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Autonomous robot detects shrapnel

... tabletop robot whose "eyes" are a novel 3-D ultrasound technology developed at Duke. An artificial ... of Stephen Smith, director of the Duke University ultrasound Transducer Group and senior member of the ... metallic objects from the eye. Advances in ultrasound technology have made these latest experiments ...

Potential for non-invasive brain tumor treatment

... The bioengineers designed and built an ultrasound catheter that can fit into large blood vessels of ... Ultrasonic Imaging . "The catheter would use ultrasound to first image the tumor, and then direct a ... the ultimate creation of a practical intracranial ultrasound catheter is possible," said Stephen Smith, ...

Laughing hyenas, wailing levees, the sound of cheese and blaring bagpipes

... injected into the body to improve the quality of ultrasound images. In UMGD, the tiny particles are ... with DNA before injection. A targeted pulse of ultrasound energy "rings" the bubbles like a bell, popping ... in the body. Unlike other therapeutic ultrasound technologies in development, which create heat to ...

Ultrasound imaging now possible with a smartphone

... medical care and computing by coupling USB-based ultrasound probe technology with a smartphone, enabling a ... Science and Engineering, have made commercial USB ultrasound probes compatible with Microsoft Windows ... the two in 2008. In order to make commercial USB ultrasound probes work with smartphones, the researchers had ...

AIUM Presents 2009 Joseph H. Holmes Pioneer Awards

... research includes studies in prenatal diagnosis, ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology, and the biophysical ... journals, including the AIUM's Journal of ultrasound in Medicine . Dr Platt served as president ... 1999 to 2001 and the International Society of ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology from 2002 to 2004. ...

AIUM presents 2009 Memorial Hall of Fame awards

... of the AIUM and contributed to the field of ultrasound in medicine. This year's awards will honor Fred ... He was a strong, early proponent of real-time ultrasound and is considered a pioneer of diagnostic ... School of Medicine, in 1969. An early user of ultrasound in urology, Dr Resnick was an accomplished ...

AIUM presents 2009 William J. Fry Memorial Lecture award

... to the scientific progress of diagnostic medical ultrasound in their particular field. Alred Kurtz, MD, ... he has made wide-reaching contributions to ultrasound education. He chaired the Education Committee of ... J. Fry, was a physicist with a strong interest in ultrasound in medicine. His innovative research efforts ...

Novel veterinary procedure detecting life-threatening injuries touted

... cause of death in trauma patients. Thoracic ultrasound has been infrequently used as a non-invasive, ... and Critical Care developed a new thoracic ultrasound examination called TFAST (Thoracic Focused ... world, as the very first description of using ultrasound for these purposes was in horses more than 20 ...

Research yields new clues to how we locate objects in space

... sensory experience, like vision. The use of ultrasound technology provides an everyday context where ... used this technology for their experiments. ultrasound works by using sound waves to generate images ... look like. Doctors are increasingly relying on ultrasound technology to help guide them in a number of ...

AIUM to Host 2009 Annual Convention in New York

... is open for the American Institute of ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) 2009 Annual Convention and ... skills, and view the newest advancements in ultrasound technology while earning up to 33.5 AMA PRA ... unfold. A multitude of sessions in various ultrasound specialty areas will be offered throughout the ...

Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida

... been demonstrated using a combination of focused ultrasound (FUS) and microbubbles, allowing large molecules ... oscillation and/or collapse, during focused ultrasound to gain an understanding not only of what occurs ... microbubble is as important to BBB opening as the ultrasound itself, since the amount and extent of the region ...

Ultrasound shown to exert remote control of brain circuits

... at Arizona State University has developed pulsed ultrasound techniques that can remotely stimulate brain ... (PLoS) One , provide insights into how low-power ultrasound can be harnessed for the noninvasive ... applications in our daily lives. For example, ultrasound has been used in fetal and other diagnostic ...

Anti-tumor therapy with endoscopic ultrasound may fight cancer more safely and effectively

... gastrointestinal endoscope with a miniature ultrasound transducer on the tip to guide a small needle ... drugs directly into the cancer using endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in combination with systemic chemotherapy ... to some cancers. EUS combines endoscopy and ultrasound in order to obtain the most accurate, high ...

