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.
Low-Frequency Low-Power Ultrasound for Glaucoma
This research study reports use of a low-power, low-frequency, focused therapeutic ultrasound device for glaucoma (TUG). The treatment is designed to trigger an inflammatory reaction in the anterior chamber angle and trabecular meshwork to enhance outflow of fluid.
Ultrasound used to study endangered Irish language
Using a portable ultrasound machine attached to a helmet, the researchers formed obtain images of the speakers' tongues, synced to video and audio. Software analysis then traces the tongue, showing where the tongue moves as it produces different sounds.
Ultrasound could be alternative to second thyroid nodule FNA
Ultrasound (US), along with a clinical follow-up, could be a diagnostic alternative to detect thyroid nodule malignancy instead of repeating a biopsy following non-diagnostic fine-needle aspiration (FNA), according to a study published in the September issue of Radiology.
Patients accept false-positives to achieve diagnostic sensitivity
Both patients and healthcare professionals believe diagnosis of extracolonic malignancy with screening computed tomography (CT) colonography greatly outweighs the potential disadvantages of subsequent radiologic or invasive follow-up tests precipitated by false-positive diagnoses.