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PCI Medical Introduces New GUS Disinfectant Warmer
At RSNA ’13, Siemens Offers Answers for Life
Toshiba Brings Industry-Leading Depth and Detail to New Ultrasound System
Aixplorer® Ultrasound System with ShearWave™ Elastography Offers A Quantitative, Non-Invasive, Pain Free Tool to Help Determine Liver Fibrosis Severity
Penrose-St. Francis Expands Cardiac Care with Toshiba Ultrasound
Lectures : Most Recent Releases
Maitray D. Patel, MD
Go With the Flow: Vascular Considerations in Scrotal Imaging
Released: Dec 16, 2013 | Time: 40 min
Carol Benson, MD
Anomalies of the Fetal Gastrointestinal & Genitourinary Tracts
Released: Dec 02, 2013 | Time: 49 min
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Clot-busters, caught on tape
A team of researchers in Toronto has collected the first direct visual evidence showing how ultrasound stimulated microbubbles cause dissolution of a blood clot.
Clear Guide Looks to Shake Up the Needle Guidance Market
Clip on device plus tablet display promise to expand range of options for needle guidance. Device not ready for prime time yet - still in pre-clinical trials to collect data for FDA 510(k) clearance.
Wearable Therapeutic Ultrasound A Step Closer
ZetrOZ receives NIH grant to evaluate the effectiveness of its long-duration wearable ultrasound therapy technology for pain management in osteoarthritis.
Death Risk Lower With Contrast Echo in ICU
Ultrasound contrast agent use was associated with lower rates of mortality at 48 hours among critically ill patients undergoing echocardiography, researchers found.
CEUS offers new options in treatment of human pancreatic cancer
Research article "Treatment of human pancreatic cancer using combined ultrasound, microbubbles, and gemcitabine: a clinical case study" explores use of sonoproation to enhance effectiveness of chemotherapy.
PRP Therapy Improves Degenerative Tendon Disease in Athletes
Ultrasound-guided delivery of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) improves functionality and reduces recovery time in athletes with degenerative disease in their tendons, according to a study presented at RSNA
ACOG, SMFM Recommend CMA as First-Tier Prenatal Test in Case of Abnormal Ultrasound Findings
Chromosomal microarray analysis should be the first-line genetic test in pregnancies where ultrasound screens uncover signs of fetal abnormalities, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
Pain-free diagnosis for Motor Neurone Disease?
Scientists are investigating use of ultrasound imaging to detect and quantify the muscle twitching characteristic of the Motor Neurone Disease.
Researcher recommends change in standards for ultrasound diagnosis of PCOS
Researcher recommends revision of criteria for ultrasound diagnosis of PCOS from 12 follicles per ovary to 26 follicles per ovary.
Drexel Team Seeks to Expand Ultrasound Mediated Transdermal Delivery of Drugs
Drexel University researchers Steven Wrenn and Peter Lewin are trying to expand the possibilities of transdermal drug delivery by using ultrasound and Liposomes.
Konica Minolta Enters Ultrasound Market
Konica Minolta has launched a handheld ultrasound unit and acquired the ultrasonic diagnostic equipment business of Panasonic.
Tune In, Turn On, Power Up with Ultrasound
Researchers Present a New Method of Wirelessly Recharging Medical Device Batteries with Ultrasound.
Ultrasound Equivalent to CT for Appendicitis in Children
Montefiore Research Shows Comparable Outcomes, Minimized Radiation Exposure and No Increase in Length of Hospital Stay
Volume quantification by contrast-enhanced ultrasound - Good Enough?
This in-vitro study compared accuracy of CEUS and the classical thermodilution techniques for volume assessment. CEUS volume estimation provides a strong correlation with both the true volumes and volume estimation by thermodilution.
A super-resolution ultrasound method for brain vascular mapping
Research study presents a method for transcranial ultrasound imaging of single micrometer-size bubbles within a tube phantom. While still at the in vitro stage, the method has the potential to be extended to provide complete vascular network imaging in the brain.
CEUS proves effective for focal liver lesions in pediatric patients
In a small UK study CEUS for indeterminate focal liver lesions in pediatric patients yielded specificity of 98% and negative predictive value of 100% suggesting that CEUS can be used as an alternative to ionizing radiation procedures in this population.
Diagnostic medical sonography predicted to be 6th fastest growing job over the next 5 years
Ranking #6 in the CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists recent projections of new jobs, Sonography is expected to grow 15%.
Purpose-specific Ultrasound System for IV Starts
Another example of the proliferation of purpose-specific ultrasound systems - this one for facilitating placement of IV lines.
Introducing low-cost OB ultrasound in developing country results in "magnet effect"
"Magnet Effect" caused by access to basic OB ultrasound technology includes positive clinical trends in antenatal visits and newborn deliveries in addition to direct diagnostic benefits.
Cephasonics introduces Dragonfly Family of Ultra-Compact Ultrasound Systems
Ultrasound kit system as building block for purpose-specific systems.
Purpose-specific Home Ultrasound System for measuring body fat
Availability of low-cost generic ultrasound scanner kits is fueling an explosion of purpose-specific ultrasound systems. This is an example of a sub-$500 home-use ultrasound system for body fat measurement. Check out the sample image,
Ultrasound and Nanoparticles May Help Diabetics Avoid Injections
The technique involves injecting insulin-containing nanoparticles into a patient’s skin and subsequently using ultrasound to release the insulin as it is needed.
Ultrasound Accelerated Thrombolysis More Effective Than Heparin Alone for Intermediate PE
Trial looks at novel ultrasound-accelerated thrombolysis strategy vs. heparin in acute, intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism. Reversal of right ventricular dilatation seen at 24 hours with no increase in bleeding.
Thermal Technique Improves Blood Flow Tracking
By using ultrasound to thermally tag blood, along with photoacoustics to image the resulting heat flow, the new technique is considerably more sensitive than conventional Doppler
Computers that whisper to each other using ultrasound?
Article details claim that an advanced form of malware dubbed "badBIOS" has been using the speakers of infected computers to communicate between infected machines.
Off axis but worth viewing - Hypersound - a different way of delivering audible sound
Woody Norris shows off two of his inventions that treat sound in new ways, and talks about his untraditional approach to inventing and education.
GE to make India hub for production of ultra low-cost medical devices
General Electric will start shipping ultra low-cost medical devices made in India to emerging markets globally. Products to be up to 40% cheaper.
Creepy? Adorable? Pioneering? - you decide. A life-size 3D model of your unborn baby
"We use your 3D/4D ultrasound or newborn baby pictures to create a custom baby figurine using a 3D printer". Startup company seeking funding on indiegog.
Ultrasound Optimizes Radial Access in Randomized Trial
Ultrasound reduced the number of attempts needed to insert the needle as well as the mean and median times to sheath insertion. It also increased the odds that the first pass would be successful.
Cardiac screening for young athletes - feasible but too costly to be practical
The addition of a limited echocardiogram to history, physical, and ECG identified five athletes with an increased risk of sudden death from 659 screenings at a cost of about $9,000 per event, not including physician costs.
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