Can Mobile Scanners Expand Access to Ultrasound?

Mobile health devices aim to ease healthcare, and perhaps even expand it. Clarius Mobile Health, for instance, set out to “enable more clinicians to use ultrasound to improve patient care,” the company reports on its Web site. The company then went on to develop wireless Clarius Ultrasound Scanners for scanning various parts of the body and for guiding short procedures, describing the devices as  "almost as easy to use as the camera on your smart phone." To date this year, the company has delivered more than 1600 scanners, shared Clarius CEO Laurent Pelissier in a news release. Clarius has now entered into an agreement with Hologic Inc., it was announced. Hologic focuses primarily on improving women’s health. “We’re very excited to partner with a company that places the same value on image quality and accuracy as we do here at Hologic,” stated Pete Valenti, Hologic’s Division President, Breast and Skeletal Health Solutions. “The exceptional image quality and portability of Clarius’s ultrasound system, coupled with our industry-leading deep learning algorithms, bring us one step closer to ensuring all women have access to the breast care they need and deserve.” Such access is greatly needed. Hologic reported that “of the 1.5 billion women worldwide who are eligible for breast cancer screening, less than 5 percent of them actually receive these critical services.” Clarius Ultrasound...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

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Conclusion ABVS showed ‘good’ correlation with MRI tumour response evaluation in breast cancer patients during NAC with ‘excellent’ inter- and intra-observer agreement. ABVS has patients’ preference over breast MRI and could be considered as alternative to breast MRI, in case results on an on-going prospective trial confirm these results (NTR6799).
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The results from this NMA indicate that the diagnostic value of the BSGI, MG + SMM, MRI and CE-MRI methods for BC were relatively higher in terms of sensitivity, specificity and accuracy.Cell Physiol Biochem 2018;46:2041 –2055
Source: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
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hangde He Currently, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women all over the world. A novel 3D breast ultrasound imaging ring system using the linear array transducer is proposed to decrease costs, reduce processing difficulties, and improve patient comfort as compared to modern day breast screening systems. The 1 × 128 Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer (PMUT) linear array is placed 90 degrees cross-vertically. The transducer surrounds the mammary gland, which allows for non-contact detection. Once the experimental platform is built, the breast model is placed through the electri...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2018 Source:Academic Radiology Author(s): Rossella Rella, Paolo Belli, Michela Giuliani, Enida Bufi, Giorgio Carlino, Pierluigi Rinaldi, Riccardo Manfredi Automated breast ultrasonography (ABUS) is a new imaging technology for automatic breast scanning through ultrasound. It was first developed to overcome the limitation of operator dependency and lack of standardization and reproducibility of handheld ultrasound. ABUS provides a three-dimensional representation of breast tissue and allows images reformatting in three planes, and the generated coronal plane has been suggested to...
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Abstract Ultrasound assisted the copper-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction to synthesis 1-(10-bromoanthracene-9-yl)-1H-imidazole-4,5-dicarboxylic acid (A-Im). The obtained product was employed to modify graphene oxide (GO) surface to produce GO-A-Im. The resulted hybrid was characterized with Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM/EDS); X-ray Diffraction spectroscopy (XRD); X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS); Fluorescence spectroscopy; Fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET), and UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy. The synthesized (A-Im) moiety that was used for functionalization ...
Source: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Ultrason Sonochem Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe study of radiomics in BC patients is a new and emerging translational research topic. Radiomics in BC is frequently done to potentially improve diagnosis and characterization, mostly using MRI. Substantial quality limitations were found; high-quality prospective and reproducible studies are needed to further potential application.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Electron boost treatment planning (an en face electron field) following tumour bed localization using ultrasonography does not provide an optimized coverage of tumour bed volume. PMID: 29398305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cancer Radiotherapie - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Cancer Radiother Source Type: research
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