Innovation

A history of innovation

ENDRA began with the goal of improving imaging capabilities for lab researchers using photo-acoustic ultrasound technology.

Our Nexus 128 system is the first commercially available fully 3D photo-acoustic imaging system, providing increased sensitivity, isotropic resolution, improved image quality, faster scan times and higher throughput for imaging anatomy, physiology and labeled molecular targets.

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From Nexus to TAEUS®

Nexus 128 transformed the way lab researchers can gather data. Using near-infrared light and a hemispherical shape, Nexus 128 captures more visual detail and a fully 3D picture, delivering clearer information to researchers.

From the Nexus 128 technology, we’re developing a more powerful Thermo-Acoustic Enhanced UltraSound, TAEUS®, for clinical use. Substituting radio frequencies for the near-infrared light of Nexus 128, we’ve created a system that can overlay new information on conventional ultrasound.

As a result, clinicians will be able to see tissue temperature, composition, vasculature and perfusion in real time—and at 50 times less cost than an MRI.


How TAEUS® works

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Locate the region for fatty liver tissue assessment with any traditional B-mode ultrasound.

Pulse radio frequency (RF) waves into target tissue with TAEUS®.

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TAEUS® RF energy creates small sonic waves that represent a unique signature for lean & fat tissues.

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TAEUS® sonic waves are detected by separate TAEUS® ultrasound receiver.

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TAEUS® outputs include ultrasound image overlays or quantitative data translated into clinically useful metrics.

A future of innovation

The future opportunities for TAEUS® are manifold. From helping to identify Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)—an asymptomatic precursor to cirrhosis, fibrosis and cancer—to identifying tissues damaged by cancer or trauma, TAEUS® holds to key to readily available, cost-effective and safe innovation for clinicians and their patients.

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