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Device Promises to Ease Mammography Discomfort

November 25, 2014 2:03 pm | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new device that may result in more comfortable mammography for women. According to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, standardizing the pressure applied...

Designing a Wearable Brain Imaging Helmet

November 25, 2014 10:45 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE scientists are working on a wearable, high-resolution imaging “helmet” that would allow...

Top 10 from Medica & CompaMed

November 20, 2014 2:37 pm | by John Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Welcome to MDT’s Top 10 list from the Medica and Compamed shows, which took place in Dusseldorf...

Penetrating Bone and Metal with Ultrasound

November 20, 2014 10:58 am | by NC State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows...

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Handheld Ultrasounds Improve Physical Diagnosis

November 20, 2014 10:30 am | by The Mount Sinai Hospital | News | Comments

A new study by researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that training medical students to use a handheld ultrasound device can enhance the accuracy of their physical diagnosis. The study was presented November 18 at the American...

Working More Closely With Hospital Systems and Payers

November 20, 2014 7:30 am | by Michael Pereira, Senior Vice President of Technology & Operations, Ximedica | Ximedica | Blogs | Comments

Innovations are occurring from multiple paths, all fueled from a consumerization of the medical industry. Our expectations as patients, or as clinicians, or even as payers are changing what is acceptable coming from the medical device industry...

Making the Case for Reusable Custom Cases

November 19, 2014 5:11 pm | by Tim Jennings, CEO, EPS | Articles | Comments

Customized cases provide medical device manufacturers and health care professionals with durable, sustainable and secure options for the transport, storage, and end use of expensive medical equipment. Available in countless configurations...

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Preventing and Reducing Hospital Admissions

November 19, 2014 7:30 am | by Marc Dubreuil, Vice President of Business Development, Farm Design | Blogs | Comments

We are beginning to see more integration of capabilities in order to provide imaging, diagnostics, and tissue manipulation within a single device and procedure. This allows the clinician, after confirming suspicious tissue, to biopsy, ablate...

Imaging Nanoparticles Could Monitor Cancer

November 18, 2014 2:49 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

MIT chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescent imaging in living animals. Such particles could help scientists to track specific molecules produced in the body, monitor...

Placing Medical Devices in a Position to Succeed

November 18, 2014 7:30 am | by Jim Ford, Manager of Corporate Product Management, Southco | Southco, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Positioning technologies — the adjustable mechanisms that safely support or suspend displays, doors, and panels for optimal use — are a key component of successful medical equipment. Though a smaller piece of the overall design, from the end...

Targeted Cancer Therapy Made Possible with New Imaging Technique

November 14, 2014 3:40 pm | by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | News | Comments

Dartmouth researchers have developed a fluorescence imaging technique that can more accurately identify receptors for targeted cancer therapies without a tissue biopsy. They report on their findings in "Quantitative in vivo immunohistochemistry...

Bone Finding Software Saves Thousands of Hours of Manual Work

November 14, 2014 3:15 pm | by Manchester University | News | Comments

Research into disorders such as arthritis is to be helped by new software developed at the University of Manchester which automatically outlines bones - saving thousands of hours of manual work. Amidst a national shortage of ...   

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6 Things to Tell Your Piezoceramics Supplier

November 14, 2014 7:30 am | by Russell Petrucci, Director of Business Development, and Roger Nessen, Development Manager; Exelis Electronic Systems | Articles | Comments

Any technology that supports the delivery of medical care must be designed to the highest possible standards of quality and efficacy. To device makers, this is obvious. What is often less obvious is just how challenging it can be for a company...

Photos of the Day: Sneak Peak from this Year's MEDICA

November 12, 2014 3:56 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

Editor-in-Chief, Sean Fenske reports some of this year’s highlights at MEDICA in Düsseldorf, Germany...                                    

Advances in Photonics to Map Brain Circuitry

November 12, 2014 10:05 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A University of Texas at Arlington physics team is using their expertise in the field of optics and photonics to advance new methods in areas such as mapping the neural circuitry of the brain and guiding neurons to potentially repair damage in the body...

