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. 

Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 15, 2020
Case is a 6-month-old infant boy admitted to hospital due to respiratory distress then worsened by a pericardial...
The Epiq CVxi being used for TEE imaging in the cath lab. The system brings together advanced image quality, quantification and intelligence specifically for the cardiologist.

The Epiq CVxi being used for TEE imaging in the cath lab. The system brings together advanced image quality, quantification and intelligence specifically for the cardiologist.

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020 — Philips Healthcare recently introduced the latest addition to its portfolio of dedicated...
Echocardiography strain imaging at ASE. #ASE2020
News | ASE | August 20, 2020
August 20, 2020 – More than 350 posters featuring cutting edge research on the advances in cardiovascular ultrasound...
The World Alliance of Societies of Echocardiography (WASE) Normal Values Study is a cross-sectional study designed to obtain universal global reference ranges for both 2-D and 3-D echocardiographic (2DE, 3DE) data to identify geographical differences in echocardiographic measurements. Launched in 2016, the WASE study prospectively enrolled healthy individuals free from cardiac, lung, and kidney disease from 19 centers in 15 countries. #ASE #ASE2020
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 20, 2020
August 20, 2020 – The World Alliance of Societies of Echocardiography (WASE) Normal Values Study is a cross-sectional...
In the era of COVID-19, remote technical assistance has become big deal. GE Healthcare showed its Digital Expert technology at the ASE 2020 virtual meeting, which allows remote one-on-one echo training or ultrasound machine technical assistance. It became an important service for GE since the start of the pandemic. 

In the era of COVID-19, remote technical assistance has become big deal. GE Healthcare showed its Digital Expert technology at the ASE 2020 virtual meeting, which allows remote one-on-one echo training or ultrasound machine technical assistance. It became an important service for GE since the start of the pandemic. 

Feature | ASE | August 19, 2020
August 19, 2020 — From point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) that has been a key technology during the COVID-19 pandemic, to...
aption Health a leader in medical AI technology, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for an updated version of Caption Interpretation, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enable clinicians to obtain quick, easy and accurate measurements of cardiac ejection fraction (EF) at the point of care.

Caption Health a leader in medical AI technology, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for an updated version of Caption Interpretation, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enable clinicians to obtain quick, easy and accurate measurements of cardiac ejection fraction (EF) at the point of care.

News | Artificial Intelligence | August 19, 2020
August 19, 2020 — Caption Health a leader in medical AI technology, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA...
The GE Vscan is among several point-of-care ultrasound systems being used to triage and monitor COVID-19 patients. I

The GE Vscan is among several point-of-care ultrasound systems being used to triage and monitor COVID-19 patients. 

Blog | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 17, 2020
COVID-19 is creating a new generation of cardiac patients.  With heart disease already the leading cause of deaths...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 13, 2020
This is a tutorial video on how to perform an artificial intelligence (AI) automated cardiac ejection fraction...
Videos | Cardiac Imaging | August 12, 2020
Advanced visualization company Medis recently purchased Advanced Medical Imaging Development S.r.l. (AMID), which...
GE Healthcare Vscan with artificial intelligence (AI) automated left ventricular ejection fraction assessment with the Dia LVivo EF app. #ASE2020

GE Healthcare Vscan with artificial intelligence (AI) automated left ventricular ejection fraction assessment with the Dia LVivo EF app.

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 12, 2020
August 12, 2020 — GE focused on the latest innovations from the handheld ultrasound, Vscan Extend system, which is...
The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai is working with the Keck Medicine of USC heart surgery team to expand care for children and adults with congenital heart disease. An echocardiographer helps with cardiac ultrasound imaging in a hybrid OR during a congenital case using a Siemens SC2000 imaging system. Photo by Cedars-Sinai.

The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai is working with the Keck Medicine of USC heart surgery team to expand care for children and adults with congenital heart disease. An echocardiographer helps with cardiac ultrasound imaging in a hybrid OR during a congenital case using a Siemens SC2000 imaging system. Photo by Cedars-Sinai.

News | Congenital Heart | August 10, 2020
August 10, 2020 - The Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai is expanding...
TomTec offers innovations in cardiac ultrasound, including AI and auto quanitification of echo images.

TomTec offers innovations in cardiac ultrasound, including AI and auto quanitification of echo images.

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 04, 2020
August 4, 2020 — Imaging software company TomTec has released its new TomTec-Arena 2020 product, which offers new...
Judy Hung, M.D., speaking with DAIC Editor Dave Fornell during a video interview at the 2019 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting. Hung took over as ASE President in June.

Judy Hung, M.D., speaking with DAIC Editor Dave Fornell during a video interview at the 2019 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting. Hung took over as ASE President in June.

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 09, 2020
July 8, 2020 – Judy W. Hung, M.D., FASE, took the helm as president of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)...
 At Mayo, they have a small, tableside-mounted ultrasound console in the cath labs that is used for both radial and femoral vascular access. Table set up with the patient includes a sterile marker, a hemostat for marking the lower edge of the femoral head using fluoroscopy, a micropunture needle, and a still micropunture sheath.

At Mayo, they have a small, tableside-mounted ultrasound console in the cath labs that is used for both radial and femoral vascular access. Table set up with the patient includes a sterile marker, a hemostat for marking the lower edge of the femoral head using fluoroscopy, a micropunture needle and a still micropunture sheath. Photo and slides courtesy of Yader Sandoval, M.D.

Feature | Vascular Access | June 10, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Vascular access site bleeding is associated with higher complications and mortality rates. For decades femoral access...
A Philips Healthcare transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) system in use in a hybrid OR.

A Philips Healthcare transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) system in use in a hybrid OR.

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 04, 2020
June 4, 2020 — Intra-operative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a versatile diagnostic and monitoring tool...