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Anomalies of the Fetal Gastrointestinal & Genitourinary Tracts
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Local and Regional Staging of Breast Cancer Using Sonography
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Pilot Study Shows Promise for Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
Tiny gas microbubbles may enhance the delivery and absorption of cancer drugs in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, according to a pilot study described today at the International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) annual conference.

Ultrasound as good as CT for initial diagnosis of kidney stones
Using ultrasound to detect kidney stones is just as effective as a CT scan, and exposes patients to much less harmful radiation, according to a new multicenter study.

Ultrasound pioneer recognised with award
Professor Peter Wells of Cardiff University will be presented with a Royal Academy of Engineering’s Sir Frank Whittle Medal, one of the highest accolades in the engineering community.

Frost & Sullivan: Ultrasound is a Key Imaging Modality in Europe
Growing awareness of the harmful effects of radiation exposure is driving the uptake of ultrasound systems along with decreasing price and size of equipment.

Real-Time Ultrasound being added to Telemecine Systems
AMD Global Telemedicine joins an ever increasing roster of telemedicine companies that have added real-time ultrasound streaming capability to their telemedicine systems.

Bedside Ultrasound in the ER. It's great but does it make a difference?
A recent study that looked at outcomes as opposed to comparison with other tests raises interesting questions about the "real" difference that emergency room POCUS makes.

Prostate volume measurement for treatment recommendations - the method used makes a difference
A recent study suggests that ultrasound ellipsoid and erMRI ellipsoid methods appeared to overestimate ultrasound contoured volume by an average of 9.34% and 16.57% respectively.

How Well Do Fetal Ultrasound Measurement Predict Infant and Childhood Outcomes?
"There is evidence that being small for a given gestational age is associated with a broad range of what could be loosely considered “disadvantageous” outcomes in early childhood..."

Ultrasonography evaluation of peripheral nerve injuries after an earthquake
Study concludes that ultrasonography is useful for preoperative diagnosis and postoperative evaluation of injured peripheral nerves in earthquake victims.

Simplifying Needle Guided Procedures: Programmable Button Probe Headlines the New LOGIQ e from GE Healthcare
This new system features a programmable probe with buttons on it that allow for simple, fast and precise use of portable ultrasound at the point of care.

Neurosurgeon: Focused Ultrasound Is An Exciting, NonInvasive Treatment On The Horizon
A neurosurgeon, Neal Kassell, writes about the potential of a new technology called focused ultrasound that reduces risk, improves outcomes and lowers cost that should be attractive to hospitals in the future.

Window Through The Skin: The Development Of A Pocket-Sized Imaging Device
How an entirely new approach to handheld ultrasound imaging made its way from the university to the clinic.

Researchers develop technique to predict dangerous growth of abdominal aorta aneurysms
The result of the research will be 3D mechanical models of the aneurysms over time and tables that doctors can use to precisely determine when each individual patient needs to be recalled for examination.

SuperSonic Imagine Names New Top Management
SuperSonic Imagine has announced that Tom Egelund has been named Chief Operating Officer, effective September 1. Mr Egelund brings 20 years of top-level management experience and global business leadership to the company.

Neonatal Chest Ultrasound Better than Radiography in Predicting Need for Intubation
Lung ultrasound was a useful predictor of neonatal need for intubation and significantly outperformed chest X-ray, according to study findings in Pediatrics.

Surgeon-Performed Ultrasound Bests CT for Chest Wall Invasion in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Surgeon-performed preoperative chest wall US can reliably diagnose tumoral chest wall invasion in patients with NSCLC and can be considered as a complementary adjunct to preoperative imaging in patients with pulmonary lesions abutting the chest wall.

Preoperative neck ultrasound led to improved results for differentiated thyroid cancer patients
The researchers said the routine use of postoperative ultrasound in patients with DTC could be valuable in optimizing surgery and subsequent response, but its survival benefits are not yet known.

Univ. of Virginia launches clinical trial to use focused ultrasound to treat breast fibroadenomas
The clinical trial is testing whether high-intensity focused ultrasound could offer a safe and effective alternative to surgery, one that would leave no scar.

Ultrasound useful for risk stratification after nondiagnostic thyroid biopsy
Among patients with a nondiagnostic fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of thyroid nodules, the use of an ultrasound-based evaluation tool appropriately stratified patients according to malignancy risk.

Ultrasound Simulator Company Raises £4.7 Million
Cardiff University spin-out MedaPhor has raised £4.7m ahead of its planned flotation on the London Stock Exchange. The company makes ultasound simulators with haptic feedback.

Ultrasound imaging of chitosan nerve conduits that bridge sciatic nerve defects in rats
The ultrasound imaging clearly showed whether there are unsatisfactory complications after implantation, such as fracture, collapse, bleeding, or unusual swelling of the nerve conduits; and reflected the degradation mode of the nerve conduit in vivo over time.

Sonivate raising $1.6M for ultrasound probe that doctors wear on their finger
The SonicEye finger device has numerous medical applications, from wound assessments to guided biopsies. It is designed to help doctors utilize both hands and essentially allows them to look through their finger.

Ultrasound used as latest weapon to combat chlamydia in koala population
New diagnosis tool for disease that causes blindness and infertility and affects up to 90% of koalas in some locations is quicker than conventional testing methods.

Knee-deep sensing
A new, non-invasive technique to track the motion of knee bones in 3D with a very high precision has been presented by researchers in Australia.

Ultrasound controls size of molecules passing blood-brain barrier
The size of molecules penetrating the blood-brain barrier (BBB) can be controlled using acoustic pressure—the pressure of an ultrasound beam—to let specific molecules through.

Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound Induces Angiogenesis and Ameliorates Left Ventricular Dysfunction in a Porcine Model of Chronic Myocardial Ischemia
These results suggest that the LIPUS therapy is promising as a new, non-invasive therapy for IHD.

Guidelines Updated for Contrast Agent Use in Clinical Echocardiography
Initiatives have been developed to improve the appropriate use of contrast media inechocardiography. The guidelines were published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography.

Virtual robotic ultrasound and teleconsultation edge closer to reality
Two recent research studies describe how the latest developments in tele-robotic technology are bridging geographical divides. In one study a robot-assisted exam was conducted on a person in Boston by an examiner in Germany. In another study tele-robot-assisted echo exams and video e-consultation

Samsung donates 3 Echocardiography units to JPMC
Samsung Electronics announced donation of multiple Samsung Ultrasound machines to the Jinnah Hospital, Karachi.

Clinical Study to Treat Lower Back Pain On Earth May Help Astronauts in Space
ZetrOZ, Inc. has been funded by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) for a clinical study to test the Sustained Acoustic Medicine (sam®) device in patients suffering from lower back pain.

First Pediatric Patient Treated with Focused Ultrasound in Canada
Focused ultrasound was used to treat a benign bone tumor in the leg of a 16-year-old boy in Canada, providing quick relief from intractable pain.

GE Expands Vscan’s Capabilities with Dual Ultrasound Probes in Single Handheld Device
The new version of the Vscan has a double-ended probe that includes a linear transducer on one end (to visualize shallow targets) and the original phased array transducer on the other end (for deeper structures).

MRI-guided ultrasound treats bone tumour in teen, no incision needed
The procedure uses magnetic resonance imaging to precisely pinpoint the tumour, which is then zapped with heat-destroying ultrasound beams.