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For pregnant women, it is standard practice to get a general fetal ultrasound between 18 to 22 weeks of pregnancy. Ultrasound scans, which use high-frequency sound waves to show images of the fetus, placenta and amniotic fluid, help the doctor see how the baby is developing and detect possible birth defects. While ultrasounds can help … Continue reading Pediatric cardiology expert advises pregnant women to ask three questions about fetal ultrasounds

Image: New visualization tools include TrueVue, which uses a virtual light source to provide more lifelike 3D ultrasound images (Photo courtesy of Philips Healthcare). New visualization tools that enable simultaneous transparent, photo-realistic, 3D visualizations for IB/GYN ultrasound systems have been showcased. The new tools are intended to allow clinicians to diagnose complex Obstetric (OB) and … Continue reading OB/GYN Ultrasound Innovations Advance Pregnancy Care

Royal Philips announced that it has received the “2016 Best in KLAS” award in the Ultrasound category. Philips received KLAS’ prestigious recognition this year for its breadth of ultrasound solutions, spanning diagnostic, interventional, point-of-care and software products. The award recognizes Philips’ commitment to expanding applications for ultrasound, developing a broad portfolio of innovations to provide … Continue reading Philips recognized for quality and breadth of ultrasound products

According to a study presented at the American College of Radiology annual meeting, the use of follow-up imaging is significantly less when initial emergency department (ED) ultrasound examinations are interpreted by a radiologist than a nonradiologist. The work, conducted by researchers at the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, was named an ACR 2017 Gold … Continue reading Follow-up imaging is less when radiologists read ED ultrasounds

An Indian researcher’s work at Baltimore’s prestigious John Hopkins University may now help surgeons detect and treat cancerous tumours while operating on patients. Amaravati-born Nishikant Deshmukh claims to have developed the world’s first five-dimensional ultrasound system that will help surgeons in detecting cancerous tumours, reports The American Bazaar (TAB). His research findings were first presented at the 2015 Information … Continue reading Indian researcher develops 5D ultrasound system to detect cancer

A company has received a patent approval for a new 3D ultrasound skeletal visualization technology that can improve the chances of discovering skeletal irregularities in unborn babies than existing techniques. The technology is part of an existing commercially available innovative 3D rendering product, and will help enable clinicians obtain a more accurate view of the … Continue reading Patent Issued for 3D Skeletal Ultrasound Visualization Technology

A Stanford-led team of researchers has developed tiny bubbles that bind to malignant tumors, making them visible to ultrasound imaging. A team led by researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine has demonstrated a way to diagnose cancer without resorting to surgery, raising the possibility of far fewer biopsies. For this first-in-humans clinical trial, … Continue reading Ultrasound and microbubbles flag malignant cancer in humans