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).

Kaplan-Meier curves for all-cause mortality in patients with versus without myocardial injury (Panel A) and in patients with versus without myocardial injury according to the presence or absence of major echocardiographic abnormalities (Panel B). *Includes wall motion abnormalities, global left ventricular dysfunction, diastolic dysfunction, right ventricular dysfunction and presence of pericardial effusion. Event rates are censored at 20 days from hospital admission. Images courtesy of Mount Sinai Health S

Kaplan-Meier curves for all-cause mortality in patients with versus without myocardial injury (Panel A) and in patients with versus without myocardial injury according to the presence or absence of major echocardiographic abnormalities (Panel B). *Includes wall motion abnormalities, global left ventricular dysfunction, diastolic dysfunction, right ventricular dysfunction and presence of pericardial effusion. Event rates are censored at 20 days from hospital admission. Images courtesy of Mount Sinai Health System

News | Ultrasound Imaging | October 28, 2020
October 28, 2020 — Cardiac ultrasounds (also known as echocardiograms) are providing a view of the heart and the impact...
A sonographer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital using the Caption Health AI to optimize ultrasound imaging.

A sonographer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital using the Caption Health AI to optimize ultrasound imaging.

News | Ultrasound Imaging | October 28, 2020
October 28, 2020 — Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the first hospital in the United States to purchase Caption Health...
Videos | Artificial Intelligence | October 26, 2020
GE Healthcare is highlighting artificial intelligence (AI) automation features on its Voluson Swift ultrasound platform...
Videos | MRI Breast | October 14, 2020
Professor Christiane Kuhl, M.D., director of radiology, University Hospital Aachen, Germany, explains how breast...
The Vivid Ultra Edition, AI-powered cardiovascular ultrasound system is designed to shorten diagnostic exam time and improve measurement consistency
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | October 13, 2020
October 13, 2020 — GE Healthcare announced U.S. FDA 510k clearance for its Ultra Edition package on Vivid ...
A Butterfly Network point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system being used in Africa. The vendor wants to democratize ultrasound, making it less expensive and available everywhere, including rural areas and the developing world.

A Butterfly Network point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system being used in Africa. The vendor wants to democratize ultrasound, making it less expensive and available everywhere, including rural areas and the developing world.

Feature | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | October 08, 2020 | By Alan Stoddart
For all the changes in medicine there are some things that seem resolutely stable. Chief among these is the idea that...
Butterfly Network Inc. is launching its next-generation Butterfly iQ+ point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) technology that can turn a smartphone into a diagnostic imaging system. It offers a new needle guidance app.

Butterfly Network Inc. is launching its next-generation Butterfly iQ+ point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) technology that can turn a smartphone into a diagnostic imaging system. It offers a new needle guidance app.

News | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | October 08, 2020
October 8, 2020 – Butterfly Network Inc. is launching its next-generation Butterfly iQ+ point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS...
Designed with the same high-end imaging, ergonomics and workflow capabilities, Canon Medical will be showcasing both the Aplio i-series and the Aplio a-series at this year’s RSNA.
News | Ultrasound Imaging | October 07, 2020
October 7, 2020 — Designed with the same high-end imaging, ergonomics and workflow capabilities, Canon Medical will be...
The artificial intelligence-driven Caption Guidance software guides point of care ultrasound (POCUS) users to get optimal cardiac ultrasound images. The AI software is an example of a FDA-cleared software that is helping improve imaging, even when used by less experienced users.

The artificial intelligence-driven Caption Guidance software guides point of care ultrasound (POCUS) users to get optimal cardiac ultrasound images. The AI software is an example of a FDA-cleared software that is helping improve imaging, even when used by less experienced users.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | September 29, 2020 | Joe Fornadel, J.D., and Wes Moran, J.D.
The number of Federal Drug Administration (FDA)-approved AI-based algorithms is significant and has grown at a steady...
EchoGo Pro automates cardiac ultrasound measurements for heart functions, but also empower physicians to predict the occurrence of coronary artery disease (CAD).

EchoGo Pro automates cardiac ultrasound measurements for heart functions, but also empower physicians to predict the occurrence of coronary artery disease (CAD).

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020 — Based on its recent analysis of the global artificial intelligence (AI)-based echocardiography...
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) helps physicians accurately diagnose some forms of liver cancer — and does so more safely and less expensively than computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR), according to a report just published in Hepatoma Research.
News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 22, 2020
September 22, 2020 — Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) helps physicians accurately diagnose some forms of liver...
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...