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Ultrasound News
February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

New Doppler Sound Database Could Help Those Suffering from Heart Conditions

Feb. 15, 2017 — Handheld devices can scan the lower limbs of a patient and 'listen' to the blood flow, providing vital early indication of problems that could lead to strokes or heart attacks.  But ... read more

Expanding Point-of-Care Disease Diagnostics With Ultrasound

Jan. 25, 2017 — Fast, accurate and inexpensive medical tests in a doctor's office are only possible for some conditions. To create new in-office diagnostics for additional diseases, researchers report a new ... read more

Ultrasound Detects Heart Dysfunction After Successful Repair of Aortic Narrowing

Dec. 19, 2016 — New echocardiographic ultrasound methods can non-invasively evaluate deformation of the heart muscle in order to identify abnormal function in children who were operated for coarctation (narrowing) ... read more

Nov. 29, 2016 — Nervous flyers and crew alike would prefer jet airliners not to vibrate so much at take off. Research points to blue skies thinking that might explain the phenomenon and find ways to reduce the ... read more

Nov. 21, 2016 — Doctors performing medical check-ups want a full picture of the patient's health without using the scalpel. Engineers who want to investigate the stability of a bridge without cutting into it ... read more

Guiding Coronary Stent Implantation

Oct. 31, 2016 — Although percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is most commonly guided by angiography alone, results from a new study investigating adjunctive imaging modalities showed that the use of a novel ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Unlike drugs, active implants such as electroceuticals act locally, have fewer side effects and function directly through electrical signals, much like the body itself. Now researchers present a new ... read more

Sep. 17, 2016 — Scientists have used neutron scattering to discover the key to piezoelectric excellence in newer materials for ultrasound and other ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — An innovative procedure combining MRI and ultrasound to create a 3D image of the prostate can more accurately locate suspicious areas and help diagnose whether it's prostate cancer, new research ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Ultrasound imaging is used around the world to help visualize developing babies and diagnose diseases. Sound waves bounce off the tissues, revealing their different densities and shapes. The next ... read more

FDA Approves Scalpel-Free Brain Surgery for Tremor

July 20, 2016 — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor, the most common movement disorder, in patients who do not respond to medication. The ... read more

Health-Care Providers Do Not Fully Understand Cancer Risk from CT Scans

June 23, 2016 — Doctors and other healthcare professionals may not be fully aware of a CT scan's effect on lifetime malignancy risk. A new study surveyed doctors, radiologists, and imaging technologists ... read more

June 10, 2016 — Up until now, capturing an image of a prostate cancer has been difficult because prostate tissue and tumor tissue are so similar. Precise, non-invasive surgical treatment has proved difficult as a ... read more

Belgian Researchers Check Quality of Chocolate With Ultrasound

June 1, 2016 — The quality of Belgium's famous chocolate largely depends on the crystals that form during the hardening of the chocolate. Researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have now developed a new and ... read more

Portable Ultrasound Brings Help for Heart Failure Patients

May 18, 2016 — Detecting fluid retention in patients early is important to prevent their heart failure from getting worse. Nurses who are trained in the use of handheld pocket ultrasound devices can dispense ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Researchers have improved upon previous instruments, developing a new IVPA catheter design with collinear overlap between optical and acoustic waves with a tiny probe. The design can greatly improve ... read more

First Recommendations Published on Imaging Assessment of Prosthetic Heart Valves

May 4, 2016 — The first recommendations on multimodality imaging assessment of prosthetic heart valves have been published. Heart valve replacement is performed using mechanical or biological prostheses. It is ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Researchers propose a video segmentation model to recognize ROI in ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Using animal tissue samples, researchers have demonstrated the possibility of real-time video-rate data transmission through tissue for in-body ultrasonic communications with implanted medical ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — Researchers are now working to design stable micro-bubbles which, combined with ultrasound, can deliver cancer drugs straight to the target ... read more

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