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Light and sound gauge the temperature of deep tissues
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated how photoacoustic imaging can take the temperature of deep tissue more quickly and accurately than current techniques. (2019-02-13)
IQWiG supported professional societies in the development of new S3 guideline
Commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Health, the Institute searched for studies on vaginal ('natural') birth and assessed them. (2019-02-12)
Novel technique accurately assesses cardiovascular risks
A new noninvasive technique for imaging the carotid artery offers advantages over other imaging methods and could provide an earlier, more accurate assessment of cardiovascular disease risk, according to a new study. (2019-02-12)
Ovarian cysts should be 'watched' rather than removed
Women may not need to undergo surgery for non-cancerous ovarian cysts, avoiding potential surgical complications. (2019-02-05)
In prenatal testing, 'genomics' sometimes sees what genetic tests can't
One of the first large prospective studies of its kind reveals the potential -- and limitations -- of a new form of genetic testing in pregnancy. (2019-01-31)
Genetic testing gives answers on developmental disorders during pregnancy
Genetic testing improves diagnoses of abnormalities in developing babies picked up during ultrasound scans, scientists report today in The Lancet. (2019-01-31)
Fluid dynamics simulation reveals the underlying physics of liquid jet cleaning
Semiconductor manufacturing involve cleaning processes, and it's become highly desirable to use physical cleaning techniques such as liquid jets or underwater ultrasound instead of toxic chemicals. (2019-01-29)
Fiber sensors may leave the jacket on
Commercially-available fibers can also be protected by a jacket made of polyimide. (2019-01-28)
New technology gives unprecedented look inside capillaries
A Northwestern University team has developed a new tool that images blood flow through capillaries, detecting subtle changes in capillary organization for early diagnosis of disease. (2019-01-25)
Ultra ultrasound to transform new tech
A new, more sensitive method to measure ultrasound may revolutionize everything from medical devices to unmanned vehicles. (2019-01-15)
Muscle atrophy among critically ill kids occurs within one week of mechanical ventilation
Children with life-threatening respiratory failure who require mechanical ventilation in a pediatric intensive care unit commonly experience rapid muscle atrophy, according to a study published online Dec. (2018-12-24)
Using sound to independently levitate a range of objects is achieved for the first time
Asier Marzo-Pérez, researcher at the Public University of Navarre (NUP/UPNA), and Bruce Drinkwater, lecturer at the University of Bristol (United Kingdom), have for the first time achieved the acoustic levitation of a whole range of objects independently. (2018-12-19)
KU Leuven researchers use sound waves to prevent small chemical reactors from clogging up
Companies are keen to use miniature chemical reactors to make pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals, but are discouraged by their tendency to clog up. (2018-12-18)
Whole-brain imaging of mice during behavior
In a study published in Neuron, Emilie Macé from Botond Roska's group and collaborators demonstrate how functional ultrasound imaging can yield high-resolution, brain-wide activity maps of mice for specific behaviors. (2018-12-05)
Revolutionary technology pinpoints biopsies to detect prostate cancer
Medical software developed at UCL that overlays tumour information from MRI scans onto ultrasound images can help guide surgeons conducting biopsies and improve prostate cancer detection. (2018-12-05)
The Lancet: Personalized ultrasound scan showing atherosclerosis helps reduce cardiovascular risk
Low adherence to medication and resistance to lifestyle changes have so far hampered prevention efforts for cardiovascular disease. (2018-12-03)
Personalised ultrasound scan showing atherosclerosis helps reduce cardiovascular risk
Low adherence to medication and resistance to lifestyle changes have so far hampered prevention efforts for cardiovascular disease. (2018-12-03)
Results of mass screening of children, teens for thyroid cancer following Fukushima nuclear accident
The accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in 2011 raised grave concerns about radioactive material released into the environment, including concerns over radiation-induced thyroid cancer. Ultrasound screenings for thyroid cancer were subsequently conducted in the Fukushima Health Management Survey. (2018-11-29)
Cryoablation shows promise in treating low-risk breast cancers
Cryoablation -- the destruction of cancer cells through freezing -- shows early indications of effectiveness in treating women with low-risk breast cancers, according to new. (2018-11-28)
Researchers map light and sound wave interactions in optical fibers
Earlier this year researchers developed sensing protocols that allow optical fibers to 'listen' outside an optical fiber where they cannot 'look', based on an interplay between light waves and ultrasound. (2018-11-28)
