Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound uses sound waves to create images. This section includes breast ultrasound, echocardiography (echo), transthoracic echo (TTE), transesophageal echo (TEE), echo contrast, transducers, ultrasound software and point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS).

Ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release quickly improves hand function and reduces hand discomfort, making the procedure a safe, effective, and less invasive alternative to traditional open or endoscopic surgery

Patients answered three questionnaires (Quick-Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand [QDASH] and two parts of the Boston Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Questionnaire: symptom severity [BCTSQ-SS] and functional status [BCTSQ-FS] scales) assessing the affected wrist's function and discomfort immediately pre-procedure, 2 weeks post-procedure, and at least one year post-procedure. Infographic courtesy of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 17, 2020
September 17, 2020 — According to ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel...
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020 — The world is facing a global pandemic with unknown implications, but it is now well known COVID-19...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 15, 2020
Case is a 6-month-old infant boy admitted to hospital due to respiratory distress then worsened by a pericardial...
The Epiq CVxi being used for TEE imaging in the cath lab. The system brings together advanced image quality, quantification and intelligence specifically for the cardiologist.

The Epiq CVxi being used for TEE imaging in the cath lab. The system brings together advanced image quality, quantification and intelligence specifically for the cardiologist.

News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020 — Philips Healthcare recently introduced the latest addition to its portfolio of dedicated...
Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc., a world leader in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) solutions, and the CHEST Foundation, the charitable foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians, today announced their joint grant in creating the CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Ultrasonography and COVID-19.
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020 — Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc., a world leader in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) solutions, and the...
Intel and Samsung Medison, a division of Samsung Electronics and manufacturer of ultrasound devices, announced their collaboration on new smart workflow solutions to improve obstetric measurements that contribute to maternal and fetal safety and can help save lives.
News | Ultrasound Women's Health | September 11, 2020
September 11, 2020 — Intel and Samsung Medison, a division of Samsung Electronics and manufacturer of ultrasound...
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), a technology used to treat localized prostate cancer, has shown adequate control of prostate cancer while avoiding major side effects of surgery or radiation therapy, according to a new study in The Journal of Urology, Official Journal of the American Urological Association

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News | Prostate Cancer | September 08, 2020
September 8, 2020 — Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2015 for prostate tissue ablation, the...
Fujifilm Sonosite creates point-of-care ultrasound systems and medical informatics solutions along with transducers and accessories that can help physicians improve time-to-diagnosis, patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and workflow.
News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 03, 2020
September 3, 2020 — Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc., specialists in developing cutting-edge point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS)...
New ACS NSQIP analysis highlights ways to improve appendicitis care for pediatric patients with developmental and cognitive impairments

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News | Pediatric Imaging | August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020 — Computed tomography (CT) is used at a higher rate than ultrasound in children with developmental and...
Videos | Ultrasound Imaging | August 13, 2020
This is a tutorial video on how to perform an artificial intelligence (AI) automated cardiac ejection fraction...
GE Healthcare Vscan with artificial intelligence (AI) automated left ventricular ejection fraction assessment with the Dia LVivo EF app. #ASE2020 #AI

GE Healthcare Vscan with artificial intelligence (AI) automated left ventricular ejection fraction assessment with the Dia LVivo EF app.

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 12, 2020
August 12, 2020 — GE focused on the latest innovations from the handheld ultrasound, Vscan Extend system, which is...
Franco Fontana, CEO of the Esaote Group, and Xie Yufeng, Chairman of WDM.

Franco Fontana, CEO of the Esaote Group, and Xie Yufeng, Chairman of WDM.

News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 31, 2020
July 31, 2020 — In the thick of the COVID-19 emergency, Esaote, an Italian world leader in dedicated ultrasound and...
A and B, Lung ultrasound images obtained with convex (A) and linear (B) probes. Multiple confluent B-lines (arrows), patchy pulmonary consolidation (asterisk, B), and thickened pleural line (between arrowheads, A) are visualized. C, Chest CT image shows reticular and interlobular septal thickening and patchy, focal opacities associated with architectural distortion. This patient was classified in critical group and was assigned to severe group for statistical analysis.

