Technology | March 25, 2010

Ultrasound System Adds Elastography for Cancer Detection

GE Healthcare's LOGIQ E9 ultrasound system adds elastography to the platform.

March 25, 2010 - Elastography is a newly developed dynamic technique that uses ultrasound (US) to provide an estimation of tissue stiffness by measuring the degree of distortion under the application of an external force. US elastography has been applied to differentiate malignant from benign lesions.1

To provide this capability to it's latest ultrasound platform, GE Healthcare added elastography to its LOGIQ E9 unit. The ultrasound elastography uses a high-frequency E-series transducer with a compression technique, which is designed to make elastography easier to perform and a more reproducible method of examination.

The elastography tool obtains information about internal tissue structures and has the potential to assist in patient management decisions and may help lead to fewer invasive procedures.

Reference: 1. Rago, T.; et al. Elastography: New Developments in Ultrasound for Predicting Malignancy in Thyroid Nodules. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism , doi:10.1210/jc.2007-0641. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Vol. 92, No. 8 2917-2922. 2007.

For more information: www.gehealthcare.com

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