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Trend Toward Smaller Ultrasound Devices as Sales Increase

World market revenues for the ultrasound sector in 2014 were USD 5.8 billion, while market growth rate was 5%. Factors like the absence of radiation, the smaller form factor, and the relative low cost compared to other imaging technologies have fueled the trend. Growth is expected to continue until 2018.  More...
25 Jan 2015

Guidelines Released for Quantitative Monitoring of Critically Ill and Surgery Patients Using Echocardiography

The American Society of Echocardiography has published clinical guidelines describing how and when echocardiography can be used for medical and surgical therapy in adult patients. The guidelines were published in the January 2015 issue of the American Society of Echocardiography.  More...
21 Jan 2015

Compact Ultrasound Scanner Measures Bladder Volume

An automatic bladder volume measurement device provides rapid, objective information on the necessity for a urinary catheter.  More...
21 Jan 2015

Update Guidelines Published for Echo Cardiac Chamber Quantification in Adults

Updates to the international standard for quantification of the size and function of the cardiac chamber are a result of the fast pace of technological advance in echocardiography and associated changes in the way it is practiced.  More...
19 Jan 2015
Image: An abnormal Echocardiogram. Image shows a mid-muscular ventricular septal defect. The trace in the lower left shows the cardiac cycle and the red mark the time in the cardiac cycle that the image was captured. Colors are used to represent the velocity and direction of blood flow (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia).

Using Portable Ultrasound to Identify Possible Heart Attacks and Strokes Before Symptoms Arise

A study of portable ultrasound performed in the United States, Canada, and India has revealed the potential of this technology for identifying plaques in peripheral arteries that can lead to heart attacks and stroke before symptoms occur, in both developed and developing country environments, allowing preventive treatment in those affected.   More...
19 Jan 2015

Ultrasound Supplemental Breast Cancer Screening Not Necessary for Diagnosis of All Women with Dense Breasts

Supplemental ultrasound screening for all women with dense breasts would substantially increase healthcare costs with little improvement in overall health, according to new research.  More...
06 Jan 2015

Study Shows Potential for Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder with Focused Ultrasound

In the proof-of-concept study, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder patients that did not respond to other medical therapies for OCD were treated with bilateral thermal capsulotomy using Magnetic Resonance-guided focused ultrasound to the anterior internal capsule of the brain.  More...
05 Jan 2015

MedImaging channel of MedImaging offers comprehensive coverage of medical sonography in its Ultrasound channel dealing with diagnostic and obstetric sonography, palliative applications (MRgFUS), as well as reports on scanners and transducers.
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