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Physicians Turn to Digital Tools to Boost Patient Outcomes

May 30, 2014 11:57 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

As U.S. healthcare providers reorient their practices to meet outcomes-based incentives, many are looking to patient-facing digital tools to help them meet those goals, according to data from Manhattan Research's Taking the Pulse U.S. 2014...

IDEM Calls for Paper-Submissions by June 23

May 28, 2014 2:21 pm | by International Electron Devices Meeting | News | Comments

The 60th annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) has issued a Call for Papers seeking the world's best original work in all areas of microelectronics research and development. The paper submission deadline is Monday, June 23...

First HD Single-Channel Therapeutic Gastroscope for Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment

May 28, 2014 11:55 am | by Olympus | News | Comments

Olympus, a global technology leader in delivering innovative diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared, next-generation...

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Precision-Guided Epidurals and Better Blood Monitors

May 28, 2014 9:23 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

The march of modern medicine is often driven by revolutions in medical imaging. When technology advances, doctors are better able to peer deeply into human tissues, and thus able to detect, diagnose and treat human diseases more effectively...

X-Ray Dark-Field Radiography Provides Detailed Imaging of Lung Diseases

May 27, 2014 2:32 pm | by Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health | News | Comments

As the team reports in the Investigative Radiology journal, this method shows promise in detecting diseases such as pulmonary emphysema at an earlier stage, than it is currently available. Conventional radiographic procedures generate images...

High Speed Gesture Recognition for zSpace 3D Display

May 27, 2014 12:28 pm | by Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory | Videos | Comments

In collaboration with zSpace, we developed high speed hand gesture recognition system and combined it with a 3D virtual holographic display system developed by zSpace. By integrating these two systems, an immersive virtual environment can...

Compact and Extremely Small-Scale Incubator Microscope to Examine Cells in Time Lapse

May 27, 2014 12:04 pm | by Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering | News | Comments

Biologists and doctors rely heavily on incubators and microscopes. Now the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT has come up with a novel solution that combines the functions of both these tools in a compact and extremely small...

A New Molecule for High-Resolution Cell Imaging

May 27, 2014 11:18 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Like our own bodies, cells have their own skeletons called 'cytoskeletons' and are made of proteins instead of bones. These network-like structures maintain the cell's shape, provide mechanical support, and are involved in critical processes...

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New Sensor Could Light the Way Forward in Low-Cost Medical Imaging

May 23, 2014 10:07 am | by University of Surrey | News | Comments

New research published today in Nature's Scientific Reports, identifies a new type of light sensor that could allow medical and security imaging, via low cost cameras. The team of researchers from the University of Surrey have developed...

Chip Produces and Detects Specialized Gas for Biomedical Analysis

May 22, 2014 2:57 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

A chip-scale device that both produces and detects a specialized gas used in biomedical analysis and medical imaging has been built and demonstrated at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Described in Nature...   

Gamma Medica’s LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging Solution Honored as Finalist in the Medical Design Excellence Awards

May 22, 2014 2:10 pm | by Sunrise Labs Inc. | News | Comments

Sunrise Labs is pleased to announce that their client, Gamma Medica’s LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging  (MBI) Solution has been selected as a finalist in the Radiological and Electromechanical Devices Category of the 17th Annual Medical Design...

Researchers Combine Weak Chemical Forces to Strengthen Novel Imaging Technology

May 22, 2014 9:37 am | by Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

When University of Illinois Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Hyunjoon Kong, graduate student Cartney Smith, and colleagues set out to improve MR imaging (MRI), they turned current contrast agent technology on its...

Image Fusion-Guided Biopsy Improves Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

May 22, 2014 9:22 am | by North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System | News | Comments

A recent study by investigators from LIJ Medical Center demonstrated that using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in men with an elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) resulted in a prostate cancer detection rate that was twice as high as...

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Canada Funds 65 Innovative Health Projects to Help Save Every Woman, Every Child

May 22, 2014 8:30 am | by Grand Challenges Canada | News | Comments

Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, today announces investments of $12 million in projects worldwide, aimed squarely at improving the health and saving the lives of mothers, newborns and children in developing countries...

Bringing Advanced Imaging to Patients via the Sea

May 21, 2014 12:07 pm | by GE | Videos | Comments

Dr. Keigo Yasukawa runs the Dr. GON clinic, which provides care to many elderly residents in Miyakojima island, population 54,000. The island sits some 200 miles due east of the northern tip of Taiwan and Yasukawa, who was born on Miyakojima...

3D Image Guidance Tool Sees, Reaches, and Treats Tumor Lesions

May 21, 2014 9:02 am | by Royal Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips today announced the launch of EmboGuide, its latest innovation in interventional oncology, to treat difficult-to-reach tumors or tumors in patients who are deemed unsuitable for surgery. EmboGuide is a live 3D image guidance...

New 'T-Ray' Tech Converts Light to Sound for Medical Imaging

May 20, 2014 11:47 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

A device that essentially listens for light waves could help open up the last frontier of the electromagnetic spectrum—the terahertz range. So-called T-rays, which are light waves too long for human eyes to see, could help airport security...

Water Caged in Buckyballs Could Enhance MRI

May 20, 2014 11:18 am | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

In a new paper in The Journal of Chemical Physics, produced by AIP Publishing, a research team in the United Kingdom and the United States describes how water molecules "caged" in fullerene spheres ("buckyballs") are providing a deeper... 

Financial Pressures in Healthcare Driving Need for Operating Room Outsourcing

May 20, 2014 11:15 am | by Accenture | Articles | Comments

Financial pressures intensify throughout the healthcare industry. Consider the business of manufacturing medical equipment, such as patient monitoring devices and anesthesia machines, and selling them to hospitals for use in operating room...

Optical Brain Scanner Goes Where Other Brain Scanners Can't

May 20, 2014 11:11 am | by Washington University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Scientists have advanced a brain-scanning technology that tracks what the brain is doing by shining dozens of tiny LED lights on the head. This new generation of neuroimaging compares favorably to other approaches but avoids the radiation...

First 3D Simulation of the Human Heart

May 20, 2014 9:00 am | by Dassault Systèmes | News | Comments

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today unveiled the world’s first realistic 3D simulation model of the human heart. Developed with...

Illuminating Neuron Activity in 3-D

May 19, 2014 11:03 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT and the University of Vienna have created an imaging system that reveals neural activity throughout the brains of living animals. This technique, the first that can generate 3-D movies of entire brains at the millisecond...

Glasses-Free 3-D Projector

May 19, 2014 9:07 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Over the past three years, researchers in the Camera Culture group at the MIT Media Lab have steadily refined a design for a glasses-free, multiperspective, 3-D video screen, which they hope could provide a cheaper, more practical alternative to holographic video in the short term.

DoD Funds Terahertz-Range Metamaterials Research

May 16, 2014 11:49 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

Metamaterials research having potential applications in high-speed data transmission, medical imaging and other kinds of imaging and remote sensing is the focus of a U.S. Department of Defense project funded for five years at $7.5 million...

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Technology Leading LDL Management in 2014

May 15, 2014 2:47 pm | by Deanna Franke, Ph.D., MT(ASCP), DABCC, Clinical Laboratory Director, LipoScience Inc. | Articles | Comments

As diagnostics technology continues to help move healthcare toward truly individualized treatment, identifying specific conditions in patients is critical. In the cardiovascular space, nuclear magnetic resonance technology is impacting LDL...

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