SONO Month in Review | January 2019

SONO Month in Review | January 2019

The primary objective of SONO Month in Review is to systematically provide all the news, discoveries, studies that happen all over the world regarding the ultrasonography and disinfection. We aim to identify the most interesting news that we would like to draw your attention to. For example, the reader will be introduced to the new sensitive ultrasound sensor that allows to image and study the health and behavior of single cells, says professor Warwick Bowen from UQ's Precision Sensing Initiative and the Australian Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems. Keep reading this post for more details and other news.  

New Ultrasound Sensor More Sensitive

New Ultrasound Sensor 100 Times More Sensitive Than Conventional Ones | DotMed

January 17, 2019

Sounds from organisms as small as cells and living bacteria may one day be audible to the human ear using an experimental ultrasound component. 
Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia have developed an extremely sensitive sensor for measuring ultrasound that may help pave the way to new treatments and provide a deeper understanding of biological systems by enabling imaging of challenging subjects. 


knights of Columbus Donates 1,000th Ultrasound to Pregnancy Center in Need

The Knights of Columbus Donates 1,000th Ultrasound to Pregnancy Center in Need | Aleteia

January 29, 2019 

Since 2009, the Knights of Columbus have run a program through which they donate ultrasound machines to pro-life pregnancy centers in a bid to give more women an alternative to abortion. The program, called “In His Image,” provides matching grants to crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) in order to repair or replace ultrasound machines. They also provide assistance setting up the machines, which cost about $30,000 each.

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Vascular Technology in Sonography

Triton College Launching Vascular Technology in Sonography Certificate Program | ITNonline

January 9, 2019

January 9, 2019 — Starting in spring 2019, Triton College’s Vascular Technology in Sonography Certificate Program will help working sonographers and recent Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program graduates gain new skills and increase job opportunities. In just two semesters, students will learn imaging technology and other techniques to assist doctors in diagnosing arterial and venous conditions affecting limbs. Program completers will be prepared to sit for the Registered Vascular Technologists exam through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).



Blood-Brain Barrier Opening in Primary Brain Tumors

Blood-Brain Barrier Opening in Primary Brain Tumors with Non-invasive MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound | Nature

January 23, 2019

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) has long limited therapeutic access to a brain tumor and peritumoral tissue. In animals, MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) with intravenously injected microbubbles can temporarily and repeatedly disrupt the BBB in a targeted fashion, without open surgery. Our objective is to demonstrate the safety and feasibility of MRgFUS BBB opening with systemically administered chemotherapy in patients with glioma in phase I, single-arm, open-label study.


UV Light Disinfection

97.7% of Hospital Pathogens Eliminated by UV Light Disinfection |Technology Networks

January 18, 2019

Using ultraviolet (UV) disinfection technology to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections eliminated up to 97.7 percent of pathogens in operating rooms (ORs), according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control. The study examined a UV light technology platform deployed by New York-based PurpleSun that can be used for a range of disinfection applications for ORs, patient rooms, and other health care settings.


Ultrasonography And Biopsy Of The Thyroid Glan

An Essential Reference For Diagnostic Ultrasonography And Biopsy Of The Thyroid Gland | News-Medical 

January 23, 2018

The book provides the reader essential information on how to 1) distinguish between normal and abnormal thyroid sonograms, 2) differentiate low suspicion for malignancy thyroid nodules from sonographically high suspicion nodules, 3) evaluate cervical lymph nodes and parathyroid glands, and 4) examine post-thyroidectomy patients with differentiated thyroid cancer.


surface disinfection in hospitals

Time to Ramp Up surface Disinfection As Hospitals Are Hit By Early Flu Season Outbreak | TheSuburban

January 2, 2019

Complications from the flu can include serious conditions, like pneumonia or heart attacks and, in some cases, death. Flu causes about 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths in Canada each year. Some people are more vulnerable to complications and hospitalization from the flu.


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