Obstetrics & gynaecology

Ultrasound techniques give warning signs of preterm births

Ultrasound can be used to examine cervix tissue and improve diagnostics, which is essential for predicting preterm births. Ultrasound data is used to compare two techniques for evaluating changes in cervical tissue throughout ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

3-D ultrasound not accurate for ID of sex in first trimester

(HealthDay)—Three-dimensional (3D) virtual reality ultrasound is not accurate in first-trimester fetal sex determination, according to a study published online Oct. 19 in the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound.

Medical research

Osteoarthritis and the (not so) painful step toward a cure

On Tuesday, September 17, JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, will publish a novel technique for imaging muscle function while in motion. Research in this area could uncover the root of musculoskeletal disorders, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A new method for more accurate assessment of osteoporosis

Laser-based measurements are proving to be a promising method for the assessment of osteoporosis. The team led by Professor Jussi Timonen has developed an ultrasound technique that use laser beams for a rapid and accurate ...

Medical research

New method to diagnose heart arrhythmias developed

(Medical Xpress) -- Abnormalities in cardiac conduction, the rate at which the heart conducts electrical impulses to contract and relax, are a major cause of death and disability around the world. Researchers at Columbia ...

Oncology & Cancer

Elastography helps identify patients who need biopsy

A new ultrasound technique is proving valuable in distinguishing malignant from benign breast lesions in some patients – results that could mean fewer unnecessary breast biopsies, a new study shows.

Other

Long-distance ultrasound exams controlled by joystick

Ultrasound is an extremely useful medical technique, provided the operator has the expertise. In small clinics, however – and still more on spacecraft – trained radiologists are rare.

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