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.
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.
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.
Traditional ultrasound and low energy radio (RF) waves are pulsed into patient
RF energy is absorbed by tissues differently based on water & ion content, creating small sonic waves
Sonic waves are detected by ultrasound equipment
TAEUS™ image is processed and overlaid on ultrasound image
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.