Cardiovascular Ultrasound

This channel includes news and new technology innovations about cardiovascular ultrasound. Cardiovascular ultrasounds, or echocardiograms, use sound waves to to create images of the heart. The technology is commonly used to assess overall cardiac function and assess left or right ventricular ejection fractions. It also can show blood flow is the tissues and within the ventricles, valve function, fluid accumulation, the formation of thrombus inside the heart, and strain wall motion imaging to assess the function of the heart. It is also commonly used to guide transcatheter structural heart procedures. This channel includes information on transesophageal echo (TEE), intra-cardiac echo (ICE) and point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) systems. 

Representative still images of 4 of the 10 standard transthoracic echocardiographic views acquired by a nurse using the Caption Health deep-learning algorithm that were judged to be of diagnostic quality. 

Representative still images of 4 of the 10 standard transthoracic echocardiographic views acquired by a nurse using the Caption Health deep-learning algorithm that were judged to be of diagnostic quality. 

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021 — A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Cardiology demonstrated...
The Philips AAA Model integrates software and Philips 3-D ultrasound technologies into a single solution to automatically segment and quantify the size of the aneurysm sac for surveillance of known native and post-EVAR treated AAAs.

The Philips AAA Model integrates software and Philips 3-D ultrasound technologies into a single solution to automatically segment and quantify the size of the aneurysm sac for surveillance of known native and post-EVAR treated AAAs.
 

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 27, 2021
January 27, 2021 — Philips Healthcare has introduced the Philips Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Model, providing...
Clinicians reviewing a COVID-19 patient's lung CT that reveals the severity of COVID-caused pneumonia. The impact of COVID on radiology was a major, over arching trend at  the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. Getty Images #RSNA20 #RSNA2020

Clinicians reviewing a COVID-19 patient's lung CT that reveals the severity of COVID-caused pneumonia. The impact of COVID on radiology was a major, over arching trend at  the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. Getty Images

Feature | RSNA | January 18, 2021 | By Dave Fornell and Melinda Taschetta-Millane
Not surprisingly, many of the key trends observed at the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting...
A new algorithmic module from OEM ultrasound AI software vendor RSIP Vision provides automated expert-level assessment of heart function from parasternal long axis view for point of care medical teams. Echocardiography artificial intelligence

A new algorithmic module from OEM ultrasound AI software vendor RSIP Vision provides automated expert-level assessment of heart function from parasternal long axis view for point of care medical teams.

News | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | January 08, 2021
January 8, 2020 – RSIP Vision has launched a new artificial intelligence (AI) ultrasound module that enables fast and...
Ultromics will offer EchoGo Pro as a stress-echo module in the EchoGo suite alongside EchoGo Core, its AI solution for automated systolic function and strain analysis. The EchoGo suite is a cloud-based service that uses artificial intelligence to fully automate the pathway to diagnosis, providing near-instant reports for clinicians without any need for physical software on site.

Ultromics will offer its artificial intelligence driven EchoGo Pro as a stress-echo module in the EchoGo suite alongside EchoGo Core, its AI solution for automated systolic function and strain analysis. The EchoGo suite is a cloud-based service that uses artificial intelligence to fully automate the pathway to diagnosis, providing near-instant reports for clinicians without any need for physical software on site.

News | Artificial Intelligence | January 06, 2021
January 6, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Ultromics' EchoGo Pro, an artificial...
The Clarius PA HD hand-held, wireless ultrasound scanner is now available for high resolution cardiac imaging with the release of the Clarius Ultrasound App 7.3 for iOS and Android smart devices.
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | November 30, 2020
November 30, 2020 — The Clarius PA HD hand-held, wireless ultrasound scanner is now available for high resolution...
Dia's LVivo artificial intelligence software can help automate many features of echocardiograms to speed workflow and aid novice users. The software is now integrated into the Konica Minolta Exa PACS.

Dia's LVivo artificial intelligence software can help automate many features of echocardiograms to speed workflow and aid novice users. The software is now integrated into the Konica Minolta Exa PACS. 

