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Dave Pearson
Senior Writer
Prior to joining TriMed in 2014, Dave was an independent reporter and copywriter. He has worked in journalism, public relations and marketing for more than 25 years, concentrating on business, healthcare, technology and religion. He has also worked extensively in fundraising communications, freelancing for local, national and international charities.
 - Highway_In

Screening mammography providers “on wheels” planning to serve medically underserved Latino communities would do well to first communicate with each community on perceptions of such services and, where needed, to offer education prior to rolling in.

 - Dense_ABUS

Following screening mammography that turns up nothing, women with dense breast tissue are much more likely to pursue additional imaging with automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) when two things happen: their radiologists inform them of their tissue density and encourage them to consider the secondary exam because of it.

An application of MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) is showing good promise for treating a number of brain diseases non-invasively and without harming healthy tissue surrounding the target.

 - Child_Bike

Emergency physicians armed with point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) may have all they need to diagnose children with suspected fractures of the distal forearm.

 - Oxytocin

The “cuddle hormone” and neurotransmitter oxytocin, which has been shown to improve social skills in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), does not boost beneficial serotonin activity in these patients as it clearly does in their non-autistic peers, according to a PET-based study conducted at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences in Lyon, France.

European researchers at various sites on the continent are trying to develop an imaging system that can produce 3D images of internal anatomic structures from a single X-ray exposure.

 - Child_Learn

Longer gestation during normal pregnancy is associated with significantly greater development of white matter in babies’ brains. However, similar associations are no longer present by the time children are 8 years old. The lack may confirm that white-matter development in the brains of preemies tends to catch up as these children grow.

In a first, the FDA has cleared a powerful 7-tesla MRI scanner for clinical use.

 - Newborn

Researchers in Europe have combined ultrafast ultrasound with electroencephalography (EEG) to localize seizure sites in the brain microvasculature of newborn babies whose cortexes had developed abnormally.

The American College of Radiology has updated its guidelines on imaging appropriateness for hundreds of diagnostic, interventional and radiation-oncology scenarios. This latest edition of ACR Appropriateness Criteria covers several topics new to the digital publication, including suspected thoracic aortic aneurysm, tinnitus and radiologic management of central venous access.