Cardiovascular Ultrasound

This channel includes news and new technology innovations about cardiovascular ultrasounds. Cardiovascular ultrasounds, or echocardiograms, use ultrasound imaging to provide a picture of the heart.

Technology | February 18, 2011
February 18, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared an ultrasound software tool to measure the...
The microbubbles that make up the ultrasound contrast agent Optison.

The microbubbles that make up the ultrasound contrast agent Optison.

Feature | January 24, 2011
  Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) can "dramatically improve" physicians' ability to detect heart disease and...

The smallest point-of-care ultrasound platform available is the Vscan, released earlier this year by GE Healthcare. The device is about the size of a personal digital assistant (PDA) device.

Feature | December 13, 2010 | Andrew Zawadowski, M.D., FRCPC, FACC, FESC, FAHA
In the same fashion that the echocardiogram helped transform the cardiac exam, recent developments in the field of...

The Mindray M7, released in 2010, is among several new compact ultrasound systems that offer features once only found on larger systems.

Feature | December 13, 2010 | Dave Fornell
Over the past few years, there have been three key areas of advancement in cardiovascular ultrasound technology –...
Feature | November 10, 2010 | Dave Fornell
This article appeared as an introduction to the Vascular Imaging Systems comparison chart. Lowering radiation dose and...
Technology | November 05, 2010
November 5, 2010 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for the latest version of a...
Technology | November 01, 2010
Several upgrades are now available on Toshiba’s Viamo ultrasound system, including ApliPure Plus, Tissue Pure Imaging,...
Technology | November 01, 2010
The Siemens Acuson S2000 ultrasound system, release 2.0, is a multi-specialty platform featuring 2-D and color Doppler...
Technology | October 22, 2010
The Biodex Sound Pro Combination Table combines imaging features of both the Ultra Pro and Echo Pro tables, making it a...
News | October 14, 2010
October 14, 2010 – A new echocardiography management program has been launched with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of...
Technology | October 08, 2010
October 8, 2010 – New features in the 2.0 version of the Acuson S2000 ultrasound system released today cover the...
News | October 06, 2010
October 6, 2010 - MD Buyline has announced the highest user-ranked vendors for Q3 2010. Philips Healthcare achieved...
News | September 28, 2010
September 28, 2010 – A fully automatic, all-in-one ultrasound cleansing and disinfection system, the Mides...
News | September 24, 2010
September 24, 2010 – A new volume imaging ultrasound system has been released that improves workflow in 2D and real-...
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Technology | August 30, 2010
August 30, 2010 – An enhanced version of the Philips iE33 xMatrix cardiac ultrasound system features a new ergonomic...
Technology | August 30, 2010
August 30, 2010 – A portfolio of advanced quantification solutions for 2-D and 4-D ultrasound imaging were added to...
News | August 26, 2010
August 26, 2010 – Analysis and quantification tools for 2-D, 3-D and 4-D data from a wide range of echocardiography...
News | August 25, 2010
August 25, 2010 – Evidence suggests the use of contrast agents for echocardiography is safe and not associated with a...
News | August 20, 2010
August 19, 2010 – The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) this week announced the launch of its new website,...
Technology | August 19, 2010
August 19, 2010 – The Horizon Cardiology cardiovascular information system (CVIS) version 12.2 is being released and...