Shoulder 'brightness' on ultrasound may be a sign of diabetes
A shoulder muscle that appears unusually bright on ultrasound may be a warning sign of diabetes, according to a new study. (2018-11-19)
Study links shoulder ultrasound brightness with type 2 diabetes
Henry Ford Hospital researchers may have unknowingly happened on a new predictor of type 2 diabetes as part of a new ultrasound shoulder study. (2018-11-19)
Joint pain and swelling -- when symptoms masquerade as arthritis
The article highlights several conditions presenting with similar signs and symptoms to those of arthritis which may offer diagnostic confusion. (2018-11-15)
'Hopeful technology' could change detection, diagnosis of deadly ovarian cancer
Ovarian cancer claims the lives of more than 14,000 women in the U.S. each year, ranking fifth among cancer deaths in women. (2018-11-14)
Less surveillance needed for simple ovarian cysts
Simple ovarian cysts are extremely common in women and do not require additional ultrasound surveillance or surgical removal, according to a new study of more than 72,000 women and close to 119,00 pelvic ultrasound exams over a dozen years. (2018-11-12)
Researchers identify risk factors of advanced liver disease in cystic fibrosis patients
Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) pediatric gastroenterologist, Michael Narkewicz, MD, recently shared results of the Prospective Study of Ultrasound to Predict Hepatic Cirrhosis in Cystic Fibrosis (PUSH), which sought to determine if liver ultrasounds could identify children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis who are at greater risk of developing advanced liver disease. (2018-11-12)
Scalpel-free surgery enhances quality of life for Parkinson's patients, study finds
A high-tech form of brain surgery that replaces scalpels with sound waves improved quality of life for people with Parkinson's disease that has resisted other forms of treatment, a new study has found. (2018-11-09)
Ultrasound releases drug to alter activity in targeted brain areas in rats
Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have developed a noninvasive way of delivering drugs to within a few millimeters of a desired point in the brain. (2018-11-07)
The stress-free way to listen to your unborn baby's heart
Checking the heartbeat of babies in the womb is set to become more accurate and less stressful for expectant mothers thanks to research by the University of Sussex. (2018-10-19)
Accurate evaluation of chondral injuries by near infrared spectroscopy
An arthroscopic near infrared spectroscopic probe for evaluation of articular cartilage and subchondral bone structure and composition was developed as part of a Ph.D. thesis at the University of Eastern Finland. (2018-10-18)
Inducing labor at 39 weeks may benefit pregnant women and their babies
As the prevalence of maternal and fetal complications increases with advancing pregnancy beyond 39 weeks, induction of labor at 39 weeks has been proposed as a means to ensure optimal maternal and newborn health. (2018-10-17)
Lift off for world-first ultrasound levitation that bends around barriers
Researchers at the University of Sussex have become the first in the world to develop technology which can bend sound waves around an obstacle and levitate an object above it. (2018-10-15)
Ultrasound helps predict the success of fistulas in individual dialysis patients
Certain parameters measured by ultrasound helped predict the success of an arteriovenous fistula, the preferred type of hemodialysis vascular access, in individual patients. (2018-10-11)
Carotid artery MRI improves risk assessment for cardiovascular disease
MRI measurements of wall thickness in the carotid arteries improve cardiovascular disease risk assessment, according to a new study. (2018-10-09)
Super cheap earth element to advance new battery tech to the industry
Worldwide efforts to make sodium-ion batteries just as functional as lithium-ion batteries have long since controlled sodium's tendency to explode, but not yet resolved how to prevent sodium-ions from 'getting lost' during the first few times a battery charges and discharges. (2018-09-19)
Compact fiber laser may enable wearable tech and better endoscopes
By creating a new twist on fiber optic sensors, researchers in China have developed a smart, flexible photoacoustic imaging technique that may have potential applications in wearable devices, instrumentation and medical diagnostics. (2018-09-17)
Wearable ultrasound patch monitors blood pressure deep inside body
A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision. (2018-09-12)
UBC breakthrough opens door to $100 ultrasound machine
Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. (2018-09-11)
Intravascular ultrasound-guided percutaneous coronary intervention: An updated review
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Volume3, Number 2, 2018, pp. (2018-09-10)
Focused delivery for brain cancers
Hong Chen reached across disciplines, and within her own department, to work toward a more focused drug delivery system that could target tumors lodged in the brainstem, the body's most precious system. (2018-09-04)
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