Astronauts use ultrasound to measure spinal health
April 26, 2018 -- Astronauts armed with a compact ultrasound system successfully performed scans on each other while on the International Space Station. The scans were part of a study to assess spinal changes during long-term spaceflight that could lead to back pain, researchers wrote in the April issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  Discuss
Long-term deals and AI drive Q1 sales growth at Philips
April 23, 2018 -- More long-term managed service deals, along with increased activity in the artificial intelligence (AI) sector and a strong performance in ultrasound, have contributed to revenue growth at Philips during the first three months of 2018.  Discuss
Will ultrasound and AI become the tricorder of the future?
April 19, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) will soon bring many benefits to point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), and perhaps one day it will enable these systems to fulfill the promise of the legendary tricorder from "Star Trek." But it could also lower the bar in terms of who is able to read POCUS scans -- potentially threatening physicians.  Discuss
Sonographers exposed to radiation from MPI patients
April 17, 2018 -- A new study found that sonographers who performed cardiac ultrasound studies on patients who received nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) scans were exposed to residual radiation from the patients. While the radiation levels were low, the researchers advised that sonographers modify their scanning techniques.  Discuss
How can unnecessary ABUS recalls be avoided?
April 16, 2018 -- Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) can yield lower recall rates than handheld ultrasound, but unnecessary recalls still occur -- and it's important to find ways to reduce them, according to research presented at the recent American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine annual meeting in New York City.  Discuss
US body fat measure predicts obstetric complications
April 11, 2018 -- A woman's body fat index measured by ultrasound appears to be a better gauge of the possibility of obstetric complications than body mass index, according to research presented at the recent American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine meeting in New York City.  Discuss
POCUS helps handle out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
April 2, 2018 -- Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) shows promise as a tool for emergency responders to help predict survival and guide interventions for cardiac arrests experienced outside of the hospital, according to research presented at the recent American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine meeting in New York City.  Discuss
AIUM: VA lags behind in use of point-of-care ultrasound
March 28, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - Few emergency departments at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals are using point-of-care ultrasound for most of the modality's recommended applications, according to research presented on Monday at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meeting.  Discuss
AIUM: Double dose of US contrast helps find gastric lesions
March 28, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - Giving a double dose of ultrasound contrast in the form of both oral and injectable agents improves the modality's diagnostic performance for characterizing gastric lesions, according to research presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting.  Discuss
AIUM: Contrast US finds prostate cancer that MRI misses
March 27, 2018 -- NEW YORK CITY - A new technique for imaging microbubble ultrasound contrast agents shows promise for identifying prostate cancer even in patients with a negative MRI, according to a presentation delivered at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) meeting.  Discuss
Special Feature
Are the good times over for compact ultrasound?

During the past 10 years, the market for compact ultrasound systems grew quickly; however, more recently, growth has slowed. Simon Harris from Signify Research discusses the reasons behind the slowdown and what the future may hold for the compact ultrasound sector. Read more

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