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5 Takeaways from Conversations with Leading Providers at HIMSS

April 4, 2014 12:36 pm | by Lindsay Sanchez, Citrix | Blogs | Comments

The HIMSS conference attracted 38,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors this year; an indication of the role HIT is predicted to play in healthcare transformation. However, the breadth of technologies displayed made you wonder how providers...

Camino Flex Ventricular Catheter Receives FDA Clearance for Use with MRI Scans

April 4, 2014 10:08 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation today announced that the Camino(R) Flex Ventricular Catheter has received clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The Camino...

Research Studies Highlight Advantages and Potential of Computer-Guided Spinal Surgery

April 3, 2014 11:37 am | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

In a series of research studies, Cedars-Sinai spinal surgeons show that a new method of computer-guided spine surgery is beneficial for spinal reconstruction and for treating complex tumors and degenerative spine problems, resulting in fewer...

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An Easier, Safer, and More Accurate Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

April 2, 2014 12:07 pm | by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | News | Comments

Using CT scans with contrast enhancement, Dartmouth researchers measured treatment response to pancreatic cancer photodynamic therapy (PDT) according to a paper published in Physics in Medicine and Biology.   The research team...

‘Sewing Machine’ Idea Gives Insight into Origins of Alzheimer’s

April 2, 2014 11:52 am | by Lancaster University | News | Comments

Researchers at Lancaster University have invented a new imaging tool inspired by the humble sewing machine which is providing fresh insight into the origins of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.   These diseases are caused by tiny...

3D Systems Acquires Medical Modeling

April 2, 2014 11:08 am | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced that it acquired Medical Modeling Inc., a leading provider of personalized surgical treatments and patient specific medical devices, including virtual surgical planning and clinical transfer tools, using 3D modeling...

vascuVis Inc. Awarded Two-Year Grant for $696,200

April 2, 2014 10:57 am | by Elucid Bioimaging | News | Comments

vascuVis Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Elucid Bioimaging, has been awarded a two-year, $696,200 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for vascuCAP, its image processing system...

Test Makes Parkinson's-Like Disorder of Middle Age Detectable in Young Adulthood

April 1, 2014 11:53 am | by University of California - Davis Health System | News | Comments

The very earliest signs of a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder, in which physical symptoms are not apparent until the fifth decade of life, are detectable in individuals as young as 30 years old using a new, sophisticated type of... 

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Digital Mammography Reduces Recall and Biopsy Rates

April 1, 2014 11:44 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Population-based screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) is associated with lower recall and biopsy rates than screen film mammography (SFM), suggesting that FFDM may reduce the number of diagnostic workups and biopsies that...

Diagnostic Imaging Market worth $27,115.4 Million by 2018

April 1, 2014 10:27 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The report "Diagnostic Imaging Market by X-ray Systems (Digital, Analog, Portable), Computed Tomography, Ultrasound Imaging Systems (2D, 3D, 4D, Doppler), MRI Machines (Closed & Open), and Nuclear Imaging Systems (SPECT, PET, PET/CT)]...

Brainlab and Mobius Receive CE Mark Approval for Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT

April 1, 2014 7:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brainlab, a global leader in medical technology and Mobius Imaging, developer of advanced imaging technologies, announced today CE Mark approval for Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT. The CE Mark allows Brainlab to begin installation of the...

The Internet of Things and Medical Device Product Development: Practical Strategy Suggestions

March 31, 2014 2:21 pm | by Joe Kreidler, Director of Electrical and Software Engineering, and Joe Wascow, Principal and CMO, Optimal Design | Articles | Comments

With an astonishing 25 billion devices predicted to be connected to the Internet by 2015, the Internet of Things (IoT) stands to become a multi-trillion dollar market by the end of the decade. Wireless sensors are being used on everything...

