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).

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,...
In new QuickPoLL survey on imaging during the pandemic, responses were tallied from around 170 radiology administrators and business managers, who are part of an imagePRO panel created by The MarkeTech Group (TMTG), regarding the effects of COVID-19 on their business. TMTG is a research firm specializing in the medical device, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 30, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
The true impact that COVID-19 has had on the medical imaging industry still remains to be seen, as hospitals and...
"Insights on the Worldwide Handheld Ultrasound Imaging Devices Industry to 2030 - Impact of COVID-19 on the Market" features an extensive study of the current market landscape, offering an informed opinion on the likely adoption of such compact diagnostic devices, over the next decade. The report features an in-depth analysis, highlighting the capabilities of various stakeholders engaged in this domain.
News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 17, 2020
June 17, 2020 —"Insights on the Worldwide Handheld Ultrasound Imaging Devices Industry to 2030 - Impact of COVID-19 on...
Diffusion tractography uses the movement of water molecules to identify tracts that connect different parts of the brain. It can be used to pinpoint the part of the thalamus to treat with focused ultrasound. Image courtesy of UT Southwestern Medical Center

Diffusion tractography uses the movement of water molecules to identify tracts that connect different parts of the brain. It can be used to pinpoint the part of the thalamus to treat with focused ultrasound. Image courtesy of UT Southwestern Medical Center

News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | June 15, 2020
June 15, 2020 — Recently developed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques used to more precisely target a small...
 Samsung announced the immediate availability of the RS85 Prestige, the latest addition to the company’s portfolio of ultrasound systems.
News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 11, 2020
June 11, 2020 — Samsung announced the immediate availability of the RS85 Prestige, the latest addition to the company’s...
Although it is likely that existing ultrasound systems will be repurposed to treat COVID-19 patients, growth is still expected as companies plan to ramp up production. The ultrasound systems market will therefore outpace other diagnostic imaging such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Leading data and analytics company GlobalData forecasts the market will reach $6bn by 2028, but increased usage due to COVID-19 is anticipated have a tangible effect.
News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 05, 2020
June 5, 2020 — Although it is likely that existing ultrasound systems will be repurposed to treat COVID-19 patients,...
The Philips Lumify point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system assessing a patient in the emergency room combined with telehealth to enable real-time collaboration with other physicians.

The Philips Lumify point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system assessing a patient in the emergency room combined with telehealth to enable real-time collaboration with other physicians.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 26, 2020
May 26, 2020  — Philips Healthcare recently received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
An example of DiA'a automated ejection fraction AI software on the GE vScan POCUS system at RSNA 2019.

An example of DiA'a automated ejection fraction AI software on the GE vScan POCUS system at RSNA 2019. Photo by Dave Fornell.

News | Ultrasound Imaging | May 26, 2020
May 12, 2020 — DiA Imaging Analysis, a provider of AI based ultrasound analysis solutions, said it received a...
Butterfly iQ devices provide revolutionary portable ultrasound capabilities for faster and easier screening and monitoring
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 20, 2020
May 20, 2020 —Atrium Health is one of the first major health systems in the nation to put into wide practice a new...
Richard J. Price, Ph.D., of the University of Virginia's School of Medicine and School of Engineering, is using focused soundwaves to overcome the natural 'blood-brain barrier,' which protects the brain from harmful pathogens. Photo courtesy of Dan Addison | UVA Communications

Richard J. Price, Ph.D., of the University of Virginia's School of Medicine and School of Engineering, is using focused soundwaves to overcome the natural 'blood-brain barrier,' which protects the brain from harmful pathogens. Photo courtesy of Dan Addison | UVA Communications

News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | May 07, 2020
May 7, 2020 — University of Virginia researchers are pioneering the use of focused ultrasound to defy the brain's...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 07, 2020
Interview with Geoffrey Rose, M.D., president of Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute with Atrium Health, in Charlotte,...
The new transducer reaches a 30% greater penetration, so clinicians have detailed images and performance they need to make a definitive diagnosis for pediatric patients, reducing the need for additional diagnostic imaging steps
News | Pediatric Imaging | May 06, 2020
May 6, 2020 — Philips announced the ultimate ultrasound solution for pediatric assessment, the latest addition for its...
Konica Minolta Healthcare's Rede Mini PACS are designed for specialty practices such as orthopedic, urgent care and family medicine clinics
News | PACS | April 28, 2020
April 28, 2020 – Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas released its Rede PACS, the company’s newest medical image...
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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 24, 2020
April 24, 2020 — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) plays a critical role in protecting the United...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 18, 2020
Stephen Bloom, M.D., FASNC, director of noninvasive cardiology (cardiac CT, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography) at...
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U.S. Army Spc. Jonathon Hyde and Spc. Casymn Harrison from the 1434th Engineer Company, Grayling, Mich., Michigan National Guard, prepare patient rooms at TCF Regional Care Center in Detroit in advance of receiving COVID-19 patients, April 9, 2020. The TCF Center in Detroit has been converted into a 970-bed alternative care facility for COVID-19 patients by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Michigan National Guard. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson)

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 15, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane and Dave Fornell
In an effort to keep the imaging field updated on the latest information being released on coronavirus (COVID-19), the...
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News | Ultrasound Imaging | April 14, 2020
April 14, 2020 — CAE Healthcare announced a new product suite engineered to provide hands-on foundational training to...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 Sonogram taken under rib cage shows liver (grey) with curved diaphragm-lung border (white). Arrows point to vertical B lines (white) demonstrating diseased lung tissue. The more B lines the worse the disease. Healing is measured by reduction in the number of B lines.

Sonogram taken under rib cage shows liver (grey) with curved diaphragm-lung border (white). Arrows point to vertical B lines (white) demonstrating diseased lung tissue. The more B lines the worse the disease. Healing is measured by reduction in the number of B lines.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 06, 2020
April 6, 2020 — Robert L. Bard, M.D., NYC imaging specialist collaborates with an international group of medical...
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Feature | Ultrasound Imaging | April 02, 2020 | By Katie Caron
An estimated 44 million people worldwide are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of...