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).

Exo will commercialize an affordable handheld ultrasound device and workflow platform for a new era of medical care
News | Ultrasound Imaging | July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021 —  Exo (pronounced “echo”), a pioneering health information and devices company, closed a $220 million...
Images, or a digital twin mitral valve of a patient, created from cardiac ultrasound that were used to perform a virtual surgical procedure to test how the intervention would impact the patient prior to actually performing the procedure. The right image shows color coding for sheer stresses on the valve leaflets before and after the virtual surgery. The left image shows the model quantitation of leaflet coaptation at peak systole prior to the the virtual surgery.

Images, or a digital twin mitral valve of a patient, created from cardiac ultrasound that were used to perform a virtual surgical procedure to test how the intervention would impact the patient prior to actually performing the procedure. The right image shows color coding for sheer stresses on the valve leaflets before and after the virtual surgery. The left image shows the model quantitation of leaflet coaptation at peak systole prior to the the virtual surgery. Read the original article in Plos One.

Feature | Ultrasound Imaging | July 28, 2021
Outside of medicine, computer-generated virtual twins of real machines like cars or airplanes have been used in...
According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), return to routine screening for BI-RADS 3 lesions on supplemental automated whole-breast US (ABUS) substantially reduces the recall rate, while being unlikely to result in adverse outcome

Normal right mediolateral oblique (A) and craniocarudal (B) view screening mammograms demonstrate density C breasts. Coronal (C), transverse (D), and reconstructed lateral (E) views from supplemental automatic breast ultrasound (ABUS) demonstrates 7 mm circumscribed slightly hypoechoic circumscribed lesion at 11 o’clock position in right breast. Lesion was classified as BI-RADS 3. Patient has undergone yearly mammograms for 4 years following the ABUS examination with no breast cancer diagnosis.

News | Breast Imaging | July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021 —According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), return to routine screening for BI-RADS 3...
ujifilm's robust medical systems portfolio includes a comprehensive product lineup covering CT, MRI, fluoroscopy, digital radiography, women’s health, ultrasound, systems integration, endoscopy and endosurgery, enterprise imaging, assisted reproductive technology, cell culture media, cell therapy development, In-Vitro diagnostics (IVD), and investigational drug development
News | Radiology Imaging | July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021 — Fujifilm announced the launch of the Fujifilm Virtual Hospital. The virtual hospital presents visitors...
In a mouse model study of MRI-guided focused ultrasound-induced blood-brain barrier (BBB) opening at MRI field strengths ranging from ­approximately 0 T (outside the magnetic field) to 4.7 T, the static magnetic field dampened the detected microbubble cavitation signal and decreased the BBB opening volum

In a mouse model study of MRI-guided focused ultrasound-induced blood-brain barrier (BBB) opening at MRI field strengths ranging from ­approximately 0 T (outside the magnetic field) to 4.7 T, the static magnetic field dampened the detected microbubble cavitation signal and decreased the BBB opening volume. Image courtesy of Washington University in St. Louis

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | July 13, 2021
July 13, 2021 — MRI-guided focused ultrasound combined with microbubbles can open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and...
A study of more than 1,000 patients who underwent cardiac ultrasound with the Butterfly POCUS system, which turns smartphones into echo systems, was presented with positive results at the 2019 ASE meeting. 
Feature | Radiology Business | July 06, 2021 | By Dave Fornell
There is a lot of talk about health disparities between the insured vs. uninsured, low-income vs. higher-income, rural...
The study investigates targeted drug delivery by focused ultrasound for pancreatic cancer

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News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 01, 2021
July 1, 2021 — The University of Oxford announced commencement of enrollment for the Phase I PanDox study of...
According to a new study, by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and the American College of Radiology’s National Mammography Database Committee, the most influential radiologist characteristics impacting mammography interpretive performance were geography, breast sub-specialization, performance of diagnostic mammography, and performance of diagnostic ultrasound.

