Beginning on January 1, 2013, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists‘ (ARRT) certification for general sonography will be accepted by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) to allow sonographers to administer and read sonograms. Students holding a general sonography certificate will be able to perform sonograms in general abdominal, obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound. […]
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Performing bilateral ultrasounds of both the metatarsophalangeal and the metacarpophalangeal joints while using magnetic resonance imaging of the individuals dominant hand showed that these methods were superior to using an X-ray when it comes to detecting erosive diseases. The detection of erosive diseases was found easier in patients who featured moderate or mild rheumatoid arthritis, […]
Four UCLA departments (biomedical engineering, pathology, radiology and urology) develop and test the new prostate-imaging technology that fuses MRI with real-time, three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound. The project was done in collaboration with leading medical imaging company Eigen Inc. Professor of urology and study author Dr. Leonard Marks considered the new technology beneficial for patients who belong […]
While recent studies have shown that exposure to radiation from CT scans may considerably increase a child’s lifetime risk of cancer, over 80% of children undergoing diagnosis for appendicitis at general hospitals still receive CT scans. However, doctors at the Washington University School of Medicine found that using ultrasound is a far less risky method […]
Ultrasound technology may be a newfound key to treating neuropathy, according to recent research from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. A group of scientists has discovered that the collection of nervous system disorders can be targeted by ultrasound waves aimed at peripheral body parts, like fingertips, to activate new paths to the brain. William […]