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Tag: Ultrasound


Innovation, Medical Devices

GE HealthCare wins $44m grant to develop AI-assisted ultrasound tools

September 19, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded GE HealthCare a $44m grant to develop artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted ultrasound imaging auto-assessment tools. The auto-assessment tools are expected to expand ultrasound access to low and middle-income countries by allowing information captured […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Analysis: The Role of Compact Systems in Today’s Ultrasound Market

April 19, 2022

Via: HitConsultant

Much of the focus in the ultrasound market in the last few years has been on the handheld market. This is justified, considering its role in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the spate of innovation in the sector, […]


News

CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing boosts effectiveness of ultrasound cancer therapy

December 8, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

Sonodynamic therapy uses ultrasound in combination with drugs to release harmful reactive oxygen species (ROS) at the site of a tumor. However, the treatment isn’t very effective because cancer cells can activate antioxidant defense systems to counteract it. Now, researchers […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers developing new cancer treatments with high-intensity focused ultrasound

August 24, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers are bringing the use of acoustic waves to target and destroy cancerous tumours closer to reality. While doctors have used low-intensity ultrasound as a medical imaging tool since the 1950s, experts at the University of Waterloo are using and […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Zapping nerves with ultrasound lowers drug-resistant blood pressure

May 17, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Brief pulses of ultrasound delivered to nerves near the kidney produced a clinically meaningful drop in blood pressure in people whose hypertension did not respond to a triple cocktail of medications, reports a new study led by researchers at Columbia […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Samsung Medison partners with Intel for fetal ultrasound workflow

September 11, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Samsung Medison has partnered with Intel for new smart workflow solutions to enhance obstetric measurements in order to improve maternal and fetal safety. As part of the partnership, Samsung Medison’s BiometryAssist will leverage an Intel Core i3 processor, the Intel […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Research

Researchers use ultrasound technology to help amputees get greater control of prosthetics

November 16, 2017

Via: The Medical News

There’s hope for a better life for people who’ve lost an arm or leg, thanks to new research funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense. George Mason University researchers are developing cutting-edge ultrasound technology to help […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Ultrasound Helps Release Drugs from Nanoparticles Into Brain

January 24, 2017

Via: Medgadget

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have come up with a simple way of using ultrasound to release drugs from special nanoparticles delivered into the brain. The technology would allow for targeted drug delivery, making sure the medication is delivered where […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New ultrasound method offers increasingly personalised and earlier assessment of fracture risk

October 18, 2016

Via: The Medical News

In people over 50 years of age, fractures are so common that for example one in three women will suffer a wrist, ankle or hip fracture during their life. Low-energy fractures caused by bone weakening are one manifestation of osteoporosis. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

MRI-guided focused ultrasound treatment improves quality of life in patients with essential tremor

August 29, 2016

Via: The Medical News

Treatment with MRI-guided focused ultrasound significantly improves tremors and quality of life in patients with essential tremor (ET), the most common movement disorder, according to a study published in the August 25 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New imaging methods could help identify early stages of arthrosis

May 27, 2016

Via: The Medical News

Arthrosis, a degenerative disease that affects the joints, becomes more common as people become older. The disease is becoming increasingly common among older people in Finland as well. Arthrosis is currently the subject of research in a number of projects […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Ultrasound Used to Rotate Biological Samples Within Microfluidic Devices

March 29, 2016

Via: Medgadget

Microfluidic devices have come a long way over the past decade, able to perform advanced diagnostics and to manipulate objects flowing through them in interesting ways. Yet, one thing that has been a challenge is the difficulty of rotating fragile […]


Innovation

Philips Launches App-Based Ultrasound Solution Lumify

June 25, 2015

Via: Hit Consultant/Security

Royal Philips has launched Lumify, its first app-based ultrasound solution that will extend the reach of ultrasound applications across the health continuum using mobile technology. Philips’ Lumify is an entirely new way of delivering ultrasound technology to healthcare providers and […]