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. The imaging modality does not use any radiation to create images. Find news specific to cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography).

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Radiologists need better access to patient data stored in the electronic medical record, imaging IT expert Rik Primo explains. 

Imaging IT expert Rik Primo discusses emerging issues he saw at RSNA and HIMSS.

Many new imaging solutions were on display at the world's largest health informatics conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Ritu Thamman, MD, FASE, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, discusses trends and the technical aspects of strain imaging. #ASE #ASE23 #ASE2023 #strainecho

Strain imaging making a significant impact on the treatment of heart patients

Strain imaging has gained considerable momentum in recent years as an effective tool for getting more value out of heart evaluations. Ritu Thamman, MD, provided an in-depth look at the latest trends in strain echocardiography in an exclusive interview. 

September 14, 2023
Video of Denise Garris, ASE regulatory consultant and principal of the Korris Group, explaining how reimbursements from insurance andMedicare work to pay or cardiac ultrasound exams. #ASE #ASE360 #ASE23 #ASE2023 #healthcarereimbursment

Understanding reimbursements and coding for echocardiography

"I think everyone would agree that the current fee-for-service model is not working appropriately and there needs to be a fix," regulatory consultant Denise Garris explained in a new interview. 

September 13, 2023
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AI improves the delivery of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia

Researchers have identified yet another way AI can boost patient outcomes, tracking the effectiveness of a new scanning device from Intelligent Ultrasound. 

September 12, 2023
Jackie Sohn, DO, explains the use and trating requirements for intensivists and anesthesiologists to train on using point of care ultrasound (POCUS) at ASE 2023.

Training noncardiologists to perform basic POCUS exams

Jackie Sohn, DO, discussed how POCUS is now incorporated into fellowship training programs and the different ways these handheld and smaller cart-based systems are being utilized in hospitals.

September 11, 2023
Purvi Parwani, MD, director of echocardiography, Loma Linda University Medical Center, explains the trend where heart failure imaging guidelines are driving a rising use of mixed multimodality imaging. #ASE #ASE2023

Multimodality imaging helps cardiologists manage heart failure patients—with an assist from AI

Purvi Parwani, MD, discussed the trend toward multimodality imaging for heart failure management. All modalities have their own weaknesses, she explained. 

September 7, 2023
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Can medical imaging help drug addicts get clean?

Researchers hope to learn if focused ultrasound can help cocaine users combat their cravings. 

September 6, 2023
Example of the Siemens Origin AI-automated cardiac ultrasound system performing auto contours and measurements after the AI sees what is being imaged and the operator hits the AI button on the console. The system is designed to be an assistant to the operator and knows the next steps in the exams.

Siemens Healthineers unveils 'truly revolutionary' AI-enabled echo system

The new-look system is able to evaluate a situation and anticipate what users may need next.

August 25, 2023
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Dense breast imaging specialists secure $12M in funding

Delphinus Medical Technologies says it will use the investment to expand the commercial adoption of its SoftVue 3D Whole Breast Tomography System.

August 23, 2023
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