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Trends in Ultrasound

Baby girl or boy?

A baby’s gender can usually be determined by an ultrasound technician during the mid-pregnancy ultrasound. With advanced ultrasound technology, or other procedures like amniocentesis or CVS performed for high risk pregnancies, sometimes expectant parents can find out even sooner. But what did prospective parents do before there were sonograms and OB sonographers and other medical… Full Article

Smiling man

For American men, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, behind lung cancer, according to the Focused Ultrasound Foundation (FUSF). The American Cancer Society estimates that one man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, while 1 man in 39 will die of the disease (cancer.org, 2017 statistics)… Full Article

Male back muscular system anatomy

The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) is a globally-recognized organization that has certified more than 80,000 ultrasound technologists and other sonography professionals. It administers various specialized credentials which include RDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer), RDCS (Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer), RVT (Registered Vascular Technologist), RPVI (Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation) and RMSK (Registered in Musculoskeletal… Full Article

3D ultrasound of baby

First there were sonogram videos and photos. Then there was ultrasound viewing parties. And now there are 3D-printed fetuses so you can hold your “baby” while he or she is still in the womb. Could this be the next trend in pregnancy keepsakes? 3D Babies Based on their Indiegogo campaign and Facebook page, it looks… Full Article

Ultrasound Podcasters, Dr. Matt Dawson and Dr. Mike Mallin!

Dr. Matt Dawson and Dr. Mike Mallin are the founders and co-hosts of Ultrasound Podcast, an entertaining and educational audio-visual show that has been downloaded over 500,000 times in more than 180 countries. The podcasts are hilarious, even sometimes bold, but don’t let their cheekiness fool you! Dr. Dawson (MD, RDMS, RDCS) the Director of… Full Article

The continuous development of ultrasound technology is just one indicator of sonography’s increasing importance. It is even more exciting when new ultrasound devices are employed in healthcare across the globe, even in the most remote communities. The Vscan, developed by GE Healthcare and largely funded by NIBIB (the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering)… Full Article

3d ultrasound baby image

Is 3D Ultrasound Right For You & Your Baby? For parents expecting a baby, one of the most exciting moments during pregnancy is that first prenatal ultrasound. Hearing and seeing their baby’s heartbeat for the first time can be a life-changing experience. The ultrasound gives us a peek inside a world that we are excluded… Full Article

Expectant mother and heart

Ultrasound Parties Are The New Fad For Expectant Parents The last time you went to a baby shower, I bet it didn’t include being treated to real-time images of the guest’s unborn baby. In the last two weeks, a new party trend has flooded the headlines: ultrasound-themed parties and baby showers. No longer will we… Full Article

Keeping Food Safe Using Ultrasound Technology

Can the Use of Ultrasound Technology Help Keep Our Food Supply Safe? We all know that ultrasounds are an important tool in healthcare. Ultrasonography has many important functions, from capturing sonograms of a baby developing inside the womb and examining numerous organs of the human body to acting as a visual guide during biopsies. But… Full Article