News | Artificial Intelligence | November 12, 2020
November 12, 2020 – Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. and DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd. jointly announce the expanded...
A sonographer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital using the Caption Health AI to optimize ultrasound imaging. Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago is the first in U.S. to adopt Caption AI (artificial intelligence) to improve ultrasound imaging in emergency department, ICU and cardio-oncology clinic  

A sonographer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital using the Caption Health AI to optimize ultrasound imaging.

News | Ultrasound Imaging | October 28, 2020
October 28, 2020 — Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the first hospital in the United States to purchase Caption Health...
GE Healthcare announced U.S. FDA 510k clearance for its Ultra Edition package on Vivid cardiovascular ultrasound systems, which includes new features based on artificial intelligence (AI) that enable clinicians to acquire faster, more repeatable exams consistently.
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | October 15, 2020
October 13, 2020 — GE Healthcare announced U.S. FDA 510k clearance for its Ultra Edition package on Vivid ...
The Philips Lumify point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system uses an app and a transducer to convert a smartphone into a portable ultrasound system. Philips and GE Healthcare both offer small hand-held systems and are now facing increased competition from new POCUS vendors like Butterfly Network.

The Philips Lumify point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) system uses an app and a transducer to convert a smartphone into a portable ultrasound system. Philips and GE Healthcare both offer small hand-held systems and are now facing increased competition from new POCUS vendors like Butterfly Network. 

Feature | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | October 08, 2020 | Alan Stoddart, Signify Research
For all the changes in medicine there are some things that seem resolutely stable. Chief among these is the idea that...
Butterfly Network Inc. is launching its next-generation Butterfly iQ+ point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) technology that can turn a smartphone into a diagnostic imaging system. It offers a new needle guidance app.

Butterfly Network Inc. is launching its next-generation Butterfly iQ+ point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) technology that can turn a smartphone into a diagnostic imaging system. It offers a new needle guidance app.

News | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | October 08, 2020
October 8, 2020 – Butterfly Network Inc. is launching its next-generation Butterfly iQ+ point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS...
WEBINAR: Intelligently Efficient Adult Echo Structured Reporting. GE Healthcare explains how AI assisted structured reporting can improve workflow
Webinar | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | October 05, 2020
The dynamics of our world are changing rapidly. Cardiologists are being challenged to complete documentation in an...
The artificial intelligence-driven Caption Guidance software guides point of care ultrasound (POCUS) users to get optimal cardiac ultrasound images. The AI software is an example of a FDA-cleared software that is helping improve imaging, even when used by less experienced users.

The artificial intelligence-driven Caption Guidance software guides point of care ultrasound (POCUS) users to get optimal cardiac ultrasound images. The AI software is an example of a FDA-cleared software that is helping improve imaging, even when used by less experienced users.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | September 29, 2020 | Joe Fornadel, J.D., and Wes Moran, J.D.
The number of Federal Drug Administration (FDA)-approved AI-based algorithms is significant and has grown at a steady...
EchoGo Pro automates cardiac ultrasound measurements for heart functions, but also empower physicians to predict the occurrence of coronary artery disease (CAD).

EchoGo Pro automates cardiac ultrasound measurements for heart functions, but also empower physicians to predict the occurrence of coronary artery disease (CAD).

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020 — Based on its recent analysis of the global artificial intelligence (AI)-based echocardiography...
Naples Community Hospital Director of Cardiac Imaging Bill Shirkey showing a point-of-care echocardiogram of a COVID-19 patient he imaged with a GE Healthcare Vscan device bedside in an isolation room. Use of a small handheld device greatly speeds disinfection after the exam and does not require moving a larger cart-based ultrasound system into a room, which may require moving furniture and add exposure time in the room.

Naples Community Hospital Director of Cardiac Imaging Bill Shirkey showing a point-of-care echocardiogram of a COVID-19 patient he imaged with a GE Healthcare Vscan device bedside in an isolation room. Use of a small handheld device greatly speeds disinfection after the exam and does not require moving a larger cart-based ultrasound system into a room, which may require moving furniture and add exposure time in the room.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020 — The world is facing a global pandemic with unknown implications, but is now well known COVID-19 (...