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Interim VeinViewer Study at Mercy Hospital Shows Greater Than 30 Percent Reduction in Medically Unnecessary PICC Placements in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

October 16, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Christie Medical Holdings, Inc., a global leader in mobile vascular imaging systems, and Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City today announced the completion of a 210-patient prospective clinical study in the health center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

New Imaging Technique Can Identify Breast Cancer Subtypes and Early Treatment Response

October 15, 2013 11:28 am | by American Association for Cancer Research | News | Comments

An optical imaging technique that measures metabolic activity in cancer cells can accurately differentiate breast cancer subtypes, and it can detect responses to treatment as early as two days after therapy administration, according to a study...

Newly Discovered Mechanism Propels Micromotors

October 15, 2013 10:12 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Scientists studying the behavior of platinum particles immersed in hydrogen peroxide may have discovered a new way to propel microscopic machines. The new mechanism is described in The Journal of Chemical Physics, which is produced...   

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Given Imaging Announces New Studies That Affirm PillCam SB as the Gold Standard for Detecting and Diagnosing Small Bowel Diseases

October 14, 2013 10:45 pm | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Given Imaging Ltd, a world leader in gastrointestinal medical devices and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, today announced results from four studies confirming PillCam SB as the gold standard for detecting diseases of the small bowel. The studies...

Three Elements for Efficient Processing in Medical Imaging

October 14, 2013 3:36 pm | by Murtaza Ali, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Texas Instruments | Texas Instruments Inc. | Articles | Comments

Low power systems are key for portable imaging devices, and helps bring them closer to the patients. They allow these devices to be available in emergency vehicles, field hospitals and remote health care centers. To keep power low...   

Samsung Launches its First Tablet-Based Ultrasound Device

October 14, 2013 11:13 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, today announced the launch of its first tablet-based ultrasound system – the Samsung UGEO PT60A. With its performance, slim and compact size and ease-of-use, the UGEO PT60A...

Guided Therapeutics widens distribution after FDA disappointment

October 14, 2013 9:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Georgie-based Guided Therapeutics hasn't won many points after announcing increased distribution for its LuViva advanced cervical scanning system. The device maker last week signed agreements with distributors that open up markets...  

New Studies Show Given Imaging's SmartPill Provides Standardized and Comprehensive Evaluation in Patients With Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

October 14, 2013 4:45 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Given Imaging Ltd, a world leader in GI medical devices and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, today announced results from two new studies that provide new information about gastroparesis, constipation and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth when using its SmartPill product...

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Fluxgate Current Transducers Sharpen MRI Images

October 9, 2013 4:52 pm | by Claude Gudel, R&D Senior Engineer, LEM | Articles | Comments

MRI—magnetic resonance imaging—is a powerful medical technology that has revolutionized diagnosis of a very wide range of illnesses and injuries, greatly reducing or in many cases eliminating the need for exploratory surgery. It provides medical practitioners with two- and three-dimensional images...

Flawed Diamonds: Gems for New Technology

October 9, 2013 11:30 am | by University of Arizona | News | Comments

A team of researchers led by University of Arizona assistant professor Vanessa Huxter has made the first detailed observation of how energy travels through diamonds that contain nitrogen-vacancy centers – defects in which two adjacent carbon atoms...

GE Healthcare lands EU approval for Vivid E9 ultrasound

October 4, 2013 11:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medical technology giant GE Healthcare won European regulatory approval for the latest in its line of Vivid E9 ultrasound systems with XDclear technology. The next-generation system with XDclear features enhanced image quality in 2D, 4D, color and Doppler, tools that can help with hard-to-image patients, including those who are obese.

The FIRST Single-Use HD Rigid Camera Scope Chip on a Tip

October 3, 2013 6:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Olive Medical announces the first public demonstration of the SkopEon Single-Use HD Rigid Camera Scope chip on the tip technology at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2013 Technical Exhibits October 7-9 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Photo of the Day: ‘Eying’ Disease

October 2, 2013 12:32 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

For hundreds of years, optical devices like telescopes and microscopes have relied on solid lenses that slide up and down to magnify and to focus. To tune how much light is received, conventional devices use mechanical contraptions like the blades that form the adjustable aperture in cameras.

