Vevo Blog

VisualSonics' research ultrasound blog delivers the latest trends and industry insight for pre-clinical and clinical research ultrasound.

Recently, we have seen an increased demand for ultrasound imaging in hospitals as the global medical community treats increasing numbers of COVID-19 patients. We share some key findings from several publications that use ultrasound imaging systems from the FUJIFILM VisualSonics product portfolio to diagnose and monitor lung pathologies in pre-clinical rodent models.
Technical terms and acronyms about our ultrasound technology might be confusing for those beginning to use our Vevo systems or new to ultrasound imaging in general. In this Vevo Blog entry, Dr. Kristiina Aasa talks about some basics of ultrasound technology.
The recent 2016 FDA approval of Bracco’s Lumason for its use in liver lesion detection for both adults and children, marks a milestone for microbubble imaging, paving the way for increased adoption and expanded clinical use of microbubbles in abdominal and pelvic imaging.
CRISPR-Cas 9 is a method used to target and edit DNA at precise locations in living cells. This has broad implications in treating human disease, specifically in the field of oncology. Read full blog.
The foundation of our understanding for nearly every available therapy (from drugs to devices) is based on sex-specific studies which almost exclusively use male animal models. Unfortunately, relying on male-only preclinical and clinical studies can lead to unexpected results!
The question of what constitutes truth can be seen almost everywhere these days. How do we know what is true? Who can we trust? This is especially true when it comes to science. So, to use Stephen Colbert’s now notorious term, how can we overcome “truthiness” when it comes to science? Read Dr. Kelly O'Connell's blog.
Lung ultrasound has been successfully incorporated in the clinical setting, including the emergency department and the ICU, though its applications in the pre-clinical research realm are still in initial stages. Read more.
Dr. Kristiina Aasa discusses some issues faced by early researchers after completing their PhD while sharing her personal opinions and experiences. Read full blog.
Personalized medicine is beginning to appear more and more in discussions on the future of health care.This was exactly the over-arching topic of a recent live webinar we hosted. Read more.