A and B, Lung ultrasound images obtained with convex (A) and linear (B) probes. Multiple confluent B-lines (arrows), patchy pulmonary consolidation (asterisk, B), and thickened pleural line (between arrowheads, A) are visualized. C, Chest CT image shows reticular and interlobular septal thickening and patchy, focal opacities associated with architectural distortion. This patient was classified in critical group and was assigned to severe group for statistical analysis.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020 — According to an open-access article published in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), lung...
FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc., specialists in developing cutting-edge point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) solutions, and part of the larger Fujifilm Healthcare portfolio, has announced the launch of the new Sonosite PX ultrasound system. Sonosite PX is the next generation in Sonosite POCUS, with the most advanced image clarity ever seen in a Sonosite system, a suite of workflow efficiency features, and an adaptable form factor
News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 21, 2020
July 21, 2020 —  FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc., specialists in developing cutting-edge point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS)...
Hologic, Inc. announced he U.S. launch of the SuperSonic MACH 40 ultrasound system, expanding the company’s suite of ultrasound technologies with its first premium, cart-based system.
News | Breast Imaging | July 08, 2020
July 8, 2020 — Hologic, Inc. announced he U.S. launch of the SuperSonic MACH 40 ultrasound system, expanding the...
Fujifilm’s Sonosite SII POC ultrasound system helps to keep crowded areas clearer with a small ultrasound footprint.

Fujifilm’s Sonosite SII POC ultrasound system helps to keep crowded areas clearer with a small ultrasound footprint.

Feature | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | July 07, 2020 | By Joan Toth
With the miniaturization of technology, improved ease of use, lower system cost, increased portability and greater...
Hoya Corp. and Hitachi, Ltd. announced a five year contract regarding Endoscopic Ultrasound Systems [EUS] by which the parties will strengthen technical collaboration, and Hitachi will continue supplying diagnostic ultrasound systems and ultrasound sensor related parts used in EUS.
News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 06, 2020
July 6, 2020 — Hoya Corp. and Hitachi, Ltd. announced a five year contract regarding Endoscopic Ultrasound Systems [EUS...
Industry leaders to research the growing importance of point-of-care ultrasound in COVID-19 care
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 02, 2020
July 2, 2020 —Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc. and the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization...
A 3-D ultrasound system provides an effective, noninvasive way to estimate blood flow that retains its accuracy across different equipment, operators and facilities, according to a study published in the journal Radiology.

Volume flow as a function of color flow gain (at a single testing site). For each row the color flow c-plane and the computed volume flow are shown as a function of color flow gain. The c-plane is shown for four representative gain levels, whereas the computed volume flow is shown for 12–17 steps across the available gain settings. Flow was computed with (solid circles on the graphs) and without (hollow circles on the graphs) partial volume correction. Partial volume correction accounts for pixels that are only partially inside the lumen. Therefore, high gain (ie, blooming) does not result in overestimation of flow. Systems 1 and 2 converge to true flow after the lumen is filled with color pixel. System 3 is nearly constant regarding gain and underestimates the flow by approximately 17%. Shown are mean flow estimated from 20 volumes, and the error bars show standard deviation. Image courtesy of the journal Radiology

News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 01, 2020
July 1, 2020 — A 3-D ultrasound system provides an effective, noninvasive way to estimate blood flow that retains its...
DiA’s new AI-based LVivo RV enables rapid assessment of right ventricle dysfunction in COVID-19 patients, while LVivo Bladder supports clinicians with automated bladder volume analysis to minimize scan time and risk of infection
News | Artificial Intelligence | June 30, 2020
June 30, 2020 — DiA Imaging Analysis, a leading provider of advanced AI-based solutions for ultrasound analysis,...