Technological Advances Offer 'Unprecedented Opportunity"
Eric Topol's keynote speech during the opening session of the 2014 AAFP Assembly addressed advances in technology and the potential they hold to transform health care for physicians and patients. Topol demonstrated by attaching a device to his phone and performing an echocardiogram on himself.
Philips Develops Wind-Up Fetal Doppler Heart Rate Monitor
Philips announces collaboration with PowerFree Education Technology (PET) to commercialize innovative hand-cranked Fetal Heart Rate Monitor for Africa. Partnership aimed at addressing the high rates of preventable infant mortality across the continent.
UK medical students named masters of ultrasound
A group of University of Kentucky medical students called the “Sonokittens” have distinguished themselves as the world’s savviest student sonographers with a win at the first-ever World Cup of Ultrasound Competition.
FDA approves a new ultrasound imaging agent
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Lumason (sulfur hexafluoride lipid microsphere) for patients whose ultrasound image of the heart (echocardiograms) are hard to see with ultrasound waves. Lumason is marketed by Bracco Diagnostics Inc.
Wind-up heart rate monitor will help save Africa's babies
A wind-up fetal heart rate monitor that will help curb the high rates of preventable infant deaths in Africa is being further developed and commercialised in a partnership between PowerFree Education Technology, a South African non-profit organisation, and global technology firm, Royal Philips.
More doctors tuned to ultrasound’s frequency
Since the 1970s, however, ultrasound has become, quietly and steadily, the Swiss Army knife of health care, with an ever-expanding repertoire of functions... Ultrasound’s trajectory has been mission creep of the best possible sort.