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Researchers Generate 3-D Virtual Reality Models of Unborn Babies
Parents may soon be able to watch their unborn babies grow in realistic 3-D immersive visualizations, thanks to new technology that transforms MRI and ultrasound data into a 3-D virtual reality model of a fetus, according to research being presented next week at the annual meeting of the RSNA.
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Listed:   21 November 2016
Keyword : 3D, 3-D, Babies, fetus, immersive visualizations, models, MRI, Radiological Society of North America, RSNA, Ultrasound, virtual reality,

Tiny, levitating balls controlled by ultrasound create a ‘JOLED’ display
In a JOLED display, dozens of tiny spheres are levitated and spun using ultrasonics and magnetic fields.
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Listed:   15 October 2016
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Keyword : display, JOLED, levitate, levitated, levitating, tiny spheres, ultrasonics,

Micro Swimming Drone to Traverse the Human Body Using Ultrasound Waves
When ultrasound waves pass through gaseous bubbles implanted into the drone, researchers can propel the drone forward and change its direction.
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Listed:   15 October 2016
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Keyword : bubbles, drone, intravascular, Micro, propel, swimming,

Research finds that ultrasound slows brain ageing
Treatment with scanning ultrasound has already been proven to reverse Alzheimer’s disease in mice, and now it appears it could also slow down ageing in healthy brains, according to University of Queensland research.
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Listed:   15 October 2016
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Keyword : ageing, BRAIN, scanning ultrasound, slow down ageing, treatment, University of Queensland,

Appeals Court Sides with Students in Lawsuit Against Valencia College
Appeals Court calls required sonograms 'unconstitutional search' and sends case back to lower courts. Students allege their constitutional rights were violated in a training program that included students performing transvaginal ultrasound procedures on each other.
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Listed:   09 October 2016
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Keyword : constitutional rights, legal, Transvaginal, unconstitutional search, Valencia College,

RIVANNA Awarded Grant for Rapid Ultrasound-Based 3D Bone Fracture Assessment
The $1.5 million NIH/NIBI grant will support application of RIVANNA's proprietary BoneEnhance™ image reconstruction technology to rapid 3D fracture detection in the Emergency Department.
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Listed:   08 October 2016
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Keyword : 3D, bone, detection, emergency, fracture, grant, rivanna, startup,

Startup Developing Portable Stroke Detection Device Receives Additional $3 Million Funding
The developer of SONAS, a portable ultrasound device for pre-hospital stroke detection, has received $3 Million Series B funding. The new funding will be used to support product development and sales efforts. The transcranial imaging device relies on microbubble contrast agent to detect stroke.
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Listed:   08 October 2016
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Keyword : Burl, CEUS, CONTRAST, funding, microbubble, prehospital, SONAS, stroke detection,

Zika-Related Neurological Damage In Newborns Goes Beyond Microcephaly
A study of 11 neonates with abnormalities associated with ZIKV infection showed neurological impairments including microcephaly, a reduction in cerebral volume, ventriculomegaly, cerebellar hypoplasia, lissencephaly with hydrocephalus and fetal akinesia deformation sequence (ie, arthrogryposis).
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Listed:   08 October 2016
Keyword : abnormalities, BRAIN, cerebellar hypoplasia, fetal akinesia deformation sequence, hydrocephalus, lissencephaly, microcephaly, neurological, ventriculomegaly, virus, Zika,

FDA approves label changes for GE’s Optison
GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) announced today that the FDA approved label changes for its ultrasound contrast agent Optison, removing contraindications for use in patients with cardiac shunts and for administration by intra-arterial injection.
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Listed:   08 October 2016
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Keyword : CEUS, changes, CONTRAST, FDA, GE, label, Optison,

Machine Learning Algorithms Compared with Radiologist Readings in Thyroid Nodules
The experienced radiologist overall accuracy was better than the computer-based interpretation, but the computer based algorithm was more accurate than the inexperienced radiologist.
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Listed:   02 October 2016
Keyword : algorithm, computer, computer based interpretation, diagnosis, nodules, reading, THYROID,

