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. 

Figure 1 from the new ASE ischemia cardiac ultrasound imaging guidelines, showing a side-by-side views of apical 4- and 2-chamber images, at rest and immediately post-exercise. In the four-chamber view, the left ventricle is shown on the left-hand side of the screen. With exercise, the echocardiogram shows the LV cavity dilates (right quadrants) and there are regional wall motion abnormalities in the LAD territory.

Figure 1 from the guidelines, showing a side-by-side views of apical 4- and 2-chamber images, at rest and immediately post-exercise. In the four-chamber view, the left ventricle is shown on the left-hand side of the screen. With exercise, the LV cavity dilates (right quadrants) and there are regional wall motion abnormalities in the LAD territory. 

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 07, 2020
January 7, 2020 — The  American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has updated its guidelines for using echocardiography...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | December 20, 2019
This is the LVivo auto cardiac ejection fraction (EF) app that uses artificial intelligence (AI) from the vendor Dia,...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | December 19, 2019
This is an example of an augmented reality (AR) training system for transesophageal echo (TEE) created by the...
Videos | RSNA | December 18, 2019
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell and Imaging Technology News (ITN) Consulting Editor Greg Freiherr offer a post-game report on...
The Philips Lumify hand-held ultrasound technology is an important component of the mobile ECMO unit. Members of the ECMO team use Lumify for real-time visual guidance when inserting tubes in veins and arteries in a process called ECMO cannulation. #RSNA2019 #RSNA19 #POCUS

The Philips Lumify hand-held ultrasound technology is an important component of the mobile ECMO unit. Members of the ECMO team use Lumify for real-time visual guidance when inserting tubes in veins and arteries in a process called ECMO cannulation. 

Feature | Ultrasound Imaging | November 26, 2019
November 26, 2019 — Physicians from the University of New Mexico (UNM) and local emergency responders recently treated...
EchoGo uses AI to calculate cardiac ultrasound left ventricular ejection fraction (EF), the most frequently used measurement of heart function, left ventricular volumes (LV) and, for the first time for an AI application, automated cardiac strain.

EchoGo uses artificial intelligence (AI) to calculate cardiac ultrasound left ventricular ejection fraction (EF), the most frequently used measurement of heart function, left ventricular volumes (LV) and, for the first time for an AI application, automated cardiac strain.

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | November 14, 2019
November 14, 2019 — Ultromics has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its...
This shows the TEE ultrasound imaging used to guide MitraClip procedures to treat functional mitral regurgitation.
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | October 02, 2019
This 360 degree view shows staff at the University of Colorado Heart and Vascular Center performing live...
ASNC Announces Multisocietal Cardiac Amyloidosis Imaging Consensus
News | Cardiac Imaging | September 09, 2019
September 9, 2019 — The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) published a new expert consensus document along...
Global Echocardiography Normal Values Study Presented at European Society of Cardiology Congress
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | September 04, 2019
September 4, 2019 — Final data from the World Alliance Societies of Echocardiography (WASE) Normal Values Study was...
Philips Debuts Cardiac Ultrasound and Enterprise Informatics Offerings at ESC 2019
News | Cardiac Imaging | August 30, 2019
August 30, 2019 — Philips will showcase its latest cardiac care innovations at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC...
Terason Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for Point-of-care Cardiac Ultrasound AI
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 26, 2019
August 26, 2019 — Ultrasound imaging company Terason has partnered with DiA Imaging Analysis, provider of artificial...
Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019
August 7, 2019 — Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most...
Digital Health Devices Used at Point of Care May Improve Diagnostic Certainty
News | Point of Care Testing | August 05, 2019
August 5, 2019 — A West Virginia-based rural medical outreach event showcased the use of point-of-care technology in an...
In July, the biggest news item was Datascope initiating a Class I recalled of its intra-aortic balloon pumps due to potential battery failure.  Most Popular Cardiology Technology Content in July 2019

In July, the biggest news item was Datascope initiating a Class I recalled of its intra-aortic balloon pumps due to potential battery failure. 

 

Feature | August 02, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
August 2, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) ...

An example of AI-assisted automation developed by TomTec, where a deep learning algorithm automatically marks the myocardial borders and performs auto quantification This removes time consuming tasks to free up the operator to spend more time with patients and helps make exams more reproducible.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 26, 2019
Intelligent software solutions (aka deep learning, artifical intelligence, AI, machine learning), this seems to be...