Ultrasound Imaging

Ultrasound uses sound waves to create images. This section includes echocardiography (echo), transthoracic echo (TTE), transesophageal echo (TEE), echo contrast, transducers, ultrasound software and point of care (POC) ultrasound.

Bay Labs Announces New Echocardiography Guidance Software Data at ASE 2019 Scientific Sessions
News | Artificial Intelligence | June 20, 2019
June 20, 2019 — Bay Labs announced that new data on the company’s first-of-its-kind deep learning investigational...
LVivo EF Comparable to MRI, Contrast Echo in Assessing Ejection Fraction
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 19, 2019
June 19, 2019 — DiA Imaging Analysis announced the presentation of two studies assessing the performance and accuracy...
The individuals who appear are for illustrative purposes only. All persons depicted are models and not real patients or healthcare professionals.

Pass-through status and new CPT codes are expectred to boost usage of contrast-enhanced ultrasound procedures. The individuals who appear are for illustrative purposes only. All persons depicted are models and not real patients or healthcare professionals.

Case Study | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | May 29, 2019
As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, pass-through payment status for LUMASON® (sulfur hexafluoride...
Using the terms plumber, electrician, carpenter are easy for most patients to understand when explaining the rolls of specialists in complex cardiology procedures. In this image, interventional cardiologist "plumbers" and a cardiac surgeon "carpenter" work as part of the a structural heart team at Henry Ford Hospital while guiding the device using live echo images from the "video guy."

Using the terms plumber, electrician and carpenter are easy ways for most patients to understand when explaining the roles of specialists in complex cardiology procedures. In this image, interventional cardiologist "plumbers" and a cardiac surgeon "carpenter" work as part of the a structural heart team at Henry Ford Hospital while guiding the device using live echo images from the "video guy." 

Blog | May 28, 2019
Physicians use many strategies to better interface with patients and their families to try and explain in non-physician...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | May 16, 2019
This is an example of how the heart's left atrial appendage (LAA) can be evaluated for thrombus and possible...
Videos | Stroke | May 16, 2019
This is an example of a carotid artery reporting module from Change Healthcare at 2018 Radiological Society of North...
Basic artificial intelligence is already incorporated into several premium echocardiography systems. This example is from the Philips Epiq, which can take 3-D datasets and the AI automatically identifies and segments the cardiac anatomy. It then extracts the best images for each of the standard views for an echocardiogram to eliminate variation between operators. The next generation echo AI software will pull in data from the electronic medical records and imaging data to offer suggested diagnoses.

Basic artificial intelligence is already incorporated into several premium echocardiography systems. This example is from the Philips Epiq, where the AI takes 3-D datasets and automatically identifies and segments the cardiac anatomy. It then extracts the best images for each of the standard echocardiogram views to eliminate variation between operators. The next generation echo AI software will pull in data from the electronic medical records and imaging data to offer suggested diagnoses.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | May 07, 2019 | Ross Upton
Artificial Intelligence has a multitude of impacts on our daily lives, from recommending movies based upon your Netflix...
Videos | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | May 01, 2019
Alex Haak, Ph.D., clinical scientist at Philips Health Systems North America, is based at the University of Colorado...
New Guideline Published for Evaluation of Valvular Regurgitation After Catheter-based Valve Interventions
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 30, 2019
April 30, 2019 — A new document compiled by four cardiac imaging professional societies provides a resource to guide...
Six Predictions on How the Ultrasound Systems Market Will Expand Through 2022
News | Ultrasound Imaging | April 26, 2019
April 26, 2019 — With healthcare costs continuing to rise, affordable and accurate imaging and diagnosis achieved...
Figure 1: A computed tomography angiography (CTA) study performed for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning.  Interventional imagers created and interpret these images as part of the heart team.

Figure 1: A computed tomography angiography (CTA) study performed for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning. The aortic valve is trileaflet with significant calcification (A). Annular measurements are performed to determine valve sizing (B). Coronary artery height is measured to predict the risk of coronary artery obstruction (C).  

Feature | Structural Heart | April 24, 2019 | Nadeen N. Faza, M.D., Dee Dee Wang, M.D., Joao Cavalcante, M.D., Andrew D. Choi, M.D., Jeffrey B. Geske, M.D., and Stephen H. Little, M.D.
Recent months have signaled a new and exciting era in the dynamic world of structural heart disease (SHD). The COAPT...
Ebit and DiA Imaging Analysis Partner on AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 16, 2019
April 16, 2019 — DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with the Italian healthcare IT company Ebit (Esaote Group), to...
DiA Imaging Analysis Introduces LVivo SAX Ultrasound Analysis Tool
Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 09, 2019
April 9, 2019 — DiA Imaging Analysis announced the launch of LVivo SAX, a cardiac analysis tool that helps clinicians...
 The ScImage cloud-based PICOM365 enterprise cardiology is one of the newer generation echo reporting solutions that offers several ways to streamline workflow.

 The ScImage cloud-based PICOM365 enterprise cardiology is one of the newer generation echo reporting solutions that offers several ways to streamline workflow.

Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 08, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Echocardiography reporting systems are usually integrated with, or offered as an add-on module for a cardiovascular...
All major vendors offering advanced visualization software now offer structural heart planning. This is an example of GE Healthcare's Valve Assist software being used to determine the best location of a transseptal puncture to deliver a left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder.

All major vendors offering advanced visualization software now offer structural heart planning. This is an example of GE Healthcare's Valve Assist software being used to determine the best location of a transseptal puncture to deliver a left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder. 

Feature | Structural Heart | March 28, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis
Structural heart interventions represent one of the fastest growing segments of cardiology, as the number of devices to...