Ultrasound, also referred to as sonography or diagnostic ultrasound, uses high-frequency sound waves to visualize soft tissue. Ultrasounds are frequently ordered to measure fetal anatomy during pregnancy, check for blood clots and to guide needle biopsy procedures of the breast, abdomen and pelvis. 

Heartbeat Health Caption Health AI echocardiogram

Steve Cashman, Caption Health’s CEO, described the partnership as “an ideal coupling of patient-centric services.”

MIT engineers develop ultrasound stickers that deliver diagnostic images for 48 hours

Experts at MIT have developed ultrasound stickers that can be worn in the same manner as a Band-Aid while also producing diagnostic quality images in real-time.

In an analysis of nearly 500 women, more than 17% of pregnancy terminations were due to major structural anomalies of the central nervous system, cardiovascular system, abdomen, skeleton or urogenital system of the fetus.

differentiating between malignant and vaccine-related lymphadenopathy

“Visual techniques are not enough to correctly classify nodes in patients after COVID-19 vaccination,” experts shared in EJR.

"Our model is a potential tool to improve the primary trisomy 21 screening based on ultrasonographic images for universal clinical application," experts involved in the study suggested.

Men with prostate cancer can avoid many of the unpleasant side effects of chemo, surgery and radiation therapy when they are treated with high-intensity focused ultrasound instead.

Whole-body imaging reveals clinically undetectable blood clots in patients after their first dose of AstraZeneca's COVID vaccine.

Researchers recently completed an external validation for the Ovarian-Adnexal Reporting and Data System (O-RADS) for classifying lesions as malignant or benign, for which validation had been previously lacking. #ORADS

The study yielded a malignancy rate of 8.4% for the women who presented for routine pelvic ultrasound without prior suspicion for adnexal lesions.

DiA Imaging Analysis, which specialized in developing the AI-based automated cardiac ultrasound solution LVivo Seamless. The technology is now integrated through partnerships with dozens of healthcare vendors, including ScImage, GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare Konica Minolta and IBM Watson.

Artificial intelligence vendor DiA has emerged as a key third-party provider of AI to larger imaging vendors.

Radiology medical imaging of the wounded in Russian invasion war in Unkraine. #StandwithUkraine #Ukraine #Ukrainewar #RussiaUkraineWar #woundedchildren

A collection of medical images from hospitals in Ukraine showing radiology equipment in use and clinical images of wounded soldiers and civilians.

Example of ultrasound-assisted laser arterial plaque removal, which might be developed into a new type of less traumatic atherectomy system.Image courtesy of Rohit Singh.

The new technique is still in the development stage, but early research suggests it could provide clinicians with a new treatment option for breaking down arterial plaque. 

The GE healthcare vScan Air was one of several point of care ultrasound (POCUS) systems on display at the ACC 2022 meeting.

There were several point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) systems on display by vendors at ACC 2022. Here are two of them. 

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There is not agreement among the top structural heart experts if CT is required for left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO), but a Henry Ford Hospital study shows it can improve outcomes.

Ron Blankstein, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, explains recent advances in coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) technology. 

With the elevation of cardiac CT to a 1A indication in the 2021 Chest Pain Guidelines, there has been a large amount of interest in starting coronary artery CT angiography (CCTA) programs. 

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