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Lekhwiya acquires mobile field hospital

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The Internal Security Force (ISF) Lekhwiya has acquired a new ‘mobile field hospital’ –  a Karwa urban bus-turned medical ambulance for treating victims during large-scale emergencies.
The vehicle, the first of its kind in the country and the region, is designed to provide mass casualty incident response and transport, medical evacuations, on-site triage, Emergency Medical Services rehabilitation and medical support.
“Having this medical bus on hand for large scale emergencies can be a tremendous resource,” Dr ...

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Contrast-enhanced ultrasound effective in diagnosing men with high-grade … – News

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Contrast-enhanced ultrasound was found to better detect high-grade prostate cancer than conventional methods, making it a more appropriate approach for screening clinically important cancers and monitoring low-risk ones with less biopsies, researchers from Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals conclude in a phase III study published online in September in the Journal of Urology.

Findings from the randomized, double-blind trial revealed the technique, which uses microbubbles to measure change in blood flow, found almost three times as many higher grade cancers ...

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WinSenga: A mobile ear for pregnancy problems

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“We couldn’t hear anything,” says Aaron Tushabe, recounting a trip with two friends to the maternity ward of the main hospital in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. The student had been handed an ear-trumpet-like device called a Pinard horn, used to listen for the vital signs of a baby in a mother’s abdomen. Despite straining to hear against the murmur of the ward, Tushabe couldn’t hear any signs.

Luckily, the problem was not with the baby, but the combination of what he ...

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Low-cost ultrasound scanner unveiled in UK

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Researchers in the UK have unveiled a low-cost ultrasound scanner that can be plugged into any computer or laptop to reveal vital information about the unborn child.

The hand-held USB device, which is roughly the size of a computer mouse, costs just $65 to make – a far cry from most machines which can cost more than $300,000.

“At the moment ultrasound machines tend to be very expensive and very large pieces of equipment that can only really be afforded in a ...

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Axess Ultrasound Announces 2013 Training Courses for Imaging, Ultrasound

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Ultrasound, carcass contests wrap Morgan County fair

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The end of the livestock portion of the Morgan County Fair was marked by the lamb, goat, and swine ultrasound contests along with the beef carcass contest. This year was the 8th year for the goat carcass contest, 13th for the lamb and swine contests and 11th for the beef contest.

These events were made possible with the cooperation of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) meat graders, Cargill Meat Solutions, ...

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British engineers make $65 ultrasound

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British engineers say they’ve developed a low-powered ultrasound that plugs into a laptop’s USB port and can be made for only $50 or $65.

The device could be useful for pregnant women in poor countries where clinics in rural areas might lack ultrasound systems, which typically cost thousands of dollars, according to the researchers from Newcastle University.

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Snapshots: Ultrasound machine on its way – Enterprise

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Click photo to enlargeBill Gebhardt (left) showed his craftmanship by building a crate for a small, portable ultrasound machine recently donated by Dr. David Collins to Project S.A.V.E. Supplies for the crate were donated by Chico Lions Club. The crate is designed to be hand-carried into remote villages in the Philippines with Medical Ministries International, led by surgeon Dr. Allan Melicor. The crate is scheduled to arrive ...

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FDA approves ultrasound for cancer screening in women with dense breasts

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The Food and Drug Administration for the first time approved an automated ultrasound device as an adjunct to mammography screening for women with dense breasts.

The decision, announced Tuesday, follows an April FDA advisory panel meeting which unanimously recommended approval for the device, called the somo-v Automated Breast Ultrasound System. The company that makes the device, Sunnyvale, Calif.-based U-Systems, also received an “approvable” letter from the agency in May, indicating likely approval once the company’s manufacturing plants passed an audit. ...

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GE Launches Open Innovation Initiative to Accelerate Ultrasound Research

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NISKAYUNA, N.Y., Sept. 21 — General Electric issued the following news release:

Similar to how independent developers create new applications and find new uses for smart phones, tablets and other intelligent devices, GE is looking to collaborate with a rapidly growing community of ultrasound researchers ...

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