This week’s ultrasound news highlights, curated by National Ultrasound, Inc.
Weekly Ultrasound News Highlights:
- Robot-Assisted Ultrasound System Can Remotely Assess Patients With COVID-19
- A robot-assisted ultrasound system was able to remotely assess cardiopulmonary features in patients with COVID-19, according to study results published in CHEST.
- Doppler Ultrasound Helps Assess Cervical Cancer Stage
- Researchers in China found a link between findings on Doppler ultrasound scans and characteristics of cervical cancer.
- Radiology Residents Rival Sonographers at Spotting Appendicitis, but Downstream Imaging Concerns Linger
- At many institutions, ultrasound is preferred for imaging patients with suspected appendicitis, but highly trained operators are typically unavailable during off hours.
- Deploying Sonographer as Quality-Control Watchdog Helps Mayo Clinic Drop Ultrasound Errors by 60%
- That’s according to a new analysis out of the Jacksonville, Florida, location of the noted hospital system, published recently in JACR. Moreover, the experiment has helped to lighten the load for busy physicians, without a significant drop in productivity for the institution.
- OLED Technology Holds Promise for Cheaper Ultrasound
- A new method of creating ultrasound images using only a piezoelectric crystal and an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) could result in cheaper scanners, according to researchers from North Carolina State University.
From the National Ultrasound Blog:
- Urology Point of Care Ultrasound Machines – Entry to Flagship Level Units
- National Ultrasound’s expert team, made up of experienced sonographers, has highlighted four units from entry, mid, high and flagship levels.
- Mindray M8 Elite Ultrasound Machine Review
- Mindray M8 Elite mQuadro technology has advanced digital signal processing providing better image uniformity and clarity, better signal-to-noise ratio, deeper penetration, increased exam efficiency, more efficient auto image optimization and patient throughput.
- GE Logiq e Ultrasound Machine Review
- When it comes to point of care ultrasound the LOGIQ e is a perfect unit weighing only 10 lbs. it can easily be transported to a patient’s bedside, room to room, or taken into the field when necessary.