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).

An example of cardiac ultrasound longitudinal strain measurements on the Epsilon EchoInsight software. This can be used to assess cardiotoxicity from chemotherapy agents. 

An example of cardiac ultrasound longitudinal strain measurements on the Epsilon EchoInsight software. This can be used to assess cardiotoxicity from chemotherapy agents. 

News | Cardio-oncology | February 25, 2021
February 25, 2020 — Results of a multi-centre, international, clinical trial co-led by Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC...
GE Healthcare introduced its artificial intelligence (AI) automation features on its Voluson Swift ultrasound platform at the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) virtual meeting. Features of this system include semi-automated contouring, auto identification of fetal anatomy and positioning on imaging. AI is seeing increasing integration in ultrasound systems from numerous vendors.

GE Healthcare introduced its artificial intelligence (AI) automation features on its Voluson Swift ultrasound platform at the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) virtual meeting. Features of this system include semi-automated contouring, auto identification of fetal anatomy and positioning on imaging. AI is seeing increasing integration in ultrasound systems from numerous vendors.

Feature | Ultrasound Imaging | February 18, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
Recent advances in ultrasound image systems seen over the past year include the integration of artificial intelligence...
Insightec plans to expand in Latin America through a partnership with Strattner
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | February 16, 2021
February 16, 2021 — Insightec, a global healthcare company focused on creating the next generation of patient care,...
Brazilian researchers found that the higher the lung ultrasound score the greater the risk of ICU admission, intubation and death. Image courtesy of Julio Alencar

Brazilian researchers found that the higher the lung ultrasound score the greater the risk of ICU admission, intubation and death. Image courtesy of Julio Alencar

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 11, 2021
February 11, 2021 — Lung ultrasound, considered a simple method for diagnosing lung disease, can also help predict the...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 09, 2021
Margarita Revzin, M.D., MS, FSRU, FAIUM, associate professor of radiology and biomedical imaging, Yale University...

Images in 69-year-old man with biopsy-confirmed Gleason score 7 (3+4) prostate cancer. (a) Pretreatment axial T2-weighted fast spin-echo MRI scan (repetition time msec/echo time msec, 3820/97) shows tumor in midline anterior transition zone (arrow). (b) Intraoperative MRI scan shows contoured rectal wall (red line), prostate margin (blue outline), and region of interest (orange outline). Because the urethra was included in planned treatment volume, a suprapubic catheter was placed for continuous bladder drainage during treatment. (c) Intraoperative MRI scan shows focused ultrasound beam path (blue) overlaid on treatment plan. Rectangles illustrate each sonication spot. (d) Thermal map image obtained during treatment with heat deposition color coded in red overlaid on sonication spot. (e) Axial gadopentetate dimeglumine-enhanced MRI scan (230/2.97) obtained immediately after treatment shows devascularized ablated volume (arrows). (f) Corresponding T2-weighted fast spin-echo MRI scan (3820/97) at 5 months after ablation shows complete involution of transition zone. All seven cores from treatment area margins were negative for cancer at biopsy. Image courtesy of the Radiological Society of North America

News | Prostate Cancer | February 05, 2021
February 5, 2021 — A technique that delivers high-intensity focused ultrasound to targeted tissue under MRI guidance...
Hologic, Inc. announced the expansion of its ultrasound portfolio with the launch of the new SuperSonic MACH 20 ultrasound system
News | Ultrasound Imaging | January 29, 2021
January 29, 2021— Hologic, Inc. announced the expansion of its ultrasound portfolio with the launch of the new...
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. announced an agreement with Medovate Ltd. to jointly promote Medovate’s SAFIRA regional anesthesia injection solution with Konica Minolta's range of solutions for ultrasound-guided procedures in the USA.
News | Ultrasound Imaging | January 29, 2021
January 29, 2021 —Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. announced an agreement with Medovate Ltd. to jointly promote...
New technology introduces a new level of realism to pediatric emergency training

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News | Pediatric Imaging | January 28, 2021
January 28, 2021 — Gaumard Scientific Co., a healthcare simulation company committed to industry leadership through...
The Philips AAA Model integrates software and Philips 3-D ultrasound technologies into a single solution to automatically segment and quantify the size of the aneurysm sac for surveillance of known native and post-EVAR treated AAAs.

The Philips AAA Model integrates software and Philips 3-D ultrasound technologies into a single solution to automatically segment and quantify the size of the aneurysm sac for surveillance of known native and post-EVAR treated AAAs.
 

