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New MRI Technique to Improve Heart Disease Diagnosis

February 12, 2015 3:06 pm | by Heart Research UK | News | Comments

Researchers are to develop a new heart imaging technique that could help give a more accurate diagnosis of heart disease. A team at Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College London have been given a three year grant of just over...

Pulsing Laser Determines Chemical Content of Living Tissue

February 9, 2015 11:45 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

A team of Purdue University researchers has been awarded a $1 million W.M. Keck Foundation grant to develop a new type of imaging technology for cell and tissue analysis. Central to the concept is the invention of a new way to perform...

'Virtual Virus' Unfolds the Flu on a CPU

February 9, 2015 9:50 am | by Biophysical Society | News | Comments

By combining experimental data from X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, cryoelectron microscopy and lipidomics (the study of cellular lipid networks), researchers at the University of Oxford have built a complete model of the outer envelope of...

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Molecular Breast Imaging Will Boost Breast Cancer Detection

February 8, 2015 8:30 am | by GlobalData | News | Comments

As breast cancer detection can be improved by Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) as an adjunct to mammography, in comparison with mammography alone, manufacturers must pursue cost-effectiveness to ensure its widespread adoption, says an analyst...

FDA-Approved 3D Breast CT Doesn't Require Tissue Compression

February 6, 2015 2:32 pm | by Koning Corporation | News | Comments

Koning Corporation, a leading developer of advanced medical imaging systems announced today that the FDA has approved their Koning Breast CT (KBCT) system and KBCT-guided biopsy bracket. This approval signals that KBCT has undergone and... 

New Generation MRI Compatible Pacing System

February 6, 2015 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sorin Group, a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, announced today that it has received approval from Japan’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) for its new KORA...

Nanovectors Combine Cancer Imaging and Therapy

February 6, 2015 2:18 pm | by CNRS (Délégation Paris Michel-Ange) | News | Comments

Researchers at Imperial College London and the Laboratoire de chimie de la matière condensée de Paris (CNRS/Collège de France/UPMC)1 have designed and developed hybrid gold-silica nanoparticles, which are turning out to be genuine...  

MRI Technique Developed for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children

February 5, 2015 1:34 pm | by University of California, San Diego Health Sciences | News | Comments

Between 5 and 8 million children in the United States have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), yet most cases go undiagnosed. To help address this issue, researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new magnetic... 

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Microscopy Technique Allows Mapping Protein Synthesis in Living Tissues

February 5, 2015 8:53 am | by Jessica Guenzel, Columbia University | News | Comments

Researchers at Columbia Univ. have made a significant step toward visualizing complex protein metabolism in living systems with high resolution and minimum disturbance, a longstanding goal in the scientific community. In a recent study...

Heart Simulation to Spur Innovation

February 4, 2015 8:30 am | by Steve Levine, Chief Strategy Officer, Dassault Systèmes | Articles | Comments

Simulation is something with which many people are familiar, whether from video games, occupational training, or movies. However, it’s not often thought of as being involved with the development of medical device technology. A collaborative...

A Day in the Life of a Medical Device Testing Technician

February 3, 2015 3:57 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Last week, I was invited to attend the ECRI Institute's 2015 C-Suite Watch List Media Event. It was an interesting look at what's going on at one of the country's only independent organizations that tests and evaluates medical device technology...

Fluorescent Probe Tracks Osteoarthritis Development

February 3, 2015 2:45 pm | by Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus | News | Comments

A fluorescent probe may make it easier to diagnose and monitor osteoarthritis, a painful joint disease affecting nearly 27 million Americans. The disease is often detected late in development after painful symptoms occur. Earlier diagnosis might...

'Egg-on-a-Chip' Could Be Valuable Diagnostic Tool

February 3, 2015 2:37 pm | by Science China Press | News | Comments

Lab-on-a-chip (LOC) systems have registered tremendous progress over the past 20 years. Myriad "chip" schemes have already emerged, ranging from the lung-on-a-chip and heart-on-a-chip to the liver-on-a-chip and kidney-on-a-chip. However, an...

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Photos of the Day: Visiting the 'Consumer Reports' of MedTech

February 3, 2015 2:29 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the ECRI Institute's 2015 C-Suite Watch List Media Event. It was a great "introduction" to the medical device testing organization (I was already somewhat familiar with them, but this was my first time at their...

January/February 2015 Digital Edition

February 3, 2015 12:21 pm | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

Opening of the FEI Titan Krios Cryo-Electron Microscope

February 3, 2015 10:01 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A unique $5 million microscope unveiled today at Monash University will strengthen Australia’s arsenal of cutting–edge research instruments. The opening of the FEI Titan Krios cryo-electron microscope at the University’s Clayton campus, is the...

Watching How Memories Are Made to Understand Neurological Disorders

February 2, 2015 11:59 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University have succeeded in peering into the brains of live mice with such precision that they were able to see how the position of specific proteins changed as memories were forged. The technique has broad applications...

Real-Time Imaging Technique Allows 3D Biopsy Measurement

February 2, 2015 11:26 am | by Carlos III University of Madrid | News | Comments

This technique uses Optical Projection Tomography, which is "similar to X-rays, but uses light," explains UC3M researcher Jorge Ripoll, from the UC3M Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering. With this technique, it is possible to...

'Bending' Acoustic and Elastic Waves for Medical Applications

January 30, 2015 3:28 pm | by University of Missouri | News | Comments

Sound waves passing through the air, objects that break a body of water and cause ripples, or shockwaves from earthquakes all are considered “elastic” waves. These waves travel at the surface or through a material without causing any permanent...

Deep-Brain Imaging Reveals Separate Functions for Nearly Identical Neurons

January 30, 2015 11:56 am | by University of North Carolina Health Care | News | Comments

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have used new deep-brain imaging techniques to link the activity of individual, genetically similar neurons to particular behaviors of mice. Specifically, for the first time ever scientists watched as one...

Next-Gen X-ray Imaging Will Proliferate in 2015

January 30, 2015 9:00 am | by Mila Heeman-Iliëva, Ph.D., Senior Marketing Manager, Teledyne DALSA | Teledyne Dalsa | Blogs | Comments

The introduction of thin-film-transistor (TFT) flat X-ray detectors in the late 1990s rapidly changed the landscape of the dynamic X-ray imaging market. In less than 10 years, the incumbent technology, the image intensified CCD (IICCD), has been...

3D Printing Stands to Change the Face of Healthcare

January 30, 2015 8:26 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

The most exciting aspects of the medical device industry for me is focused in two parts. First, the future potential of 3D printing in the medtech sector continues to excite. The apparent ease of using 3D printing to produce unique-patient implants...

Ultrasound Platform for Real-Time Treatment Monitoring

January 29, 2015 9:52 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

The range of uses for ultrasound is gigantic; the applied technologies are just as diverse. Researchers are now covering a wide range of applications with a new modular system: From sonar systems to medical ultrasound technologies and all the...

Targeted Fusion-Guided Biopsy Enhances Prostate Cancer Detection

January 28, 2015 10:47 am | by University of Maryland Medical Center | News | Comments

Targeted biopsy using new fusion technology that combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with ultrasound is more effective than standard biopsy in detecting high-risk prostate cancer, according to a large-scale study published today in...

Photos of the Day: Will Digital Pathology Retire the Microscope?

January 27, 2015 10:15 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Three years ago, Ian Cree, professor of pathology at Warwick Medical School in Coventry, UK and his team started testing a machine that allows them to digitally scan images of tissue slides and patient histories, attach matching barcodes and upload...

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