dismiss

Garage Sale Auctions: Over 700 lots are available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY...starting at just $1! Click here to bid now!

DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
SEARCH
Endroit courant :
>
> This Story


Ouverture ou Registre to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

 

 

Ultrasound Homepage

FDA approves new application for Exact Imaging's ExactVu micro-ultrasound Enables the urologist to see detailed changes in the prostatic tissue

This doctor's never in, and that's a good thing How a Washington, DC doctor is bringing back house calls

A look back: The history of ultrasound An innovation launched by the study of bat echolocation

FDA OK's Innovative Health to reprocess SJM's ViewFlex Xtra ultrasound catheter Part of a larger sea change toward better SUD reprocessing

Two Asian investment groups have acquired RADLogics Could be deployed in emerging Asian markets 'relatively quickly'

NEMA calls for reform or alternatives to China tariff proposal Could contribute to unfair playing field among OEMs

An ultrasound helmet for brain imaging is being developed Utilizes AI-equipped interface of ultrasound and EEG technologies

First patient treated with focused ultrasound in new Parkinson's disease trial Assessing major motor symptoms with Insightec’s Exablate Neuro

Using ultrasound, MR contrast agents can be made to blink like bicycle lights Could increase visibility and allow for better diagnosis

Visaris enters marketing partnership with Alpinion Strengthens its stake in the mobile home care imaging segment

Concept illustration of a cart based
ultrasound and TAEUS platform
courtesy: ENDRA

GE and ENDRA extend agreement to advance liver ultrasound

par John W. Mitchell , Senior Correspondent
The increasing worldwide incidence of liver disease, driven by obesity, diabetes and hepatitis, is pushing imaging companies to develop new technology for earlier diagnosis. ENDRA has renewed an agreement with GE Healthcare to continue work on a standard CT application.

“Over one billion people are affected by fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which can progress to inflammation (NASH), then fibrosis scarring, then cirrhosis or cell death and then to cancer,” Francois Michelon, CEO at ENDRA Life Sciences told HCB News. “There are no practical tools for diagnosing NAFLD and NASH.”

Story Continues Below Advertisement

OR Tables, Treatment/GYN/Uro Chairs, Transport Stretchers, Hospital/ICU Bed

iMS combines the superior service of Oakworks Medical and advanced manufacturing technology of FAMED Medical Solutions. The goal of iMS, "Connecting Art and Medical Science" goes way beyond product with exceptional CareLink service. Contact us today!



To remedy this, EDRA has developed Thermo Acoustic Enhanced Ultrasound (TAEUS) that will enable standard ultrasound to detect such liver diseases in the early stage, while it is still reversible. Currently, the company said, ultrasound can only indicate liver diseases in the late stages.

ENDRA and GE Healthcare are working to deploy the technology in Europe by the end of 2018. Michelon said the expected cost of the unit would be about $40,000.

“We believe that ENDRA's technology has the potential to bring significant new capabilities to ultrasound - which aligns well with GE Healthcare's mission of increasing access to high-quality, cost-effective health care,” said Brian McEathron, GE Healthcare's vice president and general manager for General Imaging Ultrasound. “We're very excited about completing the final steps toward commercialization of ENDRA's TAEUS fatty liver product."

Michelon said TAUES is safer and more economical than other standard protocols. MR/CT technology, he noted, is expensive to acquire at between $1-3 million. Surgical biopsy is another alternative, but the procedure is also expensive, painful and carries the risk of complications. And blood liver enzyme level testing is unreliable he said, with about half of all NAFLD patients testing normal.

“The key benefit of ENDRA's technology is that it leverages conventional ultrasound, which is widely accepted as safe, cost-effective, easy-to-use, and broadly available. This broadens access to better health care,” said Michelon.

TAEUS will also offer more widespread diagnostic testing for liver disease, according to Michelon. Physicians will gain a new, cost-effective, and safe tool to address the growing crisis of liver disease. They will be able to deliver better health care to more people in clinics, community hospitals, private practices, patient bedsides – wherever ultrasound is used.

“By diagnosing NAFLD earlier on ultrasound, insurers will start reducing downstream costs of advanced liver disease, such as expensive inpatient care and liver transplants, as well as avoid costs of more expensive diagnostic tools such as CT and MR,” said Michelon.

ENDRA is also developing several other software applications to enhance ultrasound. This includes an application to indicate tissue temperature with ultrasound during energy-based surgeries to treat cancer and heart conditions.

Ultrasound Homepage


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Publicité
Développez la notoriété de votre marque
Enchères + Ventes Privées
Obtenir le meilleur prix
Acheter des équipement / pièces
Trouver le meilleur prix
Infos du jour
Lire Les dernières nouvelles
Annuaire
Consulter tous les utilisateurs DOTmed
Éthique concernant DOTmed
Voir notre programme d'éthique
L'or partie le programme de fournisseur
Recevoir des demandes PH
Programme de marchand de service d'or
Recevoir des demandes
Fournisseurs de soins de santé
Voir tous les outils des HCP (abréviation pour les professionnels de la santé)
Les travaux/Formation
Trouver / combler un poste
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Obtenir des devis de pièces
Certification Récentes
Voir les utilisateurs récemment certifiés
Evaluation Récentes
Voir les utilisateurs récemment certifiés
Central de location
Louer de l’équipement à moindre prix
Vendre des équipements / pièces
Obtenir le maximum d'argent
Service le forum de techniciens
Trouver de l'aide et des conseils
Simple demande de propositions
Obtenir des devis pour des appareils
Expo Virtuelle
Trouver des services d'appareils
L'Access et l'utilisation de cet emplacement est sujet aux modalités et aux conditions du notre de nos MENTIONS LEGALES & DONNEES PERSONELLES
Propriété de et classe des propriétaires DOTmedà .com, inc. Copyright ©2001-2018 DOTmed.com, Inc.
TOUS DROITS RÉSERVÉS