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Image: Purdue University researchers are using ultrasound images like this one to study abdominal aortic aneurysms, a potentially fatal condition that is the 13th leading cause of death in the United States (Photo courtesy of Purdue University/Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering).

Ultrasound Provides Insights into Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Researchers are assessing the effectiveness of the use of ultrasound to study lethal abdominal aortic aneurysms, a bulging of the aorta that is typically fatal when it ruptures, and for which there is no effective medical treatment.  More...
28 Oct 2014

Tablet-Based Ultrasound Technology Shows Lifesaving Potential in Emergency Service Study

New tablet-based technology provides wireless transmission of ultrasound images from an ambulance, allowing more rapid, informed treatment of critical trauma patients.  More...
28 Oct 2014
Image: Leading German anesthetists Drs. Wolf Armbruster, Rüdiger Eichholz, and Thomas Notheisen have collaborated to develop the Armbruster Eichholz Notheisen (AEN) training concept for ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (Photo courtesy of Management and Krankenhaus).

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training Program Established for Regional Anesthesiologists

Regional anesthesia specialists have developed an innovative ultrasound training program.  More...
15 Oct 2014
Image: A “virtual breast” image is part of a software program designed by Michigan Tech’s Jingfeng Jiang. Healthcare professionals could use the software to learn how to better read ultrasound elastography images, which are used to detect cancer (Photo courtesy of Michigan Technological University).

“Virtual Breast” Designed to Enhance Ultrasound Elastography Cancer Detection

A virtual breast has been developed to help train clinicians in the use of ultrasound elastography. The technique has the potential for improving cancer detection, but only if the results are interpreted accurately.  More...
15 Oct 2014

Ultrasound System Visualizes Complete Blood Flow during Interventional Heart Valve Procedures

A new ultrasound cardiovascular imaging system provides live, full-volume color Doppler imaging of heart valve anatomy and blood flow using a new true volume transesophageal echo probe.   More...
09 Oct 2014
Image: An ultrasound of the bladder showing a ureter blocked by a kidney stone (Photo courtesy of UCSF).

CT Scans Are No More Effective Than Ultrasound Detecting Kidney Stones

To diagnose agonizing kidney stones in hospital emergency room environments, computed tomography scans have been found to be no better than less frequently-used ultrasound exams, according to a clinical study performed at 15 US medical centers.   More...
02 Oct 2014
Image: Although clinically important, parents-to-be can be dismayed with the blurry gray image that appears with the first scan of their baby. This colored 3D image was captured using the Voluson E10 ultrasound system (Photo courtesy of GE healthcare).

Ultrasound Scanner Offers Enhanced View of Fetus

Using new ultrasound technology, clinicians can now visualize fetuses in the womb with unprecedented detail, allowing treatment that can be planned comprehensively before the baby is even born.  More...
24 Sep 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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