What do you get when you combine a device called an ultrasound imaging system and an automated video camera?
The answer is a new breed of wearable ultrasound devices that can be used to help doctors detect tumors, and potentially even detect cancer.
According to the International Journal of Ultrasound, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University at Buffalo in New York recently demonstrated a novel ultrasound imaging device that can capture images at up to 1.4 times the resolution of existing ultrasound systems.
That’s a massive increase over the current standard, which only allows for images up to about 300x the resolution.
The new device can be inserted into the body via a narrow incision, and can take multiple images simultaneously.
The device’s advantages are that it’s sensitive enough to detect tumors and that it can be easily modified to capture more specific information, according to the study published in Ultrascience & Technology.
For example, the researchers say the device can pick up on a blood vessel that might be located in a tumor’s cavity.
In addition, the device was able to identify cancers that are more difficult to spot.
For the study, researchers set up an implant in the skin using a surgical technique called “electrosurgical incision,” or EPI, which is similar to the technique used to perform surgery.
The researchers then used a wearable ultrasound camera to record the image and recorded the ultrasound images from the implant.
The images were then analyzed with a statistical model that included information on the location of the tumor, the amount of blood flowing through the incision and whether the patient’s body temperature was rising or falling.
The team says that while the new ultrasound imaging technology is still in its infancy, it could help doctors find tumors that are in the body without the need for invasive surgery.
In the future, they plan to expand the device to other parts of the body and also to detect cancers with a much more detailed analysis.
The researchers say that this type of technology could also help surgeons with cancer care who are already working in the field of ultrasound imaging.
“We believe this new type of ultrasound device is a step towards the future of patient care,” said lead author Michael J. McDonough, an assistant professor of surgery at the UIC School of Medicine and lead author of the study.
“This type of device may be able to detect cancer with much greater accuracy than other ultrasound imaging systems currently on the market.”