Holographic Images for Healthcare
It looks like something out of a science fiction film: a human heart floating in mid-air in such a way that a doctor can walk around it and see it in action from all sides.
U.S. ultrasound market will exceed $2 billion by 2020
The U.S. ultrasound market is expected to experience "stable, reliable" growth and surpass the $2 billion mark by 2020, according to a new iData Research report. The cardiology and radiology ultrasound segments make up more than half of the market and will be responsible for much of the growth.
Boy misdiagnosed as having live fetus inside abdomen
An ultrasound technician in Suzhou, Anhui Province has been suspended from medical practice after erroneously reporting that a 1-year-old boy was pregnant, Anhui-based Xin'an Evening News reported on Saturday.
Mayo researchers find cancer biopsies do not promote cancer spread
A study of more than 2,000 patients by researchers at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, has dispelled the myth that cancer biopsies cause cancer to spread. In the Jan. 9 online issue of Gut, they show that patients who received a biopsy had a better outcome and longer survival.
ASE Confirms Value of Tele-echo Training
Live echo images were streamed via the Internet to experienced sonographers located in the US. This novel approach enabled remote imaging training for eight Indian physicians during live patient examinations.
Ultrasound technology made to measure
The Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering has developed a modular system that can be adapted to serve many different fields and applications, using standardized components along with application-specific software.
Targeted MR-TRUS Prostate Biopsy Accurate
Targeted biopsies using magnetic resonance-transrectal ultrasound (MR-TRUS) elastic fusion can reliably predict the location and primary Gleason pattern of an index prostate tumor with 90% or greater accuracy, according to a new study.
Using ultrasound to treat stroke
Cerevast Therapeutics is developing a device that emits ultrasound waves meant to quickly dislodge stroke-causing blood clots in the brain. The company’s head-worn device, called the ClotBust ER, contains ultrasound transducers that are placed in regions where vessel occlusions are common.
Delivering Drugs on Cue with Ultrasound
Harvard team uses ultrasound and self-healing hydrogels to noninvasively deliver drugs at the right place and the right time -- and shows that periodic drug bursts may enhance chemotherapy treatment.
Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Leads to Fewer Invasive Procedures
Noninvasive prenatal testing that uses cell free fetal DNA from the plasma of pregnant women offers detection rates for fetal trisomy 13, trisomy 18, and trisomy 21 of greater than 98% with very low false-positive rates. This new research suggests that use of this test is reducing invasive tests.
FDA warns against 'keepsake' ultrasound
The FDA Consumer Alert “strongly discourages” fetal ultrasound imaging and Doppler heartbeat monitors for non-medical reasons and states that "ultrasound scans should be done only when there is a medical need, based on a prescription, and performed by appropriately-trained operators."