New Ultrasound Capabilities: Increasing Access To Better Health Care
By MedTech Outlook | Wednesday, February 06, 2019
ENDRA Life Sciences Inc, an enhanced ultrasonic technologies developer, has partnered and collaborated in the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) methodologies to the TAEUS technology from ENDRA with Ladak Laboratory at Western University (London, Ontario, Canada). A range of computer tasks related to the TAEUS imaging applications, including image segmentation, artifact corrections and measuring calibration, are covered by the collaboration with advanced artificial intelligence. The first application of ENDRA, TAEUS, will focus on the liver fat quantification, early monitoring of non- alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD) diseases. The objective of ENDRA is to bring new ultrasound capabilities- thereby expanding access to better health care.
In order to combine proprietary and accessory software into an easy-to-implement addition of existing ultrasound machines, the Thermo-Acoustic Enhanced UltraSound (TAEUS) allows clinicians to simulate the composition, function, and temperature of tissue of human beings only in CT or MRI in a fraction of the cost and care point, as previously possible. If ENDRA could combine MRI, PET, and CT imaging capabilities with safety and access to ultrasound, it would generally change public health–improving health care decisions to treat millions of people and significantly reducing costs leading to improved clinical decisions. That is the exciting vision of ENDRA. TAEUS is completely overlaying new dimensions of conventional ultrasound information. Radio frequencies promote the stimulation of the tissues and create small sonic waves which ENDRA proprietary algorithms collect and decode. TAEUS’ new approach to ultrasound enhancements will focus primarily on the global liver epidemic and expand to cover additional health needs such as energy-based surgery and vascular obstruction.
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TAEUS will focus initially on the composition of the tissue and quantify liver fat for clinicians to identify an omnipresent and expensive disease. In the future, it is believed that the temperature and workings of tissue will be visualized by TAEUS to provide guidelines for treating conditions like cancer and atrial fibrillation or identifying an arterial plaque and internal bleeding.