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Optim LLC Launches New ENTity XL LED Nasophayrngoscope

November 25, 2013 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Optim LLC, a designer and manufacturer of portable endoscopic technologies, announced the launch of its new ENTity XL LED Nasopharyngoscope. Optim has successfully tested the ENTity XL for material compatibility with STERIS Revital-Ox Resert...

Benefits for Humanity: The Sound of Life

November 21, 2013 1:56 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Ultrasound and remote medicine methods that are in use aboard the International Space Station have been adapted for use on Earth to save lives around the world. This example, along with a few of the many benefits provided by research performed...

VuCOMP Strikes Partnership with Konica Minolta Medical Imaging

November 21, 2013 7:30 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

VuCOMP, Inc. today announced an agreement with Konica Minolta Medical Imaging to include VuCOMP’s M-Vu CAD, the first mammography CAD product clinically proven in a pivotal reader study, as companion technology for Konica Minolta’s high...

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A Hard Decision: Selecting the Best Hardware Platform for Your Imaging Practice

November 20, 2013 2:19 pm | by Daniel Hägg and Emil Styrke, ContextVision | Articles | Comments

Medical imaging modalities come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Regardless of size, from multi-ton, multi-kilowatt MRI machines to battery powered handheld ultrasound units, all modalities require processing of the original images (or...

Robotic System Enables Minimally Invasive Virtual Autopsies

November 20, 2013 11:45 am | by Virtopsy Project | Videos | Comments

The Virtopsy project, a multi-disciplinary project that involves forensic science, diagnostic imaging, computer science, automation technology, telematics and biomechanics, aims to develop new techniques to improve the outcome of forensic...

First Breast Biopsy System Offering Real-Time Monitoring and Guidance

November 20, 2013 10:42 am | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

Breast cancer is by far the most frequent cancer among women, with an estimated 1,38 million new cancer cases diagnosed in 2008 (23% of all cancers) and one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality. Just within the European Union...

Smart Glasses Solution to Detect Patient Veins for Precise IV Placement

November 20, 2013 9:49 am | by Evena Medical | News | Comments

Evena Medical, a leader in the development of high-quality, high-definition imaging for fast, accurate and precise venous access, today announced the launch of its Eyes-On™ Glasses System, a one-of-a-kind point-of-care wearable unit which...

SonoSite wins FDA OK for 'world's 1st' ultrasound kiosk

November 19, 2013 2:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

SonoSite this month won 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its X-Porte ultrasound kiosk in the U.S., and the device maker's planning to start shipping the device immediately. The Bothell, Wash.-based medical device company said called the...

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Siemens Provides Financing Solution to Support Key Healthcare Customer in the U.S.

November 18, 2013 11:42 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Siemens Financial Services (SFS) – the financing arm of Siemens – is providing U.S. medical imaging company Tri-State Imaging Group (Tri-State) with a five-year $50 million loan. The SFS senior debt package enables the refinancing of Tri-State’s...

ECRI Institute: Top 10 Health Technology Hazards Report for 2014

November 18, 2013 10:41 am | by ECRI Institute | News | Comments

Each year, ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, offers an invaluable patient safety service to the healthcare community. The 2014 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list raises...

GE Healthcare Receives Approval for Its Own Manufacturing of Optison

November 18, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

GE Healthcare announced today that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow the company to manufacture Optison™ (Perflutren Protein-Type A Microspheres Injectable Suspension, USP) in-house. Optison is...

Cephasonics Releases New cQuest Dragonfly Family of Ultra-Compact Ultrasound Systems

November 18, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Cephasonics, a technology-innovation leader with a game-changing embedded-ultrasound platform, today announced the introduction of the cQuest Dragonfly™ family of modular 32- or 64-channel, high performance systems engineered for size and...

Purdue, GE to Partner on Commercializing Innovations, Technologies

November 15, 2013 10:37 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Purdue and GE have entered into a university-industry partnership that exemplifies a new approach to expediting the academia-based technology commercialization process. “An agreement like this can be a game-changer. This tests a new model...

