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FDA Approves Blood Test to Diagnose Diabetes

May 28, 2013 10:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it approved a new blood test from Roche to help doctors diagnose diabetes. The Cobas Integra 800 is a blood test that measures a patient's average blood sugar level over the previous three months. In particular, the test measures an oxygen-carrying blood component known as hemoglobin.

Full Spectrum Endoscopy Procedure Reduces 'Miss Rate'

May 28, 2013 10:16 am | by EndoChoice | News | Comments

Although colonoscopy exams prevent many colon cancer deathsand are considered the most sensitive method for detecting colorectal cancers, the procedure is not completely effective in preventing cancer cases. EndoChoice has unveiled research that shows that its new Fuse system significantly improves the accuracy of this procedure and greatly reduces the number of adenomas missed by colonoscopists.

Nephosity’s MobileCT Viewer Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Diagnostic Image Viewing on iPads

May 24, 2013 10:55 am | by Nephosity | News | Comments

Nephosity, a digital health startup that was a member of Rock Health’s second class, has received clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their MobileCT Viewer, a software application for diagnostic image viewing on the iPad.


A Mobile Collaborative Radiology App

May 24, 2013 10:54 am | by Nephosity | Videos | Comments

In this video, a representative at Nephosity demonstrates MobileCT, an app for mobile collaborative teleradiology. It allows for a user (such as a doctor or patient) to use their mobile devices to view x-rays, MRIs, etc., and to collaborate with other users (such as other doctors or relatives).

Smartphone Serves as a Biosensor

May 24, 2013 10:31 am | by University of Illinois | Videos | Comments

Professor Brian T. Cunningham and his graduate students demonstrate their development of using a smartphone camera as a high resolution spectrophotometer. Cunningham’s group is now collaborating with other groups across campus at the U. of I. to explore applications for the iPhone biosensor.

Cradle Turns Smartphone into Handheld Biosensor

May 24, 2013 10:23 am | by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor, University of Illinois | News | Comments

Researchers and physicians in the field could soon run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, medical diagnostics, food safety and more with their smartphones. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed a cradle and app for the iPhone that uses the phone’s built-in camera and processing power as a biosensor to detect toxins, proteins, bacteria, viruses, and other molecules.

CT Detects Twice as Many Lung Cancers as X-Ray at Initial Screening Exam

May 23, 2013 10:46 am | by American College of Radiology | News | Comments

National Lung Screening Trial investigators also conclude that the 20 percent reduction in lung cancer mortality with low-dose computed tomography versus chest X-ray screening previously reported in the NLST primary paper is achievable at experienced screening centers in the United States.

First Large-Scale Population-Based Study in the U.S. Shows Hologic's 3D Mammography (Breast Tomosynthesis) Significantly Reduces Recall Rates While Simultaneously Improving Cancer Detection

May 23, 2013 10:28 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Hologic, Inc. has announced that the first large-scale observational study in a U.S. clinical practice comparing breast cancer screening with Hologic's 3D mammography technology with conventional 2D mammography alone showed a significant reduction in recall rates and a sizeable increase in cancer detection, particularly invasive cancer, across all breast tissue densities.


TOPS Comprehensive Breast Center Study Validates the Benefits of New 3D Mammography Technology in Breast Cancer Screening

May 23, 2013 10:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2013--The first large-scale U.S. study comparing conventional 2D mammography screening exams alone versus 2D mammography with the addition of 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) technology has been completed at TOPS Comprehensive Breast Center. The study showed...

Atossa Genetics to Exhibit Its ForeCYTE Breast Health Test at the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting

May 23, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS), The Breast Health Company™, will display its ForeCYTE Breast Health Test at the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, from May 31 through June 4, 2013. Atossa's exhibit will be located in booth 2019...

Israel Brain Technologies Announces Israel's 1st International Brain Technology Conference

May 23, 2013 8:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Israel Brain Technologies (IBT) has announced the launch of BrainTech Israel 2013, Israel's 1st International Brain Technology Conference, which will take place on October 14th-15th in Tel Aviv, recently ranked as the 2nd most innovative...

Consumer Information on: Selenia Dimensions 3D System - P080003S001

May 23, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The Selenia Dimensions 3D System is comprised of hardware and software upgrades to the Selenia Dimensions 2D full-field digital mammography system, which is FDA approved for conventional mammography. The hardware upgrades produces multiple, low-dose x-ray images of the breast; the software upgrade uses the low-dose x-ray images to create cross-sectional (tomosynthesis) views of the breast.

