Category Archives: Ultrasound

Could Ultrasound be our new Screening Method for Zika-Related Brain Injuries?

Published in JAMA Pediatrics, Prenatal and postnatal ultrasonography alone, when compared to combining ultrasound to MRI, was found to detect most abnormalities associated with Zika virus in infants and fetuses. Could this improve accessibility to screening methods to more patients?

Could Ultrasound be our new Screening Method for Zika-Related Brain Injuries?

Published in JAMA Pediatrics, Prenatal and postnatal ultrasonography alone, when compared to combining ultrasound to MRI, was found to detect most abnormalities associated with Zika virus in infants and fetuses. Could this improve accessibility to screening methods to more patients?

Dementia risk: Five-minute scan ‘can predict cognitive decline’

Ultrasound measurement of carotid pulses was positively associated with accelerated cognitive decline. It is thought that an intense pulse can damage the small vessels in the brain, causing structural changes and mini-strokes. This can lead to early interventions, such as

Dementia risk: Five-minute scan ‘can predict cognitive decline’

Ultrasound measurement of carotid pulses was positively associated with accelerated cognitive decline. It is thought that an intense pulse can damage the small vessels in the brain, causing structural changes and mini-strokes. This can lead to early interventions, such as

Ultrasound releases drug to alter activity in targeted brain areas in rats

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have tested a method that successfully releases drug molecules from nanoparticle cages in rat brains. They are optimistic that this technology, which uses ultrasound waves, has the potential to deliver desired drugs within

Ultrasound releases drug to alter activity in targeted brain areas in rats

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have tested a method that successfully releases drug molecules from nanoparticle cages in rat brains. They are optimistic that this technology, which uses ultrasound waves, has the potential to deliver desired drugs within

Are Physicians–Let’s Face It–Getting Clinically Lazy?

Article talks about physician reliance on technology and increasing disregard for history and physical exam. Examples include going directly to CT for abdominal pain or EKG for presentation of chest pain. Points out that this leads to delay in diagnosis

Are Physicians–Let’s Face It–Getting Clinically Lazy?

Article talks about physician reliance on technology and increasing disregard for history and physical exam. Examples include going directly to CT for abdominal pain or EKG for presentation of chest pain. Points out that this leads to delay in diagnosis

The latest in ultrasound portability: Ultrasound on your phone

For ultrasound advocates and enthusiasts, the goal has always been to decrease the size of the machine while maintaining (or improving) image quality.  Now, for $2000, a startup company has introduced an iPhone-based ultrasound that plugs directly into your device!

The latest in ultrasound portability: Ultrasound on your phone

For ultrasound advocates and enthusiasts, the goal has always been to decrease the size of the machine while maintaining (or improving) image quality.  Now, for $2000, a startup company has introduced an iPhone-based ultrasound that plugs directly into your device!

EkoSonic Pulmonary Embolism System Clears Clots with Ultrasound Powered Catheter

This cool new catheter delivers a liquid thrombolysis medication while stirring the drug and pushing it into the thrombus using ultrasound! Full article: http://goo.gl/xiCz5U

EkoSonic Pulmonary Embolism System Clears Clots with Ultrasound Powered Catheter

This cool new catheter delivers a liquid thrombolysis medication while stirring the drug and pushing it into the thrombus using ultrasound! Full article: http://goo.gl/xiCz5U

Astronauts’ hearts change shape in space

Ultrasounds of Astronauts’ hearts on earth and in space show that their hearts become 9.4% more spherical in space! Full article: http://goo.gl/GqWUzP

Astronauts’ hearts change shape in space

Ultrasounds of Astronauts’ hearts on earth and in space show that their hearts become 9.4% more spherical in space! Full article: http://goo.gl/GqWUzP