Tumor-Analysis Tech Enables Quicker Treatment Decisions for Bowel-Cancer Patients

November 11, 2014 11:34 am | by University of Sussex | News | Comments

Technology developed at the University of Sussex helps hospitals make earlier and more accurate treatment decisions and survival assessments for patients with bowel cancer. Bowel cancer kills more than 16,000 people a year in the ...  

Molecular Imaging Drug Offers Better Detection of Prostate Cancer

November 11, 2014 11:29 am | by Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging | News | Comments

A novel study demonstrates the potential of a novel molecular imaging drug to detect and visualize early prostate cancer in soft tissue, lymph nodes and bone. The research, published in the November issue of The Journal of Nuclear ...  

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Creating Bright X-Ray Pulses in the Laser Lab

November 11, 2014 11:12 am | by Technische Universitat Wien | News | Comments

X-rays are widely used in medicine and in materials science. To take a picture of a broken bone, it is enough to create a continuous flux of X-ray photons, but in order to study time-dependent phenomena on very short timescales, short X-ray ...

Photos of the Day: The Curious World Medical Imaging Reveals

November 10, 2014 9:09 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Of the many Eureka! moments experienced by scientists since Archimedes, Wilhelm Roentgen’s discovery of X-rays in 1895 was among the least auspicious. When he trained his cathode ray apparatus on his wife’s hand and imaged the bones of her...

Improving Stroke Treatment with Ultrasound and Microbubbles

November 7, 2014 5:09 pm | by University of Virginia | News | Comments

When University of Virginia biomedical engineering professor John Hossack and colleagues in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Medicine consider bubbles, they think of something much more useful than a child’s plaything or sparkling wine...

Bedside Ultrasound a Major Game Changer

November 7, 2014 1:45 pm | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

Resa Lewiss, Director of Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Radiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, explains why and how ultrasound at the bedside has become a game changer for clinical care...

India Startup to Improve Effectiveness of MRI Technology

November 6, 2014 11:00 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Officials at an Indian life sciences startup based on a Purdue University innovation say their company could improve the results of MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, a technique used at hospitals for medical diagnoses. David Thompson, president...

Simple, yet Sensitive Magnetometer Could Offer Advances in Medical Imaging

November 5, 2014 5:12 pm | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an innovative magnetometer that can replace conventional technology in applications such as neuroimaging, mineral exploration and molecular diagnostics. Its manufacturing costs are between...

3D Imaging Tech Could Diagnose Cardiovascular Disease

November 5, 2014 4:44 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers are close to commercializing a new type of medical imaging technology that could diagnose cardiovascular disease by measuring ultrasound signals from molecules exposed to a fast-pulsing laser. The system takes precise three-dimensional...

Powerful Imaging in the Palm of Your Hand

November 5, 2014 3:14 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

A new handheld probe developed by a team of university and industry researchers in the Netherlands and France could give doctors powerful new imaging capabilities right in the palms of their hands. The imaging system, which is described in a...

5 Indicators the Medical Device Industry Is Hitting Its Midlife Crisis

November 5, 2014 8:09 am | by Dave Powell, Partner A.T. Kearney | Blogs | Comments

The medical device industry, which has enjoyed the enviable position of gaining five percent average annual growth and operating margins between 23 and 25 percent, is next in line to get turned on its head by industry disruptors. The future of...

Be Thankful Marketing Isn't Running the R&D Lab

November 4, 2014 3:53 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

In such a highly regulated marketplace that so strongly depends on relationships, is your absence at an industry trade event going to significantly impact the perception your customers or manufacturing partners have? If it does, perhaps you haven’t…

Eliminating the Need for Breast Biopsies

November 4, 2014 10:23 am | by Seno Medical Instruments | News | Comments

Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., the company pioneering the development of opto-acoustic technology as a new tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, announced that the use of the Seno Imagio breast imaging system and the associated predictive model...

Reversing Time Improves Imaging of Cancerous Tissues

November 3, 2014 1:32 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

As a child, it was fascinating to put a flashlight up to our palms to see the light shine through the hand. Washington University in St. Louis engineers are using a similar idea to track movement inside the body's tissues to improve imaging of cancerous tissues...

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