Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Feb. 21, 2013 — Scientists from the Bonn University Hospital successfully tested a method in mice allowing the morphological and functional sequelae of a myocardial infarction to be reduced. Tiny gas bubbles are made to oscillate within the heart via focused ultrasound -- this improves microcirculation and decreases the size of the scar tissue. The results show that the mice, following myocardial infarction, have improved cardiac output as a result of this method, as compared to untreated animals.
Thanks Science Daily
Friday, February 15, 2013
At the Wisconsin Right to Life Legislative Conference this week, the state’s top Republican lawmakers assured attendeesthat they will do everything in their power to enact a forced ultrasound bill, which would mandate an invasive transvaginal probe for some women seeking first-trimester abortions. “This bill is a priority,” Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R) said. “It is long overdue.”
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
"CHICAGO-- At the 98th
Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North
America (RSNA), November 25-30 in Chicago, Siemens Healthcare introduced the ACUSON
Freestyle™ ultrasound system that features wireless transducers, eliminating the impediment of
cables in ultrasound imaging. To enable this pioneering technology, the system brings to the market a
large number of innovations, including acoustics, system architecture, radio design, miniaturization,
and image processing. The ACUSON Freestyle system will expand ultrasound’s use in interventional
and therapeutic applications, where the technology provides numerous workflow and image quality
advantages. The development of wireless ultrasound is in line with the objectives of the Healthcare
Sector’s global initiative Agenda 2013 – specifically in the areas of innovation and accessibility."
Courtesy Siemans and Sonoworld
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Thanks Heraldonline and ICUS
— SuperSonic Imagine, the ultrasound company that pioneered breakthrough ShearWave™ Elastography technology (SWE™), and UltraFast™ Doppler, today announced that Dr. Peter N. Burns, Ph.D. has received the company’s 2012 Aixplorer Achievement Award. Dr. Burns follows past recipients, Dr. Nancy Cappello, Are You Dense founder and Sherry Lansing, cancer research philanthropist and former Paramount Pictures CEO who received the first award in 2010. The SuperSonic Imagine Aixplorer Achievement Award was created to recognize, honor and celebrate the outstanding contribution of time, leadership or financial support made by individuals, companies or associations, to advance cancer research and awareness.