Monday, April 18, 2011

ContextVision Unveils New Cutting Edge Ultrasound Image Enhancement Product Family

BOSTON, Mass. and STOCKHOLM, Sweden – April 11, 2011 – At the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Annual Convention this week, ContextVision, the software imaging partner for the most recognized medical imaging manufacturers worldwide, will unveil its cutting-edge ultrasound image enhancement family, US PLUSView™. This modular family enables equipment manufacturers to deliver a full range of ultrasound image enhancement capabilities to their customers, including deeper penetration and improved speckle reduction features for the obese and other technically difficult patients.

Following the global obesity epidemic, an increasing portion of all abdominal scans is considered technically difficult since obesity impacts the clinicians´ ability to interpret ultrasound images. ContextVision has designed the US PLUSView product family to extend ultrasound imaging capabilities for these patients. The US PLUSView family includes a modular series of products that offer leading-edge diagnostic capabilities for the clinicians. The unique US PLUSView product family sets new standards as it enables directed, focused image enhancement (DFE) of selected areas, depths and intensities without sacrificing overall image quality.

source: Cision Wire

Monday, April 11, 2011

TechniScan's Breast Imaging Science Featured at National Ultrasound Conference

SALT LAKE CITY, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TechniScan's (OTC BB: TSNI) novel breast ultrasound technology and clinical results will be featured at the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine's annual conference in New York this week.

As part of an educational session on advanced breast ultrasound imaging, Michael Andre, Ph.D., director of an ongoing clinical study at the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center that enlists TechniScan's automated Warm Bath Ultrasound (WBU) technology, will be leading the discussion and explaining the latest results of the WBU ultrasound system.

TechniScan's WBU system not only employs the well-known properties of reflection ultrasound but also maps the breast by sending transmission ultrasound waves through it, which significantly improves the clinical information and may allow a radiologist to determine whether a breast lesion is a cyst, a benign fibroademona or a malignancy – without a biopsy.

Two of the world's leading experts on transmission ultrasound and the mathematics of inverse scattering, James Wiskin, Ph.D., a TechniScan founder and adjunct professor at the University of Utah Department of Bioengineering, along with his colleague David Borup, Ph.D., are co-authors on the study. Wiskin will also be participating in the New York session.

"This conference is a great opportunity for other physicians and scientists to learn of the scientific and medical advances the TechniScan system demonstrates," said Andre.

source: PR Newswire

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Toshiba Introduces Enhancements On Its Ultrasound Product Line To Improve Cardiac Diagnostic Capabilities

Ultrasound is often used as a first-line diagnostic exam to quickly and safely diagnose a range of patient conditions. At this year's American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting in New Orleans, April 2 - 5, 2011 (Booth # 2847), Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., will highlight new enhancements to its cardiac and shared service ultrasound systems that are designed to enhance cardiac ultrasound imaging.

"Toshiba is dedicated to continuously improving its imaging systems to meet the changing needs of healthcare providers," said Tomohiro Hasegawa, director, Ultrasound Business Unit, Toshiba. "These enhancements to the ultrasound product line build upon Toshiba's advanced technology to allow quicker, safer and more effective diagnosis, particularly for cardiac exams."

New enhancements include:

- 3D Wall Motion Tracking and Tissue Enhancement for the Aplio Artida
- Auto IMT on Toshiba's Shared Service Ultrasound Systems
- New TEE Probe

source: Toshiba Medical