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Image: Very high magnification micrograph of fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma showing the characteristic laminated fibrosis between the tumor cells with a low N/C ratio. H&E stain (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Hepatocellular Carcinoma Screening Linked with Curative Treatment and Longer Survival in Cirrhosis Patients

Investigators discovered that patients with cirrhosis who underwent surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma had cancers detected at an earlier stage, were more likely to receive curative instead of palliative treatment, and had longer survival.   More...
24 Apr 2014
Image: Analogic Sonic Window handheld ultrasound for peripheral IV placement (Photo courtesy of Analogic).

First-of-a-Kind Ultrasound System Designed for Image-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Access and Fits in Pocket

A new, ultra-compact ultrasound device provides direct visualization of structures beneath the skin in real time to effectively guide clinicians placing peripheral intravenous lines.  More...
22 Apr 2014
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Imaging and Blood Test Work Together to Optimize Evaluation of Ovarian Cancer Risk

A new US Food and Drug Administration-cleared blood test that measures the levels of five proteins and then uses a proprietary algorithm and software to calculate a single risk score has been the topic of recent research comparing the test to two imaging modalities.  More...
15 Apr 2014
Image: Siemens Healthcare has launched the HELX Evolution, the newest iteration of its Acuson S range of ultrasound imaging systems (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthcare).

Ultrasound Imaging System Enhancements Include High Definition Transducers, Sophisticated Elastography, and Tissue Strain Analysis

New features designed for a range of ultrasound systems include enhanced image quality with a large 21.5-inch LCD monitor, HD transducers, optimized contrast agent imaging technologies, and more powerful image processing with 50% greater pixel density.  More...
14 Apr 2014
Image: Ultrasound image of a lung (Photo courtesy of JP Rathmell).

Ultrasound Can identify Pregnant Woman with Preeclampsia at Risk for Respiratory Failure

Ultrasound imaging of the lungs could help clinicians rapidly determine if a pregnant woman with preeclampsia is at risk for respiratory failure.   More...
31 Mar 2014
Image: At the 2014 European Congress of Radiology (ECR), held in March 6-14 in Vienna (Austria), Mindray launched the M9 portable ultrasound system. ECR 2014 president, Prof. Valentin Sinitsyn unveiled the M9 to a large audience at the Congress (Photo courtesy of Mindray)

Laptop Doppler Ultrasound Technology Provides Sophisticated Cardiology Tools

Users no longer need to sacrifice performance for portability in medical imaging technology because a new laptop Doppler ultrasound system combines sophisticated features before only found in heavy cart-based systems.   More...
25 Mar 2014
Image: The Imagio is a dual-modality, two-dimensional (2D) optoacoustic/ultrasonic imaging system for diagnostic imaging of breast cancer (Photo courtesy of Seno medical Instruments).

Optoacoustic-Ultrasound Fusion Could Potentially Eliminate the Need for a Breast Biopsy and Track Early Response to Treatment

A new imaging modality may be an effective approach in reducing the need for biopsy in patients with benign but suspicious-appearing breast masses on standard diagnostic breast ultrasound.  More...
24 Mar 2014

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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