MRI bests ultrasound for early detection of HCC
Magnetic resonance imaging — as opposed to ultrasound — offers a significantly greater chance of detecting hepatocellular carcinoma early, according to a prospective surveillance study published in JAMA Oncology.
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Listed:   02 October 2016
Keyword : detection, HCC, hepatocellular carcinoma, MRI, surveillance, Ultrasound,

UVA researchers begin first clinical trial using focused ultrasound to treat patients with epilepsy
The study, supported by the Focused Ultrasound Foundation in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation, will assess the feasibility, safety and initial effectiveness of focused ultrasound to non-invasively destroy (ablate) diseased brain tissue that causes seizures.
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Listed:   01 October 2016
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Keyword : ablate, ABLATION, focused ultrasound, HIFU, noninvasive, therapy,

Median Nerve Sonography Predicts Short Term but Not Long Term Outcome in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Ultrasound assessment of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel inlet may predict short-term clinical improvement in CTS patients undergoing carpal tunnel release, but long-term outcomes were unrelated to ultrasound findings in this research study.
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Listed:   01 October 2016
Keyword : carpal tunnel, CTS, median nerve, prediction outcome, SONOGRAPHY, syndrome,

Prenatal ultrasound and autism. Another view
This blog post is a thoughtful response to the recent research paper that reported an association between ultrasound in a woman’s first trimester and the severity of autism symptoms in children who have a genetic predisposition to the disorder. The post appears on the Autism-speaks web site.
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Listed:   01 October 2016
Keyword : 1st trimester ultrasound, association, autism, severity of autism symptoms, ultrasonography,

Advanced prostate biopsy equipment gains popularity despite limited reimbursement
A wide range of providers are investing in MRI/Ultrasound fusion prostate biopsy equipment, even though there's limited reimbursement for the technology and disagreement as to whether prostate cancer needs to always be intensively treated.
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Listed:   01 October 2016
Keyword : Biopsy, business, equipment, fusion ultrasound, guidance, guided, prostate, reimbursement,

Acoustic Hologram device creates Sonic Tractor Beam
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany have found a way to create “sonic tractor beams” that can manipulate objects using only the power of sound. The twist: their set-up only costs $10.
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Listed:   01 October 2016
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Keyword : acoustic, hologram, sonic, tractor beam,

Uric Acid Threshold That Predicts Kidney Stone Formation Identified
Study authors concluded that patients with gouty arthritis and with serum uric acid levels of 10 mg/dL or higher have a higher prevalence of kidney stones and should undergo renal ultrasonography to look for stones.
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Listed:   01 October 2016
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Keyword : gouty arthritis, kidney, kidney stones, lithiasis, Renal, renal stones, renal ultrasonography, renal ultrasound, serum uric acid, Stones,

Study Validates ATA Ultrasonographic Thyroid Nodule Risk Assessment
High-risk ultrasonographic findings strongly indicate that thyroid nodules are malignant, even when nodules are cytologically indeterminate following find needle aspiration (FNA), according to a prospective study presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association (ATA).
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Listed:   25 September 2016
Keyword : ATA, cancer, risk assessment, THYROID, thyroid nodule, ultrasonographic, ultrasonography, Ultrasound,

October is Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month
MUAM is held annually in October to create awareness of the role diagnostic medical sonographers play in the medical community and to educate the public about medical ultrasound and its many uses in healthcare. MUAM is a joint effort of the AIUM, ARDMS, ASE, CCI, SDMS and SVU.
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Listed:   24 September 2016
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Keyword : MAIUM, Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month,

Shaping sound waves in 3D: Tech and medical applications
Sound can now be structured in three dimensions. Researchers have found a way of generating acoustic holograms, which could improve ultrasound diagnostics and material testing. The holograms can also be used to move and manipulate particles.
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Listed:   24 September 2016
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Keyword : 3D, acoustic holograms, hologram, holographic, Physics, shaping sound,