July 1, 2017
A new emerging technology, services and procedures Category III CPT code 0487T “Biomechanical mapping, transvaginal, with report” was established by the AMA CPT® Editorial Panel for the Vaginal Tactile Imaging procedure. The new code effective implementation date is January 1, 2018.

June 20-24, 2017
The paper “Data interpretation for vaginal tactile imaging” was presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of International Urogynecological Association. Vancouver, Canada by Lucente V, van Raalte H, Murphy M, Egorov V.

October 1, 2016
The work on the "Intra- and inter-observer reproducibility of vaginal tactile imaging was presented at the American Urogynecologic Society 37th Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

August 2-6, 2016
Two papers on the vaginal tactile imaging on "Pelvic organ prolapse surgery characterization by vaginal tactile imaging" and "Is it all just smoke and mirrors? Vaginal laser therapy and its assessment by tactile imaging." were presented atInternational Urogynecological Association: 41th Annual Meeting, Cape Town, South Africa.

May 25, 2016
Dr. Sarvazyan, Artann's Chief Scientific Officer, received the Acoustical Society of America prestigious Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal in Physical Acoustics, Biomedical Acoustics, and Engineering Acoustics. The award was presented at the Plenary Session and Awards Ceremony held in Salt Lake City.

May 24, 2016
Dr. Sarvazyan gave two talks entitled "Potential biomedical applications of non-dissipative acoustic radiation force" and "Relative contributions of various modes of acoustic radiation force to creating mechanical stress in soft tissues" at the 171th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America held in Salt Lake City, UT.

May 21-24, 2016
Colonoscopy Force Monitor (CFM) work is presented at the Digestive Disease Week in Washington DC.

Drs. Louis Korman and collaborators presented new findings in the Colonoscopy Force Monitor (CFM) project at the Digestive Disease Week, the world's largest gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepathology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. The following papers were presented: " Propofol Anesthesia Does Not Change the Force Used by the Endoscopist During Colonoscopy: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial" and " Patterns of Applied Force Reveal Common Maneuvers Used by Experienced Colonoscopists".

July 12-16, 2015
Dr. Ostrovsky presented a paper on "The role of nonlinearity in the acoustic radiation force generated by ultrasonic beams in biological tissues" by L.A. Ostrovsky, S. Tsyuryupa and A.P. Sarvazyan at the 22th International Congress on Sound and Vibration in Florence, Italy.

June-July 29-03, 2015
Dr. Ostrovsky presented a paper on "Nonlinear aspects of acoustic radiation force in biomedical applications" by L.A. Ostrovsky and A.P. Sarvazyan at the 20th International Symposium on Nonlinear Acoustics (ISNA) in Lion, France.

June 17, 2015
Tactile imaging is recognized as a 2015 TechConnect Innovation Awardee at the TechConnect National Innovation Summit, in Washington, D.C.

"The TechConnect National Innovation Awards selects the top early-stage innovations from around the world through an industry-review process of the top 20% of annually submitted technologies into the TechConnect National Innovation Summit. Rankings are based on the potential positive impact the submitted technology will have on a specific industry sector.

Jun 17, 2015
Dr. Egorov gave a talk "Tactile Imaging" at National Innovation Summit, National SBIR/STTR Conference in Washington, DC.

Jun 10, 2015
Drs. van Raalte and Egorov presented vaginal tactile imaging technology at International Urogynecological Association scientific meeting and exhibition in Nice, France.

May 28, 2015
Vaginal Tactile Imager receives U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance.

The Vaginal Tactile Imager (VTI) obtains a high resolution mapping of pressures and assesses the strength of pelvic floor muscles within the vagina. It is used in a medical clinical setting to sense the pressure along the vagina and store the corresponding data. The VTI also provides analysis information. The real time data as well the analysis information can then be viewed by a physician as a tool for diagnosis and analysis. The Vaginal Tactile Imaging technology was developed with the support of the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Advanced Tactile Imaging Inc. http://www.tactile-imaging.com/ will pursue manufacturing and introduction of the technology in commercial markets.

May 20, 2015
An invited talk on "Acoustic radiation force in biomedical applications: origin, past, present and future" was given by Dr. Armen Sarvazyan at the 169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America held in Pittsburgh, PA.