Pocket-sized ultrasound helps screen stroke patients

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Blogers: Lars Mølgaard Saxhaug, PhD-Candidate, Håvard Dalen, Associate professor, and Bjørn Olav Haugen, Professor, Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS) and Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging. When stroke patients are admitted to hospital, the main arteries in the neck are checked for blockages as this is a major cause…



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Ultrasound automation simplifies detection of heart failure

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Blogger: Jahn Frederik Grue, medical student. Using an application developed at NTNU, helps physicians detect more patients with reduced heart function when assessing heart pump function in patients with suspected heart failure using ultrasound. Heart failure is a common disease among the elderly. Increased use of ultrasound of the heart…



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Ultrasonic cement evaluation in oil and gas wells

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Blogger: Andreas Sørbrøden Talberg, PhD Candidate, Department of Electronic Systems and Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS) The task of evaluating cement jobs conducted in oil and gas wells is important e.g. to guarantee the safety during production and that no oil or gas is leaking to the surroundings. One…



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Microbubbles and focused ultrasound cure tumours in mice

Illustration: Ultrasound applied to tumors after injecting clusters of microbubbles/microdroplets causes giant oscillating bubbles.

Blogger: Catharina de Lange Davies, professor Department of Physics, NTNU A prerequisite for successful chemotherapy is that the drugs reach its target, and that damage to healthy tissue is limited. However, when drugs are injected into the blood, less than 1% of the drugs accumulate in tumours. Microbubbles combined with…



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Can the growth rate of brain tumours help predict survival?

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Bloggers: Anne Line Stensjøen, PhD Candidate, Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science (INB), and Asta Håberg, Professor and Centre Director, Centre of Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS) Glioblastomas are tumours that originate from brain tissue. It is both the most common and most aggressive type of brain tumour. The median survival…



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Beamforming – An international challenge

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Blogger: Alfonso Rodriguez-Molares, Postdoc and Senior Engineer, Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging and Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS). A revolt is being stirred up in the beamforming world, and CIUS is among the insurgents. For the first time in history a beamforming challenge was organized in the field of Medical…



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Improvements in ultrasound transducer design and manufacturing

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Blogger: Martijn Frijlink, Associate Professor, Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS) and University College of Southeast Norway     All ultrasound technologies in health care, maritime, and oil & gas make use ultrasonic transducers. For this reason, transducer design is a key research task of the Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions…



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