Dental applications abound for ultrasound imaging

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“Ultrasound imaging has a promising future as a hard- and soft-tissue diagnostic tool in all dental specialties, according to a comprehensive literature review…”.  New portable ultrasound technology may make ultrasound an affordable option for many dental practices.

“Ultrasonography may provide a significant benefit to patients by allowing early detection of tooth lesions and defects, measurement of mucosa and gingival thickness, dental implant locations, and dental scanning,” the study authors wrote.

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Ultrasound Reveals Knuckle-Cracking Fireworks

Research presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) tackles one of life’s great mysteries: what causes a knuckle to “crack” out loud? …

Knuckle-cracking…In the first study of its kind, researchers recorded simultaneous audio and visual evidence of knuckles cracking. Forty healthy adults, including 17 women and 23 men (age range 18-63), were examined at UC Davis with ultrasound imaging, as they attempted to crack the knuckle at the base of each finger, known in medical parlance as the metacarpophalangeal joint (MPJ)…

…Using a small transducer, a sonographer recorded video images of 400 MPJs, as participants attempted to crack their knuckles. The sonographer also captured static images of each MPJ before and after participants tried their hands at cracking…

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Ultrasound Screening Improves Breast Cancer Detection in Asian Women

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Adding ultrasound to standard mammography tests in breast screening could result in improved rates of detection for breast cancer in women in Japan, according to a new study…

…The results show that ultrasound combined with mammography resulted in correct identifications of cancer in more than 9 out of 10 cases (91% sensitivity), whereas for women given mammography alone, just over three quarters of tests correctly identified breast cancer (77% sensitivity)…

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Ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms recommended for men

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This study shows that men benefit from one-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms via ultrasound…

abd1An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is described by doctors as a pathological dilation of the main abdominal artery (aorta). Its diameter varies depending on age and sex; an abdominal aorta with a diameter of 3 cm or more is called an AAA. The risk increases with age, whereby women are markedly less often affected than men…

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