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Australian Sonographers Association Meeting

May 30-31, 2015

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One week after attending the American Urology Association Meeting in New Orleans, May 15-19, 2015, I had an opportunity to visit the Australian Sonographers Association (ASA) Meeting in Perth.

Encouraged by the Multi-Modality Imaging providers clinical and research presenters in America I could not miss the opportunity to find out about the progress of new technology that is available in Australia.

The conference discussed medical knowledge, medical imaging practice and patient care –mainly focused on learning and improvements in diagnostic ultrasound. Established and leading companies like Philips, GE, Toshiba, SonoSite, Samsung and others all presented their new models and latest releases. Enhancements to the new models included:

  • breakthrough design
  • workflow features for uncompromised usability
  • increased penetration on every transducer
  • advanced flow sensitivity with new MicroCPA
  • good anatomical detail in any plane
  • display real time images of the movement and function of body organs, nerves and blood vessels
  • assist with diagnosing a range of conditions in different parts of the body
  • advanced image analysis tools for 2D and 3D quantification and color Doppler quantification

High-quality ultrasound machines are becoming more common and affordable. They reduce examination cost, are more comfortable, stress-free, and come with just-in-time and just-in-place imaging.

The conference also confirmed that ultrasound machines have a diverse applications including use in general, medical special and for research purposes for tissue characterization and development of new image processing techniques.

As they are faster, non-invasive and involve non-ionizing radiation they are ideal for our research.

Dr. Antonina Volikova

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