Ultrasound Imaging

This section includes echocardiography (echo), transthoracic echo (TTE), transesophageal echo (TEE), echo contrast, transducers, ultrasound software and point of care ultrasound (POCUS). Ultrasound uses sound waves to create images and software to reconstruct the images. The trend in ultrasound the past decade has been toward smaller, more compact system with more advanced imaging features and increased framerates, event for 3-D and 4-D ultrasound. A big trend starting around 2018 has been the addition of artificial intelligence (AI) to speed workflows, increase reproducibility of diagnostic images regardless of sonographer skill, and automate tedious tasks such as qualification, contouring, anatomical identification and labeling and auto completion of sections on final reports.

Videos | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | April 01, 2021
Here are two quick clinical examples of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) lung imaging and cardiac imaging using a GE...
Sponsored Content | Case Study | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | April 01, 2021
Customer: Washington Health System, Washington, Pa. Challenge: Inefficient cardiovascular workflows, redundant data...
cImage Inc. celebrates its cloud partnership with Digirad Health after a year of successful deployment of PICOM365 for mobile imaging. Digirad’s fleet of mobile SPECT, echocardiology, vascular and general ultrasound units combined with PICOM365’s cloud image management workflow leverage each company’s strengths to create an exemplary reading and reporting environment.
News | Cardiac Imaging | March 31, 2021
March 31, 2021 — ScImage Inc. celebrates its cloud partnership with Digirad Health after a year of successful...
Driven by pandemic realities and clinical demand for portable and intelligent point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), GE Healthcare unveiled Venue Fit, a streamlined and compact POCUS system, alongside an industry-first artificial intelligence (AI) offering for cardiac imaging on the Venue and Venue Go. The Venue Fit is the smallest system in GE Healthcare’s Venue Family, featuring an easy-to-clean touchscreen, intuitive scanning tools, and a small footprint designed to fit in tight spaces often found in point-of
News | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | March 31, 2021
March 31, 2021 — Driven by pandemic realities and clinical demand for portable and intelligent point-of-care ultrasound...
Top left, electromechanical wave imaging (EWI) isochrone renderings showing the activation points of the myocardium based on echocardiography axial strain measurements. Bottom right, EWI images overlaid on patient's CT scan of the heart.

Top left, electromechanical wave imaging (EWI) isochrone renderings showing the activation points of the myocardium based on echocardiography axial strain measurements. Bottom right, EWI images overlaid on patient's CT scan of the heart.

News | EP Lab | March 23, 2021
March 23, 2021 — Researchers at Columbia University are using cardiac ultrasound to improve the critical need to...
Vscan Air, a pocket-sized ultrasound from GE Healthcare, enters the market as one of the smallest and lightweight handheld devices without compromising crystal clear image quality and secure data sharing. The vScan is a point of care ultrasound (POCUS).

Vscan Air, a pocket-sized ultrasound from GE Healthcare, enters the market as one of the smallest and lightweight handheld devices without compromising crystal clear image quality and secure data sharing.

News | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | March 18, 2021
March 18, 2021 — GE Healthcare this week unveiled Vscan Air, a cutting-edge, wireless pocket-sized ultrasound that...
Cloud AI software-as-a-service (SaaS) can help streamline workflows and increase throughput, enabling echocardiographers to better measure global longitudinal strain (GLS) more routinely without impacting productivity. This is an example of the Ultromics EchoGo Core artificial intelligence algorithm with fully automates GLS.

Cloud artificial intelligence (AI) software-as-a-service (SaaS) can help streamline workflows and increase throughput, enabling echocardiographers to better measure global longitudinal strain (GLS) more routinely without impacting productivity. This is an example of the Ultromics EchoGo Core artificial intelligence algorithm, which fully automates GLS. Learn more at www.ultromics.com.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | March 16, 2021
Heart failure (HF) is a prevalent yet silent epidemic, affecting 26 million people and costing global healthcare...
An example of intra-cardiac echo (ICE) imaging from Siemens Healthineers showing color flow Doppler with severe valve regurgitation. ICE has seen wider use in transcatheter structural heart  procedures because, unlike TEE, it can be used without deeper sedation of anesthesia.

An example of intra-cardiac echo (ICE) imaging from Siemens Healthineers showing color flow Doppler with severe valve regurgitation. ICE has seen wider use in transcatheter structural heart procedures because, unlike TEE, it can be used without deeper sedation of anesthesia.

Feature | Ultrasound Intra-cardiac Echo (ICE) | March 11, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
Intra-cardiac Echocardiography (ICE) uses catheter-based cardiac ultrasound array to image anatomy and devices inside...
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Feature | ACC | March 08, 2021 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The latest cardiology practice-changing scientific breakthrough, late-breaking study presentations have been announced...
CardioBra is a two-part system, uniquely designed to work with Claravue electrodes by Nissha Medical Technologies. CardioBra used with Claravue reinforces electrode adherence and promotes ECG lead placement under the breast with added support. Claravue's low-profile pre-wired design eliminates the pinch clips allowing for a comfortable fit. Womens heart health. Female stress testing.

The CardioBra is a two-part system, designed to work with Claravue electrodes by Nissha Medical Technologies. It reinforces electrode adherence and promotes ECG lead placement under the breast with added support. Claravue's low-profile pre-wired design eliminates the pinch clips allowing for a comfortable fit.

News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | March 08, 2021
March 8, 2021 — University of Kansas Health System Cardiologist Ashley Simmons, M.D., knew there could and should be a...
An example of cardiac ultrasound longitudinal strain measurements on the Epsilon EchoInsight software. This can be used to assess cardiotoxicity from chemotherapy agents.  Cardio-oncology

An example of cardiac ultrasound longitudinal strain measurements on the Epsilon EchoInsight software. This can be used to assess cardiotoxicity from chemotherapy agents. 

News | Cardio-oncology | February 25, 2021
February 25, 2020 — Results of a multi-centre, international, clinical trial co-led by Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC...
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...
Two examples of hand-held, point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) being used to get immediate medical imaging information from patients in underserved areas. Left, a Butterfly Network system using an probe and an app turns a smartphone into an ultrasound system to image a patient at a remote African clinic. Right, a GE vScan being used to image patients in a rural community in Indian as part of an American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) outreach program.

Two examples of hand-held, point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) being used to get immediate medical imaging information from patients in underserved areas. Left, a Butterfly Network system using a probe and an app turns a smartphone into an ultrasound system to image a patient at a remote African clinic. Right, a GE vScan being used to image patients in a rural community in Indian as part of an American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) outreach program.

Feature | February 11, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
There is a lot of talk about health disparities between the insured vs. uninsured, low-income vs. higher-income, rural...
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...