Innovations in ultrasound – CIUS Fall Conference Day 2017

Collage from CIUS fall conference 2017

Innovation was the main topic at the Fall Conference Day for the Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS). Invited guest speakers, industry partners and CIUS researchers presented the latest, and coming, technology and applications within ultrasound. CIUS industry partners Aurotech Ultrasound AS opened the conference with an overview over their…

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Automatic lung cancer staging using CT data

CT images with organ segmentation.

Blogger: David Bouget, Post Doc, Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS) For patients suffering from lung cancer, the diagnosis phase is crucial in order to select the best course of action and predict both outcome and survival expectancy. At the same time, the diagnosis is solely based on one CT…

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Blood flow secrets in small hearts

Ultrasound images of trtralogy of fallot.

Using a new ultrasound technique, we have been able to visualize and measure how efficiently blood flows through the heart chambers in young children with congenital heart disease. We studied 37 children aged two weeks to 10 years, and among the 26 children, which had congenital heart disease, we found less efficient hearts, meaning they use more energy than a normal heart.

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Reducing SONAR overheating

Graph showing admittance as a function of frequency.

Blogger: Marcus Wild, PhD-candidate, Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS) and the University College of Southeast Norway. Within the maritime industry, ships use SONAR (Sound Navigation and Ranging) systems in order to make maps of the seabed. The problem with SONARs, is that they have a tendency to overheat. Our…

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Pocket-sized ultrasound helps screen stroke patients

Vscan duo med carotisstenose_web

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


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

Graphic showing well casing and cement

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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