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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Ultrasound – a cross-sector solution

Collage of speakers at CIUS Spring Conference 2017.

Cracks, unevenness, leakages, or speed and direction of liquid flows in vessels or pipes, hearts or pumps, are challenges faced by people in healthcare, oil & gas and the maritime sector. At the Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS), we work on improving ultrasound technology and usage to address these…

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Improving quality of cardiac ultrasound images

Ultrasound images

Blogger: Ali Fatemi, PhD Candidate Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS), Department of circulation and medical imaging     Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number-one cause of death globally. An estimated 17.5 million people died from CVDs in 2012, 31% of all global deaths. One important factor in preventing cardiovascular…

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Avoiding unnecessary coronary angiograms

Angiogram. Image: Asbjørn Støylen, NTNU

Blogger: Bjørn Olav Haugen, Professor, Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions, Department of circulation and medical imaging Angina is chest pain that occurs when the blood supply to the muscles of the heart is restricted. It usually happens because the coronary arteries supplying the heart become hardened and narrowed. A coronary…

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Interpreting ultrasound images with neural networks

The femoral nerve (yellow) and femoral artery (red).

Blogger: Erik Smistad, PostDoc at Centre for Innovative Ultrasound Solutions (CIUS)       Neural networks have recently achieved incredible results for recognising objects such as cats, coffee cups, cars and plants in photographs. These methods are already used by companies like Facebook and Google to identify faces, recognize voice…

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Unveiling connections between preeclampsia and cardiovascular disease

Pregnant belly isolated against white background

Women with preeclampsia have up to eight times higher risk of later developing cardiovascular disease. CEMIR’s research group on Inflammation and Genetics in Pregnancy studies how the development of preeclampsia and cardiovascular disease are connected. The group has recently unveiled inflammatory mechanisms in the placenta and identified an important role…

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Deep research: keeping fit on the bottom of the North Sea

Deep saturation divers

Blogger: Fatima Zohra Kiboub Industrial PhD Candidate, Lead QHSE Engineer, Technip       Crucial to our gas and oil industry, the offshore divers perform their work on the ocean floor of the Norwegian continental shelf. Not unlike the astronauts, these divers – the aquanauts – encounter environments that challenge…

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