Essentials of CEUS – CHICAGO

Essentials of CEUS – CHICAGO

May 18-19

Willis Tower, Suite 5900

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This program is for physicians, sonographers and other ultrasound professionals.  Learn essential CEUS skills to improve patient care and your own professional opportunities.  Experts will offer practical, state of the art tips you can use today and tomorrow.  Don’t miss this exciting opportunity! 

Detecting Pancreatic Cancer

Detecting Pancreatic Cancer

Tucson Tech: World View touts success, growth
May 1, 2019 – Arizona Daily Star
Microvascular Therapeutics, a Tucson-based company co-founded by University of Arizona radiology professor Dr. Evan Unger, has licensed two patent applications from Stanford University to develop a new test for pancreatic cancer.
The company will marry an antibody for pancreatic cancer developed at Stanford with a new ultrasound imaging contrast agent, MVT-100, which is currently in clinical testing and is being supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, (read more…)

Can CEUS Increase or Predict the Success Rate of Testicular Sperm Aspiration in Patients With Azoospermia?

Can CEUS Increase or Predict the Success Rate of Testicular Sperm Aspiration in Patients With Azoospermia?

May, 2019 – American Journal of Roentgenology
ABSTRACT :
OBJECTIVE. The objective of our study was to determine whether contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) perfusion measurements obtained before testicular sperm aspiration (TESA) can improve or predict sperm retrieval (SR) outcomes of TESA in patients with azoospermia.
SUBJECTS AND METHODS. Between May 2017 and January 2018, 70 patients with azoospermia (mean age, 29 years; age range, 22–41 years) underwent testes CEUS within 10 days before TESA. Major perfusion areas were visually chosen, and their ranges were (read more…)

3D Super-Resolution US Imaging of Rabbit Lymph Node Vasculature in Vivo by Using Microbubbles

3D Super-Resolution US Imaging of Rabbit Lymph Node Vasculature in Vivo by Using Microbubbles

April, 2019 – Radiology
Background: Variations in lymph node (LN) microcirculation can be indicative of metastasis. The identification and quantification of metastatic LNs remains essential for prognosis and treatment planning, but a reliable noninvasive imaging technique is lacking. Three-dimensional super-resolution (SR) US has shown potential to noninvasively visualize microvascular networks in vivo.
Purpose: To study the feasibility of three-dimensional SR US imaging of rabbit LN microvascular structure and blood flow by using microbubbles.
Materials and Methods: In vivo studies were carried out to (read more…)

The way forward for vascular Surgeons

The way forward for vascular Surgeons

Tomographic 3D ultrasound imaging “the way forward” for vascular surgeons
24th April 2019 – Vascular News
Steven Rogers (Manchester, UK) presented the case for using contrast-enhanced tomographic 3D ultrasound imaging for peripheral arterial disease, telling the audience at Charing Cross Symposium (CX; 15–18 April, London, UK): “Our surgeons certainly prefer the 3D vein mapping to a 2D vein map”.
According to Rogers, tomographic 3D ultrasound imaging is “minimally-invasive, you can do it with relatively little experience, it is fast, it is inexpensive, it (read more…)

Utility of Complementary Magnetic Resonance Plaque Imaging and CEUS to Detect Carotid Vulnerable Plaques

Utility of Complementary Magnetic Resonance Plaque Imaging and CEUS to Detect Carotid Vulnerable Plaques

April 16, 2019 – Journal of the American Heart Association
Abstract
Background
We aimed to improve the assessment quality of plaque vulnerability with combined use of magnetic resonance imaging and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS).
Methods and Results
We prospectively enrolled 71 patients with internal carotid artery stenosis who underwent carotid endarterectomy and performed preoperative CEUS and magnetic resonance plaque imaging. We distinguished high–signal‐intensity plaques (HIPs) and non‐HIPs based on magnetization‐prepared rapid acquisition with gradient echo images. We graded them according to the CEUS contrast effect and (read more…)

New CEUS textbook publication now available – ‘Specialty Imaging: Fundamentals of CEUS’

New CEUS textbook publication now available – ‘Specialty Imaging: Fundamentals of CEUS’

Author: Andrej Lyshchik, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a cost-efficient, safe, radiation-free and clinically effective diagnostic imaging tool that is now available for use in both adults and children. ‘Specialty Imaging: Fundamentals in CEUS’ is the first comprehensive text and practical guide to using CEUS in your practice and is available through Elsevier Publishing.
This one-stop resource is tailored to your decision support needs, and offers guidance from internationally-renowned CEUS (read more…)

Targeted nanoparticles for HER2-positive breast cancer

Targeted nanoparticles for HER2-positive breast cancer

April 5, 2019 — Dove Medical Press
Targeted Fe-doped silica nanoparticles as a novel ultrasound–magnetic resonance dual-mode imaging contrast agent for HER2-positive breast cancer
Abstract
Background: Multimodal contrast agents with low toxicity and targeted modification have opened up new possibilities for specific imaging of breast cancer and shown broad application prospects in biomedicine and great potential for clinical transformation. In this work, a potential multifunctional imaging agent was developed by doping Fe into hollow silica nanoparticles (HS-Fe NPs), followed by modification with specific (read more…)

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Offers Enhanced Diagnostic Sensitivity for Diagnosis of Renal Cancer

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Offers Enhanced Diagnostic Sensitivity for Diagnosis of Renal Cancer

March 28, 2019 — Journal of Ultrasound Medicine
Diagnostic Imaging
CEUS for Renal Cancer Diagnosis
A new meta-analysis published in the Journal of Ultrasound Medicine suggests that contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) may offer more sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of renal cancer than contrast-enhanced computer tomography (CECT).
Researchers from China compared the diagnostic accuracy of CEUS to CECT in order to evaluate patients for renal cancer. The researchers reviewed data sets from twenty-two studies published before 2017, performing a meta-analysis on a variety of (read more…)

ICUS  – 2019 ICUS-sponsored educational courses

ICUS  – 2019 ICUS-sponsored educational courses

Essentials of CEUS: The Basics and Beyond
Orlando — April 10, 2019
Abdominal CEUS
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Note: Remote attendance via the internet with livestreaming also available
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http://icus-society.org/ceus-education-and-training-orlando-2019/