Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group, today announced that it has signed a worldwide agreement with healthcare imaging expert Barco to provide Barco's leading diagnostic and clinical review display systems for use with the VENTANA Virtuoso image and workflow management system, offering a best-in-class, turnkey image viewing solution.
The growth in sales of medical technologies is set to outperform prescription medicines over the coming five years. Data from Evaluate Medtech indicates that over the period 2011 to 2018, the overall global compound annual growth rate for the sector will be 4.4%, in contrast to just 2.5% for drug products.
One of the most interesting things about my position is seeing the changes in one of the most dynamic industries around—the medical device industry (and, in a broader sense, the healthcare industry). In my 13+ years of reporting on this industry, I’ve seen many changes and technological advances. It truly is remarkable to think about how far certain sectors of the industry have come in what is really a very short period of time.
Fujikura Ltd and Micro-Imaging Solutions Enter into License Agreement for CMOS-based Imaging TechnologyMay 31, 2013 1:00 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments
Fujikura Ltd and Micro-Imaging Solutions (MIS) announced that they have entered into a license agreement to jointly co-market nano-sized, complementary metal-oxide semiconductor, or CMOS, based endoscopes. The collaboration leverages the large, commercial scale production capabilities of Fujikura and the proprietary imaging technology of MIS.
GE Healthcare, the healthcare division of General Electric (NYSE: GE), announced today the acquisition of Unisyn Medical Technologies’ Transactional Business, a leading national provider of comprehensive ultrasound probe repair solutions to biomedical and clinical engineers, headquartered in Golden, CO. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The technology at the heart of the next generation of medical devices is critical to our ability to offer comprehensive care in the coming decades. While our current systems of care have served us well thus far, they are crumbling under the pressures of modern expectations of care, economics, scale, and the sheer breadth of medical science.
A team of researchers from the UPNA/NUP-Public University of Navarre has developed new super resolution and segmentation methods for magnetic resonance images so that they can be applied to the structural study of psychosis. The aim is to be able to identify the differences that are produced in specific parts of the brain in psychotic patients with respect to their healthy relatives or other people.
Digital chest tomosynthesis (DT), a tomographic technique, may offer an alternative to CT screening. A recent study published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO), concludes that digital chest tomosynthesis holds promise as a first-line lung cancer screening tool.
The global ultrasound market is forecast to grow by 27 percent over the next five years despite ongoing economic challenges, with emerging healthcare markets key to sustaining future global growth, according to a new report entitled “The World Market for Ultrasound Imaging Equipment – 2013” from IMS Research, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS).
Boston Scientific Corporation has received CE Mark approval for use of the GUIDE™ DBS System, the world's first deep brain stimulation (DBS) visualization system. GUIDE DBS provides clinicians with 3D visualization information that simulates stimulation output, which may reduce programming time and enable more precise targeting of therapy.
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.
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).
New techniques in imaging of brain activity developed by Jean Gotman and his colleagues lead to improved treatment of patients suffering from epilepsy. The combination of electroencephalogram and functional magnetic resonance imaging leads to more precise localization of the areas generating epileptic seizures, giving neurosurgeons a better understanding of the optimal ways of intervention, if appropriate.
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.
A University of British Columbia engineer and a team of U.S. researchers have made a breakthrough utilizing spray-on technology that could revolutionize the way optical lenses are made and used. Kenneth Chau, an assistant professor in the School of Engineering at UBC's Okanagan campus, is a key investigator among colleagues at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Maryland.
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 DetectionMay 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 ScreeningMay 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...
Volcano Announces Preliminary Results from the ADVISE II Study and Inclusion in the SYNTAX2 Trial During Hot Line Late Breaking Clinical Trial Sessions at EuroPCR 2013May 23, 2013 4:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments
SAN DIEGO and PARIS, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 preliminary...
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.
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,...
Study leader, Professor John Mathews from the University of Melbourne said this small increase in cancer risk must be weighed against the undoubted benefits from CT scans in diagnosing and monitoring disease. The study findings are reported in the British Medical Journal today and involved researchers at eight other centres in Australia, Oxford University, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France.
Three New York University researchers from China divulged results from a U.S.-funded study to Chinese competitors in exchange for tuition, rent and other expenses, federal prosecutors said Monday. Zhu Yudong, a U.S.-educated NYU professor, and Yang Xing, a lab engineer, were released on bail after appearing in court in Manhattan to face commercial bribery and other charges.
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2013--Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has completed the deployment of a cloud-based Radiology Information System (RIS) for five hospitals and 23 facilities within the National Health Service (NHS) in Southwest England. Using Accenture Clinical Services, the new platform...
Physicians at Monash University and The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia describe the logistic, medical, and societal challenges faced in treating spine trauma in morbidly obese patients. The authors categorize difficulties faced in the care of morbidly obese patients from on-scene immobilization and medical transport through spinal imaging, surgery, and postoperative care.
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.