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Ultrasound is a procedure in which high-energy sound waves are bounced off internal tissues or organs and make echoes. The echo patterns are shown on the screen of an ultrasound machine, forming a picture of body tissues called a sonogram. Also called ultrasonography.

Antibiotics present a safe option for treating children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis

Using antibiotics alone to treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable alternative to surgery that leads to less pain and fewer missed school days, according to a pilot study. [More]

PENTAX Medical, Hitachi Medical Systems renew partnership in the area of endoscopic ultrasound

PENTAX Europe and Hitachi Medical Systems Europe have been working together for more than twenty years and today announced a renewal of their strategic partnership in UK to the benefit of their customers. [More]
Urologists offer new tool for visualizing, monitoring prostate in men with greater accuracy

Urologists offer new tool for visualizing, monitoring prostate in men with greater accuracy

Urologists at Rush University Medical Center are the first in Chicago to offer a powerful new tool for visualizing and monitoring the prostate in men who have high prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels and in detecting prostate cancer more accurately. [More]

Researchers receive Presidential Recognition Awards at AIUM 2014 Annual Convention

Steven Goldstein, MD, President of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), presented Presidential Recognition Awards to David Bahner, MD, RDMS, Bryann Bromley, MD, and Glynis Harvey, CAE, at the AIUM 2014 Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. [More]

Frost & Sullivan: Advancements in laser technology raise number of aesthetic procedures

Aesthetic procedures, though cost-intensive, have experienced increased growth over the past decade. With patients gradually shifting from more complicated, time-consuming invasive procedures to minimally invasive and non-invasive ones, surgical lasers in particular have turned out to be the most preferred choice for aesthetic applications. [More]

Patient-friendly examination method reduces need for prostate cancer biopsies

Each year prostate tissue samples are taken from over a million men around the world - in most cases using 12 large biopsy needles - to check whether they have prostate cancer. [More]
Researchers use ultrasound to destroy cancerous tissue in brain

Researchers use ultrasound to destroy cancerous tissue in brain

Researchers in Zurich, Switzerland have successfully used focused ultrasound for the first time to non-invasively ablate part of a recurrent glioma tumor through a patient's intact skull. [More]

Scientists develop new procedure using ultrasound energy to "ablate" prostate cancer

Men with prostate cancer face tough choices: when, or even if, to treat their cancer; what procedure to use; and how to balance their chosen treatment with their quality of life. Now, a new multicenter clinical trial seeks to offer men another option - one that physicians hope will treat prostate cancers with fewer side effects. [More]
Amgen reports positive findings from AMG 145 Phase 3 studies in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease

Amgen reports positive findings from AMG 145 Phase 3 studies in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease

Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced new detailed data from three Phase 3 studies that showed treatment with its novel investigational cholesterol-lowering medication, evolocumab (AMG 145), resulted in a statistically significant reduction of 55-66 percent in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) compared to placebo in patients with high cholesterol. [More]

SEATTLE II study confirms safety and efficacy of thrombolytic therapy for acute PE

EKOS Corporation, a BTG International group company, notes the presentation of the results of the SEATTLE II trial this afternoon at ACC.14, the 63rd Annual Scientific Session and Exposition of the American College of Cardiology in Washington, DC in the United States. [More]
Toshiba launches sleek, lightweight ultrasound system, Xario 200

Toshiba launches sleek, lightweight ultrasound system, Xario 200

Hospitals and imaging centers of any size can now access premium image quality with Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.'s Xario™ 200. The all-new ultrasound system is sleek and lightweight and takes the worry out of providing high-quality patient care with a compact ultrasound system. [More]

Study of astronauts show heart becomes more spherical when exposed to microgravity in space

New findings from a study of 12 astronauts show the heart becomes more spherical when exposed to long periods of microgravity in space, a change that could lead to cardiac problems, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]

Toshiba launches CardioLine software for faster and more accurate MR cardiac exams

MR cardiac exams are faster and more accurate with new tools from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. CardioLine, now available on the Vantage Titan™ 1.5T and 3T MR systems, improves workflow and standardizes exams to meet the pressures of today's cardiology market. [More]

Royal Philips to present innovative imaging and informatics solutions at ACC 2014

Royal Philips today announced its participation in the American College of Cardiology Conference Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., where it will present the innovative imaging and informatics solutions that are helping clinicians deliver timely diagnoses and minimally-invasive treatments to a growing cardiovascular patient population. [More]

Nanosonics partners with Miele Professional to distribute trophon EPR in Germany

Nanosonics Limited is pleased to announce it has entered into a strategic partnership with Miele Professional for the distribution of trophon EPR in Germany. [More]
Simple chip-based method for better diagnosis of parasitic infections

Simple chip-based method for better diagnosis of parasitic infections

Parasitic infections like malaria and sleeping sickness affect hundreds of millions of people, primarily in the poorest regions of the world. Diagnosis of these diseases is often difficult because the concentration of parasites in the blood can be very low. [More]
CT scans allow rheumatologists to diagnose gout

CT scans allow rheumatologists to diagnose gout

Gout is on the rise among U.S. men and women, and this piercingly painful and most common form of inflammatory arthritis is turning out to be more complicated than had been thought. [More]

Pacific Vascular purchases Toshiba's Aplio 300 ultrasound systems

Pacific Vascular, Inc. is providing its patients with the latest in ultrasound technology by acquiring 36 Aplio 300 ultrasound systems from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. [More]
Research report on global ophthalmology devices market

Research report on global ophthalmology devices market

The "Ophthalmology Devices Market (Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Scanner, Fundus Camera, Tonometer, Pachymeter, Perimeter, Slit Lamp, Excimer, YAG Laser, Femtosecond Laser, IOL, Contact Lens) - Competitive Landscape & Global Forecasts to 2018", published by MarketsandMarkets, the ophthalmology devices market inclusive of diagnostic, monitoring and surgical devices is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% to reach $9,466.7 Million by 2018. [More]

Physicists recommend new strategies to make computed tomography safer

UC Davis clinicians and physicists have recommended new strategies to make computed tomography (CT) safer, including adoption of a new metric for dose measurement, ways to manage exposure protocols that differ by CT brand and specific approaches to reduce exposure during needle biopsies. [More]