Novel Ultrasound Technology Screens for Heart Conditions

Nov 11, 2014
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have determined for the first time the impact of a ring-shaped vortex on transporting blood flow in normal and abnormal ventricles within the human heart. They worked with cardiologists at the Non-Invasive Cardiology Laboratory at Gregorio Marañon Hospital, in Madrid, Spain. In order to make the study... Read more »

Ultrasound Implants may Help Open the Blood-brain Barrier

Nov 11, 2014
A French firm may have finally found a sustainable way to allow large drug molecules to pass through the blood-brain barrier, thereby significantly improving the effectiveness of some drugs. The blood-brain barrier prevents toxic materials present in the blood to reach the brain, thereby protecting the organ from harm. However the same barrier also prevents... Read more »

How Ultrasound Skin Tightening Can Firm, Lift Your Face

Nov 4, 2014
Many people don’t realize that ultrasound imaging can be used to lift skin and promote collagen production. One such noninvasive treatment, Ultherapy®, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Practitioners use the ultrasound treatment to target deep tissue layers. They can use the device to focus energy where it is most needed.... Read more »

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