrasound training

Jun 24, 2015

Most chronic pain fellowships are teaching ultrasound-guided procedures, offering training throughout the fellowship year, according to a study published online June 12 in Pain Medicine. Jason A. Conway, M.D., from Penn State Hershey Medical Center, and colleagues examined the current state of ultrasound training in the U.S. and Canadian Chronic Pain Fellowship programs. Data were... Read more »


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