Cognoptix Test Identifies Alzheimer’s Disease via Beta Amyloid Signature in the Eyes in Proof-of-Concept Clinical Trial

May 22, 2013 12:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ACTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2013--Cognoptix, an emerging medical device company, announced today that its SAPPHIRE II eye test identified Alzheimer’s disease patients via a beta amyloid (“Ab”) signature in their eyes in a 10-subject proof-of-concept clinical trial.


New Data on Cellvizio Presented at DDW 2013 Suggests That Optical Biopsies May Help Confirm and Rule Out Pancreatic Cystic Tumors*

May 22, 2013 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mauna Kea Technologies (NYSE Euronext: MKEA), leader in the optical biopsy market and developer of Cellvizio®, the fastest way to see cancer, today announced that optical biopsies using a microscope so tiny it fits through a small needle show clear cellular-level images inside pancreatic cysts,...

Corgenix Announces Diagnostic Development Agreement with Lilly

May 22, 2013 6:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2013--Corgenix Medical Corporation (OTCBB: CONX), a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, announced today that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) to develop diagnostic technology in support of a...

Non-Wetting Fabric Drains Sweat

May 21, 2013 10:48 am | by University of California, Davis | News | Comments

Waterproof fabrics that whisk away sweat could be the latest application of microfluidic technology developed by bioengineers at the University of California, Davis. The new fabric works like human skin, forming excess sweat into droplets that drain away by themselves, said inventor Tingrui Pan, professor of biomedical engineering.

Water-Repellent Fabric

May 21, 2013 10:47 am | by University of California, Davis | Videos | Comments

Graduate students developed a new textile microfluidic platform using hydrophilic threads stitched into a highly water-repellent fabric. The new fabric works like human skin, forming excess sweat into droplets that drain away by themselves, said inventor Tingrui Pan, professor of biomedical engineering.

St. Joseph's Imaging Associates Selects Merge's Radiology Suite

May 21, 2013 8:45 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Merge Healthcare Incorporated, a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, today announced that St. Joseph's Imaging of Syracuse, NY has selected Merge's Outpatient Radiology Suite consisting of Merge's radiology information system, picture achieving communication solution, document management, referring physician engagement and medical image sharing solution.

Covidien’s Technology Platform to Diagnose Early Lung Cancer Part of New Guidelines of American College of Chest Physicians

May 21, 2013 6:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2013--Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced that its superDimension Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB™) system, the first technology of its kind, is included in the new American College of Chest...

Given Imaging Announces Data Confirming PillCam(R) SB Improves Monitoring and Management of Crohn's Disease

May 21, 2013 4:45 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Given Imaging, a world leader in specialty GI products and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, today announced new studies that confirm the value of PillCam SB in diagnosing, monitoring and managing patients with known or suspected Crohn's disease and other conditions of the small bowel.

VerrataT Pressure Guide Wire and iFR@ (Instant Wave-Free RatioT) Software Modality will be on display at EuroPCR 2013[1]

May 21, 2013 4:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC) a leading developer and manufacturer of precision guided therapy tools designed to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular disease, today announced that it will demonstrate the VerrataT Pressure Guide Wire and the iFR@ (Instant...

Given Imaging Announces New European Study Evaluating PillCam(R) COLON versus CT-Colonography in Patients With Incomplete Colonoscopy

May 20, 2013 4:45 pm | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Given Imaging Ltd, a world leader in GI medical devices and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, today announced data from several European studies confirming the effectiveness of PillCam COLON in detecting colonic lesions in patients following incomplete colonoscopies and monitoring diverse digestive diseases in both adults and children.

ER Docs Are Key to Reducing Health Care Costs

May 20, 2013 11:22 am | by American College of Emergency Physicians | News | Comments

Emergency physicians are key decisionmakers for nearly half of all hospital admissions, highlighting a critical role they can play in reducing health care costs, according to a new report from the RAND Corporation. Hospital admissions from the ER increased by 17 percent over seven years, accounting for nearly all the growth in hospital admissions between 2003 and 2009.

Genetic Screening Could Reveal Hidden High Risk for Coronary Heart Disease

May 20, 2013 11:18 am | by University of Helsinki | News | Comments

The study comprised over 24,000 Finnish subjects and was led by Professor Samuli Ripatti. The results revealed that a panel of 28 genetic markers improved detection of individuals with high risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) (10-year risk ≥20%) over traditional risk factors.

Wyle Aided System Gets Named to Space Technology Hall of Fame

May 20, 2013 11:15 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A medical diagnostic technology that experts at Wyle helped perfect for use both in space and on Earth was inducted recently in the Space Technology Hall of Fame. The technology assures high quality, secure handling and transmission of...

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