PIUR Imaging has announced the launch of new applications for their vascular tomographic ultrasound solution, PIUR tUS, in Europe.
The new applications include three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound angiography for high-resolution imaging of carotid stenosis and multi-scan acquisitions that allow large volume imaging of peripheral vessels. A CE mark is expected in December 2017.
PIUR tUS extends regular ultrasound devices with a tomographic function so physicians can produce 3D diagnostic information without the need for X-rays or nephrotoxic contrast. Optimised usability and a high degree of automatisation improves diagnostic workflows and communication between physicians.
The new applications complements existing features of PIUR´s first tomographic ultrasound solution, launched in Autumn 2016, that include EVAR surveillance and vascular mapping. Contrast-enhanced tomographic ultrasound can be a safe alternative solution for EVAR surveillance, with higher sensitivity than CTA for endoleak detection, and more accuracy in its classification, according to a study published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery by the University of Manchester in 2017.