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2010-04-23 08:54:00

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- SuperSonic Imagine, the innovative medical imaging company based in Aix-en-Provence, France has unveiled some of the results of the largest clinical breast study ever undertaken in ultrasound imaging. The worldwide multicenter study, involving top clinicians in the breast radiology community, is assessing the clinical benefits of ShearWave(TM) Elastography in the ultrasonic evaluation of breast lesions. (Photo:...

2010-04-12 11:00:09

Palpation continues to be of great value in modern medicine, both practiced by doctors and as a technique for self-examination. However, palpation is limited to a few accessible organs, and the interpretation of the information sensed by the fingers is highly subjective. Recently, elastography has emerged as an option in several commercial ultrasound systems, and is starting to prove clinically valuable in many areas. Elasticity measurements have been reported to be useful for the diagnosis...

2010-01-27 10:51:34

Sonic detection of liver stiffness emerges as a useful screening and prognostic test Researchers from France and Hong Kong determined that transient elastography (TE), a noninvasive, ultrasonic imaging modality, can be accurately performed in the majority of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to exclude advanced fibrosis. Full findings of this study, funded by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, appear in the February issue of Hepatology, a journal published by...

2009-11-30 08:30:00

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- SuperSonic Imagine today announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Canon Marketing Japan Inc. (Canon MJ) to develop the Japanese market. After receiving CE approval and 510K clearance from the FDA for its Aixplorer® MultiWave(TM) Ultrasound System, SuperSonic Imagine, has developed commercial networks on 4 continents and in more than thirty countries. SuperSonic Imagine is honoured to announce...

2009-11-29 23:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Elastography is an effective, convenient technique that, when added to breast ultrasound, helps distinguish cancerous breast lesions from benign results, according to an ongoing study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). When mammography yields suspicious findings, physicians often use ultrasound to obtain additional information. However, ultrasound has the potential to result in more biopsies...

2009-08-25 13:00:00

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- SuperSonic Imagine today announced that it has received 510K Clearance from the FDA for its Aixplorer(TM) ultrasound system and will begin to market and deliver the device in the United States. Aixplorer is the only commercially available system of its kind with MultiWave(TM) Technology, which is based upon interaction between conventional longitudinal waves and shear waves in tissue. The system consists of an all software-based...

2009-07-29 10:18:08

A major clinical challenge is to find the best method to evaluate and to manage the increasing numbers of patients with chronic liver disease. Liver biopsy, due to its risks and limitations, is no longer considered mandatory as the first-line indicator of liver injury, and several markers have been developed as non-invasive alternatives.The assessment of liver fibrosis by non-invasive techniques, such as biomarkers ºFibroTest®...

2008-11-04 00:00:05

Imaging technology can identify liver fibrosis with high accuracy, limiting the need for biopsies to diagnose diseases, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Jayant Talwalkar, a hepatologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said magnetic resonance elastography, or MRE, produces color-coded images known as elastograms that indicate how internal organs, muscles and tissues would feel to the touch. Other imaging methods are unable to provide that information. "Knowing the liver's elasticity or...

2008-09-02 15:00:06

A Chinese-led study has found non-invasive transient elastography can measure liver stiffness, accurately diagnosing patients with late-stage liver disease. The researchers, led by Dr. Henry Chan of the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong, said liver biopsy has long been the gold standard for assessing liver disease. However, it is limited by invasiveness, risk of complications, patient discomfort and the availability of expertise. On the other hand, the researchers said liver stiffness...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.