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Abbott Issues Voluntary Recall of Blood Glucose Test Strips

December 3, 2013 11:31 am | by FDA | News | Comments

Abbott has announced it is initiating a voluntary recall of 20 lots of FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips in the United States. These lots of test strips may produce erroneously low blood glucose results when used with both...

Predict Alzheimer's Disease Within Two Years of Screening

December 3, 2013 11:24 am | by Université de Montréal | News | Comments

In their study, Sylvie Belleville and her team accurately predicted (at a rate of 90%) which of their research subjects with mild cognitive impairment would receive a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease within the following two years and...

Researchers Turn to Machines to Identify Breast Cancer Type

December 3, 2013 11:06 am | by University of Alberta | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services have created a computer algorithm that successfully predicts whether estrogen is sending signals to cancer cells to grow into tumors in the breast. By finding this hormone...

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GE Healthcare’s “Brilliant Machines” Software Innovations Transforms the Patient Experience by Reducing Wait Times and Helping Hospital Staff Increase Efficiency

December 3, 2013 10:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Today at the 2013 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), unveiled four software breakthroughs to deliver improved clinical capabilities, productivity and diagnostic...

Interrad Medical Awarded HealthTrust Contract for Its SecurAcath Catheter Securement Device

December 3, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

HealthTrust, a healthcare group purchasing and total cost management solutions company has awarded Interrad Medical a contract for its SecurAcath catheter securement device. Effective November 12, 2013, the agreement makes the SecurAcath...

Breast Cancer Risk Related to Changes in Breast Density as Women Age

December 3, 2013 12:01 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Automated breast density measurement is predictive of breast cancer risk in younger women, and that risk may be related to the rate at which breast density changes in some women as they age, according to research being presented today at the...

Diabetes: Abbott recalls blood glucose test strips

December 2, 2013 1:58 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Abbott Diabetes Care said it issued a recall of its FreeStyle blood glucose test strips after reports of falsely low results. The Alameda, Calif.-based medical device company found that the FreeStyle test strips used with Insulet's OmniPod...

Samsung Invites You to Discover A New Healthcare Experience at RSNA

December 2, 2013 11:54 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, is showcasing its growing presence in the radiology field and its commitment to deliver a new healthcare experience through accurate, easy and fast diagnostics...

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A Robot Designed to Guide the Insertion of Needles and Catheters

December 2, 2013 11:24 am | by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | News | Comments

This robot has a hybrid powerstrain structure which will allow a precise, repetitive, planned and controlled insertion enhancing the current procedures used so far. In addition, it has a lower cost and it requires a brief period of learning...

GE Launches Centricity 360, Provides Real-Time Secure Sharing of Critical Medical Data

December 2, 2013 10:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Leveraging the Industrial Internet to better impact patient outcomes, GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), announced today at the 2013 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, the launch of Centricity...

Philips showcases advanced imaging solutions at RSNA 2013

December 2, 2013 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At the 99th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) continues to demonstrate its technology leadership in imaging solutions with a portfolio of integrated imaging and...

VuCOMP, Inc. Announces M-Vu® CAD Now Available as Companion Technology Through Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A.

December 2, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

VuCOMP, Inc. today announced that M-Vu CAD (computer-aided detection), is now included as a companion technology of the FUJIFILM Aspire™ HD Plus and Aspire HD Digital Mammography systems, as well as Fujifilm’s CR products. This makes...  

Imaging Shows Long-term Impact of Blast-induced Brain Injuries in Veterans

December 2, 2013 12:01 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Using a special type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), researchers have found that soldiers who suffered mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) induced by blast exposure exhibit long-term brain differences, according to a study being presented...

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MRI Technique Reveals Low Brain Iron in ADHD Patients

December 2, 2013 12:01 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a noninvasive way to measure iron levels in the brains of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological...

Fujifilm Announces New Platform in Digital Mammography Portfolio – Amulet Innovality* at RSNA 2013

December 1, 2013 11:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Today at the 99th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), FUJIFILM Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, introduced its latest and most innovative digital mammography system, the Amulet Innovality* in Chicago, IL. The Amulet...

Bracco Imaging Partners with PHS Technologies Group, LLC to Bring Dose Monitoring Solutions to Its Customers

December 1, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Bracco Imaging S.p.A., a global leading company in the diagnostic imaging business, announced today that through its U.S. subsidiary Bracco Diagnostic Inc., has signed an agreement with PHS Technologies Group, LLC, a division of PACSHealth...

Pentax and Smart ink colonoscopy deal

November 29, 2013 2:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Under the terms of a new agreement Pentax Medical plans to commercialize its G-Eye endoscope in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. The endoscope utilizes Smart's G-Eye balloon and the HD+ PENTAX Medical colonoscope in order to "centralize...

Engineering Newswire 67: Digital Lollipops Could Taste Turkey Text Messages

November 27, 2013 11:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re using X-ray vision, augmenting humans at Lockheed Martin, working in wastewater, and licking digital lollipops to taste turkey text messages ...          

Creating Synthetic Antibodies

November 27, 2013 11:04 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT chemical engineers have developed a novel way to generate nanoparticles that can recognize specific molecules, opening up a new approach to building durable sensors for many different compounds, among other applications. To create these...

At Least One in Japan Gets HIV from Donated Blood

November 27, 2013 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least one person in Japan has been infected with HIV from a blood transfusion. A spokesman for the Japanese Red Cross Society said Tuesday that a male donor tested positive for HIV this month. Red Cross spokesman Akihiko Nakano says the...

High-Fat Diet During Puberty Speeds Up Breast Cancer Development

November 27, 2013 10:20 am | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

New findings show that eating a high-fat diet beginning at puberty speeds up the development of breast cancer and may actually increase the risk of cancer similar to a type often found in younger adult women. The research comes from the Breast...

Breath Analyzers Market is Expected to Reach USD 4.5 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research

November 27, 2013 4:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Breath Analyzers Market (Technologies: Fuel Cell, Infrared Absorption and Semiconductor Sensor; Applications: Alcohol Detection, Drug Abuse Detection, Tuberculosis...

PENTAX Medical and SMART Medical Systems Announce Strategic Pan-European Alliance That Will Change the Standard of Care in Colonoscopy

November 27, 2013 3:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

SMART Medical Systems Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of innovative endoscopy products, and PENTAX Medical, an industry leader in endoscopic imaging, announced a strategic pan-European alliance, under which PENTAX Medical will commercialize...

Negative BRCA Testing May Not Always Imply Lowered Breast Cancer Risk

November 27, 2013 12:05 am | by AACR | News | Comments

Women who are members of families with BRCA2 mutations but who test negative for the family-specific BRCA2 mutations are still at greater risk for developing breast cancer compared with women in the general population, according to a study...

Diamond 'Flaws' Pave Way for Nanoscale MRI

November 25, 2013 3:50 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

By exploiting flaws in miniscule diamond fragments, researchers say they have achieved enough coherence of the magnetic moment inherent in these defects to harness their potential for precise quantum sensors in a material that is 'biocompatible'...

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