Assessing blood flow in the brain to gain insights into the lungs

Respiratory distress often results in emboli or shunting,which can be detected in cerebral blood flow.

Many lung diseases can be assessed by monitoring blood flow in the brain


COVID-19 is a complex disease that can affect multiple organ systems including the brain, heart, and lungs.

Patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia display high levels of vascular shunting, which is correlated with low lung compliance. ¹

The NovaGuide Intelligent Ultrasound detected microbubbles in 83% of mechanically ventilated patients, signaling vascular shunting. ¹

NovaGuide Intelligent Ultrasound

Reduce contact, reduce infections

The robotic nature of NovaGuide enables autonomous monitoring and reduces contact between providers and patients with COVID-19.

Read the groundbreaking study that utilized NovaGuide to identify a different pathophysiology of COVID-19 pneumonia

Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS)

HPS is characterized by abnormalities in blood oxygenation caused by intrapulmonary vascular dilations. HPS has negative impacts on quality of life and survival – a diagnosis of HPS can impact status on liver transplant waiting lists.

Up to 32% of patients with severe liver disease can experience hypoxemia due to HPS. ²

The underlying causes of hypoxemia can be investigated using NovaGuide to perform a contrast enhanced bubble study. ²

NovaGuide Intelligent Ultrasound

Small bubbles, big implications

NovaGuide can detect vascular shunting at the bedside in as little as 10 minutes.

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

ECMO is a form of cardiopulmonary life-support where blood is circulated outside the body and infused with oxygen before being recirculated back into the body.

Intracerebral hemorrhage or infarction occurs in approximately 10-15% of ARDS patients on ECMO. ³

43% of ECMO deaths are due to intracerebral hemorrhage. ³

NovaGuide Intelligent Ultrasound

Set it and leave it

The automated NovaGuide can be used to assess cerebral blood flow velocity for extended periods of time while a patient is receiving ECMO support.

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