Imaging in general is an indispensable part of modern medicine, with ultrasound playing a particularly important role. Thanks to continuing technological innovations,
many modern ultrasound systems now contain advanced features which previously were limited to topof- the-range models.This has contributed to the expansion
of applications of the technique, now in routine use in many Point-of Care applications. Other recent advances involve fusion of real-time ultrasound images
with datasets from other 3D imaging modalities such as MRI, CT & PET — an approach which is having a significant impact in interventional radiology.