News | Ultrasound Imaging | January 27, 2021
January 27, 2021 — Philips Healthcare has introduced the Philips Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Model, providing...
MRI Targeted biopsy is performed using cognitive fusion more easily with anatomical guidance based on the radiology report. MRI targets can be identified quickly in real-time along with micro-ultrasound targets, which may have been missed on MRI.

MRI Targeted biopsy is performed using cognitive fusion more easily with anatomical guidance based on the radiology report. MRI targets can be identified quickly in real-time along with micro-ultrasound targets, which may have been missed on MRI. Image courtesy of Exact Imaging

Feature | Prostate Cancer | January 20, 2021 | By Brian Wodlinger, Ph.D.
Historically when a patient had an elevated PSA (prostate specific antigen) test their urologist would take the next...
Previously approved by FDA in the USA, MyLab X8 expands the reach of the MyLab Ultrasound Product Line with a fully featured premium imaging solution, integrating the latest technologies and delivering superior image quality without compromising workflow or efficiency.
News | Ultrasound Imaging | January 20, 2021
January 20, 2021 — Esaote North America announces that the MyLab X8 Ultrasound System has now been approved in Canada....
News | Ultrasound Imaging | January 20, 2021
January 20, 2021 — Exact Therapeutics, a clinical stage precision medicine company, announced a collaboration with GE...
Myocarditis among recovering COVID-19 athletes less common than previously reported

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News | Cardiac Imaging | January 11, 2021
January 11, 2021 — In a letter published in the December issue of the American Heart Association's medical journal ...
Jeff Elias, MD, is a neurosurgeon at UVA Health and a pioneer in the field of focused ultrasound.

Jeff Elias, MD, is a neurosurgeon at UVA Health and a pioneer in the field of focused ultrasound. Image courtesy of UVA Health

News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | January 08, 2021
January 8, 2021 — A scalpel-free alternative to brain surgery has the potential to benefit people with Parkinson’s...
Ultromics will offer its artificial intelligence driven EchoGo Pro as a stress-echo module in the EchoGo suite alongside EchoGo Core, its AI solution for automated systolic function and strain analysis. The EchoGo suite is a cloud-based service that uses artificial intelligence to fully automate the pathway to diagnosis, providing near-instant reports for clinicians without any need for physical software on site. #AI #AIhealthcare #AIecho

Ultromics will offer its artificial intelligence driven EchoGo Pro as a stress-echo module in the EchoGo suite alongside EchoGo Core, its AI solution for automated systolic function and strain analysis. The EchoGo suite is a cloud-based service that uses artificial intelligence to fully automate the pathway to diagnosis, providing near-instant reports for clinicians without any need for physical software on site.

News | Artificial Intelligence | January 06, 2021
January 6, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Ultromics' EchoGo Pro, an artificial...
Companies to develop compatibility of Philips’ MR Ingenia 3.0T and 1.5T systems with the InSightec Exablate Neuro platform
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | December 18, 2020
December 18, 2020 — Philips and InSightec, a global healthcare company focused on the therapeutic power of acoustic...
New software-based application helps clinicians visualize breast anatomy and provides detailed characterization of lesions
News | Breast Imaging | December 17, 2020
December 17, 2020 — Hologic, Inc. announced that 3-D ultrasound imaging is now available on the SuperSonic MACH 40...
For some, COVID-19 can result in severe pneumonia or even death, while others remain purely asymptomatic. A diagnostic tool could help physicians predict if a patient with COVID-19 will worsen.

Using 14 points in the lungs, researchers looked for abnormalities and assigned each spot a score out of 3 based on its severity. Adding up all the points, they found the total lung ultrasound score was higher for those who had a worsening outcome of COVID-19. Image courtesy of Umberto Sabatini

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020 — For some, COVID-19 can result in severe pneumonia or even death, while others remain purely...
An MR image of a patient in their early 20s shows nerve injury (highlighted in yellow) of the left brachial plexus in the neck. The patient experienced left arm weakness and pain after recovering from COVID-19 respiratory illness, which prompted them to see their primary care physician. As a result of the MRI findings, the patient was referred to the COVID-19 neurology clinic for treatment. Image courtesy of Northwestern University

An MR image of a patient in their early 20s shows nerve injury (highlighted in yellow) of the left brachial plexus in the neck. The patient experienced left arm weakness and pain after recovering from COVID-19 respiratory illness, which prompted them to see their primary care physician. As a result of the MRI findings, the patient was referred to the COVID-19 neurology clinic for treatment. Image courtesy of Northwestern University

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | December 08, 2020
December 8, 2020 — After recovering from COVID-19, some patients are left with chronic, debilitating pain, numbness or...