Samsung Introduces Premium Ultrasound System to U.S. Market

By Dana Hinesly, August 28, 2014 in Product introductions

Samsung Electronics entered the American radiology market this month by rolling out the RS80A, a premium ultrasound system designed for exceptional image quality and functions for increased diagnostic performance, according to the company. The RS80A is Samsung Medison's first product to target the radiology segment which is the largest portion in diagnostic imaging market.

"Samsung has forayed into the radiology market with the launch of our new ultrasound system, RS80A, in India," said Dinesh Lodha, vice president, Health & Medical Equipment vertical, Samsung India Electronics. "The introduction of this premium system with significant new features and technological advancements will enable users to experience a new level of diagnostic quality and convenience. Samsung will continue to put its best efforts towards developing medical devices that deliver true-to-life images and features that provide faster diagnosis." More...

Ultrasound Device for Wound Care Receives FDA Clearance

By Dana Hinesly, August 27, 2014 in Product introductions

Celleration, A privately held medical device company, last week announced its receipt of FDA approval for use of its therapeutic ultrasound healing device, the UltraMIST System, in the treatment of wounds. 

The UltraMIST System is the company's latest addition to its line of MIST Therapy products, which generates low-frequency ultrasound through a saline mist to accelerate wound healing. The device makes it possible to deliver ultrasound energy into and below the wound bed to stimulate cells and shorten the healing process. More...

Remote Medicine Provides Ultrasound Imaging Evaluations Wherever Needed

By Dana Hinesly, August 25, 2014 in Research

Using a computer in Germany, Partho P. Sengupta, MD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, performed a robot-assisted ultrasound examination on a person in Boston. 

For the study, investigators tested the use of a small, lightweight robotic-arm with built-in ultrasound technology stationed in Boston and connected to a personal computer with a low-bandwidth Internet connection in Munich, Germany. The robotic ultrasound exam of a persons carotid artery in their neck was completed in just four minutes. More...

Ultrasound Used to Track Knee Motion Non-Invasively

By Dana Hinesly, August 22, 2014 in Research

Australian researchers combined a single-element ultrasound sensor and a fast image registration technique to create a very precise, non-invasive technique for tracking the motion of knee bones in 3D. 

The device, currently in the prototype stage, achieved sub-millimetre precision, which is essential for clinical applications such as knee replacements, reconstruction surgery and diagnosis for ligament injuries, according to researchers. More...

Nanosonics' Ultrasound Disinfectant Device Approved for Japanese Market

By Dana Hinesly, August 20, 2014 in Company news

The Trophon EPR, a complete ultrasound transducer disinfection system, last week gained regulatory approval in Japan, according to developer Nanosonics. In the United States, the system is distributed exclusively by GE Healthcare.

The approval comes earlier than expected, according to the company. Entry into the Japanese market, currently projected for the second half of the 2015 financial year, is an important step in the company's overall strategic growth. More...