New 3-D ultrasound could improve stroke diagnosis, care

... DURHAM, N.C. Using 3-D ultrasound technology they designed, Duke University ... studies were reported online in the journal ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. The research was supported ... this is the first time that real time 3-D ultrasound provided clear images of the major arteries ...

In-vitro fertilization improved with 3-D/4-D-guided embryo transfer and new placement target

... "The old technique for placing embryos using 2D ultrasound alone was essentially a guessing game," said Dr. ... With the new technique, Dr. Gergely uses 3D ultrasound to locate the patient's MIP Point. He then uses 4D ultrasound to help the specialist performing the embryo ...

The sound of light: Innovative technology shatters the barriers of modern light microscopy

... small shock waves. In effect, the short laser pulse gives rise to an ultrasound wave that the researchers pick up with an ultrasound microphone. The real power of the technique, however, lies in specially ...

Babies born to native high-altitude mothers have decreased risk of low birth weight

... the high altitude. The researchers measured uterine artery blood flow by ultrasound at 20 weeks and 36 weeks of pregnancy, and three months post-partum. They also tracked fetal growth across pregnancy using ultrasound to measure fetal head and abdominal circumference, femur length and ...

NPL Cavimeter receives 2009 UIA Outstanding Product Award

... trade organisation bringing together users and manufacturers of high power ultrasound systems. In granting the award, the Cavimeter was judged by the panel to ... 2008, the first Cavimeter sale was made to a UK manufacturer of high power ultrasound systems, and is now being used routinely to reduce set-up times for ...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

... the locale of cancer tissue in the prostate gland in detail at an early stage. Diagnosis is easier using the gamma camera, rather than conventional ultrasound imaging, because the camera can more easily detect the small cancerous tissues and distinguish between benign and cancerous tumors. The new ...

Engineering innovative solutions for 21st century medicine

... Walport, Director of the Wellcome Trust, said: "Research in medical engineering has been responsible for major advances in healthcare, ranging from ultrasound scanning in pregnancy to hip and knee replacements. The opportunities for engineers and medical scientists to collaborate are endless but all too ...

Interventional treatment can be recommended as first-line treatment for 'silent killer'

... protocols are not justified; if a three-month surveillance scan doesn't demonstrate any abnormalities, then patients could be followed with routine ultrasound scanning to monitor for complications," he added. In total, secondary interventions were performed in 33 patients (7.2 percent), of which six (1.3 ...

Freezing prostate cancer does a man's body good

... the use of 3-D transperineal mapping biopsy for determining the extent of prostate cancerwhen compared with the commonly used transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) biopsyheavily impacted how patients' disease was managed in 70 percent of the cases. "Our data show that focal cryoablation is as good for ...

Freezing kidney cancer: Hot treatment should be new gold standard for destroying small tumors

... needles are inserted through the skin directly into a tumor. Interventional radiologists can observe and guide the insertion by combined use of ultrasound and CT. The needle, or cryoprobe, is filled with argon gas, which creates an ice ball, which rapidly freezes the tumor. The tumor is then thawed by ...

Whispering bats are 100 times louder than previously thought

... Annemarie Surlykke from the University of Southern Denmark is fascinated by echolocation. She really wants to know how it works. Surlykke equates the ultrasound cries that bats use for echolocation with the beam of light from a torch: you won't see much with the light from a small bulb but you could see ...

Moving new technologies from the lab to the marketplace

... opto-electronics, life sciences and material handling. This year, he received two more awards -- one for his low transient pulse technique for ultrasound imaging to detect and monitor bone fractures, and another for broadening the application base of the SmartPin, a new liquid dispensing/handling ...

Microarray analysis improves prenatal diagnosis

... amounts of DNA are lost or duplicated, children often have significant learning disabilities or health problems that could not be picked up with an ultrasound or other means of prenatal diagnosis, she said. "This test adds information we could not detect by any other means right now in prenatal ...

The 156th Acoustical Society of America Meeting, Nov. 10-14, Miami, Fla.

