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Bill Horn pulls questionable grant to religious group

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Vista’s Pregnancy Resource Center says it needs $120,000 to replace its aging mobile clinic, shown here.

– Photo from the Pregnancy Resource Center’s fundraising website

In June, the Pregnancy Resource Center of Vista (PRC) put a ...

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Screening directive upped ultrasounds for AAA without improving outcomes

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Girl child campaigners oppose low-cost, portable ultrasound machine

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Girl child campaigners oppose low-cost, portable ultrasound machine

British scientists have developed a very portable and cheap ultrasound machine that can be plugged into any computer. While the developers are happy that the machine would perk up prenatal care, girl child campaigners have raised concerns that the new technology could ...

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Breast Ultrasound Imaging System for Dense Breast Tissue Approved

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Washington, D.C. – infoZine – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first ultrasound device for use in combination with a standard mammography in women with dense breast tissue who have a negative mammogram and no symptoms of breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women. This year an estimated 226,870 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and 39,510 will die from the disease.

The National Cancer Institute estimates that about 40 percent of ...

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Seeing is Believing

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First-year medical students at Mount Sinai School of Medicine will be the first in New York to utilize to a digital-age ultrasound device that can visualize inside the body, and fit directly into the pockets of their brand new white coats.

The visualization tool, made by GE Healthcare, is a handheld ultrasound device called Vscan, and is roughly the footprint of a smartphone. The Vscan houses innovative technology that can provide an immediate, non-invasive method to secure visual information ...

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Ultrasound gets drugs right under the skin

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Ultrasound waves of two different frequencies generate tiny bubbles of water on the skin’s surface. When these bubbles pop, the skin’s surface is lightly worn away, allowing drugs to pass through the skin more easily.–Graphic courtesy of Carl Schoellhammer

Delivering drugs through the skin is an easy option for patients, but it can be tough to achieve. However, ultrasound, perhaps better known for imaging unborn babies, could get skin to be more “transparent” to ...

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Low-cost device could bring ultrasound to developing world

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British researchers have developed a portable ultrasound scanner that can be manufactured for around $65, which could bring affordable imaging to women and babies in the developing world.

The hand-held device, roughly the size of a computer mouse, can be plugged into a USB for imaging at power up to 100 times lower than conventional hospital ultrasounds, according to an announcement from Newcastle University. Hospital scanners typically cost anywhere from $32,000 to $160,000. To keep the cost at a ...

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Ultrasound machine that plugs into a PC: Device raises hackles of sex test …

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Dinesh C Sharma

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16:52 EST, 15 September 2012

Here is one more emerging danger to the unborn girl child – a cheap and handy ultrasound machine that can be plugged into any computer.

The gizmo developed by British scientists could cost as little as Rs 2,000-Rs 3,000 and can be operated in conjunction with just about any desktop or laptop.

The technology developed by the Newcastle University is ready ...

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Cheap ultrasound device could save lives

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Engineers in Britain have developed an ultrasound scanner that costs under $65 Cdn to make and could improve prenatal care in parts of the developing world where this technology is out of reach.

The device, if it gets commercial backing, would enter a market where hospital-based ultrasound scanners cost anything between $31,5000 to $154,000 and low-cost, portable devices sell for around $7,000 each.

“You could be looking at something certainly less than ($300) to buy,” said Jeff Neasham, the sonar technology specialist ...

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Ultrasound May Lead To Needle-Free Vaccinations

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Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online

MIT researchers are working on a technique that will allow needle-free vaccinations by using ultrasound waves.

The team wrote in the Journal of Controlled Release that applying two separate beams of ultrasound waves can uniformly boost permeability across a region of skin more rapidly than using a single beam of ultrasound waves.

“This could be used for topical drugs such as steroids — cortisol, for example — systemic drugs ...

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