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06/17/2011

Ultrasound blood pressure monitor

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    A new technique of using ultrasound to monitor blood pressure will allow doctors to monitor blood flow in areas besides the arm, which will aid in the diagnosis of vascular diseases.
    Ultrasound method can non-invasively measure the blood pressure at any point in the body. The ultrasound system uses complex signal processing techniques and a mathematical model to visualize the flow of blood and motion of the vessel walls and determine the blood pressure at a precise location.
    The new technology will also provide information on variations in blood pressure and flow in time with the heart, which will allow for a greater understanding of the blood's movements downstream from the ultrasound test location.
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