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German Armed Forces purchases 142 Philips Lumify app-based ultrasound systems Will be standard equipment in emergency and rescue operations

Focused Ultrasound Foundation receives $10 million donation from anonymous donor 'Huge, transformative' for the field of focused ultrasound

Study finds focused ultrasound can reduce Parkinson's tremor Research underway to find additional applications

$10 Nintendo chip turns ultrasound machine into 3-D scanner A potential game-changer for obtaining quick scans in the trauma unit

FDA approves ultrasound that connects to iPhone and will be sold for less than $2000 The world's first 'ultrasound-on-a-chip'-based imaging system

FDA approves study with INSIGHTEC’s Exablate Neuro for Parkinson’s Aims to reduce dyskinesia symptoms and improve motor skills

Clinical trial combining focused ultrasound and immunotherapy underway Aim is to enhance the ability of the immune system to recognize tumors

Henry Schein to distribute Terason’s uSmart 3200T NexGen portable ultrasound Enabling point-of-care exams during transportation in emergency vehicles

Esaote launches MyLab9 eXP ultrasound system Designed to enhance image clarity, workflow and performance

Bracco Imaging acquires SurgVision Enables development of a real-time fluorescence image-guided surgery platform

Wireless, handheld spinal ultrasound takes the guesswork out of epidural needle placement

by John W. Mitchell , Senior Correspondent

He stopped short of attributing the device’s operation to artificial intelligence. But he did note that the platform’s algorithm is “trained” on a large database of thousands of lumbar spine scans.

“The technology identifies the same anatomic landmarks in the image that a clinician trained in neuraxial ultrasonography would identify when locating the epidural space,” said Mauldin.
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The device also provides an efficiency advantage for specialists, such as OB/GYNs, who do not have to wait for a radiologist to interpret an image. It also benefits the radiology workflow.

“The Accuro device has an in-time electronic algorithm that identifies bony landmarks in the lumbar spine allowing real-time interpretation of images on the screen,” Dr. Katie Seligman, division chief, Obstetric Anesthesia, University of New Mexico and a fellow who was part of the Stanford study team, told HCB News. “This allows the device to identify an appropriate location to place an epidural and estimate depth to epidural space. A standard ultrasound requires user interpretation of images.”

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