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High Court Won't Hear Okla. Ultrasound Case

November 12, 2013 1:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court is declining to revive Oklahoma's strict ultrasound law for women seeking abortions. The justices said Tuesday they will let stand a state Supreme Court ruling that struck down the 2011 law passed by Oklahoma's legislature...

Quantity, Not Just Quality, in New Brain Scan Method

November 11, 2013 2:30 pm | by Paul Gabrielsen | News | Comments

Imagine that your mechanic tells you that your brake pads seem thin, but doesn't know how long they will last. Or that your doctor says your child has a temperature, but isn't sure how high. Quantitative measurements help us make important...

Star Trek for Real? Device Is Like Fictional Tricorder

November 11, 2013 1:12 pm | by Caliber I.D. | News | Comments

That the future is here with a state-of-the-art version of the tricorder is due to a highly innovative medical device company, Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics (Caliber I.D.). Based in Boston and Rochester, it is a leader in noninvasive optical biopsies...

Lightpoint Medical and Sagentia Win £125,000 Award in TSB Photonics for Health Competition

November 11, 2013 9:49 am | by Sagentia | News | Comments

Lightpoint Medical and Sagentia Technology & Product Development announced today that they have jointly received a grant award in the Photonics for Health Competition sponsored by the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board...

Bringing Out the Best in X-Ray Crystallography Data

November 6, 2013 10:16 am | by Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

“Function follows form” might have been written to describe proteins, as the M. C. Escher-esque folds and twists of nature’s workhorse biomolecules enables each to carry out its specific responsibilities. Technology’s workhorse ...   

Hopkins Suspends Black Lung Service

November 4, 2013 12:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins Medicine says it has suspended a service in which radiologists give second readings on X-rays of coal miners seeking benefits for black lung disease. Hopkins announced the suspension Friday. The medical institution had ... 

New Laparoscopic Design Facilitates a Consistent, Clear Image During Surgery

October 31, 2013 4:15 pm | by Dr. Wayne Poll, former Director of Robotic Surgery, Riverside Methodist Hospital, and Founder, Minimally Invasive Devices Inc. | Articles | Comments

The growing field and practice of minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery relies heavily on the use of medical instruments equipped with video and imaging technology. The quality of the image affects the efficiency, quality and safety of the surgery...

Mobile + Apps = Healthcare Future

October 31, 2013 3:57 pm | by IMS Health | News | Comments

This infographic offers highlights of a study that looks at the current state of consumer mobile apps in healthcare—the range of apps available and their functionality, the barriers that exist to their broad use, and what is needed to move apps to a more significant role in improved and cost-effective healthcare systems.

p-BNC, The Programmable Bio-Nano-Chip: Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE Finalist

October 31, 2013 12:51 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The McDevitt Research Group, a medical micro device group committed to improving the speed, accuracy and affordability of global disease diagnosis, announces the p-BNC, the Programmable Bio-Nano-Chip system. Currently under development...  

Technology Helps Surgeons See Cancer Tissue

October 31, 2013 11:30 am | by Purdue Research Park | News | Comments

OnTarget Laboratories LLC has teamed with partners in academia to test a novel optical imaging technology developed at Purdue University that could help surgeons see cancer tissue during surgery. The technology, developed by Philip Low...  

Imaging Breast Cancer with Light

October 31, 2013 11:25 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and cancer deaths among women worldwide. Routine screening can increase breast cancer survival by detecting the disease early and allowing doctors to address it at this critical stage...

A Metamaterial Lens Has Ten Times More Power

October 31, 2013 11:02 am | by University of Sydney | News | Comments

A lens with ten times the resolution of any current lens, making it a powerful new tool for the biological sciences has been developed by researchers at the University of Sydney. "This advance means we can unlock previously inaccessible information...

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