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Date Title Content Categories Author June 16, 2020 Non-linear wave propagation and safety standards for diagnostic ultrasound devices Overview This review paper discusses the safety standards for clinical diagnostic ultrasound devices developed for scanners which predominantly operate in 1-10MHz. In neglecting the effects caused by nonlinear propagation the … Physics and US equipment, Quality and Safety issues Jafarzadeh E and Sinclair AN June 16, 2020 Temperature elevation measured in a tissue-mimicking phantom for transvaginal ultrasound at clinical settings Overview The paper reports the results of an audit to assess the potential thermal hazards associated with the clinical use of transvaginal transducers in 17 UK hospitals. A typical scanning … Physics and US equipment, Quality and Safety issues Miloro P, Martin E, Shaw A. June 16, 2020 Ensuring clinical efficacy and patient safety with repaired ultrasound probes Overview This special communication highlights the potential electrical, heating and clinical risk caused by repairs carried out on ultrasound probes by manufacturers who are not the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). … Physics and US equipment, Quality and Safety issues Bigelow TA, Moore GW, Zagzebski JA June 16, 2020 Quantification of Temperature Rise Within the Lens of the Porcine Eye Caused by Ultrasound Insonation Overview Using an ex-vivo model (porcine lens) this study showed that at ISPTA.3= 50 mW/cm2 (FDA maximum exposure level for ophthalmic exams) the maximum and average temperature rises were 0.23°C … Physics and US equipment, Quality and Safety issues Randy L King, Yunbo Liu, Gerald R Harris June 16, 2020 Neonatal Cranial Ultrasound: Are Current Safety Guidelines Appropriate? Overview The authors reviewed the literature to explore the evidence on ultrasound heating on fetal and neonatal neural tissue. Ultrasound exposure of the fetal or neonatal brain may lead to … Pediatric and neonatal sonography, Physics and US equipment, Quality and Safety issues Assema Lalzad, Flora Wong, Michal Schneider June 16, 2020 Correlation Between Brain Tissue Damage and Inertial Cavitation Dose Quantified Using Passive Cavitation Imaging Overview This paper demonstrates that brain inertial cavitation dose quantified based on passive cavitation imaging had a linear correlation with the scale of histologic-level tissue damage. The authors used an animal model … Physics and US equipment, Therapeutic ultrasound Shanshan Xu, Dezhuang Ye, Leighton Wan, Yujia Shentu, Yimei Yue, Mingxi Wan, Hong Chen June 16, 2020 Quantification in Musculoskeletal Imaging Using Computational Analysis and Machine Learning: Segmentation and Radiomics Overview The use of quantitative analyses has been slow in translating into the clinical practice of MSK imaging, despite the general agreement that it increases the value of imaging examinations. … Musculoskeletal sonography – orthopaedics and traumatology Meritxell Bach Cuadra, Julien Favre, Patrick Omoumi June 16, 2020 The Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Evaluation of Knee Pathology Overview This article reviews and summarizes the most current literature to study the experimental algorithms that can assess the severity of knee osteoarthritis from radiographs, detect and classify cartilage lesions, … Musculoskeletal sonography – orthopaedics and traumatology Elisabeth R. Garwood, Ryan Tai, Ganesh Joshi, George J. Watts V. June 16, 2020 Pattern Recognition in Musculoskeletal Imaging Using Artificial Intelligence Overview They reviewed how pattern recognition in MSK imaging using AI could facilitate the diagnosis of bone tumors, detection of bone metastases, evaluation of pediatric bone age, identification of fractures, … Musculoskeletal sonography – orthopaedics and traumatology Natalia Gorelik, Jaron Chong, Dana J. Lin May 3, 2020 Application of Contrast-Enhanced Real-time 3-Dimensional Ultrasound in Solid Abdominal Organ Trauma Overview An experimental study performed on artificially injured pigs compared diagnostic sensitivity of 2D CEUS, 3D CEUS and 4D CEUS in the detection of bleeding in/of parenchymal organs. 4D CEUS … Abdominal sonography, Contrast sonography, Emergency ultrasound, Pediatric and neonatal sonography, Urogenital sonography Cong Feng et al. May 2, 2020 Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Guidance for Interventional Procedures Overview A comprehensive review of CEUS-guided procedures in the abdominal cavity and retroperitoneum including liver, spleen, biliary tract, kidney, prostate and collections of free abdominal fluid or abscesses. The authors … Abdominal sonography, Contrast sonography, Emergency ultrasound, Interventional ultrasound, Pediatric and neonatal sonography, Urogenital sonography Rivka Kessner et al. March 3, 2020 Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) Identifies Perfusion Differences Between Tibial Fracture Unions and Non-Unions Overview The article presents a comparison of perfusion characteristics examined by CEUS and quantified by TIC in patients with tibial fractures unions and non-unions. The cut-off values for septic and … Contrast sonography, Musculoskeletal sonography – orthopaedics and traumatology Fischer Christian et al. March 3, 2020 Fracture Ultrasound of the Extremities Overview The authors review the actual evidence for the diagnostics of bone fractures, especially in children up to 12 years. For the distal forearm fractures, the US is the modality … Emergency ultrasound, Musculoskeletal sonography – orthopaedics and traumatology, Pediatric and neonatal sonography Ole Ackermann et. al July 24, 2019 Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction by Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography in Nonelderly Patients Referred for Computed Tomographic Coronary Angiography Overview An interesting study from a pathophysiological point of view. Authors Sahar Taqui et al. Journal J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2019;32:817-25 Recommendation/Comment Microvascular dysfunction (MVD) seems not to … Contrast sonography, Echocardiography Sahar Taqui et al. June 24, 2019 The Spectrum of Change in the Elite Athlete’s Heart Overview The authors of this prospective observational study had focused on echocardiographic changes among elite athletes during the period of 6 years. They described the changes of echocardiographic parameters – … Echocardiography Rebecca Perry et al. June 15, 2019 Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Guidance for Interventional Procedures Overview Review of CEUS for interventional procedures in abdominal sonography. Valuable are e.g. tricks how to enhance needle visualisation in low mechanical index images or how to prolongate the presence … Abdominal sonography, Contrast sonography, Interventional ultrasound, Pediatric and neonatal sonography, Urogenital sonography Rivka Kessner et al.