Check out this article describing a study that found that contrast enhanced ultrasound may be effective in diagnosing large vessel vasculitis. The researchers concluded, “The correlation between CEUS (Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound) and 18F-FDG uptake suggests an association between vascularization and inflammation and supports the use of CEUS as a noninvasive method able to detect disease activity in patients with LVV.” The GE LOGIQ S8 has an available option called “Coded Contrast Imaging” that would help in this diagnosis. National Ultrasound carries new GE LOGIQ S8 ultrasound machines with a 1 year GE warranty. The LOGIQ S8 general imaging ultrasound system provides superb image quality, simplified workflow and can be suited to your needs. Built upon Agile Acoustic Architecture technology, the LOGIQ S8 helps you achieve superb images even on difficult to image patients using innovative tools. Advanced ergonomics include a 19 inch color flat panel monitor with fully articulating arm, fully adjustable console, 9 inch wide color LCD touch screen, four active transducer ports plus one parking port and an integrated gel warmer. Contact us today for more information on ultrasound machines!