Wireless ultrasound probe is an essential examination device in hospitals. With the advancement of medical technology, the future B-ultrasound machine will be smarter and more convenient, serving more patients. Today, we introduce 5 key trends in the new technology and future development of B-ultrasound machines to help you better understand B-ultrasound machines.
In the context of medical reform, wireless ultrasound probe requires ultrasound workers to improve work efficiency and increases the number of patient examinations without sacrificing quality, which has become an important theme. On the ultrasound imaging system and its associated reporting system, this means simplifying the workflow. The new generation of ultrasound systems has the following functions: fewer dropdown menus, fewer buttons, faster processing time, and automation or semi-automation of measurements.
Due to the repeated examination steps, there are significant challenges in human-computer interaction. Currently, software can automatically segment and provide traces of lesions and corresponding areas by recognizing breast, thyroid, or liver lesions, eliminating the need for users to manually measure the lesions. This function also helps to ensure consistency of documents and subsequent operations between different users or even the same user.
Artificial intelligence (AI) begins to automate time-consuming tasks, quantify, and select ideal image sections from 3D datasets. Many high-end ultrasound systems have integrated AI to some degree, and most new systems may integrate AI in the future.
To speed up the workflow, companies have integrated AI algorithms into ultrasound systems several years ago. Some systems have built-in analysis software for 3D heart valve assessment. Some systems use anatomic intelligence, where AI can automatically recognize, segment and color-code anatomical structures in the scan. It can also extract the best scan slice from the 3D dataset for various examinations, improving repeatability regardless of the experience level of the sonographer. Automation and AI can provide annotated visual screenshots and screen images with minimal user interaction.
The low frame rate and higher cost of 3D ultrasound limit its widespread use, but its application in certain special fields has greatly improved clinical skills, such as structural cardiac intervention via catheterization. When experts use images for process design or guidance, 3D is very useful, and 3D can provide a "surgeon's view" of the anatomical structure. This technology is also used to help guide catheter procedures in complex anatomical structures.
Due to its small size and extremely fast heart rate, detailed fetal heart evaluation is challenging. At 18 weeks, the fetal heart is the size of an olive and beats about 150 times per minute. In addition, the structure itself is very complex, and the baby is constantly moving, making it a moving target. Software for fetal ultrasound heart and vessel analysis can help evaluate the shape, size, and contractility of the fetal heart in under three minutes. It can also display blood flow in 3D view, which is called two-dimensional stereoscopic blood flow function. Wireless ultrasound probe visualization technology also helps to display slow blood flow, such as neurovascular circulation.