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Imaging

A portable ultrasound device?

July 25, 2022

John Martin, MD, chief medical officer at Butterfly Network, discusses a recent study published in NEJM Evidence, which investigated Butterfly iQ vs a commercial ultrasound machine to detect gestational age.

Ultrasound to predict placental pathology

July 05, 2021

Despite the umbilical artery (UA) Doppler pulsatility index being used to detect elevated fetoplacental vascular resistance, the metric is confounded by variation in fetal cardiac function and is only moderately predictive of placental pathology.

Opportunistic detection of osteoporosis

December 07, 2020

A Chinese study found that low‐dose computed tomography (LDCT) imaging is a viable alternative to standard dual‐energy X‐ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans for the opportunistic screening of osteoporosis.

Ultrasound vs. MRI to detect uterine leiomyomas

October 23, 2020

A prospective observational study in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine has concluded that for pretreatment evaluation of uterine fibroids (UF), transabdominal contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) represents a viable alternative to traditional contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).