Philips offers the iDose4 Premium Package, a new CT offering that includes two leading technologies that improve image quality – iDose4 and metal artifact reduction for orthopedic implants (O-MAR). iDose4 improves image quality through reduced artifact prevention and increased spatial resolution at low dose.
Launched by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today, a new education initiative and set of online tools provide healthcare providers and organizations practical tips on ways to protect their patients’ protected health information when using mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Urologists at Henry Ford Hospital have developed a new technique that could make minimally invasive robotic partial nephrectomy procedures the norm, rather than the exception for kidney cancer patients. The technique spares the kidney, eliminates long hospital stays and provides better outcomes by giving the surgeon more time to perform the procedure.
A new heart valve procedure intended to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis and individuals who are at high risk for surgical complications or death is gaining traction in the U.S.
GammaTech offers healthcare professionals PC and tablet options that are designed and engineered specifically for the medical industry. The A22i All-In-One PC and the fully rugged Durabook T10L2 medical tablet can assist doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals increase the quality of care for their patients.
Tissue engineer Nina Tandon talks about a possible solution to treating illness: Using pluripotent stem cells to make personalized models of organs on which to test new drugs and treatments, and storing them on computer chips for transplants and other therapies.
A bio-engineer from the UConn Health Center has developed another method for ACL surgery that could cut down on recovery time: The complete regeneration of a knee ligament through tissue engineering.
Surgery removes the actual tumor while chemotherapy is aimed at destroying any cancer cells left in the body. Wake Forest Baptist is also among several medical centers nationwide participating in a new clinical trial. And so, every two weeks along with her chemotherapy, Thorn receives a dose of medicine considered "immunotherapy " designed to make any pancreatic cancer cells seem like a foreign body.
Targeted prostate biopsy with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tripled the cancer yield compared with conventional systematic biopsies, investigators reported. MRI-targeted lesions contained biopsy-proven prostate cancer 21% of the time, whereas systematic biopsy detected cancer just 7% of the time.
Some stroke patients may benefit from cerebral angioplasty and stent placement, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.
Neurosurgeons recently achieved excellent physical and aesthetic results in an infant born with extreme macrocephaly due to hydrocephalus This was accomplished with implantation of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt followed by an operation to stabilize and reduce the size of the baby's head.
It's the medical resource behind discoveries that have affected patients around the globe, treasured by researchers and funded by the National Institutes of Health for nearly 50 years: the Rochester Epidemiology Project.
As surgical teams gain experience with facial transplantation, a careful approach to planning, based on the principles of craniofacial surgery, can help to maximize patient outcomes in terms of facial form and function.
NDS Surgical Imaging has expanded its family of advanced LED backlight surgical displays with the release of the new 24” Radiance® G2, 55” Radiance G2 and 24” EndoVue® monitors. The benefits of LED backlight technology are many. LED displays consume less power, thereby reducing energy costs.
An OR nurse with 40 years of experience told me that she thinks robotic surgery might go the way of the laser. Similar to the unusual complications seen with the laser, when robotic surgery goes bad, it really goes bad.
Finding multiple mutations instead of just one primary mutation that can be targeted for therapy sheds more light on the challenges of treating triple-negative breast cancer.
In a study looking at mobile behavior over the last two years, The Patient's Guide, a leading on-line medical publisher, reports that consumers using their iPhone to gather medical information has increased 94 percent from 2011 to 2012.
Healthcare should become more about data-driven deduction and less about trial-and-error. That's hard to pull off without technology, because of the increasing amount of data and research available. Next-generation medicine will utilize more complex models of physiology, and more sensor data than a human MD could comprehend, to suggest personalized diagnosis.
Recently, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine surgically implanted a pacemaker-like device into the brain of a patient in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, the first such operation in the United States. The device, which provides deep brain stimulation and has been used in thousands of people with Parkinson's disease, is seen as a possible means of boosting memory and reversing cognitive decline.
A study conducted through the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, and led by Judy Boughey, M.D. a breast surgeon at Mayo Clinic, shows that a less invasive procedure known as sentinel lymph node surgery successfully identified whether cancer remained in lymph nodes in 91 percent of patients with node-positive breast cancer who received chemotherapy before their surgery.
Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, have found an association in the United States between a higher density of neurologists and neurosurgeons and a decreased risk of death from stroke.
STERIS offers the new S.A.F.E. Situational Awareness for Everyone® Display. It is designed to provide automatic access to key patient information from diverse IT systems – laboratory, radiology, medical records, allergies, and more – within the operating room. It provides a dynamic view of clinical information on a dedicated, easy to read display to optimize clinical decision making and patient safety.
A new technology called the Pipeline embolization device (PED) shows encouraging results in patients with certain types of difficult-to-treat brain aneurysms, reports the December issue of Neurosurgery.
Johns Hopkins experts are recommending early post-surgical assessment - preferably within 24 hours - for trouble chewing and swallowing food, or speaking normally, among patients who have had benign tumors removed from the base of the brain.
Dr. Benjamin Schneider, a bariatric and minimally invasive surgeon at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, recently performed the first single-incision robotic gallbladder surgery both at BIDMC and in the city of Boston.