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In resource-strapped parts of the world, point-of-care ultrasound can help palliative care clinicians provide better care for patients with life-limiting conditions and, in turn, offer more confident guidance to these patients’ families, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Up to two-thirds of thyroid ultrasound examinations will reveal nodules, though only a small percentage prove to be malignant. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) can help distinguish between malignant and benign tissue, but the test is not cost-effective in every case.

HER2-positive breast-cancer patients are safely and effectively imaged with PET/CT after being infused with a solution based on the radiotracer pertuzumab, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

In a recent editorial published in the November issue of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), Werner Hacke, MD, PhD, DSc, discussed a new era of imaging selections for patients who are looking to benefit from a thrombectomy performed long after the onset of a stroke.

Athletes suffering suspected tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are often adequately assessed with clinical diagnostic tests performed in the clinician’s office. When these are inconclusive, diagnostic arthroscopy is the gold standard—and MRI is a generally low-value option due to its time and cost burdens.