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Airgas to Increase Prices on Helium 20 Percent

December 23, 2013 8:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Airgas is increasing prices on helium by 20 percent, citing rising acquisition and distribution costs. The price jump will take effect immediately, though Airgas said Friday that price increases may differ depending on market conditions or...

FDA Clearance for First-Ever Spectral Breast Density Measurement Application

December 20, 2013 10:10 am | by Philips | News | Comments

As breast density becomes a more recognized risk factor for breast cancer, Royal Philips today announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Spectral Breast Density Measurement Application for its MicroDose...

MRI Method for Measuring MS Progression Validated

December 19, 2013 3:36 pm | by University of Western Ontario | News | Comments

New imaging research from Western University (London, Canada) has demonstrated that a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) approach called quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) can be an important tool for diagnosing and tracking the progression...

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UCLA Researcher Highlights Advances in Nanotechnology's Fight Against Cancer

December 19, 2013 11:13 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

As cancer maintains its standing as the second leading cause of death in the U.S., researchers have continued their quest for safer and more effective treatments. Among the most promising advances has been the rise of nanomedicine, the application...

First Cancer Operation Room with a Navigator Is Created

December 19, 2013 10:59 am | by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid | News | Comments

A team of researchers from Gregorio Marañón Hospital, the company GMV and the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have started the first cancer operation room with a navigator. This image-guided system will allow for increased intraoperative...

Photo of the Day: Newly Designed Cancer OR

December 19, 2013 10:57 am | by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid | News | Comments

The system, presented at Gregorio Marañón Hospital, permits real-time interaction with the body of the patient (with its different tissues and cancer) as well as the radiotherapy applicator used to radiate the area affected by the tumor. This...

Contrast Agent Linked with Brain Abnormalities on MRI

December 17, 2013 12:29 pm | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

For the first time, researchers have confirmed an association between a common magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent and abnormalities on brain MRI, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The new study...

New Way to Predict Prognosis in Patients with Heart Failure

December 16, 2013 12:16 pm | by George Washington University | News | Comments

Researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have identified a new method to determine whether a patient’s heart will fail, which in the future...

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Timing Is Everything in New Nanotechnology for Medicine

December 16, 2013 12:08 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers working to advance imaging useful to medicine and security are capitalizing on the same phenomenon behind the lingering "ghost" image that appeared on old television screens. A team of researchers from Purdue University and... 

Through Emerald Lenses

December 13, 2013 2:43 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Recently, I had the pleasure of a media tour to Ireland. While weather-wise, the Fall is not the ideal time of year to visit the island (although as I was informed, you don’t go to Ireland for the weather), it was fantastic timing in terms...

No Diagnosis of Heart Disease Without Imaging

December 13, 2013 11:59 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

Diagnosis of cardiovascular disease would be impossible without imaging. It is now becoming essential for treatment as well, as sessions dedicated to interventions highlighted during EuroEcho-Imaging 2013. “A good overall knowledge of the...

The Ten Biggest Medical Successes of 2013

December 11, 2013 9:41 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

"One of These Rivals the Original Proof that Penicillin Works," Says Medical Trend Guru Stephen Shrewsbury. Medical science had a banner year in 2013, including a development, according to Dr. Stephen Shrewsbury, that offers the first long...

Power Management Systems for Mobile Medical Carts

December 10, 2013 2:21 pm | by Michael J. Mardis, Technical Sales, Hoffman Engineered Systems | Articles | Comments

Most mobile carts feature onboard power systems equipped with single or multiple batteries intended to provide enough energy to run computers, displays, scanners and other devices for extended periods of time without recharging. Power systems...

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Mobius Imaging Receives ISO 13485 Certification

December 10, 2013 11:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Mobius Imaging®, LLC, announced today that it has received ISO 13485 Certification for its quality management system. This achievement represents the requirements for a comprehensive quality management system for the design and manufacture...

C4 Imaging's 1st FDA win is for MRI marker

December 10, 2013 10:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

C4 Imaging won clearance from the FDA for its 1st product, the Sirius Positive Signal MRI marker, designed for use following the treatment of prostate cancer with brachytherapy. The MRI marker is designed to facilitate seed localization within...

Embedded Video Interface for GigE Vision 2.0 Cameras and Imaging Systems

December 9, 2013 3:29 pm | by MDT Staff | Pleora Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Pleora Technologies has introduced the industry’s first embedded hardware product for integrating GigE Vision 2.0-compliant video connectivity into cameras, x-ray detector panels, and imaging systems. The iPORT NTx-GigE Embedded Video Interface is now in trials, with full availability scheduled for early 2014. 

Hologic hands corner office to former Stryker chief, takes on 2 Icahn board members

December 9, 2013 12:52 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Massachusetts medtech maker Hologic did some top-line rearranging, naming Steven MacMillan its new CEO and adding 2 members to its board of directors to appease an activist investor. New CEO MacMillan has spent some 24 years in the medtech...

Ultrasound Microscopy: An Aid for Surgeons to Make the Invisible, Visible

December 9, 2013 11:47 am | by Toyohashi University of Technology | News | Comments

An ultrasonic microscope emits a high frequency sound at an object, and the reflected sound captured by its lens is converted into two dimensional image of the object under scrutiny. Ultrasonic microscopes have a wide range of applications...

ContextVision pushes the limits of medical imaging

December 9, 2013 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ContextVision AB: At the RSNA congress in Chicago last week ContextVision launched two new cutting-edge image quality products, for ultrasound and mammography respectively. The upgraded US PLUSView family of products for ultrasound has...  

Covidien Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Given Imaging

December 8, 2013 2:29 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Covidien plc and Given Imaging Ltd. have announced a definitive agreement under which Covidien will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Given Imaging for $30.00 per share in cash, for a total of approximately $860 million, net of cash...

C4 Imaging Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of its Positive-Signal MRI Marker - Sirius™

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

C4 Imaging LLC is pleased to announce U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance of its first product, the Sirius MRI Marker. The novel Positive-Signal MRI Marker will be used following treatment of prostate cancer with brachytherapy...

A State-of-the-Art Magnetic Resonance Scanner

December 6, 2013 11:23 am | by Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology | News | Comments

The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw launches research programs, which require state-of-the-art magnetic resonance scanner. Such a device has been put in operation in the newly opened Laboratory of Brain Imaging. For the first...

Calibration Tools Enhance Imaging of Cancer

December 6, 2013 10:13 am | by NIST | News | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed prototype calibration tools for an experimental medical imaging technique that offers new advantages in diagnosing and monitoring of certain cancers and possibly other...

Photos of the Day: Saving Face

December 5, 2013 10:44 am | by Paul Beaty, AP | News | Comments

Medical imaging shows new blood vessel networks have formed, connecting transplanted skin with the patients' facial tissue, a finding that may help improve future face transplant surgeries, doctors announced Wednesday...     

Face Transplants Thriving Two Years After Operations

December 5, 2013 10:33 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The nation's first full face transplant patients are growing into their new appearances—literally. Medical imaging shows new blood vessel networks have formed, connecting transplanted skin with the patients' facial tissue, a finding that may...

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