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Pre-Operative SPECT/CT Shows More Cancer

June 10, 2014 11:39 am | News | Comments

Study findings showed that SPECT/CT breast cancer imaging caught 13 percent more cancerous sentinel nodes, 11.5 percent more sentinel nodes when imaging for melanoma, and 29.2 percent more nodes were imaged using SPECT/CT to detect pelvic cancer than with planar imaging.

Endoscope With Oxygen Sensor Detects Pancreatic Cancer

June 6, 2014 11:55 am | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

An optical blood oxygen sensor attached to an endoscope is able to identify pancreatic cancer in patients via a simple endoscopic procedure, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida...           

New Diagnostic Imaging Techniques Deemed Safe In Simulations

June 5, 2014 9:26 am | by Duke University Medical Center | News | Comments

Gamma and neutron imaging offer possible improvements over existing techniques such as X-ray or CT, but their safety is not yet fully understood. Using computer simulations, imaging the liver and breast with gamma or neutron radiation was found to be safe, delivering levels of radiation on par with conventional medical imaging, according to researchers at Duke Medicine...

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Genesis XD

June 5, 2014 9:19 am | by Opticomm-EMCORE | Opticomm-EMCORE | Product Releases | Comments

Opticomm-EMCORE’s new all-in-one multimedia matrix solution Genesis XD (GXD) converts, scales, switches and distributes video, audio, and data. Genesis XD is a non‐blocking, full cross-point matrix switch that allows any source to seamlessly connect to one or all displays for continuous, trouble‐free operation in critical applications.

Implanted Heart Device Linked To Increased Survival

June 4, 2014 7:03 am | by Duke University Medical Center | News | Comments

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are associated with improved survival among heart failure patients whose left ventricles only pump 30 to 35 percent of blood out of the heart with each contraction, according to a study from the Duke Clinical Research Institute...

Health Technology Must Improve Patient Safety

May 30, 2014 9:44 am | by J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, M.D. | Blogs | Comments

This was the dream: We would use technology to create a seamless health care system, one where people, computers and machines would work together to improve patient care in many different ways. Healthcare would be more efficient, it would be safer, it would be less expensive, we would be able to transfer health-related information quickly and accurately...

FDA Clears Remote Monitor For Heart Failure

May 29, 2014 9:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new implantable device to help doctors monitor patients with severe heart failure as they go about their day. The agency cleared the CardioMEMS HF system Wednesday for patients who have been hospitalized in the previous year due to heart failure...

HD Display Monitors

May 28, 2014 10:43 am | by FSN Medical Technologies | FSN Medical Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

HD display monitors from FSN Medical Technologies feature rapid signal detection for maximum compatibility in the OR. Smooth, artifact-free HD images are a must for doctors, and FSN delivers the picture quality that allows users to perform at their best. FSN’s clinical color calibration makes sure that procedures go smoothly.

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3D Simulation Of Human Heart Could Transform Medical Care

May 28, 2014 10:27 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Dassault Systèmes says it has created the first simulation of a full human heart that offers incredible value. By projecting the simulation on a large screen, doctors can virtually walk through the valves, identifying issues that were previously hard to detect...

New Sensor Could Light The Way Forward In Low-Cost Medical Imaging

May 23, 2014 9:50 am | by University of Surrey | News | Comments

New research published today in Nature's Scientific Reports, identifies a new type of light sensor that could allow medical and security imaging, via low cost cameras. The team of researchers from the University of Surrey have developed a new 'multispectral' light sensor that detects the full spectrum of light, from ultra-violet (UV), to visible and near infrared light...  

UCI School Of Medicine First To Integrate Google Glass Into Curriculum

May 22, 2014 10:53 am | by UC Irvine | News | Comments

As physicians and surgeons explore how to use Google Glass, the UC Irvine School of Medicine is taking steps to become the first in the nation to integrate the wearable computer into its four-year curriculum – from first- and second-year anatomy courses and clinical skills training to third- and fourth-year hospital rotations...

2014 ESP Award Submission: The AUTOLITH Touch System and AUTOLITH URO-Touch System from Northgate Technologies, Inc.

May 21, 2014 11:08 am | by Northgate Technologies, Inc. | Northgate Technologies Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The AUTOLITH Touch System and AUTOLITH URO-Touch System from Northgate Technologies, Inc. are bipolar electro-hydraulic lithotripsy systems designed for effective fragmentation of urinary and biliary stones via natural body channels, laparoscopically or percutaneously. They safely uses bipolar electrical energy in saline to fragment stones using small flexible bipolar probes.

