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2013-12-02 23:23:24

Company also showcases new upgrade to ZS3 platform. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 ZONARE, a leading developer of new generation ultrasound technology, will introduce the new L20-5 ultrasound transducer at the annual Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) being held in Chicago, December 1 – 5, 2013. This breakthrough transducer, based on ZONE Sonography™ Technology (ZST), has unsurpassed image resolution for a wide variety of clinical applications. “The L20-5 is...

2013-04-25 15:43:53

Microbubbles decrease the time and acoustic power of ultrasound required to heat and destroy an embedded target, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound. If these results can be replicated in the clinic, microbubbles could improve the efficiency of high intensity ultrasound treatment of solid tumors. High intensity ultrasound is already used to treat solid tumors. Ultrasound can be focused through soft tissue and, because it does not require...

2013-02-20 15:37:02

The research was published early in the January issue of the journal Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment. The article describes experiments using ultrasonic molecular imaging (USMI) and Dynamic Contrast Enhanced-Perfusion Imaging (DCE-PI) to measure response to therapy for pancreatic cancer. Paul Dayton, PhD, senior author says, "What we found is that using two non-invasive technologies, we can detect response to therapy earlier than by relying on tumor volume changes. Having new...

2012-03-13 10:47:05

One of the trickiest parts of treating brain conditions is the blood brain barrier, a blockade of cells that prevent both harmful toxins and helpful pharmaceuticals from getting to the body's control center. But, a technique published in JoVE, uses an MRI machine to guide the use of  microbubbles and focused ultrasound to help drugs enter the brain, which may open new treatment avenues for devastating conditions like Alzheimer's and brain cancers. "It's getting close to the point...

2012-01-26 10:19:22

The technique builds on previous research in which microbubbles were used to improve the way algae is cultivated. Algae produce an oil which can be processed to create a useful biofuel. Biofuels, made from plant material, are considered an important alternative to fossil fuels and algae, in particular, has the potential to be a very efficient biofuel producer. Until now, however, there has been no cost-effective method of harvesting and removing the water from the algae for it to be...

2011-11-28 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc., a developer of premium ultrasound solutions, will showcase the z.one system focused on abdominal ultrasound imaging solutions for diverse patient populations here shown at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Radiology Society of North America, November 27 - December 2. ZONARE's z.one ultrasound system delivers high-end image quality powered by its proprietary Zone Sonography(TM) Technology (ZST(TM)) which compensates...

2011-09-19 23:26:33

New technique offers safe and noninvasive drug delivery to the brain regions affected by diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, epilepsy and more Columbia Engineering researchers have developed a new technique to reach neurons through the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and deliver drugs safely and noninvasively. Up until now, scientists have thought that long ultrasound pulses, which can inflict collateral damage, were required. But in this new study, the Columbia Engineering team show...

2011-04-16 00:00:28

Ultrasonix Medical Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of premium quality diagnostic ultrasound imaging systems, now offers a system and transducer bandwidth of 1 MHz to 40 MHz to enable small animal imaging for research in cancer detection and drug development. Richmond, BC, Canada (PRWEB) April 15, 2011 Ultrasonix Medical Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of premium quality diagnostic ultrasound imaging systems, now offers a system and transducer bandwidth of...

2011-02-01 22:11:13

Using "microbubbles" and ultrasound can mean more targeted breast biopsies for patients with early breast cancer, helping to determine treatment and possibly saving those patients from undergoing a second breast cancer surgery, a new study in shows. Patients with early breast cancer undergo a sentinel lymph node biopsy to determine if their cancer has spread, said Dr. Ali Sever, lead author of the study. Ultrasound, on its own, can't distinguish the sentinel lymph node from other lymph nodes,...

2010-11-29 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc., a developer of high-end ultrasound solutions, today announced a new software release for its z.one ultrasound platform here at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Nov. 28 - Dec. 3, 2010. Designed to continually improve image quality and system performance, the 11th software release in six years also includes new advanced software applications and transducers which further expands...