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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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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
Conclusion ACC can be extensively infiltrative and present much larger than its radiological size, as reported in our case. Use of better imaging modalities judiciously, in these cases, are needed to more accurately predict the true pathological size of ACC to prevent inadequate surgery.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: These results show that the cryoablation of primary breast lesions seems to be well suited to the palliative care of metastatic patients, particularly because of its good tolerance, low complication rate, and ability to provide local or analgesic control. Advances in knowledge: Therapies are limited for these painful patients at metastatic state of primary breast tumor. This study shows that cryoablation in palliative care is achievable in common practice, is effective in local control of the tumor, and can provide immediate and long term analgesic control. PMID: 29243490 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Br J Radiol Source Type: research
A new type of ultrasound scan is being tested to see if it's as effective as mammograms in detecting breast cancer, especially in women with dense breast tissue. CBS News' Danielle Nottingham reports.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
If proven to be effective, the new type of scans could eventually be used in addition to annual mammograms
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At last week’s RSNA conference in Chicago, we got a chance to learn about Seno Medical Instruments, a San Antonio, Texas company, and its imaging technology that combines conventional ultrasound with a new modality called optoacoustic imag...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Ob/Gyn Radiology Surgery Source Type: blogs
Authors: Agarwal R, Diaz O, Lladó X, Gubern-Mérida A, Vilanova JC, Martí R Abstract Mammography is the gold standard screening technique in breast cancer, but it has some limitations for women with dense breasts. In such cases, sonography is usually recommended as an additional imaging technique. A traditional sonogram produces a two-dimensional (2D) visualization of the breast and is highly operator dependent. Automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) has also been proposed to produce a full 3D scan of the breast automatically with reduced operator dependency, facilitating double reading and comparis...
Source: Ultrasonic Imaging - Category: Radiology Tags: Ultrason Imaging Source Type: research
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) said recently that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Quantra 2.2 breast density assessment software and that it inked a development and distribution deal with Clarius Mobile Health for its wireless, handheld ultrasound scanner. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company said the Quantra 2.2 software uses a proprietary algorithm to analyze mammography images for the distribution and texture of breast tissue to produce patient-specific breast density assessments. “As the global leader in breast cancer screening technology, we relentlessly pursue the development of clinically superior products that ...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Distribution Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Ultrasound Women's Health Hologic Source Type: news
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