Ultrasound-mediated oncolytic virus delivery and uptake review
Oncolytic viruses can selectively replicate within and destroy a cancer cell, thus making them a powerful therapeutic in treating late-stage or metastatic cancer. This article reviews current state of the art in delivery via microbubbles and ultrasound.
3D Ultrasound Gives Surgical Precision to Anesthesia
This one is interesting because the researchers propose to have a computer "interpret" the images by comparing obtained images in real time against a template, allowing the user to effectively guide injections without actually recognizing what is on the ultrasound screen.
Tricorder-Like Technology Could Provide Contact-Free Ultrasound
Stanford Scientists have developed “tricorder-like” technology using radio frequency and ultrasound to detect embedded objects in highly dispersive materials, such as water, mud, or human tissue. The technology was originally intended to safely locate buried explosives.
Could you measure my placenta, please?
Yale researchers have launched a ResearchKit app EPV for pregnant women to track the growth of their baby’s placenta. Researchers are interested in knowing the correlation between Estimated Placental Volume (EPV) and pregnancy outcomes.
Lawsuit tossed in Florida ultrasound-training case
Last May, three female students in an ultrasound technologist program sued Valencia College in Orlando, Fla., alleging two professors forced them to undergo vaginal sonograms in class. A federal judge has now thrown out the suit.
Ultrasound Reveals How Speech Sounds Are Formed
The Department of Phonetics at the University of Turku is the first one in the world to combine both ultrasound technology and research on the evoked potentials of the brain in the development of language education.
Elastography helping reduce false positives in breast imaging
The technology, ShearWave Elastography (SWE), has been shown to reduce the number of benign lesions incorrectly flagged for biopsy. Even more important, this technique can help avert false negative diagnoses in patients who are ultimately found to have breast cancer.
Interesting Jobs you Probably Do Not Want!
Texas Federal Correctional Institution (Prison) La Tuna is seeking a mobile ultrasound technician. The offer states that the technician will be provided a room inside the institution with staff security.
Ultrasound vs CT for Pediatric Appendicitis: Are We Missing Anything?
Concerns about radiation exposure along with improving ultrasound technology have resulted in a general reduction in the use of CT and a concomitant increase in the use of ultrasound in the evaluation and diagnosis of appendicitis in children. This study asks "Are we missing anything?"
Assessing rheumatoid arthritis with light
A new noninvasive technology, optical spectral transmission measurements, performed moderately well in the detection of joint inflammation in patients with RA and was similar to ultrasound in its overall sensitivity.
Two-in-one Breast Scanner
A Cape Town hospital is testing a newly developed scanner that combines x-ray and ultrasound into a single device.