Of the many challenges faced by doctors today, precision in performing a procedure and the accuracy of a diagnosis are often compromised. Vevo MD, a ultra-high frequency ultrasound, promises towards providing better visuality and hence a less traumatizing experience for patients.
An article published in Technology for Doctors reviews the science and history of Vevo MD. The latter was initially developed during the 1990’s at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, commercialized by FUJIFILM, and was used for research with animals. It provides a view within the first three centimeters of the body in very high resolution, surpassing the limitations provided by other technologies. It has been cleared by Health Canada to be used in hospitals, allowing for the exploration of its usefulness.
With its use in pediatric anesthesiology, it can allow for better accessibility with invasive procedures, including catheterization and placing lines in minute vessels. It can provide better visibility for detecting minute changes in blood flow, to small lesions, or cancers under the skin. It has been used in rheumatology to detect fluid accumulation around joints in arthritis.
Vevo MD will eliminate the need for more traumatic and invasive procedures. It can provide better approachability through more precise visibility, and will decrease referrals to other departments from the lack of it.
To diversify the use of Vevo MD, FUJIFILM has launched a campaign called Discovery Challenge. It calls out to large hospital centers to participate and apply Vevo MD in various settings for a few weeks or months. They would then provide feedback on their best-rated use of Vevo MD. This campaign has already started in the United States and is about to make its way to Canada.
Written By: Alefyah Sunel, Medical Writer