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News | Breast Imaging | June 23, 2021
June 23, 2021 — According to a new study, by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and the American College of...
The Town of Burlington, Mass., and Butterfly Network, Inc. are pleased to announce that Butterfly, an innovative digital health company with a mission to democratize access to medical imaging, will build its brand-new corporate headquarters at The District Campus in Burlington.
News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 08, 2021
June 8, 2021 — The Town of Burlington, Mass., and Butterfly Network, Inc. are pleased to announce that Butterfly, an...
Currently headed for the International Space Station, the 22nd SpaceX Dragon cargo resupply payload includes a Butterfly iQ, the world's first handheld, single-probe whole-body ultrasound system using semiconductor technology.
News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 04, 2021
June 4, 2021 — Currently headed for the International Space Station, the 22nd SpaceX Dragon cargo resupply payload...
An abbreviated lung ultrasound protocol can efficiently determine presence of lung congestion in patients receiving hemodialysis and help expedite care. Chart courtesy of Reisinger et al, AJKD 2021

An abbreviated lung ultrasound protocol can efficiently determine presence of lung congestion in patients receiving hemodialysis and help expedite care. Chart courtesy of Reisinger et al, AJKD 2021

News | Lung Imaging | June 04, 2021
June 4, 2021 — Pulmonary congestion owing to fluid overload is common among patients with kidney failure on...
A multidisciplinary team at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a new brain stimulation technique using focused ultrasound that is able to turn specific types of neurons in the brain on and off and precisely control motor activity without surgical device implantation. 
News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 02, 2021
June 2, 2021 — Neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy have had some treatment success with...
A) Ultrasound in 28-year-old woman (B) MRI in 34-year-old woman with suspected PAS disorder. Focal area of placental tissues bulge toward imaginary lines of normal uterine contour (dash lines). Length (L) and depth (D) measurements of placental bulge also demonstrated. p = placenta; b = bladder. Image courtesy of American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

A) Ultrasound in 28-year-old woman (B) MRI in 34-year-old woman with suspected PAS disorder. Focal area of placental tissues bulge toward imaginary lines of normal uterine contour (dash lines). Length (L) and depth (D) measurements of placental bulge also demonstrated. p = placenta; b = bladder. Image courtesy of American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 01, 2021
June 1, 2021 — According to an open-access Editor's Choice article in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR),...
team of researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health has developed a new ultrasound technique to monitor the placenta for impaired fetal blood flow early in pregnancy.

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News | Ultrasound Imaging | May 18, 2021
May 18, 2021 — A team of researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health has developed a new ultrasound...
The Radiological Society of North American announced that RSNA21 will be back — live — this November in Chicago
News | RSNA | May 17, 2021
May 17, 2021 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) announced today that 10,378 scientific and educational...
According to the CDC, if you are fully vaccinated you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Infographic courtesy of the CDC.

According to the CDC, if you are fully vaccinated you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Infographic courtesy of the CDC.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 13, 2021
May 13, 2021 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released a new statement relaxing the...
Konica Minolta is partnering with Medovate to promote safer ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia procedures through education and training
News | Ultrasound Imaging | May 12, 2021
May 12, 2021 – Building on their existing partnership to promote safer ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, Konica...
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) have joined the International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) in recognizing the relatively low risk and important clinical benefits of ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs), which are used routinely around the world to help detect heart disease, stratify the risk of heart attack or stroke, identify and characterize tumors throughout the abdomen, and monitor the effectiveness of cancer therapies in adul
News | Contrast Media | May 11, 2021
May 11, 2021 — The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the American Society of Echocardiography (...
National Imaging Solutions, a recognized leader in medical imaging and radiology solutions, announced it has acquired DynaRad — the oldest manufacturer of portable X-ray systems in the US. This new investment will allow National Imaging Solutions to support its customers by supplying them with DynaRad portable X-ray machines, including a mobile field X-ray device using nanotube technology.
News | Radiology Business | May 11, 2021
May 11, 2021 — National Imaging Solutions, a recognized leader in medical imaging and radiology solutions, announced it...
New Module Creates a Warped MRI Scan that Matches Real-Time Ultrasound Results (Graphic: Business Wire)

New Module Creates a Warped MRI Scan that Matches Real-Time Ultrasound Results (Graphic: Business Wire)

News | Artificial Intelligence | May 07, 2021
May 7, 2021 —  RSIP Vision, an experienced leader in driving innovation for medical imaging through advanced artificial...