Tag: "ultrasonography" at medical news
Guideline evaluates use of transcranial doppler ultrasound
...eurology evaluates the use of transcranial Doppler ultrasonography
(TCD) to determine when use of the test leads to better informed decisions by doctors and improved patient outcomes. A TCD is an ultrasound test that uses reflected sound waves to evaluate blood as it flows through the brain. TCD is mainly used to ev...
Low and high birthweight increase risk of cerebral palsy
...t birth and expectedbirth weight based on prenatal ultrasonography
measurements. Their datasupports the assumption that the birthweight of premature infants is not"normal"-ie, optimal-and that using the expected weight could be a morevalid measure of risk for the child during pregnancy and after birth. Further studi...
Mayo Clinic researchers develop a new imaging test for diagnosing breast cancer
...rd imaging techniques such as computed tomography, ultrasonography
and MRI do not provide information about the mechanical properties of tissue," says Jennifer Kugel, Mayo Clinic research technologist and one of the authors of the study. "This new imaging technology is exciting because it allows us to look at tissue...
New practice guidelines focus on neuroimaging of premature and low birth weight babies
...0 weeks gestation should receive screening cranial ultrasonography
(US) once they are between 7 and 14 days old, and the screening should be repeated when they have reached 36 to 40 gestational weeks. The screening is recommended to detect lesions such as major hemorhages or white matter damage that might affect the...
Vitamin supplementation could slow arteriosclerosis in heart-transplant patients
... divided by vessel area) measured by intravascular ultrasonography
(IVUS). Coronary endothelium-dependent vasoreactivity was assessed with intracoronary acetylcholine infusions. IVUS, coronary vasoreactivity, and vitamin C and E plasma concentrations were assessed at baseline and at 1 year follow-up. Vitamin C and ...
Renowned researcher in prenatal diagnostics joins Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
...he back of the neck, which can now bevisualized by ultrasonography
in the first trimester. Risk also increases withadvanced maternal age. While first-trimester screening can be performed onpregnant women of all ages, women who will be 35 or older at the time ofdelivery are especially encouraged to participate in the...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Prenatal Program Pushes the Frontiers of Diagnosis From the Second Trimester Into the First
...uchal translucency), which can now bevisualized by ultrasonography
in the first trimester. According to estimates, screening by maternal age and nuchal translucency nowidentifies more than 80 percent of fetuses with Down syndrome. When the maternalblood protein markers are taken into account, the detection rate may ...
Ultrasonography Predicts Heart Attack/Stroke Risk
...al of Medicine. "This study shows that ultrasonography
has great potential in theprevention of heart atta...laude Lenfant. "By identifying high risk patients, ultrasonography
would allow doctors toprovide aggressive treatment early." Such treatment includes contro...
Combined Use Of New, Non-Invasive Screening Techniques In First Trimester May Yield Earlier Evidence Of Fetal Birth Defects
...teins in the blood ofpregnant women, combined with ultrasonography
measurements of fetal neck skin,may provide the ea...ilable that factors in maternalage and measures by ultrasonography
the thickness of the fetal skin in the areaof the neck (nuchal) measured at 10- to 14-weeks' pregnan...