SONO Month in Review | September 2019


Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Key Benefits of Breast Ultrasound Solutions | Frost & Sullivan 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month SONO Month in review Sept

 

 

Frost & Sullivan supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month and research with its latest analysis, Global Breast Ultrasound Market, Forecast to 2023. Mammography is widely used for breast cancer screening; ultrasound is used as a supplemental screening for patients at high risk and for those who have conspicuous findings in a mammogram. The market for conventional handheld ultrasound has performed well as a supplemental imaging in most countries and primary diagnostic/screening tool in others. 

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Laser-based ultrasound approach provides new direction for nondestructive testing

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Many industrial buildings rely on ultrasound instruments that continually monitor the structural integrity of their systems without damaging or altering their features. The technique draws on laser technology and candle soot to generate effective ultrasonic waves for nondestructive testing and evaluation. Researchers are using ultrasonic nondestructive testing that involves amplifying the signal from a photoacoustic laser source using laser-absorbing patch made from an array of nanoparticles from candle soot and polydimethylsiloxane.

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Ultrasound breakthrough 'can spot cancer earlier' | BBC

ultrasound can spot cancer

A new ultrasound technique is being hailed as the biggest breakthrough in the technology for more than 60 years. Developed at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, it produces images that are 10 times better than current scans.
Researchers believe its ability to precisely pinpoint tumors could one day replace biopsies in investigating suspected cancer cases.

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Scientists use ultrasound to detect active genes in live cells | News Medical

active genes

A startling new study published in the journal Science shows that ultrasound can help scientists to understand whether specific genes are in the active or inactive state in live cells. This incredible feat promises to transform the way scientists examine a host of living cell activities, ranging from the growth of tumors to neuron function. Ultrasound scans have become a major part of the healthcare experience for physicians and patients alike. However, they are also important in research on living cells as they do not cause major harm. Accurate, inexpensive and simple to learn, ultrasound scanning still has a few surprises in store.


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Novel approach to ultrasound raises possibility of new medical applications | North Carolina State University

novel ultrasound imaging

A new ultrasound technique provides a non-invasive way of assessing bone structure on the microscale. Researchers hope to fine-tune the technique for use in assessing osteoporosis risk and treatment. Researchers have also demonstrated that a variation of the same technique can distinguish between tumors and healthy tissue in a study using laboratory rats. 

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