... "George Lewis, an NSF graduate research fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University, has developed the first pocket-size ultrasound system for commercial, military and research applications." http://www.acoustics.org/press/156th/lewis.html ACOUSTICAL CLOAKING "This talk ...

Jefferson Department of Surgery announces new pancreas tumor registry

... gene yet to allow predictive testing for pancreatic cancer, we can offer risk assessments and surveillance via imaging, blood tests and endoscopic ultrasound for patients with a strong family history of pancreatic cancer," added Dr. Yeo. Such high risk patients may be referred to a Jefferson ...

12-month ATLANTA trial data show sustained benefit of Catania Stent

... success rate in the ATLANTA Trial was 100 percent. Independent core laboratories analyzed quantitative coronary angiography and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) data for all patients immediately after stent implantation and at 6-month follow-up. Further analysis of 1,904 cross sections (19,028 struts) ...

MU scientists go green with gold, distribute environmentally friendly nanoparticles

... of Nuclear Medicine (2004); Henry D. Royal, Peter S. Conti, past presidents of the Society of Nuclear Medicine; and Barry B. Goldberg, pioneer of ultrasound (2007)," Katti said. "This recognition is a tremendous honor and brings a large amount of prestige to our research group, the Departments of ...

Ultrasonic frogs can tune their ears to different frequencies

... the eardrum did respond to sounds in the sonic and ultrasonic ranges. But they also saw something they couldn't explain: The eardrum's sensitivity to ultrasound sometimes disappeared altogether. Normally sound waves strike the eardrum and if they are powerful enough and in a frequency range that the ...

Microbial stowaways: Are ships spreading disease?

... and even eliminate the microbes in their ballast water. A number of techniques are being looked at for this purpose, from filtration to biocides, ultrasound to ultraviolet irradiation, said Professor Dobbs. Our understanding of the issues involved will increase as more studies are carried out, ...

Mass. General study shows how exercise changes structure and function of heart

... their normal team training, with emphasis on how the heart adapts to a typical season of competitive athletics. Echocardiography studies ultrasound examination of the hearts structure and function were taken at the beginning and end of the 90-day study period. Participants followed the normal ...

Backpack straps can decrease blood flow in the shoulder and arm

... their theory, they examined eight healthy volunteers, six men and two women between the ages of 18-30. The right brachial artery was measured using ultrasound and the index finger pulp microvascular flow was measured using the photoplethysmography method. Baseline flows were measured immediately before and ...

Improved foam for varicose veins found to be safe in preliminary results from phase II trial

... being filtered in the lungs, according to Regan. These patients, the subjects of the study, are continuously monitored by transcranial Doppler ultrasound of the brain before, during and after the procedure. They also undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain, visual testing, neurological ...

Science, not romance, controls mating at Smithsonian's National Zoo

... Zoos first successful elephant birth from artificial insemination occurred in 2001 when Shanthi was artificially inseminated using new catheter and ultrasound techniques developed by Zoo scientists. ...

Eat less or exercise more? Either way leads to more youthful hearts

... CRONies voluntarily consume about 25 percent fewer calories than the average American while still maintaining good nutrition. The scientists used ultrasound imaging (echocardiography) to measure the diastolic or filling phase of the cardiac cycle because it is a crucial indicator of heart health. "During ...

Oosight microscope enables embryonic stem cell breakthrough

... efficiency of therapeutic cloning in animals. When I was training as an ob-gyn at Yale in the mid 1980s, we were one of the first places to use ultrasound to assess the health of babies in utero, Keefe says. As a student in the MBL Physiology Course, I learned of Drs. Inous and Oldenbourgs work, and ...

Columbia researchers: Growth of CT scan use may lead to significant public health problem

... the CT-related radiation dose in individual patients. 2. Replace CT use, when appropriate, with other options that have no radiation risk, such as ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). 3. Decrease the total number of CT scans prescribed. Drs. Brenner and Hall suggest in their papers ...

Purdue research finds similarities in dog, human breast cancer pre-malignant lesions

... surgical removal. Both Mohammed and Miller would like to find out if there is a way to identify the lesion early with noninvasive screening, such as ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging. As a next step, Mohammed will determine the prevalence of lesions in dogs with no tumors. In addition, she and ...
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