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New Imaging System Can Help Diagnose Disease

October 2, 2013 12:26 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

To meet demands for ever smaller imaging systems, researchers are working to create entirely unconventional ways of focusing light. In pursuit of this vision, engineers from the University of Freiburg in Germany have built a novel type of imaging system inspired by the elegance and relative mechanical simplicity of the human eye.

VuCOMP M-Vu® Computer-Aided Detection System for Mammography Installed at Mammography Specialists Medical Group in Los Gatos, California

October 2, 2013 11:44 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

VuCOMP, Inc. announced today that it has installed its advanced computer-aided detection system, M-Vu CAD, at Mammography Specialists Medical Group (MSMG) in Los Gatos, California. VuCOMP’s CAD system is designed to provide an unprecedented level of performance to help radiologists find breast cancer earlier.

Box Builds on Healthcare Momentum With 13 New Ecosystem Partners

October 2, 2013 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Box today announced that it has expanded its ecosystem of partners across the web and mobile devices to better serve healthcare organizations. The 13 new partners will work with Box to help physicians, payers, patients, and administrators more easily collaborate and securely share information across a variety of use cases and applications.

Personalized Medicine Roadmap: Definiens Releases Five Steps to Utilize Data Mining with Image Analysis

October 2, 2013 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Definiens, a healthcare company that advances personalized medicine through image analysis and digital pathology solutions, today released tips for integrating data mining with image analysis. As pathologists, researchers and clinicians seek to advance personalized medicine through the development and prescription of targeted therapies...

FDA Grants Prestigious Award to Pediatric Medical Device Consortium Led by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

October 1, 2013 3:52 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Orphan Products Development has awarded a grant of up to $1.5 million over five years to the Southern California Center of Technology and Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP), a consortium established by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California (USC) for the development of pediatric medical devices.

Photos of the Day: Accelerator on a Chip

October 1, 2013 1:20 pm | News | Comments

In an advance that could dramatically shrink particle accelerators for science and medicine, researchers used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology in a nanostructured glass chip smaller than a grain of rice.

Researchers Demonstrate 'Accelerator on a Chip'

October 1, 2013 1:07 pm | by SLAC | News | Comments

In an advance that could dramatically shrink particle accelerators for science and medicine, researchers used a laser to accelerate electrons at a rate 10 times higher than conventional technology in a nanostructured glass chip smaller than a grain of rice.

FDA clears Aixplorer’s Real-Time ShearWave™ Elastography (SWE™) to truly quantify tissue elasticity.

September 30, 2013 2:22 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

SuperSonic Imagine, the highly innovative company which invented ShearWave™ Elastography, announced today that the Aixplorer® MultiWave™ Ultrasound system, first cleared by the FDA in 2009, has now received FDA clearance for the quantification capabilities of its Real-Time ShearWave™ Elastography (SWE™).

Medicare: Eli Lilly spurns CMS refusal to cover PET scans with beta-amyloid agents

September 30, 2013 1:44 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ruled against new reimbursement coverage for beta-amyloid imaging agents in use with positron emission tomography scans with exceptions for certain indications. The CMS ruling denied coverage for most PET Aβ scans, saying that there was "insufficient evidence" that such imaging is "reasonable and necessary" for the indications examined.

Nanoscale Resolution MRI Has Been Experimentally Achieved

September 30, 2013 10:18 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

A team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University has devised a novel nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that delivers a roughly 10­nanometer spatial resolution. This represents a significant advance in MRI sensitivity...

Foundry to Fast Track Nanoimprinted Products

September 30, 2013 9:36 am | by A*STAR IMRE | News | Comments

A new Nanoimprint Foundry, led by Singapore A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), will bridge the gap between laboratory-based nanotechnologies and real-world products. The pioneer initiative brings together...

Photos of the Day: Affordable Blood Flow Imaging

September 27, 2013 11:48 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Blood flow is routinely measured in the clinic, and laser speckle contrast imaging is one way of measuring these changes; however, this technique requires professional-grade imaging equipment, which limits its use. Now, using $90 worth of off-the-shelf commercial parts including a webcam and a laser pointer, researchers have duplicated the performance of expensive, scientific-grade LSCI instruments at a fraction of the cost.

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