Medical research

Handy device scans beneath the skin

In collaboration with various companies, scientists at Mira Research Institute have recently developed a prototype for a handheld device that combines ultrasound technology with photoacoustics.

Surgery

Anaesthesia with surgical precision

Ultrasound technology will soon be helping doctors to anaesthetise patients more accurately. And the technology is being developed in Trondheim, Norway.

Neuroscience

Doctors use ultrasound waves to stop hand tremors

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of six locations nationally - and the only one in the Midwest - studying the safety and effectiveness of a promising new technology using MR-guided focused ultrasound ...

Neuroscience

Finding a noninvasive way to measure pressure in the brain

Current methods to check for increased pressure in a patient's brain are invasive. One widely used technique is to drill a hole in the skull to insert a catheter or sensor into the brain tissue. Because of the risk of brain ...

Cardiology

Detection of critical heart disease before birth lags among poor

Parents-to-be often look forward to prenatal ultrasounds, when they get the first glimpse of their baby and perhaps learn their child's sex. Ultrasound technology also allows for the detection of birth defects and other abnormalities ...

Pediatrics

Ultrasound guides tongue to pronounce 'r' sounds

Using ultrasound technology to visualize the tongue's shape and movement can help children with difficulty pronouncing "r" sounds, according to a small study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development ...

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