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).

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...
Samsung to highlight its medical imaging portfolio with its latest radiology innovations in ultrasound, digital radiography and mobile computed tomography
News | Radiology Imaging | December 02, 2020
December 2, 2020 — Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. will showcase its premium diagnostic imaging solutions in ultrasound,...
News | Ultrasound Imaging | November 23, 2020
November 23, 2020 – Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. introduced the next-generation, compact ultrasound system...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | November 15, 2020
Margarita Revzin, M.D., MS, FSRU, FAIUM, associate professor of radiology and biomedical imaging, Yale University...
Dia's LVivo artificial intelligence software can help automate many features of echocardiograms to speed workflow and aid novice users. The software is now integrated into the Konica Minolta Exa PACS. 

Dia's LVivo artificial intelligence software can help automate many features of echocardiograms to speed workflow and aid novice users. The software is now integrated into the Konica Minolta Exa PACS. 

News | Artificial Intelligence | November 12, 2020
November 12, 2020 – Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. and DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd. jointly announce the expanded...
An injured sonographer can be detrimental to institutions and clinics facing financial strain and lack of workforce readiness due to COVID-19.  
Sponsored Content | Case Study | Ultrasound Imaging | November 12, 2020
There is a high incidence of ultrasound work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD) among sonographers. Aside from...
Enhanced axial CT (A) shows diffuse pleural thickening (arrow) with a maximum thickness of 3.17 mm. US image for the corresponding lesion on CT (B) shows diffuse pleural thickening (arrowheads) with a maximum thickness of 3.25 mm. The needle pathway length, measured as the needle length through the pleural lesion, was 6.54 mm (asterisk). Pleural puncture angle (exact value not indicated) is depicted as the angle between the outer line of the pleura and the biopsy needle (thin arrow).

Enhanced axial CT (A) shows diffuse pleural thickening (arrow) with a maximum thickness of 3.17 mm. US image for the corresponding lesion on CT (B) shows diffuse pleural thickening (arrowheads) with a maximum thickness of 3.25 mm. The needle pathway length, measured as the needle length through the pleural lesion, was 6.54 mm (asterisk). Pleural puncture angle (exact value not indicated) is depicted as the angle between the outer line of the pleura and the biopsy needle (thin arrow).

News | Ultrasound Imaging | November 09, 2020
November 9, 2020 — According to an open-access article in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), ultrasound (US...
Honoring essential healthcareprofessionals, Nov. 8-14
News | Radiology Imaging | November 09, 2020
November 9, 2020 — As COVID-19 continues to spread in communities throughout the country, Americans rely on radiologic...
Conceptual diagram of bio-organizational crushing technology based on high-intensity concentric ultrasonography. Image courtesy of Korea Institue of Science and Technology(KIST)

Conceptual diagram of bio-organizational crushing technology based on high-intensity concentric ultrasonography. Image courtesy of Korea Institue of Science and Technology(KIST)

News | Ultrasound Imaging | November 02, 2020
November 2, 2020 — Focusing ultrasound energy on a target site in the body to generate heat can burn and destroy the...
Murray Rebner, M.D., performing a breast ultrasound. Image courtesy of Beaumont Health

Murray Rebner, M.D., performing a breast ultrasound. Image courtesy of Beaumont Health

News | Breast Imaging | November 02, 2020
November 2, 2020 — Though Black women get breast cancer at a 3% lower incidence rate than white women, they are 42%...
José Obeso, MD, PhD, (left) of of the Centro Integral de Neurociencias (HM CINAC) in Madrid and Nir Lipsman, MD, PhD, (right) of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. Each doctor is leading a clinical trial using focused ultrasound to target the striatum in patients with Parkinson's disease.

José Obeso, MD, PhD, (left) of of the Centro Integral de Neurociencias (HM CINAC) in Madrid and Nir Lipsman, MD, PhD, (right) of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. Each doctor is leading a clinical trial using focused ultrasound to target the striatum in patients with Parkinson's disease.

News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | October 30, 2020
October 30, 2020 — A team of researchers in Madrid, Spain, and another team in Toronto, Canada, are the first in the...
This 7th FDA clearance further solidifies DiA's leadership in the ultrasound AI space
News | Artificial Intelligence | October 29, 2020
October 29. 2020 — DiA Imaging Analysis announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and...
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 ...