Surgery Completed To Implant 3D Printed Hip

May 20, 2014 11:01 am | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Doctors and scientists in Southampton have completed their first hip surgery with a 3D printed implant and bone stem cell graft. The 3D printed hip, made from titanium, was designed using the patient's CT scan and CAD CAM (computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing) technology, meaning it was designed to the patient's exact specifications and measurements...

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Stanford Engineer Invents A Way To Beam Power To Medical Chips Inside The Body

May 20, 2014 10:36 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

A Stanford electrical engineer has invented a way to wirelessly transfer power deep inside the body, and then use this power to run tiny electronic medical devices such as pacemakers, nerve stimulators, or new sensors and gadgets yet to be developed...

Novel Device Successfully Treats Central Sleep Apnea In Heart Failure

May 19, 2014 10:18 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

A novel device implanted under the skin like a pacemaker successfully treats central sleep apnea (CSA) in heart failure patients, according to research presented today at the Heart Failure Congress 2014...               

Study Findings Question Benefit Of Additional Imaging Before Cancer Surgery

May 14, 2014 9:59 am | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

Among patients with a certain type of colorectal cancer with limited spread to the liver, imaging using positron emission tomography and computed tomography (CT) before surgery did not significantly change the surgical treatment of the cancer, compared with CT alone, according to a study...

The Doctor Is In... The Smartphone

May 13, 2014 9:47 am | by Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Mark Matulaitis holds out his arms so the Parkinson's specialist can check his tremors. But this is no doctor's office: Matulaitis sits in his rural Maryland home as a neurologist a few hundred miles away examines him via the camera in his laptop. Welcome to the virtual house call, the latest twist on telemedicine...

Remotely Monitoring Heart Patients With Implanted Defibrillators Lowers Risk Of Death

May 12, 2014 11:09 am | by Yale | News | Comments

Patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) have significantly lower risk of death and re-hospitalization if they are followed through an automatic, wireless remote monitoring system, a Yale clinical study has found. Results of the study are being presented at the annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society...

Leadless Pacemaker Showing Promising Results After One Year

May 12, 2014 10:57 am | News | Comments

The findings, which assessed device performance and patient outcomes through 12-months of follow-up, show pacing thresholds (0.43 volts) and sensing (10.32 mV) of the leadless pacemaker device are equivalent to those in traditional pacemakers. In addition, there was no experience of infections or failure to sense, pace, or communicate with the pacemaker...

EndoVue SE

May 9, 2014 10:41 am | by NDS Surgical Imaging | NDS Surgical Imaging | Product Releases | Comments

NDSsi has developed a new surgical display designed to bring the latest imaging technology to cost-sensitive emerging markets. Offering an advanced feature set including LED-backlight technology, the 21” EndoVue SE delivers the image quality of a high-definition (HD) surgical display in an affordable solution. The 21” EndoVue SE display provides medical-grade reliability, and is specially engineered for multiple applications within any OR setting.

Surgeons ‘Light Up’ GI Tract to Safely Remove Gall Bladder

May 9, 2014 10:31 am | by University of Illinois - Chicago | News | Comments

A green fluorescent dye is helping surgeons at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System perform robotic gall bladder surgery more safely. UI Health surgeons used near-infrared light to make the indocyanine green dye light up, allowing them to better see the biliary tract...

Access To Electronic Health Records May Influence Care

May 7, 2014 9:43 am | by Medical College of Wisconsin | News | Comments

Unlike medical records kept in paper charts, electronic health records (EHR) provide numerous access points to clinicians to review a patient's medical history. A new study has found access to electronic health records in acute care situations may influence the care given to that patient, and in some cases, failure to review the EHR could have adversely affected the medical management...

3D Mirror Reveals Internal Organs

May 6, 2014 10:57 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A three-dimensional digital mirror which reveals the interior of a person's body has been developed by a team of researchers in Paris. Straddling the worlds of art and science, the mirror could one day find a place in hospitals and doctors' offices as an educational tool for patients facing surgery...

HDBaseT Extenders

May 6, 2014 10:47 am | by Opticomm-EMCORE | Opticomm-EMCORE | Product Releases | Comments

Opticomm-EMCORE offers its lines of HDBaseT extenders, in the form of the compact, stand-alone c-linx Series and the rugged card-based Optiva OTC Series products. With Emcore’s CATx technology, video sources such as media players, Blu-ray, DVD players, laptops and video cameras can transmit over a single, reliable CATx cable to a display or projector.

Is Google Glass The New Stethoscope?

May 5, 2014 8:57 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A group of medical professionals, who are first-adopters of Google Glass, discuss the technology's potential for shaping the future of healthcare. The doctors were all featured guests at the MedTech Boston Google Glass Challenge...   

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