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Carotid Artery MRI Helps Predict Cardiovascular Events
MRI of the carotid artery may help clinicians spot vulnerable plaque characteristics that could predict cardiovascular events among asymptomatic patients.
Fetal Ultrasounds Not For Entertainment, Keepsakes
Ultrasound imaging used to identify fetal sex without a medical indication is becoming a public health issue and should be discouraged.
Breast Ultrasound Detects Cancers Missed by Mammography
Breast ultrasound finds many cancers missed by mammography, even when reviewed retrospectively.
Point-of-Care Ultrasound Good for Suspected Pediatric Appendicitis
Using bedside ultrasounds in the emergency department is an effective method to diagnose appendicitis in children, reducing the need for CT scans.
Early Ultrasound Training Essential in Medical School
Ultrasounds are often an essential part of medical triage and diagnosis, and should be taught earlier in the medical curriculum.
Ultrasound First to Screen for Appendicitis Cost Effective
Patients with suspected appendicitis can be effectively screened by ultrasound, using CT only if more information is needed.
Leave the Ultrasound Imaging to the Experts
Ultrasound is being used more at the bedside by all specialties. But for non-emergencies, leave it to the experts or risk over- or under-diagnosis.