About

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—now evolved to Nexus 128+—was 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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How Nexus 128 works

The hemispherical shape of the Nexus system’s ultrasound transducer array allows researchers to capture a fully 3D picture—no matter the orientation of the specimen.


How TAEUS works

By leveraging our experience with 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—showing tissue temperature, composition, vasculature and perfusion in real time.

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Traditional ultrasound and low energy radio (RF) waves are pulsed into patient

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RF energy is absorbed by tissues differently based on water & ion content, creating small sonic waves

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Sonic waves are detected by ultrasound equipment

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TAEUS™ image is processed and overlaid on ultrasound image

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.