GE Healthcare Debuts Connected Cardiovascular Care at ACC 2014

March 31, 2014 12:04 pm | by GE Healthcare | News | Comments

GE Healthcare, a division of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), today showcased a suite of connected cardiovascular innovations – including several new and advanced imaging technologies and software capabilities – at the 63rd annual American College...

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Frost & Sullivan Applauds Image Stream's Vendor-Neutral Imaging Integration Solutions for the OR

March 31, 2014 8:23 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Based on its recent analysis of the surgical imaging integration market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Image Stream Medical with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement. By providing comprehensive...

Bringing Original Ideas to Life: The Development of the Credit Card Sized Battery

March 27, 2014 8:09 am | by Neil Oliver, Technical Marketing Manager, Accutronics | Articles | Comments

An object as being as small as a sugar cube is fairly easy to visualize. Similarly, if the reference was to a quarter or dime, the object’s dimensions are apparent. However, if the item described was compared to an 1ICP-063450-2 lithium-ion...

UC Davis Faculty Drive Efforts to Improve CT Safety

March 21, 2014 9:44 am | by UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center | News | Comments

UC Davis clinicians and physicists have recommended new strategies to make computed tomography (CT) safer, including adoption of a new metric for dose measurement, ways to manage exposure protocols that differ by CT brand and specific...  

MRI Magnetic Fields Diagnose and Treat Balance Disorders and Dizziness

March 20, 2014 11:30 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Expanding on earlier research, Johns Hopkins researchers report that people with balance disorders or dizziness traceable to an inner-ear disturbance show distinctive abnormal eye movements when the affected ear is exposed to the strong...

Tiny Transistors for Extreme Environments

March 20, 2014 11:19 am | by University of Utah | News | Comments

University of Utah electrical engineers fabricated the smallest plasma transistors that can withstand high temperatures and ionizing radiation found in a nuclear reactor. Such transistors someday might enable smartphones that take and...  

Photos of the Day: Shrinking Transistors for Smartphone X-Rays

March 20, 2014 11:18 am | by University of Utah | News | Comments

The new devices designed by the University of Utah engineers are the smallest microscale plasma transistors to date. They measure 1 micron to 6 microns in length, or as much as 500 times smaller than current state-of-the-art microplasma...

Functional Brain Imaging Can Provide Better Diagnosis And Treatment Monitoring In Persons With Traumatic Brain Injury

March 19, 2014 5:32 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a devastating problem with serious physical and emotional consequences.  Nick Bell, former Oakland Raider running back, suffered for many years with depression, pain, irritability and isolation as the result...

Making Diagnostic Imaging Possible for Patients with Cardiac Implants

March 19, 2014 12:31 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is on the forefront of making diagnostic imaging possible for patients with cardiac implants. Electrophysiologist Eric D. Good, D.O., has implanted the state’s first patient with... 

Using Big Data to Identify Triple-Negative Breast, Oropharyngeal, and Lung Cancers

March 19, 2014 11:00 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and colleagues used "big data" analytics to predict if a patient is suffering from aggressive triple-negative breast cancer, slower-moving cancers or non-cancerous lesions with 95 percent...  

Study: EndoChoice Fuse System Detects Significantly More Pre-Cancerous Polyps

March 19, 2014 7:29 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

EndoChoice® today announced that positive results of a pivotal comparison study of standard forward-viewing colonoscopy (SFV) and EndoChoice's Full Spectrum Endoscopy™ System (Fuse™) were published in the March issue of The Lancet Oncology...

Medrobotics Corporation Receives CE Mark for the Flex System

March 18, 2014 11:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medrobotics Corp., a medical robotics company, announced today that the Company received the CE mark for the Flex System and will initiate a limited commercial launch of the product in select European markets. "The Flex System is the first...

Active MRI Sheds Light on the Body in Motion

March 18, 2014 12:11 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Researchers in California have developed a new MRI technique which images wrist motion in real time. By capturing multiple scans per second, the team have been able to produce movies showing how one of the most complicated joints in the...

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